MetroShed designer, David Ballinger, launches MetroShip - a floating houseboat inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 2, 2005 -- MetroShed has launched another
industry first – a unique, architecturally modern houseboat aptly named
MetroShip featuring world-class interiors to compliment the Frank Lloyd wright
MetroShip is unique. Using an all aluminum hull, aluminum framing and insulated vinyl wall panels, the houseboat market is set for radical changes. From the hot tub on the roof to the signature Frank Lloyd-Wright inspired exterior design the MetroShip will feature complimenting interior decoration from Natuzzi, Ralph Lauren Home, Viking, Sub Zero, Snaidero, Pinninfarina, Bose, Apple and F.A. Porsche Design. Custom made to the highest standards production is slated for 2006.
MetroShip designer, David Ballinger, who has previous design credits with BMW, Harley-Davidson and Kenwood Audio stated, 'As a passionate leisure boater the MetroShip redefines the house boat. No longer a cheap and cheerful watergoing caravan, the house boat has a new future in the MetroShip. A design led product for living and leisure the MetroShip is a testiment to American and Europe design. The best of Frank Lloyd Wright design lines with the bets of European interiors.'
MetroShip is currently being re-engineered for mass production in the USA and will go to market in 2006 around the world. Estimated pricing for the 40ft x 15ft yacht is $350,000 - well below similar sized existing house boats.
MetroShed is owned by UK-based design and marketing consulting company, GDM (Duplication) Ltd. GDM was created in 1995 by David Ballinger, the UK’s ex-brand / marketing director for reality TV pioneer, Endemol Entertainment (creators of Changing Rooms, Trading Spaces, Extreme Home MakeOver, Big Brother, Ground Force and Fear Factor). GDM opened U.S. operations in Pennsylvania in 1999 and in New Jersey in 2000 to service clients such as Western Union, BMW, PepsiCo, as well as Daimler-Chrysler, Nestle, Mini, Rolls-Royce, Kia Motors and Chevrolet. GDM continues to be at the forefront of modern design with the Metro Ship, representing style, modern simplicity and value.
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