News: a yacht built for Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs has been impounded in Amsterdam following a dispute over an unpaid bill to French designer Philippe Starck.
A lawyer for Starck's company, Ubik, said the designer was still owed €3m for his work on the vessel, which was completed after Jobs' death last year.
Jobs and Starck had reportedly agreed on a payment of €9m for the design work – or 6% of the estimated €150m building costs. The yacht will remain in the Port of Amsterdam until Jobs' estate hands over the money, the lawyer told Reuters. This year we've featured Starck's stacking chair for Emeco made of discarded material and his design for an aerosol spray that lets users enjoy alcohol without the hangover. Starck should just be happy he hasn’t been sent to jail for producing this abomination of an assault on my eyes.
At least Starck and Jobs agreed on one thing: that design should only be accessible for those who are loaded.
When planning your design, keep in mind that you want the lines of the upholstery to look like they have been well thought out from the beginning, not thrown in as an afterthought.
When selecting the fabric, consider what kind of design, graphics or colors you intend to use.
Some graphics can be extremely time consuming, and trying to bid a flame job is certainly a great way to lose money. One of the absolute most important aspects of any upholstery job is the foundation, the foam that will support and show off your work. Some old foam can be steamed back to its original shape, but be aware that it is a temporary fix. This boat has been upholstered several times before, as the tattle tale rows of staples show.
Once a design has been selected, if the vinyl is still intact, draw it out before you remove the vinyl from the cushion.
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Carol has omitted the fourth type of customer -- the one who changes his mind every second or third day while you're working on his job.
Steve Jobs’ Dutch-built superyacht has been impounded in Amsterdam because of a dispute between the late Apple founder’s estate and designer Philippe Starck over an unpaid bill.
Amsterdam court bailiffs seized the 70-metre (230-foot) long yacht following a request from Starck’s lawyer.
The Venus reportedly cost over 100 million euros ($130 million) to build and was only unveiled in October, just over a year after Jobs died.
Jobs’ estate says Starck should be paid a percentage of the overall cost of the project, which took over five years to complete. Klaassen said he was in contact with a Dutch lawyer representing the Jobs estate, Gerard Moussault.
Starck confirmed the seizure to AFP and said he had “no doubt the situation will be quickly resolved,” declining to comment further.

Jobs’ family, including widow Laurene Powell Jobs and their three children Reed, Erin and Eve, was supposed to take charge of the yacht in the United States. Klaassen said he had seen documents that show Jobs and Starck were “very close” in the period that the design was made and the building proceeded. The aluminium-hulled yacht was built by Royal De Vries shipbuilders in Aalsmeer, just south of Amsterdam, with interiors designed by Starck. Starck said last year that he was working on the yacht, which was mentioned in Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, who died on October 5, last year. Just how much is China’s richest man willing to pay to delist Wanda Commercial from Hong Kong? We don't usually feature yachts here, but we just couldn't pass up The Red Dragon - a 52-meter sailing yacht with ultra-luxurious, contemporary interiors. What we are aboutOur mission is to help people visualize, create & maintain beautiful homes.
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Still in the process of being built when Jobs died last year, the yacht which has been christened Venus has been photographed in the Dutch city of Aalsmeer, home of boat makers Feadship. Those who have read Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple co-founder will perhaps recognize some of the key features of the Venus, with the man behind facets of the famous Apple Stores reportedly also involved in making the yacht just as Jobs would have liked it. As at an Apple store, the cabin windows were large panes, almost floor to ceiling, and the main living area was designed to have walls of glass that were forty feet long and ten feet high.
Another noteworthy feature of the design is a collection of 27-inch iMacs which adorn the yacht’s interior. Typically minimalist and understated, the Venus just oozes class, and those clean lines certainly remind us of recent Apple releases like the iPhone 5 and new iMac. Nobody knows quite what will become of the boat now it is apparently completed, but it sure is a shame Jobs never got to see it to completion. You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google+ or like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and the web. Owner wanted interior cushions, sidings and engine cover brightened to match new exterior paint and main chairs of this MasterCraft.
However, Jobs' estate say the designer should receive 6% of the actual total cost, which came in at €105m. If there are sharp corners to pull material around, you will naturally want to use a product with a reasonable amount of stretch. We have found the best way to charge for this custom work is to bid the job, but charge an additional hourly rate for the time we actually spend on the graphics work. Once the foam has been crushed inside a cushion for a number of years, it becomes weak and will want to return to that crushed shape in a short time. Color, seam allowances, sew foam, and in some cases the direction the patterns have to be placed on the material. In some cases it isn’t always practical due to small areas or cut out areas inside bolsters.

Starck says he should be paid a fixed nine million euros for his contribution, Klaassen said.
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He had gotten the chief engineer of the Apple stores to design a special glass that was able to provide structural support.
Jobs knew what he liked, and if Apple’s sales figures are anything to go by, we all like it too!
If the boat has a huge sun pad that will take any abuse, use a vinyl that is reasonably scuff proof. If you intend to top stitch any of the pieces, make sure that the correct pieces are sewn in the correct order. We use a time clock that allows us to punch in and out of a job, but simply noting the time on a piece of paper is just as good. Will not be displayed on site or used to send unsolicited messages.Your Website URLIf applicable.
It was deemed a finalist in the 2008 Boat International World Super Yacht Awards, but surely anyone that catches a glimpse of this yacht on the water would find themselves in awe of its beauty. The large screens are evident in photos and video that have surfaced, with the fit and finish of the interior also evident. Engine cover was modified to allow installation of Ford emblem at vent opening, and of cup holders.
Knowing where you are going to end is just as important as knowing where you are going to start. No matter how good you think your memory is, there will be that one piece that just doesn’t make sense while you are sewing it together. Chances are that a flame job isn’t going in a fishing boat, and a high-performance boat will require more than plain white cushions. We all want to have a happy customer, and sometimes, as the professionals, we have to rein them in a bit. It is up to us to explain to them what all the numbers and letters mean, and why we recommend one over the other.
Does the customer indicate that they want “hose and go” upholstery, or will they take the time to wipe down and maintain the upholstery? If the boat has already been reupholstered, you can use the internet to find out what it looked like from the factory. One easy way to help customers choose a foam is to make several simple seat cushions using different types of foam.

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