Emanuele Maria Valdenassi is an Italian furniture manufacturer with a sense of fun. Normally the beautiful furniture his firm makes adorns the decks of yachts around the world in the sunshine.
But with Europe buried under a carpet of snow he was finding it difficult to get buyers interested in sun loungers.
So he hit upon the ultimate superyacht luxury toys. The Teak Grating Snow Sledge.
Given that his firm specialises in making teak grating for bathrooms and shows on board yachts the raw materials were ready at hand.
So far his new product has not made him a fortune but it has made a lot of people smile in the depths of winter!
Sail the snow-clad roads while craving long-lost summers