Martin Margiela | Hotel Design

Friday, September 10, 2010

I'm not one to jump on the "all white room" bandwagon; however, when executed properly, the experience becomes nothing short of genius. I mean, how can one "Live Out Loud" when the entire space is bathed in colorless creams and forgettable brights? No color for contrast, no cause for comparison...Who actually gets all white rooms right??

Martin Margiela that's whom.

When the designer-at-large is none other than the former creative director of Hermès and Jean Paul Gaultier {not to mention his own heralded Maison MM}, you can bet the results will be subtle, yet undeniably splendid.

Commissioned to design the singular cabin at the Île aux Oiseaux (located at Les Sources de Caudalie hotel), this Belgian designer conceptualized a slightly whimsical, albeit super sophisticated, relaxing and refined retreat.

Aged by neo-classical trompe l'oeil wall treatments, yet somehow equally modernized by the shockingly red Bocca Lips sofa amidst the razzle dazzle of gleaming whites and reflective surfaces, this 710-square-foot posh pad is so exclusive it's even tucked away on its own island, far away from the hustle and bustle of neighboring Bordeaux.

Sleep like a celebrity for 650 euros a night or simply visit the adjacent vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte where John Galliano, Johnny Depp, and Vanessa Paradis have claimed to fame. For a lesson in minimalist aesthetics with maximalist results, book your next stay HERE.

via Les Sources de Caudalie, photography by Xavier Bejot


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