After reports were confirmed that designer Martin Margiela had left his eponymous label, Maison Martin Margiela, the fashion world wondered what would become of his oddly eclectic style. It seems now he's found a new outlet in the form of interior decorating.
Before leaving his line, Margiela had designed a collection of furniture featuring mostly white housewares, as well as creating the plans for the at Les Sources de Suite Ile aux OiseauxCaudalie near Bordeaux. The ten year old hotel and spa in the Smith Haut-Lafitte château asked Margiela to design the signature suite, which reopened officially last week. The room is actually a modernistic cabana, which stands apart from the traditional, more stylistically archaic chateau.
For 650 euros, or $936, a night, guests can relax in the lap of luxury including white calfskin rugs, white pillows stitched to a wall to create am opulent headboard, and many other amenities in the almost monochromatic palette. The only bright punches of color come from slip covered chairs in a retro 1950s style, disco-themed mirrored cubes, and an 80s looking red lips sofa. The wallpaper in the sitting room of the suite is printed to look like the ghostly
walls of a Haussmanian apartment, while the bathroom floor is comprised of
photo-printed pebbles. It may be a far cry from wig coats and faceless models, but it's reassuring to see Margiela's whimsical genius still at play.
Article and Photo Source: The New York Times
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