Rory El­som

Part­ners in work and life, en­trepreneurs Hay­ley Bon­ham and set the scene for a range of lux­ury en­deav­ours at La Porte.

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burn in the space, to the cre­ative sound­tracks that play, to the concierge, and the neu­tral tones in our soft fur­nish­ings that cre­ate a calm­ing en­ergy. It re­ally is be­yond de­sign. IS THERE A PAR­TIC­U­LAR AR­CHI­TEC­TURAL ERA OR STYLE THAT RES­ONATES W ITH YOU? We are drawn to cre­at­ing spa­ces that can be eas­ily changed or up­dated to our lik­ing or mood. I sup­pose the 1950s Scan­di­na­vian de­sign era re­ally res­onates with us. La Porte Space has a neu­tral can­vas and an abun­dance of nat­u­ral light, it’s very easy to up­date the look with soft fur­nish­ings or one-off pieces. WHICH D ESIGNERS AND ARTISTS DO YOU AD­MIRE? We ad­mire the work of Pierre Yo­vanovitch, Charles Zana, Gilles & Boissier and Arne Ja­cob­sen. We love the work of Pi­casso and Franz Kline too. COULD YOU TELL US ABOUT THE RE­CENTLY UN­VEILED WELL­NESS OF­FER­INGS AT L A PORTE? La Porte Well­ness is an Aus­tralian rst mecca for mind, body and beauty, bring­ing to­gether lead­ers in lux­ury beauty, in­clud­ing Ra­tio­nale, Kris­ten Fisher Eye­brows, a lux­u­ri­ous in­frared detox sauna space and a bou­tique re­former pi­lates stu­dio. La Porte Well­ness also hosts lead­ers in lux­ury well­ness and events and pop-ups. The de­sign was care­fully con­sid­ered to cre­ate a calm­ing ef­fect. Colour palettes, sound and scent se­lec­tion were all key to the brief. WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU LOOK­ING FOR­WARD TO IN THE COM­ING YEAR? We are thrilled to be de­vel­op­ing La Porte Group’s rst lux­ury bou­tique ho­tel, Mai­son La Porte in the Noosa hin­ter­land, slated to open stage one in late 2019, that will fuse lux­ury with a pro­gres­sive take on sus­tain­abil­ity. We are hop­ing to chal­lenge the in­dus­try and make some im­pact­ful changes to the ho­tel ex­pe­ri­ence. La Porte Space will also be host­ing its Paris Pop-up next Septem­ber that will for the rst time show­case a fash­ion and well­ness mecca dur­ing Paris Fash­ion Week. la­portes­

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