Burnt hues and elemental forms to set the hearth aflame
Inspired by Alfredo Häberli’s simple-yet-effective ‘Artà’ tiles, created for Mallorcan cement tile specialist Huguet, we set off on a quest to build our own equatorial retreat. The ochre palette, strong pattern and smooth finish of the tiles set the tone for the rest of our finds, which include a Walter Knoll rug inspired by the African desert; a monumental terracotta pedestal by Georgian outfit Rooms; sculptural metal coffee tables by Henge and Holly Hunt; and crackled glass vessels by Kengo Kuma for Lasvit. Taking centre stage is the ‘Liberty’ lounger by Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout, who trusted his creative instincts to handcraft the angular American walnut chaise longue without any preparatory sketches or measuring equipment.
Terracotta pedestal, €5,000, by Rooms. ‘Be Mine’ coffee table, price on request, by Massimo Castagna, for Henge. ‘Yakisugi’ glass, £130; vase, £410, both by Kengo Kuma, for Lasvit. ‘Sitawi’ rug, £18,111, by Walter Knoll. ‘Liberty’ lounger, £7,007, by Joep van Lieshout, for Moooi. ‘Artà’ tiles, £131 per sq m, by Alfredo Häberli, for Huguet. ‘Ronin Drink’ table, price on request, by Holly Hunt. Oak flooring, with Dark Coco oil finish, from £105 per sq m, by Dinesen For stockists, see page 169