Despite rumors which had been traversing around for months, it was finally announced earlier this month that Belgian designer, Martin Margiela, has quietly left his handiwork, fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. While most fashion houses sought out new creative directors to carry on the vision of its founder, Maison Martin Margiela will be venturing off on a different path, not appointing a replacement but to leave the fashion house’s visions to its existing creative staff that was built by Margiela himself.
Before the designer officially departed from his creation, Maison Martin Margiela continued to wash the world bit by bit with their signature shade of white. Other than a collection of furniture and “white objects” home ware, the designer had also worked with hotel/spa, Les Sources de Caudalie to create a special all-white Martin Margiela suite, which reopened last week. The signature suite is a freestanding cabana situated by a beautiful pond, available for stay at 650 euros a night.
The suite’s design is iconic of Margiela, working a burnished white and grey palette, contrasting simple, modern silhouettes with deconstructed archaic looks of Haussmanian walls. White calfskin rugs litter the floor and pillows are stitched to walls to form a large, mural-sized headboard; and a mirrored, reflective coffee table reminiscent of Robert Morris’ Untitled installation of mirrored cubes. While the space is generally white with a disconcerting sense of fabrication (bathroom tiles are photo-printed pebbles) to be slightly ghostly, pops of color injects an interesting wave of energy into the space, in form of a pop-arty flaming red hot lips sofa.
Other than enjoying a space curated and crafted by Margiela, 650 euros a night will buy you a special Martin Margiela package including gift signed by the designer, and of course healing times at the spa. via: The Moments Blog