Out/About: Château de la Resle
Wow! Dutchmen Johan Bouman and Pieter Franssen’s magnificent aesthetic is perfectly composed in their Burgundy hotel, ‘Château de la Resle’. Enthusiastic collectors of contemporary art and furniture, the new and old collide with poetic beauty in this 6-suite guesthouse.
The brilliance of this design is the commanding nature of the contemporary pieces against the majestic backdrop of such a robust old dame of a building. Original features like the marble fireplaces, intricate plasterwork, grand staircase and decorative timber paneling, are so striking in their level of craftsmanship that it only seems fitting to ensure their new companions are of the same ilk.
Roderick Vos’s kitchen dresser, heavy in black steel and timber, is a wonderful modern interpretation of a manor’s kitchen. While Patricia Urquiola’s bathware, ’Vieques’ for Agape is perfectly suited to this grandiose farmhouse.
Bouman and Franssen enlisted their favourite Dutch designers to create exclusive pieces for the hotel. The result was so successful that they have started their own ‘Chateau de la Resle’ label, so now we can all have a little piece of this design divinity.
Credits: Château de la Resle