Philippe Starck Will Take The Stairs To Bali In 2014
We're no strangers to French designer Philippe Starck putting his masterful mark in hotels (seeLe Royal Monceau, The Delano, and SLS South Beach, among our faves), but there's a new project brewing that has our ears perking right up: The Stairs, a new resort in Bali will be the first top-to-bottom Philippe Starck-designed villa resort in Asia.
And we're not talking about a lamp here and there. No, Starck will be handling the whole 215,278-square foot villa's design, from layout to the furniture (though hopefully this time, he'll ease off the pink). Construction is slated to begin this February, with an estimated opening date of early 2014.
Comprised of 12 villas, The Stairs will be located in Petitenget, a stylish nabe in Bali's Seminyak region, which has been called "The Island of the Gods". And we don't think that's just hyperbole.
The one- and two-bedroom loft villas top out at 2,368-square feet each and will be kitted out with professional-grade kitchens, floor-to-ceiling windows, a 36-foot swimming pool, and an indoor-outdoor living room.
A cafe and restaurant will serve as a public meeting spot, and where guests will remember, they aren't at the resort alone, despite the isolated feeling.
[Renderings: Philippe Starck]