Uber chic Seminyak, the smart suburb on the beautiful island of Bali recently welcomed the opening of Villa 1950 (www.villa1950.com). With its roots in the contemporary modern style of Le Corbusier and Eames this villa is a worthy addition to the design hothouse of Bali.
Online PR News – 04-January-2013 – Bali, Indonesia – Villa 1950. Californian Glamour, Bali Chic.
The latest addition to the uber chic vacation destination of Bali has its roots 1000 miles and 60 years away in Southern California. Villa 1950 in Bali's fashionable Seminyak district is a retrospective of the contemporary modern style which evolved from the pen of Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Mies Van de Rohe. For art lovers the style is eponymous with the works of David Hockney in his famous “Swimming Pools” collection of paintings.
The villas neat lines and long rectangular pool epitomize what is maybe the last time in modern history when the terms glamour and chic could be mentioned in the same sentence without being contradictory.
The design and decor are the result of 2 years of loving toil by the owners Thomas and Michel a French couple resident in their native country but frequent visitors to Bali. “The greatest challenge was how to get the best from the shape of the land that we had. I am a great fan of the post war contemporary modern style of the 1950’s and the efficiency of the style lent itself perfectly to challenges of the space.”
An interview with owner, Thomas, is an education not only in contemporary modern architecture but also in the passion and drive needed to realise a dream on an Island 1000’s of miles from home in searing heat and amongst myriad challenges. The influences of Le Corbusier and Charles and Ray Eames is evident however Thomas has been wise to avoid an all out theme-house retro fest by adding modern bathrooms and ornate balustrades, not true to the period, but certainly a must have for any luxury villa in Bali.
On an island where architecture seems to have been exhausted of ideas, and has become detached from any form of heritage, Villa1950 is a welcome and refreshing new addition.
Villa 1950 is available for rent. Visit www.villa1950.com or www.mavibalirentals.com for more details.