In the avant-garde spirit that le Hameau holds dear, the hotel is decorated since its opening with carefully selected furniture. Design aficionados will immediately identify a few big names.
Le Hameau is keen to support French creation at its finest.
A passion for mid-century design
Antique expert and soul of Monolithe vintage, Emmanuelle Vidal brings an « absolutely modernist » touch to the Hameau –to quote French poet Rimbaud, “Il faut être absolument moderne” (One must be absolutely modern). An authority for 1950’s to 70’s design, Emmanuelle has once again curated 12 rooms and the hotel bar, always making sure that the furniture and traditional architecture work hand in hand. Cherrywood and rosewood make a perfect match with natural stones, the slick lines imagined by modernists masters make an artistic counterpoint with Provence’s cerulean skies. Amongst her bold choices feature a few prestigious names and rare pieces: a set of black armchairs by Ole Gjerlov-Knudsen & Torben Lind for France & Son from 1960, a set of coffee tables by Pierre Guariche from 1950 in laminated black and white, to be used either as sofa ends, bed tables or lounge tables, recreating a chess pattern. Another must have for living rooms is the dresser. This one is in cherrywood and signed by Alain Richard, from 1954. Only a few examples of the exclusive selection by Emmanuelle Vidal, all available for purchase.
Calade, the « Maison Baluchon » signature room
Dedicated to supporting French creation, le Hameau has given free reign to Maison Baluchon for a total makeover of the Calade room. This distinguished leather goods house (clutches and bags are sold at the Comptoir du Hameau !) based in Chaumont, Champagne region, has developed a range of fabrics and wallpapers, all locally produced. The suite is decorated in peacock blue with a mix of floral panels, stylized to reach geometrical abstraction. This intense blue, featuring a dash of green, pairs wonderfully with the blush pink of the flamingo pattern also designed by Baluchon. A French touch’ suite with a vintage feel, mixing tradition and modernity, in true Hameau’s fashion.