If natural stone can look like a landscape, then this travertine is a shimmering horizon in a red hot desert. A petrified fata morgana. The natural stone’s horizontal pores highlight the pool house–guest house’s elongated form, creating a fascinating contrast effect with the vertical panels on the facade. Verticality also makes a subtle appearance in the brushstrokes on the cabinet wall, which hides a folding double bed. De Feyter had the oak boards hand-brushed in order to preserve all of their tactile qualities. This craftsman-like attention to detail shows De Feyter’s international stature.
Joseph Dirand, one of the important Parisian trendsetters from the last decade, is gradually conquering the international architecture and design scenes.