D'une île, Remalard, France
d’une île is not a conventional hotel, but rather an extraordinary space in which nature, design, quality produits regionaux and good people coexist in a merger of art and living.
d’une île is ever changing. What was once a stable, is now a temporary artist’s studio; what was once an away cellar will be a wine-bar. Each apartment has a story of its own and in many cases the furniture is for sale. d ’ u n e î l e is an experience in itself.
Sofie is an interior designer (e.g. Hotel The Exchange, Damrak, Amsterdam). Her unprecedented attention to detail can be found on the entire estate. Together Sofie and Michel restore furniture and they design the rooms. Each room gets another treatment and therefore a different character. Often furniture is specially adapted for a specific room. The interiors of d’une île change constantly.
Michel is apart from a composer/musician, a professional chef with a great love for the products of this region. Often he knows the producteurs. There are generally about 14 different wines on the menu that are purchased from small- working cavistes from the neighbourhood and in some cases from the wine-producers themselves.