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Design for life

Ibiza is home to some of the greatest, most innovative design in the world, from its buildings and interiors to its arts and crafts, and everything in between.
NATIV
26/06/2024

A great design is more than just bright colours and stunning visuals; it’s the ultimate combination of human psychology, art, technology, culture and business. Great designs help you feel a sense of familiarity in an uncertain world and Ibiza is an absolute mecca for outstanding creative and unique design. One of the most striking aspects of this island’s design landscape is its architecture; from traditional whitewashed buildings to avant – garde modernist structures, Ibiza seamlessly fuses the old with the new. Whether it’s a sleek modern villa overlooking the sea, a bohemian boutique selling handcrafted textiles, a sleek futuristic yacht moored out at sea or a natural pond swimming pool nestled in the hills – design in Ibiza isn’t just about aesthetics — it’s about enhancing the overall experience.

Can Pep

Designed by the legendary Stefan Meier and winner of the Pondy ‘Best Pond Award 2023’, this wonderful natural swimming oasis can be found in the sprawling grounds of film maker and author Rebecca Frayn’s north Ibiza home. The pool has an ecological lining, is finished with lime and was full of frogs and dragonflies within a day of filling it with water from her spring. Beside acting as a highly effective carbon sink, migrating water birds often stop by and it will also be involved in the scheme to reintroduce the yellow toad to Ibiza. Life changing.

www.rebeccafrayn.com

Photo: © Nicola Pusterla

Finca Cullet

When Harry Clark purchased her dream home in San Lorenzo in 2013, the property had a complete 1970s naff design. Working with the award-winning Rolph Blakstad, this old farmhouse was stripped back and re-designed by scouring recycled materials from around the world. With flooring from a cathedral in France and a kitchen created from a single piece of English oak, Harry’s home is now available to brands and creatives for artistic endeavours. Here, a room is transformed by the designs of Clarke & Clarke x Breegan Jane. Your blank canvas awaits…

@harryclarkinteriors

Vintage Llaut

Is there a more dreamy way to spend a day than exploring the turquoise coves and islets of Ibiza and Formentera on a vintage Llaùt boat? Few artifacts better represent the essence of our islands than these traditional wooden fishing boats, now used centuries later as pleasure crafts. A fusion of craftsmanship and rustic charm ensures a graceful journey into the peaceful unknown as the sun dips on another spine-tingling day in the Balearics… 

www.sirenamorenacharter.com

Teatro Pereyra

After a painstaking 16-year restoration, Ibiza’s first ever theatre, Teatro Pereyra, is to reopen this summer, seamlessly coinciding with its 125th anniversary. A cornerstone of the island’s history and architecture, the construction of the theatre in 1899 symbolized the flourishing culture of the day. Meticulous restorative work has preserved the theatre’s unique period features, guaranteeing that first-time visitors will feel transported back in time to decadent Paris.

www.teatropereyraibiza.com

Clap Ibiza

Nestled in the tranquil bay of Talamanca, this brand-new 2024 opening from the Addmind Hospitality brand offers luxury, opulence, gourmet dining and wellness at a lavish lifestyle oasis. Sip the spirit of Ibiza with cocktails by the pool, enjoy the sensory fine-dining Japanese experience at CLAP Restaurant and immerse yourself in a sensorial dance as the spirit of Ibiza kicks in. 

@clapibizaofficial

Gran Suite Dalt Vila

A project inspired by the beauty of the island, picture large serene spaces, a unique interior design and a 220m2 terrace that triggers a sensation of flying over the walled citadel of Dalt Vila. Welcome to ultimate luxury at Gran Hotel Ibiza as envisioned by designer Sandra Tarruella, unquestionably one of the most privileged settings on Ibiza with panoramic views from the dining room, chill-out area and infinity pool. Completed inside with unique pieces of art, Binissalem stone flooring and handpicked Fredericia Furniture, this is your balcony to the Mediterranean.

www.ibizagranhotel.com

Estudio Lat7erna

The landscape gardens that designer Andrea Sánchez’s creates in Ibiza are loved island wide. Now, together with partner Ricardo Jarpa, Sánchez has come up with a stunning creative hub, experimental garden and fascinating gallery in the heart of Santa Gertrudis. The gallery features art, books and scupltures from local and international artists plus a chic space for events – the Made In Ibiza book launch earlier this year was THE ‘go to’ 2024 event to date. “It’s an artistic capsule,” says Andrea. “We have space to give rise to different creative disciplines where artists can push the boundaries.”

@estudio_laterna

Photo: © Ana G. Hernando

Photo: © Ana G. Hernando

Ben’s Bio Market

Only in Ibiza would we discover a super-stylish food store! Open every day, Ben’s Bio strives to support the island’s local producers by offering their clients a selection of top quality zero-kilometre products in the middle of Marina Botafoch. The entire project was designed, strategized and constructed from top to bottom by the incredible Coello Studio, which also designed the super cool Ben’s Gym. Their inspiration was rooted in natural, organic elements, hence the Spanish oak feature throughout. Inside, you will discover a vast international selection of superfoods and niche products that are unique to Ibiza.

@bens.bio.market

Villa Olot

Flying over Ibiza in 2024 is like viewing a vision of the future as the island continues to witness the ubiquitous construction of ultra-modern, ultra-sleek homes. And nowhere embraces this contemporary vibe more than breathtaking and inspiring Villa Olot. As soon as you enter, you feel you could be embracing the Cala Tarida horizon, with views from almost every corner of the house, giving this property an immaterial value that is difficult to put into words. With double-vaulted ceilings, infinity pool, outside dining and THAT view, Villa Olot is a piece of perfection – all architecturally designed by the brilliant GO Plus Ibiza team.

www.villaolotibiza.com

Fincadelica Xarraca

Laidback luxury oozes from every pore of Fincadelica’s latest exclusive sanctuary in the north of Ibiza, with arguably the most privileged waterfront location on the island. Once a private home, this magnificent ‘finca by the sea’ defines authentic Ibiza barefoot luxury, with nine light-flooded salon suites accompanying ocean views from every angle. Surrounded by lush pines and boasting a secret cove, this extraordinary retreat is the beautiful sister residence of Fincadelica San Lorenzo, nestled in the Ibiza countryside. Take your pick – both are out of this world…

@fincadelicaibiza

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