The new La Plage Casadelmar hotel in Corsica is inspired by the colors and textures of its waterfront setting.
Lying quietly in the Bay of Porto-Vecchio in Corsica is the unique retreat La Plage Casadelmar. Comprised of three villas with fifteen guest rooms and three suites, the hotel was designed by Jean-François Bodin and his partner Antoine Simonin to seamlessly integrate with the exceptional surroundings. The duo used materials including volcanic rock, antiqued wood, mother of pearl, and sandy marble gravel. The color palette of the hotel—green-grey, storm blue and ochre—plays off the pristine surroundings. The entire design and decor is inspired by refined beach living.
The rooms are decorated with soft pastels and armchairs by Gervasoni, chairs by Bonacina, ottoman stools by Paola Lenti, and hanging lights by Alvar Aalto for Artek. The tables are designed by Hanna Ehlers. Wall lights are by the Danish designer Joergen Gammelgaard for Pandul.
The aged wood closets are made from “bricola Veneziana,” or the aged gondola mooring posts that have been at sea for decades. The terraces outside include loungers and tables from the Ivy Collection by Paola Navone for Emu.
The terrace at La Plage utilizes woods to blend with the natural surroundings. Guests are shaded by large sun sail awnings.
The restaurant features two beige linen banquettes with pastel cushions by Merry Mullings and Thonet chairs with minimalist white square tables. Romantic suspended lights by Alvar Aalto set the tone for a fine evening.
Suites are adorned with armchairs by Zanusso in two custom colorways: orange, grey, and purple; and apple green, grey, and purple. Black and white photos by Romain Mallet on the walls pull the palette together.
On the terrace, small ceramic tables by Paola Navone compliment Lissoni’s “Stripe” seating.