In Bali, Potato Head’s Klymax Discotheque Ups the Ante

Plus: Handmade glassware from Elena Reygadas and R+D Labs, relaxed furniture by Vincent Van Duysen, and more of the best things we saw this week.

Photography by Tommaso Riva

In Bali, Klymax Discotheque Ups the Ante

Jet-setting “work hard, recover hard” types will know that Desa Potato Head has become synonymous with high culture, good food, and serious wellness. With the addition of Klymax, a new OMA-designed nightclub, the property is also adding a serious dance scene to its list of offerings. The firm tapped British house sound sensation DJ Harvey as a collaborator, who in turn commissioned a custom sound system from Studio 54 audio engineer George Stavro. Inside, a massive disco ball commands all eyes, while speaker stacks, a floating DJ booth, and slick cognac-hued interiors set the stage for dancing until sun-up. —Jenna Adrian-Diaz

Photography by François Halard

Vincent Van Duysen Returns With a Relaxed Range for Zara Home

Vincent Van Duysen is known for masterfully creating meditative spaces where purity and simplicity are paramount. His inaugural furniture collection for Zara Home, consisting of earth-toned armchairs, side tables, lamps, and accessories, was no different, and was modestly priced so his specific brand of quiet luxury could “be in everyone’s home, no matter who they are and no matter at what scale,” he said at the launch. Their second collection, released the following year, focused on dining furniture and accessories like table linens.

For his third and latest outing with the retailer, he delved into his archives and revisited some of his most recognizable pieces with a contemporary eye. Linen-upholstered sofas, loveseats, and armchairs star, as do pieces that deftly combine clean-lined wooden frames with plush elements. Highlighted pieces include a daybed whose rigorous forms evoke Donald Judd, and a solid ash or oak storage module equipped with metal containers. Also on offer is a sinuous chaise inspired by his former Antwerp residence and accessories like graphic kilim carpets and concrete side tables. —Ryan Waddoups

Photography by Alex Marks

Hotel Henrietta Brings High Drama to the Big Easy

As the first entirely new hotel to be built on New Orleans’ St. Charles Avenue in more than 30 years, the 40-room Hotel Henrietta recently opened to great expectations. The property, designed by local firm Farouki Farouki, sure doesn’t disappoint. At reception, Pierre Frey wall coverings create a cozy atmosphere around a scene-stealing marble bar and rich emerald green and brass accents. An art program, consisting of vintage and locally commissioned works, gives the property a homey feel that’s further complemented by rooms featuring kitchenettes, ample space suitable for hosting, and even laundry access. At the end of the night, guests can retreat to the comforts of their Parachute linens and the hotel’s Le Labo amenities. —JAD

Photography by Michael Sinclair

Gubi’s London Showroom Has Even Bigger Ambitions

Located in a pristine Georgian townhouse on Charterhouse Square, Gubi House marks the Danish furniture mainstay’s formal entry into London’s design sphere. The showroom, replete in period details and designed by Danish studio File Under Pop, spans four floors, each with a distinct theme. The ground floor replicates the comfort of a boutique hotel with Spanish clay tiles and Italian lava stone while other floors offer ‘70s-inspired ambiance thanks to offerings like Pierre Paulin’s plush Pacha lounger and cascading pendants by Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorn. The brand’s curated furniture and lighting by GamFratesi and Space Copenhagen are a clear draw, but the showroom ventures beyond the commercial: its vignettes evoke bistros and coworking spaces, showing how Gubi pieces can fit interiors of all types. —RW

Credit: Pyg Studio

PatBO Opens the Doors to an Ethereal Miami Flagship

The summer-spirited Brazilian fashion label founded by Patricia Bonaldi is the latest newcomer to Miami’s Design District, tapping Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerger of BoND Architecture to translate the trademark femininity of its Brazil stores to its South Florida presence. The effect begins before one even sets foot inside, thanks to a pink wood-slatted exterior facade further accentuated by an impression-making arched entryway. Terrazzo, stone, and metal interiors, along with curvilinear geometric elements, exude femininity and sense of place without veering into cliché. A massive silk flower by artist Hana Form and suspended from the ceiling spans the first floor—a reminder that even tasteful fashion and interiors are meant to be noticed. —JAD

Photography by Araceli Paz

R+D.Labs x Elena Reygadas: Rosetta Handmade Glasses

A fateful introduction, care of the proprietors of sleek CDMX design goods store Fenn Apartamento, has manifested in this collection of handmade glassware from Michelin-caliber chef Elena Reygadas and R+D.Labs. The collection is named for the Reygadas’ restaurant in Colonia Roma, which earned the chef a Michelin star upon its inclusion in the new Mexico City Guide just last month. Reygadas and the Milanese glass studio teamed up on the creation of the mouth-blown borosilicate glasses, which balance delicacy of form with a reassuring substance in-hand. Choose from a lineup of sour, acqua, and martini glasses—or spring for all three. $124 per set. —JAD

Photography by Atelier Friedmann & Versace.

 Procope’s New Dessert Salon Channels European Glamour

While Le Procope claims the title of being the City of Light’s oldest café, the legendary brasserie recently unveiled a sumptuous new coffee and ice cream salon designed by Atelier Friedmann and Versace. The creative partners found inspiration in the opulence of Renaissance Italy: in cultivating the space’s balance of light and shadow, they sought to evoke the painterly technique of chiaroscuro, and the warm, earth-toned palette of Caravaggio. The menu brings equal decadence: the house special Procopio coffee-infused ice cream is named for the haunt’s 17th-century founder and is served topped with whipped cream and chocolate beans. —JAD

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