Diane von Furstenberg Designs Stunning Penthouse on HaymanOctober 27, 2012
World-acclaimed fashion designer, icon and philanthropist, Diane von Furstenberg, unveiled her personally designed DVF Penthouse on Hayman, Australia’s celebrated private island destination in the Great Barrier Reef, on Saturday, 27 October 2012.
The stunning penthouse is appointed with unique furnishings designed and upholstered in Diane von Furstenberg’s striking signature fabrics.
Set against bleach sand coloured walls with vivid white highlights and bleached European Oak timber flooring, the designer space features contemporary Diane von Furstenberg rugs and accessories, presenting a mix of vibrant colours and textures and a selection of Diane von Furstenberg’s personal photography.
Contemporary, light and fresh, the 160 square metre interior offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious living room, whilst a secluded wrap balcony boasts spectacular uninterrupted views over Hayman Beach to the crystal waters of the Coral Sea and provides seating on Parterre outdoor furniture.
The master bedroom features an American Oak four-poster bed, ensuite bathroom with a luxurious Apaiser stone freestanding bath and separate double rainwater shower, Koda lighting and custom cabinetry throughout.
“It was such a pleasure to work with Hayman. It is such a special destination and I hope my design will enhance the beauty of the island and give the people staying in the DVF Penthouse a memorable moment,” said Diane von Furstenberg.
Hayman Managing Director, Lloyd Donaldson, said it was “an honour and a privilege” to showcase one of the most prominent brands in the world of fashion and design on the island.
“Diane von Furstenberg has always been held in such high esteem and we are delighted she has chosen to bring her incredible style, elegance and creativity to this new premium accommodation on Hayman.”
The DVF Penthouse accommodates up to four guests and is priced at A$5000 per night including full Butler service and other special inclusions.
Hayman is owned and operated by Mulpha Australia Limited and is a member of the prestigious organisation, The Leading Hotels of the World.
About Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg first entered the fashion world in 1972 with a suitcase full of jersey dresses. Two years later, she invented the wrap dress, which came to symbolise power and independence for an entire generation of women.
After a brief hiatus, Diane remerged on the New York fashion scene in 1997 and re-launched the iconic dress, re-establishing her company as a global luxury lifestyle brand. DVF is now sold in over 70 countries and 79 shops worldwide.
In 2005, Diane received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and one year later was elected to her current position as its President. Diane’s commitment to empowering women is expressed through fashion, philanthropy and mentorship. She sits on the board of the non-profit Vital Voices, and in 2010 established The DVF Awards to support and honour exceptional women and organisations. In 2012, Diane was named the most powerful woman in fashion by Forbes Magazine.