Opening of stunning DVF Penthouse
World-acclaimed fashion designer, icon and philanthropist, Diane von Fürstenberg, will unveil her personally designed DVF Penthouse on Hayman, Australia’s celebrated private island destination, on Saturday, 27 October 2012.
The stunning two-bedroom penthouse is appointed with beautifully designed furniture pieces, all upholstered in DVF signature fabrics, and includes an American Oak four-poster bed. Throughout the space, contemporary furnishings provide a mix of vibrant colours and textures in both the fabrics and rugs.
The penthouse is light and fresh, complementing its prime positioning in the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, and features a vast balcony which offers sweeping uninterrupted views over the tropical garden landscape, Hayman Beach and the sparkling Coral Sea waters which lap the island.
The master en suite is luxurious with a free standing stone bathtub and neutral tones which create a relaxing environment that integrates with the natural palette of its surrounds.
The DVF Penthouse will accommodate up to four adults and offer full Butler service, all meals and other special inclusions.
“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 Fürstenberg.
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 Fürstenberg 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.”
Hayman continues to welcome guests from throughout Australia and overseas to enjoy unique and memorable experiences at this top travel playground of the world.
Following a major restoration in 2011, Hayman remains a favourite hideaway for its guests and residence owners, including a long line of business and political leaders, dignitaries and celebrities.
Hayman presents an incredible garden landscape, beautifully appointed accommodation, innovative and exceptional dining in the much awarded restaurants, wonderful island and reef activities and exceptional island living in Hayman Marina Residences and Hayman Private Residences, situated in breathtaking settings.
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 Fürstenberg
Diane von Fürstenberg 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 re-emerged 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.