Monday 29 Apr 2013
Located in the heart of Alentejo, set in a unique landscape defined by Vineyards and a lake, L'AND Vineyards is an exclusive country club with only 22 suites integrating modern architecture with nature whilst providing an atmosphere of understated luxury, natural beauty, peace and tranquillity.
The resort is situated around a formal vine garden and a swimming pool commanding sublime views of the lake and Medieval hilltop castle of Montemor. At the central reception building a contemporary reinterpretation of Roman and Arabic atrium architecture creates a spacious living room, library, gift shop offering bespoke L'ANDMADE products. The building also houses our winery, the "wine club", an 800m luxury spa, a courtyard restaurant and lobby lounge area.
The interiors were designed by groundbreaking Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan who created the space using natural stone, slate and wood with a unique set of art pieces, fabrics and furniture style. The main objective of the interior design was to try to create a new look to the building, opposing the aseptic aspect of the “white prism” of its exterior, with warmer and cozier interior spaces.
For this, the team sought to combine the use of local material with wood and natural stone, and oriental references represented by works of art, fabrics and furniture. MK27 opted for various vintage pieces of furniture, such as the tables in the store or the Nakashima side seats and tables of the reception area.
The designers also re-edited a Portuguese design for the chairs of the restaurant, sprinkled with Tom Dixon lighting and gervasoni furniture for the spa area. At L'AND Vineyards customers can literally sleep under the stars and marvel at the Alentejo night sky, with a private suite collection that offers retractable ceilings.