Flattered Apartments Algarve

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Located just a few metres away from Tavira’s Old Town, Flattered Apartments Algarve consists of two holiday rental villas set in a Cistercian convent from 1509, converted and renovated by acclaimed Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. The former convent, now a multi-residential complex including two saltwater swimming pools and beautifully kept outdoor spaces, faces the centuries-old Tavira saltpans, part of the Ria Formosa marsh ecosystem. Nearby are secluded pristine beaches and delicious local gastronomy.

The interiors of the two Flattered villas continue the understated contemporary luxury of the architecture. Natural materials including stone, linen and solid wood are used throughout, with many De La Espada products in oak and walnut timber including Solo Oblong Table, Duet Chair, Capo Dining Chair, Capo Lounge Chair, Commune Bench, Commune Stool and Trio Tables by Neri&Hu; Welles Table by Matthew Hilton; Ladder Bookcase by Autoban; Kim Side Table by Luca Nichetto; and Companions Bed, Two-Seater Bench with Back, Bench and Stool by Studioilse.

Photo credit: Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

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Solo Table is a solid wood dining table with purity of form and material. Designed by neri&hu and manufactured by De La Espada for the neri&hu brand.

For his Nichetto collection for De La Espada, Luca Nichetto has been reimagining the design language of 1950s American furniture. Kim, a family of nested items including two tables and a bench, is a case in point. Available as a set or as stand alone pieces, the three items in the Kim family share common materials, while each having their own distinct form. Simple but with a strong sense of character, Kim’s finished wooden surfaces straddle the boundaries between the natural and the manmade. 

The Capo series was initially designed for the Italian restaurant Capo in Shanghai, where the interior design concept was based on a basilica and possessed an old world charm of masonry enclosure appointed with handsomely crafted detailing. The chair series also takes on those qualities of heritage, where the simple and modern form is enriched with tailoring details that evoke old-world sensibilities.

The Capo is a well-balanced equilibrium between sophistication and utility, between classic and contemporary aesthetic.

The Capo series was initially designed for the Italian restaurant Capo in Shanghai, where the interior design concept was based on a basilica and possessed an old world charm of masonry enclosure appointed with handsomely crafted detailing. The chair series also takes on those qualities of heritage, where the simple and modern form is enriched with tailoring details that evoke old-world sensibilities.

The Capo is a well-balanced equilibrium between sophistication and utility, between classic and contemporary aesthetic.

Commune Stool is a visual expression of a communal spirit, with multiple legs working together in support. Originally designed for the Das Haus exhibition at the 2015 Cologne Fair, the stool was part of Neri&Hu's vision of the future home as one imbued with ideas of community and a social collective.

Duet is named for the two flowing lines of timber that form the overall shape of the chair. Originally created as a variation on the classic Thonet bent-wood tradition, the Duet Chair is actually made from a series of carved wood components, joined with mortise and tenon, creating the appearance of continuous curves, while the visible join lines and beautiful grain patterns reveal the chair’s construction.

The Trio series is a tectonic exploration where the composition of the table legs is the design focal point. The tables stand on three legs, with each leg attached to another leg with an intermediate horizontal substructure. The tables express a purity of form and material, with the unexpected design focus under the table, where an intricately composed lattice work brings a hidden elegance to the otherwise simple and unassuming table ensemble.

The Trio series is a tectonic exploration where the composition of the table legs is the design focal point. The tables stand on three legs, with each leg attached to another leg with an intermediate horizontal substructure. The tables express a purity of form and material, with the unexpected design focus under the table, where an intricately composed lattice work brings a hidden elegance to the otherwise simple and unassuming table ensemble. 

Commune Bench is a visual expression of a communal spirit, with multiple legs working together in support. Originally designed for the Das Haus exhibition at the 2015 Cologne Fair, the bench was part of Neri&Hu's vision of the future home as one imbued with ideas of community and a social collective.

Ladder Bookcase offers generous storage with a relatively small footprint. Steps of varied depth meet the wall when placed at an angle. This statement piece is highly functional, and suitable for a variety of environments.

Part of Studioilse's Seating for Eating collective, Stool is reassuringly familiar but carefully detailed. Furniture that you can sit on together, but that still leaves room for the individual.

Welles table makes generous use of solid wood with an elegantly simple form. The tabletop, detailed with a central divide and angled edges, is set upon cast iron legs. This table is quietly functional while remaining approachable and appealing to the senses. 

Part of Studioilse's Seating for Eating collective, Bench is reassuringly familiar but carefully detailed. Optional upholstered pad softens the seating area. Furniture that you can sit on together, but that still leaves room for the individual.

Part of Studioilse's Seating for Eating collective, Two Seater Bench with Back offers compact proportions ideal for a residential environment. Reassuringly familiar but carefully detailed. Optional upholstered pad softens the seating area. Furniture that you can sit on together, but that still leaves room for the individual.

The Companions family of furniture is designed to support daily life. Companions Bed, made from solid wood, is reassuringly familiar but carefully detailed.