Martin Margiela from Brand to Spirit
Martin Margiela may have left his namesake label, but his work lives on. Aside from launching a collection of furniture and “white objects” for the home, Margiela also designed the Suite Ile aux Oiseaux at Les Sources de Caudalie near Bordeaux.

The hotel and spa, opened 10 years ago in the Smith Haut-Lafitte château, tapped Maison Martin Margiela to design its signature suite, which re-opened last week according to the New York Times. The freestanding cabana, perched on a pond, is now a world apart from the French country charm of the rooms in the château.

From 415 euros a night guests can retreat to the avant-garde chambre between spa treatments and bottles of premier cru at the hotel’s La Grand’Vigne restaurant.

The suite’s décor is classic Margiela, with naked lightbulbs, antique mirrors, and a red Bocca chair, the results make for a remarkable contrast from the conservative vineyards and rustic wooden balconies of the retreat.