La Ferme de Georges Hotel Resort in Northern Brazil
Located in the small village of Atins in northern Brazil, La Ferme de Georges boasts a location that excites intrepid explorers and urban escapists alike. The property is perched on the edge of the sprawling 1,500-square-kilometer Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, a wonderland of sand dunes and turquoise lagoons that welcomes swimmers, sunbathers, and explorers, as well as kitesurfers who come from all over to enjoy optimal wind conditions and flat waters.
The goodness of nature is at the heart of La Ferme de Georges’ concept. The restaurant serves fresh, internationally inspired cuisine using locally sourced ingredients from its organic gardens for a mouthwateringly simple garden-to-plate dining experience. The beauty of nature also serves as an inspiration for the architecture and design of La Ferme de Georges. The seven white-walled chalets were created from local wood, brick, and palha (straw), designed to harness cool breezes for natural ventilation, and separated by swathes of greenery, dissolving the boundaries between inside and out.
The interior aesthetic could be described as tropical minimalism, with natural materials abounding, inviting hammocks swaying gently on private terraces, and curvaceous design pieces inspired by the sand dunes outside. While five of the seven chalets are situated on top of small green hills, each offers a luxurious respite with king-size beds, and many provide private indoor or outdoor lounges and garden spaces to better enjoy the property’s surrounding natural setting.BOOK NOW BOOK NOW BOOK NOW BOOK NOW BOOK NOW BOOK NOW BOOK NOW BOOK NOW
INTERIOR DESIGN Interior Design by Mark Dixon
Through a design style that showcases glass doors, rich local woods, and white walls, the boundaries between outdoors and in disappear. Objects used to create the ambience in each space, such as paintings, sculptures, furniture, and indigenous handcrafts, were found in and around Brazil and are rich in assorted textures, be they metal, wood, or textile.
The lobby of the hotel (or “Forum”) is designed as a place to socialize and share stories, while all the cabinets, cupboards, closets, storage spaces, benches, lamps, and tables were handmade by the hotel’s designer, head chef, and carpenter Mark DixonBOOK NOW
Architecture by Yorick Piette
Architect Yorick Piette designed each chalet to be little capsules of activity, yet sheltered from each other by greenery. The wooden roofs, traditional palha (straw), and white walls create a bright and refined atmosphere.
The architect also made abundant use of white-cement brick walls, assorted palm trees (buriti, carnaúba, açaí, coconut), handmade tiles, and local hardwoods (tatajuba, canela de velho, pau d’arco) in a way that maximizes natural ventilation and reconnects guests with the surrounding nature.BOOK NOW