India Mahdavi has created the perfect settings on an amazing and peaceful Swiss retreat, alongside Hubert Bonnet, the creator of the CAB Art Foundation. Surrounded by a beautiful view over the lake, in Geneva, Bonnet fell in love with a villa called Les Ailes. Today, Paris Design Agenda would like to take you on a tour inside this amazing place that had the touch of the top French interior designer.
Meet Les Ailes, which translates into “The Wings”, is a magnificent villa located in Geneva built in 1932. To establish absolute perfection, Bonnet secured the best of the best towards the villa’s renovations. Behind the final result, Antoine Ris and top French designer India Mahdavi delivered a combination of excellence and sophistication. This amazing kitchen sits on unimaginable views, with Charlotte Perriand chairs.
India Mahdavi was able to understand the villa’s concept in an instant, and the result was absolutely outstanding. Beginning the tour on one of the most important rooms of the villa, the dining room. This amazing set features a light fixture by Alvar Aalto and chairs by India Mahdavi, which surround a table that came already with the house.
In this creative lakeside Geneva home of collector Hubert Bonnet, designed by India Mahdavi, it’s was absolutely palpable the design identity of this top French interior designer. Obviously, it was the original orange carpet on the entryway stairs and the radiator cover with its aviation motifs. The five-bedroom, four-bath villa, also features a pool, beneath the watchful gaze of a winged figurehead sculpture preparing to take flight.
In the living room, the furniture is by India Mahdavi aside from the armchair, which is by Poul Kjaerholm. The blue oil painting is by Stéphane Kropf. The mixture of a perfect Classic Blue tone with white and wood elements, this broad living room shares a great amount of light, that perfectly reflects onto every luxury piece, making it so warm and comfortable.
The master bedroom has a beautiful view of the lake and a large private terrace, which proves the power of an incredible villa over Geneva. Hanging above the bed is a 2018 oil painting by Koka Ramishvili titled Nightfly. None of this project could have been done if it wasn’t for the discovery of potential by Hubert Bonnet, the architect Antoine Ris and top designer, India Mahdavi.