Sea With a View
A very special selection of old Burmese teak was taken to the fitness area.
Smits recalls Pinto’s invitation to join the project as a call to “use the richest, most opulent materials on the planet”. Says Smits: ‘Our response translated into custom-craft 12” (30cm) wide planks for all plank areas.’ Among the selected planks were Rift & Quartersawn American White Oak - ‘extremely rare in this width,’ says Smits.
The finish was Cerused, which means the white pigment is washed into the grain, before it being sealed. Other planks were crafted using African Mahogany Riff & Quartersawn, slightly textured and finished deep black, leaving a hue of brown when bathing in the afternoon sun. No, life doesn’t get much sunnier than this.