The Atmosphere in ALEXANDRE BETAK´HOUSE in Maiorca
“The house I did for myself, my family and my friends,”
Fashion show producer, art director and designer Alexandre de Betak lounges in the sitting room of his remote island home in the northern Tramuntana hills of Majorca, in this month’s episode of In Residence. Like almost every other room at Son Muntaner, the house has a devastating view of the Mediterranean sea, and during summer evenings when the sun finally sinks into the water, each of its undulating walls turn neon pink.
In Residence:ALEXANDRE BETAK
“The house I did for myself, my family and my friends,” he says. “There’s no ‘work-for-hire’ there, it’s incredibly personal.” Outside, the façade of the classical Majorquian finca nestling among an expanse of olive groves belies its playful interior: curvaceous, white plastered walls are punctuated with quirky design details such as Darth Vader candles, R2-D2 lamps, rock-encased computer screens, 1970s pin-ups (“they’re my mascots––I don’t move without them”), and aFlinstones-inspired tub. “I love that kind of binary, communitarian, organic white architecture of the 1960s and 1970s,”