Southern Comfort

Architecture & Interiors


While we’d balk at the notion of traveling to a distant spot just to stay put on hotel premises, we may need to make an exception for those staying at Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez. Hotel Sezz’s interior design and furnishings were placed in the hands of the French furniture designer Christophe Pillet—to sublime effect.

For all their refined sophistication, Pillet’s furniture has always reflected comfort-consciousness, with gentle curves and unusual organic forms seemingly born of careful ergonomic investigation. And there’s plenty of both sophistication and comfort on full display at this Hotel Sezz (Pillet has also outfitted the hotel’s Paris property), as one may expect from a hotel in wealthy, sun-drenched southern France.

But Pillet characteristically keeps things low-key, allowing Saint Tropez’s famously dazzling light to shine into (and on) a mostly muted color scheme and restrained furniture arrangements of soft leather, dark wood and burnished metals—a very Modernist brand of southern (European) hospitality. Now, who’d ever want to leave all that?

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Photos: Hotel SezzContemporist

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