The founder of Dynargh Design and the man behind Watergate Bay’s latest launch talks touchpoints, trend-avoiding and sustainable shopping
How did you get the Beach Lofts project at Watergate Bay and what was your brief?
This is my fourth project for Watergate Bay, and follows on from previous projects I have completed for the hotel. The Beach Lofts are Watergate’s premium rooms, so the brief was to amplify that factor and make each one feel extra special. They view directly out onto the beach, and one of my first moves was to incorporate a step down into the seating area, so that when you look out from the bed, nothing blocks the incredible views of the sea.
Tell us about the design process for this project?
We started with the concept of ‘surf in, surf out’ style rooms, like ski chalets but on the beach. The process involved lots of conversations with the hotel’s operational team, to make sure what we were suggesting enhances the guest experience but was also achievable for the staff. For example, the rooms are separate from the main hotel, so we included a private pantry for fresh drinks, pastries and snacks. There’s also a host station where guests can make reservations and get butler-like service, which adds to the exclusivity of a Beach Loft stay.