Fashion designer, icon, and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg is slated to unveil her personally designed DVF Penthouse on Hayman, Australia’s private island destination, on Oct. 27.
The two-bedroom penthouse is appointed with custom designed furniture pieces, all upholstered in DVF signature fabrics and includes an American Oak four-poster bed. Throughout the space, contemporary furnishings provide a mix of colors and textures in both the fabrics and rugs.
The penthouse has been described as “light and fresh,” complementing its location in the Great Barrier Reef, boasting a balcony that offers uninterrupted views over the tropical garden landscape, Hayman Beach and the Coral Sea waters.
The master bathroom features a freestanding stone bathtub and neutral tones, which create an environment that integrates the natural palette of its surroundings.
The DVF Penthouse will accommodate up to four adults and offer full butler service, all meals and other special inclusions.
Diane von Furstenberg, who first entered the fashion world in 1972, invented the wrap dress. After a brief hiatus, she re-emerged on the New York fashion scene in 1997 and re-launched the iconic dress, re-establishing her company as a global luxury lifestyle brand. DVF is now sold in over 70 countries and 79 shops worldwide. In 2005, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and one year later was elected to her current position as its president. She sits on the board of the non-profit Vital Voices, and in 2010 established The DVF Awards to support and honor exceptional women and organizations. In 2012, she was named the most powerful woman in fashion by Forbes Magazine.
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Hayman is located on the northernmost of the Whitsunday Islands in the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland. Hayman, which covers 726 acres, offers 210 accommodations situated within separate locations throughout the property, including the new residences. The resort—and the island on which it is located—are named in honor of Thomas Hayman, the sea navigator who chartered the island’s waters and has been an oasis for guests since the 1950s. In 2004, Mulpha Australia Limited acquired ownership of this destination. It has four restaurants, Hayman Spa and fitness facilities, meeting and special event areas, and 24-hour butler and concierge service.