A pair of George Nelson bubble lamps, a Mid-Century Modern icon, hang above the Katamama Suite’s dining table.
The conventional tranquil-and-tropical design you see at beach resorts has been completely dismissed in Bali’s newest hotel, Katamama. The facade of this 58-suite luxury boutique hotel in Seminyak sports angular lines, formed into a boxy four-storey building made using handmade bricks – one of the many elements that make up Katamama’s “handcrafted hospitality”.
Every room, including the Katamama Suite, features kingsize beds, each adorned with hand-weaved and naturally dyed bed throws by Indonesian textile brand Tarum.
This beachfront destination was designed by Indonesian architect Andra Matin, and belongs to the PTT Family – the same team, helmed by Ronald Akili, behind Bali’s popular Potato Head Beach Club. Together, they assembled a team of Bali’s finest craftsmen to create the vintage-style timber furniture, woven textiles and ceramic pieces seen in the rooms and throughout the compound.
The hotel uses more than a million handpressed Balinese bricks – as seen on this wall – which are normally seen in holy temples.
The heavy emphasis on artisanal practices and Indonesian heritage is complemented by Akili’s personal collection of furniture and accessories, many of which are Mid-Century Modern classics, such as the rocking chairs by Hans Wegner and PH5 pendant lamps by Louis Poulsen.
The 3,444sqf Katamama suite – the biggest in the hotel – features floorto- ceiling windows, a private terrace with a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, and a separate living and dining area. It is adorned with unique curated artwork and exudes a homey and inviting atmosphere.
KATAMAMA IS L OCATED AT J ALAN PETITENGET NO. 51B, SEMINY AK, BALI, INDONESIA 80361. VISIT WWW.KATAMAMA.COM.