Listen to the Amsterdam-based interior designer’s throwback playlist.
Internationally renowned and Amsterdam-based interior designer Saar Zafrir has unveiled his latest project, the Brown Beach House Croatia in collaboration with Mediterranean hospitality group, Brown Hotels.
The Brown Beach House Croatia luxury boutique hotel and resort in Trogir (just 5KM from Split Intl Airport) is housed within a meticulously restored 20th-century Tobacco shipment station along the Dalmatian coastline, a popular yachting destination and a UNESCO World Heritage ancient harbor town. The hotel’s ethos pairs classical elegance with modern design and focuses in on the property’s trade history with a natural textile color palette, wooden tones and vintage & contemporary furniture accented with Mediterranean flora.
Zafrir is behind Europe’s hottest new hotel openings and has completed the Max Brown Hotels & Restaurant/Bars in Berlin, Amsterdam & Dusseldorf, the Wyndham properties in Belgium & Germany, Design Hotels™ members Sir Savigny and the Provacateur Berlin by Gekko Group, the most buzzed-about upcoming boutique hotel in Berlin, amongst many others. Listen below for this playlist exclusively for MADE.
Last night in Berlin, went to bed at 02.30 in the morning. Quite late for me, I try to sleep before 1 AM.
If your hotels were a person, who would they be?
Sir Savigny = Salvador Dali
Max Brown = Chris Martin
Brown Beach House Croatia = Marilyn Monroe
Where does your design process begin and end?
For me the process starts when I know which city it will be and ends when the first guests have stayed in the hotel.
Favorite thing in your wardrobe?
My all-time favorite item is my grey vest (gilet), I always combine it with a t-shirt. Easy.
What are you working on right now?
The project I am working on now is Provocateur in Berlin, which will be a super saucy unique hotel and my personal project in Hvar, Croatia (stay tuned, will be HUGE!)
How do you take your coffee?
Black with cold milk on the side.
If you were forced to stay in one city for the rest of your life, where would it be?
I would choose LA, it has everything, city, beach, sunshine & inspiration.
Have you ever been starstruck?
Yes I have.
Who was it?
By the Papa Smurf, the cartoon. Not exactly a living person or famous person, butI found him so creative, smart & responsible always.
What album or mix has the most plays on your life soundtrack?
Shine Like a Crazy Diamond, Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd
Your favorite fashion icon?
Joseph Pep Guardiola, always stylish but never too much.
If you could choose to be an adult in any era, which would it be?
I would choose the 20’s, full of inspiration, romance & Paris.
What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?
I would be a brand creator.
What are you listening to now?
THE XX, London Grammar, The Daughters.
What are you wearing?
Jeans, sneakers & t-shirt, this is my go to style.
Top of your bucket list?
Surfing trip to Australia with my love.
A Secret Sir for EHPC, but if I tell you I would have to kill 😉
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
To live your own truth, I have this tattooed on my upper left arm.
Photography: Assaf Pinchuk