Your full name, please : Jacques Hugen
Your date of birth, please!!! : 9 march 1970
Your professional education and background? Auto didact
Your clients? People who know what they want
What is the story behind? A freeplay of creativity with available people and materials
Could you please describe the surroundings? In a Balinese village
How far is the ocean? Bit less than 2km
Could you please describe the various houses?
*Yoglo with living kitchen & 2BR
*Poolhouse with 2bedrooms & 2 therapy room
*Tower with sauna & massage room
When were the houses built? 2008-2012
How long did it take to build them? 2008-2012
What particularly inspired you when you did the design? Intuitive play
What was your intention? To build something which can be used in many ways
How does it feel to live there? Home (my first after 40 years)
Which materials did you use? Wood, wood, wood, steel glass, leather, stone….
What kind of traditional woodworks? Carving, construction, furniture
Is there a secret of a comfortable home? Make something YOU like
What is the first thing you notice entering a house? The front door
What is your favorite piece of design? Villa Embrace Bali
If you hadn’t become a designer … I am not a designer. There is not really a title that fits me…
How would you describe your style? freestyle
What is the most fascinating facette of being a designer?: everything is possible
Where do you get inspiration from? I believe inspiration comes from motivation
What is nature to you? Something to enjoy, preserve, integrate, be
What is Bali to you? Best place on earth
What made you build a house of your own (a story would be great)? It’s not so long story. A piece of land and available materials (I was building for many other people :
- Villa Embrace
- Salon Rob Peetoom
- Villa Issi)
During the project I realized it was most joyfull building experience in my career because if the freedom of creativity.
When it was ready, I realized it was “my home” and decided to stay instead of selling or renting it.
In 2012 I decided to share it with more people in the shape of a wellness, yoga, meditation center as it was a bit big to live in (7rooms, 9bathrooms, 3 kitchen etc…)
Together with with 3 other people Samadi Bali was created, a Wellness and Holistic Center. Its a community space where we promote health, spirituality through our services, as well as Yummy food.
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What’s your advice when a client wants to do something extraordinary? Call me and spend 5 mill. $ 😉 haha…
Art and Design pieces
Could you please identify the pieces of furniture as closely as possible (including designers, materials and companies): there is no specific designer
Is it bamboo you use for the walls?: recycled teak from teak java houses
Could you please identify artworks and furniture as closely as possible (including designers, materials and companies): table, chairs, (is it a zebra?) and lighting.:
The “zebra” is cow + printing.
Own building, furniture and interior production
A word on traditional pieces: Have you found them, commissioned them? What are they to you?
Madecrew from old wood & carving traditional pattern
Could you please identify the pieces: chair and table (including designers, materials and companies)
Own production and design
Could you please identify artworks and furniture as closely as possible (including designers, materials and companies): chair and large glass
Same, own design & production
Could you please identify artworks and furniture as closely as possible (including designers, materials and companies): chairs and photography.
The photography printed on glass as been downloaded and the chairs bought in shop
MANY THANKS INDEED!