Iconic Parisian brand Silencio has launched a beach house in Ibiza, El Silencio in partnership with ToSHARE, Miranda Makaroff, Moredesign, and Arman Naféei.
Nestled in a serene cove in the east of the island, El Silencio is set against the backdrop of Cala Moli, a wild beach that was prolific in the 70s. The beach house features four main spaces, including a main restaurant, contemporary tapas restaurant by the pool alongside a cocktail bar, a private dining room, and chill out area. There will be a rich cultural program on offer, including screenings, music, and events, in a similar vein to Silencio’s much sought-after Paris club.
The place will be a hangout for global creatives, at a time when people are seeking inspiration, revitalization, and much-needed human connection. The new venture promises to provide space and sanctuary for locals and island visitors alike, with an eclectic mix of Mediterranean cuisine, delicious cocktails, and unpredictable cultural programming.
The new venture follows the brand’s successful pop-ups during Miami Art Basel, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Biennale, and London’s Serpentine Gallery Future Contemporaries and will positively disrupt Ibiza’s buzzing cultural scene at a time when the island is already soul-searching about its future direction. El Silencio has been inspired by the island’s enduring spirit; connecting people through a fun, laid-back, open ambience.
The central space of the beach house will offer a chill-out area for co-working, a charging station and a pop-up shop that will be curated by local artists from Ibiza and the surrounding islands. This space will also be home to Miranda Makaroff’s large-scale immersive art installation ‘The Octopus Visit’, inspired by a magical encounter that the artist had while spending a day in Formentera, just across the sea from Cala Moli. The giant ocean-inspired artwork presents a playground of color in which Makaroff’s bold signature style reigns free.
Mallorca-based architecture studio Moredesign designed the space, who’s known for their contemporary approach to design using traditional practices and construction methods. Taking design cues from visions of the 70s, the central spaces of El Silencio offer up an eclectic array of bold designs and colors.
The design was guided by a desire to return the original beach house back to its 1970s roots, with architecture that is more synergetic with the sandy cove and unspoilt natural landscape.
By contrast, the rest of the beach house has been designed to mirror its surroundings. The beach house has been reshaped using traditional and local materials for the two restaurants, including sabina wood, stones, sand, and esparto light fixtures.
The cuisine will be spearheaded by ToSHARE, the restaurant concept created by French chef Jean Imbert in collaboration with Pharrell Williams. Cocktails will be fronted by Madrid-based bartender Diego Cabrera, owner of Salmon Guru, which is included in the World’s 50 Best Bars. El Silencio will also be home to an immersive large-scale art installation by internationally acclaimed Ibiza based artist, Miranda Makaroff.
The beach house’s location called Cala Moli is known to locals as one of the best secret spots to celebrate the sunset during the Ibizan summer. These storied sands are also steeped in local mythology, which will be explored over the course of the summer. The intimate location provides easy boat access for guests wanting to moor for lunch or dinner.
ToSHARE at El Silencio will offer high quality street food to share, made from locally sourced products. The beach house will also be home to a contemporary tapas restaurant by the pool, serving small plates throughout the day. A takeaway option to be enjoyed on the surrounding beach reflects Silencio’s intention to make this a place open to everyone visiting Cala Moli.
The pool area is surrounded by sofa beds and will house a cocktail bar that will be accompanied by DJs playing Balearic sounds throughout the day and into the night. Along with acclaimed DJs during the season, there will also be an exciting cultural program of events, talks, performances and pop-ups throughout the summer. The beach house will be open seven days a week from noon until 1am.
Silencio has partnered with prolific Directeur d’ambiance Arman Naféei, previously of The Chateau Marmont in LA, to oversee music direction for the beach house. Naféei will also record episodes of his much-loved interview podcast ARE WE ON AIR? on-site in Ibiza this summer.
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