Alexandra flew to Miami last month for an exhibition with Les Ateliers Courbet, inside The Four Seasons at The Surf Club. Old fashion cocktails were sipped all evening on the balmy seafront veranda of the immaculately stylish hotel, while guests and friends from every generation played the night away on Alexandra's backgammon sets.
These special marquetry designs, "Flamingo" and "Art Deco", are available in limited editions of four.
The Surf Club "Flamingo" is inspired by the popular pink and green colour scheme that is seen all over the vibrant city of Miami and which also is at home within The Surf Club’s mix of historic architecture and Joseph Dirand’s contemporary interiors. The marquetry design is inlaid in wood, reflecting the light in different highlighted with flecks of mother of pearl. The playing pieces are made of mother of pearl which reflect the seaside glamour of Miami’s hey day in the 1930s-1950s and malachite to celebrate its lush resurrection at The Surf Club today. The box is London oak, made from an oak tree that grew in London.
The Surf Club “Art Deco” evokes the exoticism prevalent in Miami’s rich inventory of landmarked Art Deco buildings found throughout the city. Commissioned by Les Ateliers Courbet specifically for The Surf Club, Alexandra Llewellyn’s Art Deco backgammon board draws inspiration from motifs and decorations utilised throughout The Surf Club's original cabanas which opened New Years Eve, 1930. Similar patterns may still be found at The Surf Club on the restored, wood panelled ceilings in The Champagne Bar and the dining room of Le Sirenuse at The Surf Club. The box is made of European Olive.
Available through www.ateliercourbet.com