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The New Mediterranean

Homes and Interiors under the Southern Sun

Edited by gestalten
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 288 pages
Format: 22.5 x 29 cm, 9 x 11 1/2 inches
Price: € 39.90 (D) £ 35 $ 60
ISBN: 978-3-89955-981-1
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European Publication Date: September 19, 2019
International Publication Date: November 21, 2019

A modernist take on Mediterranean aesthetics, a new movement in interior design embraces sumptuous minimalism through warm, earthy tones, and natural materials. In southern locations such as Australia, California, and Brazil, but also in places like New York and Copenhagen—the Mediterranean sensibility echoes itself in these locales through a variety of reasons, be it former colonial influences, a similar sunny climate, or simply an appreciation for the Mediterranean way of life. The New Mediterranean — Homes and Interiors Under the Southern Sun introduces the designers, architects, and brands who are bringing the style to life, outlining key elements in order to show how to create this look at home. More than a design trend, this is a philosophy to transform interiors into havens of light, craftsmanship, and simplicity.


  • Sarah EllisonAn emerging furniture designer creates Mediterranean-inspired pieces for the Australian home.
  • Laurence Leenaert: A Belgian designer in Marrakesh creates joyful objects for the home in the sun-drenched colors of Morocco.
  • Andrew Trotter: A contemporary approach to Puglia’s old world charm: a magazine founder-turned-architect explains his relaxing villas in rural Italy.
  • K-Studio: A Greek architecture studio specializes in relaxing spaces, ideal for kicking back and enjoying the Mediterranean breeze.
  • Serge Castella: Art, artifacts and archeology define the sumptuous, antique-filled homes by the Frenchborn, Spain-based interior designer.


  • Atelier Vime, a French furniture brand, is specializing in locally made wicker and rattan furniture.
  • Lulu Lyle, who is writing a book about the global history of rattan and is the creative director of Soane Britain, a furniture brand with a century-old rattan workshop.
  • Amy Elad-Echariti, the founder of the Marrakesh-based homewares label Laith & Leila. Elad-Echariti, who married into a family of Berber weavers, works directly with craftspeople across Morocco to champion their craftsmanship.
  • Sophie Alda is a Bristol-based ceramicist and is inspired by pottery from the ancient world.
  • London-based designer Ella Jones works with Moroccan craftspeople to produce her own designs—a geometric interpretation of the traditional.
  • Ezz Wilson is a stylist based in Portland, Oregon, a city known better for its un-Mediterranean characteristics, like cloudy skies and relatively young architecture.
  • Maria Papafigou, a Greek architect who is one of the partners at One of a Kind, the Stockholm-based architecture practice.
  • Evelina Mamedovaite of London interior design practice The Studio.
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