OOH-LA-LA C’EST WALALA!

We want you to be among the first to experience Camille’s larger-than-life artworks when LUX* Grand Gaube reopens this December. Take advantage of exclusive launch rates available for bookings made by 30 November and catch the artist in action.

Provençal-born London-based artist Camille Walala — real name, Camille Vic-Dupont — will be in Mauritius this December, hand-painting her latest attention-grabbing artwork at a brand new LUX* Grand Gaube. Camille's Pop Arty brilliance was originally inspired in part by Milan’s Memphis Group. Ettore Sottsass’ bright and quirky designs in the Eighties called out to Camille when she found a book on the Postmodern furniture, fabrics, and homewares made by the Italian designer.

‘I’ve always been attracted to the bright colours of the Eighties and also African patterns — and  if I go to a bookshop it’s the graphics of kids’ books which get my attention. I’m happy to be bringing that spirit to this fun-loving hotel and to create a painting which will complement the colour palette of the design of the hotel and its beautiful surrounding. And I’m excited to see how it will all come together!’

Mixing up the Memphis look and a penchant for African prints, familiar from a childhood growing up in the South of France, has  resulted in a style that’s now iconic in its own right. Camille’s first attention-grabbing mural was at the home of a Greek grandmother in East London: ‘Georgina’s Happy House’ became a social-media sensation, and Camille’s paintings have since brightened up rooftops in New York, pop-up bars in Sydney and nightclubs in Shoreditch.  We can’t wait to see Walala’s graphic-design cleverness when her work graces the spaces of our reimagined retro-chic tropical retreat. Stay tuned to see Camille’s bold colours and stand-out shapes come alive at the edge of the Indian Ocean.

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