This striking work represents the emblematic grey heron found on the island, coupled with the romanc eof fragrant frangipanis and mystical mangroves. Through their creativity, the designers of Ardmore evoke the exoticism and remoteness of our tropical location.
Mirroring the flight and elegance of seabirds, the Maldivian Heron offers a lovely welcome to our Island of Joy!T his pattern has also been adapted by No LaB for the hand-carved panels found in Bellinis restaurant.
Ardmore Ceramics was founded by Zimbabwean-born ceramic artist FéeHalsted. The story began in 1985 on the Ardmore Farm, at the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains in South Africa, where Fée started teaching ceramics to a talented group of rural residents. Later that same year,18-year-old Bonnie Ntshalintshali, who was born on the farm, began a ceramics apprenticeship under Fée.
The two women quickly developed a flourishing creative partnership, which became the bedrock of Ardmore’s success. Today, the studio is home to over 70 African artists whose ceramic works have been acknowledged as modern-day collectibles by auction houses like Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
The unique artwork for JOALI was created by Catherine Berning and Sidney Nyambeze, both Ardmore designers from South Africa who are drawn to colourful and fantastical ceramics that embrace African fauna and flora.
HERON CHAIR – KARA
By Porky Hefer
Overlooking the beach, this hanging chair displays Hefer’s signature passion for local wildlife and endangered species.
By Zemer Peled
This stunning piece is inspired by the rich underwater world of the Maldives — the intricate, delicate coral forms and the beautiful colours of the multitudinous organisms that call it home.
by Chris Wolston
Residing outside Joali’s Boutique, these intricately-detailed chairs contrast with the beautiful fauna around them, and challenge visitors to take a seat.
By Dough Johnston
Located in Joali’s boutique, Doug Johnston's organic-shaped light shades reflect the textures and waves of the island.
By John Paul Phillipe
The bench of JOALI is a perch, a point of rest and reflection for both Humans and Birds
By Misha Khan
The astonishing forms and colours of coral are beautifully expressed through this communal table, inspired by the vibrant artistry of Antoni Gaudi.
By Nacho Carbonell
The cocoon-like chair offers a private moment of quiet introspection to anyone seated in its depths.
By Soojin Kang
Housed in our Four Bedroom Beach Residence, these elaborate thread tapestries are handwoven exclusively with natural materials.
By Reinaldo Senguino
Inspired by the fabled table-top Tepuis mountains of Venezuela and the forms of heritage hour glasses, these clay stools are crafted with mud from the rivers of the Guiana Highland region.
By Feleksan Onar
Channelling her gift for forming glass into intricate objects, Onar has crafted a signature collection of tropical-inspired creations for JOALI Maldives.
By Seckin Pirim
On the wall of each villa, an eye-catching clam-like centrepiece by Seckin Pirim have a ripple shape reminiscent of the aquamarine waters surrounding the island.
ONE EGG | ONE WORLD
By Studio Mameluca
This unique installation is inspired by the egg of the White Tern seabird, found across the world’s tropical oceans.
JOALI HAMMOK - WILD FIBRES
By Aurelie Hoegy
For this haute couture design piece, Hoegy took inspiration from the our island and its sumptuous white sand shapes, formed by the infinite movement of the Indian Ocean.
By Maja Rohwetter
This augmented reality installation opens a portal to a dimension in-between analogue and digital realms.
By Jeanne Susplugas
Embark on a maze-like journey into the brain, through thoughts rendered by illustration.
Manta Tree House
By Porky Hefer
Taking inspiration from these fascinating marine creatures, this artwork is a marvellous expression of vernacular architecture.
SILVERWASE VASES & BOTANICAL TILES
By Studio Glithero
These stunning creations reflect Glithero’s attempt to preserve a moment in the life of individual plant specimens from JOALI Maldives.