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. Sanguino views them as vessels that carry his past, and now breathe the wonderful air of the Maldives!
The vibrant stools are designed to last for many years, absorbing the warmth of the sun and the tales of the guests who enjoy sitting on them as time passes by. They are ready to befriend you and listen to your stories....what will you tell them?
The works of ceramicist Reinaldo Sanguino are vehicles for his memories, daily experiences and imaginings of the future. Like a life journal, his creations carry “mementos” that can be shared wherever they travel.
Born in Venezuela, Sanguino first fell in love with clay during his time at the School of Visual Arts Cristobal Rojas in Caracas, from where he graduated with a focus on ceramics. Now based in New York City, Sanguino has exhibited throughout the United States and South America and been awarded multiple national and international grants. He is especially known for his much-coveted clay stools.
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 Ardmore Ceramics
This striking work represents the emblematic grey heron found on the island, coupled with the romance of fragrant frangipanis and mystical mangroves.
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.