Q&A - Bobby Dekeyser

Chairman of Dedon

Germany

Bobby Dekeyser, the founder of furniture maker Dedon, has turned hotelier and teamed up with Daniel Borer, owner of Switzerland’s Hotel Giardino, for his new venture, Dedon Places.

What is Dedon Places?
We’re opening our first hotel, Dedon Island Resort in the Philippines called Siargao in December. We also have a chalet planned, a project in Africa and a hotel in New York or Hamburg.

What does Dedon Places offer?
On the island we only have 10 houses. It’s very personal – you’re not a guest, you’re at home.

What’s next for Dedon?
We have a furniture collaboration with Philippe Starck called Play and in July we’re launching a 2011 collection in South Africa.

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