A timeless home

It was love at first sight that pushed Shenaz and Daniel de Robillard to invest in this gigantic renovation of the Saint Antoine distillery. All it took was a vision steeped in modernity, to preserve the splendour of this historical building and give it a new life.

Luxury Indian Ocean Hors du temps 1

This home, which was never destined to be one, is the dream encounter between old and modern, industrial and artisanal… At the heart of a never-ending tree-lined garden, the modern style blends perfectly with the remnants of the past. The story of tomorrow overlaps on yesterday’s, leading the way to infinite possibilities…

Losing this industrial look? Unthinkable for Shenaz and Daniel. But then, how to convert this old distillery into a warm home? Mission accomplished. Throughout our visit, we discover the project of a lifetime…

It is the soul of this passionate couple that we discover…

Everything and nothing at the same time predestined them for this beautiful project. Shenaz and Daniel had no idea what an extraordinary adventure life had in store for them. A sharp vision refined by their long experience in fashion led them to design and interior decoration.

Everything and nothing at the same time predestined them for this beautiful project. Shenaz and Daniel had no idea what an extraordinary adventure life had in store for them. A sharp vision refined by their long experience in fashion led them to design and interior decoration.

A story told through each object and each painting.

Created in 2015 and co-founded by Shenaz Currimjee de Robillard, Ekla provides indoor and outdoor furniture and decorative accessories ranging from designer lights to carpets. This unique selection from Europe, Mauritius and beyond, include pieces designed and created by Daniel de Robillard himself. With a contemporary and refined style, these works of art have a common thread: often inspired by nature, they all tell a beautiful story…

Photos • Eric Lee