The cubist-inspired architecture of this home, developed by architect Jaime Serra Verdaguer, radiates an atmosphere dominated by a mix of nature chic, ethnic purism, and art. Tailored to the very specific tastes of its owner, an international epicurean, the house stands in stark contrast to the surrounding nature. A bank of sliding glass doors open all the way onto covered terraces that double the living space. A specially designed system of LED lights transforms the outdoor areas into a magical space filled with an ever changing glow of dancing colors. SEPTEMBER — 2015 5 The owner-designed pool is made of black Italian slate, whose color changes from emerald green to anthracite to dark blue in the sunlight. Most of furniture is custom- made by Morgan Interiors from limed oak and combined with classic design elements. Sven Väth Sven Väth is quite simply unique. A legend in his own lifetime with a commitment and passion that has influenced the advance and evolution of electronic music. Clubs, record labels and careers have been launched. There are some people that are destined to emerge and change things. Change landscapes. Sven Väth is a risk taking visionary, an instigator, an innovator and very possibly invincible. It all started in Frankfurt in 1981. Quickly the figurehead for a techno revolution in Germany that was to spread far and wide. Worldwide. Setting sail alone, this was 1981 and this was new. The Omen Club and so many other adventures punctuated this period, getting the sound out there. Vinyl then, vinyl now. Parties that mattered and changed things. Parties that reinforced a vision and eventually gave birth to Cocoon. An extraordinary residency in one of the best clubs in the world was unleashed in 1999. Cocoon Ibiza, Amnesia on a Monday night. Now 15 years of parties that have set new standards in production and have never compromised on what matters. The music. An incredible risk became, and still is, one of the great successes in modern music and clubbing. A phenomenon now attracting upwards of 80,000 visitors in a 4 month season with Sven Väth front and centre throughout. Along with Cocoon Ibiza Sven created a booking agency (now Flash Artist Booking - targeting the best and the brightest), an event agency (Cocoon Event – spreading the vision across 5 continents and now over 30 countries) and a record label (Cocoon Recordings - with a back catalogue stuffed with quality) that gets ever more important and just keeps growing. For all that you have to meet the man behind the decks to really get it. With vinyl flailing he picks up a crowd and takes them with him. At a Sven gig you are in a performance with no one knowing quite what is going to happen. It has always been so. There may be 120 gigs a year, some big some small, but you will always feel invited and you will always see the heart of the man. That heart belongs to the crowd. Everyone is a VIP. Sven Väth is rock and roll. n October 2014 there was a happening that expressed exactly this togetherness. It was a 50th birthday party that had everything. In stunning surroundings 12,000 people joined together in Mannheim to celebrate a monu- mental life and career. An unforgettable night of dancing and community. In 2015 the most charismatic DJ of his generation is more vital and relevant than ever. Utterly professional, utterly unpredictable. No one else like him. Not even close. Morgen was founded in 1998 by architect Sabine Mühlbauer and artist Thomas Tritsch. The Studio plans and implements interior design projects in public and private living spaces. Based in Frankfurt Osthafen, Morgen creates amongst other things projects and furniture for fares, museums, restaurants, clubs, shops, offices and the furniture industry from idea to finish. All furniture is produced in the in-house workshop based at the headquarters, following traditional rules of carpentry. The Morgen furniture are timeless objects, inspired and created by working with individual customers and personalities. This way every piece of furniture has its own origin, idea and story. All pieces of the collection have a strong character, without being exorbitant. They integrate without downgrading; they can be combined, transformed and can always function as a solitaire. Before delivery the unique pieces are signed and marked with a serial number. They are available in selected stores in Europe and the USA. Morgen & Friends is the showroom for international furniture and lighting manufacturers and of course craftsmen from all trades. During every day work and over the years friendships have developed, which complete the creation of living spaces to perfection. Väth called for Morgen Interiors to design the interiors and exteriors of the Villa Amantiga I. At entrance, a huge cactus has been planted in a grey UR80, while the name of the villa itself was carved into a small black K- Series pebble, with dark blue coloring into the letters. At the back, up on the stairs, a various selection of U shaped bowls are placed , and another group of series rhythm the space around the swimming pool, next to a clipped hedge of taxus.