The Cushion Room at La Galeria Elefante
Ibiza and cushions go hand in hand. Huge, oversized floor cushions; colourful, vibrant scatter cushions; durable outdoor chillout cushions; decorative cushions for the bed; plush cushions for the sofa; comfy cushions for outdoor seating. If you like it then you better put a cushion on it!
In Ibiza, if you’re looking for a cushion – no matter what shape, size or style – or ten, the number one place on your shopping list should be La Galeria Elefante. The beautiful concept store, located on the road from Ibiza to Santa Gertrudis, boasts what is quite possibly the island’s biggest (and best!) collection of cushions, showcased in one fabulous room within the finca walls.
Enter The Cushion Room…
Shelves upon shelves are lined with whimsical and wonderful cushions, while the floors are stacked high – if Alice in Wonderland went mad (or perhaps, madder) this would be the padded room she’d be locked up in!
Victoria Durrer Gasse, the brains and beauty behind La Galeria Elefante scours the globe in search of unique and unusual fabrics to transform into cushions of all styles, also working closely with NGOs in Bali, Laos, Nepal and India to create one-of-a-kind pieces that mean money made from the cushions goes back to the women in the communities who helped produce the beautiful handiwork.
Star cushions (yes, there is such a thing) this season include wonderful oversized floor cushions made from scarves sourced in Guatemala, then made into cushions in India, and a range of hand-appliqued cushions made by Rural Artisans and the Self Employed Women’s Association in India. “With SEWA we did a whole lot of designs inspired by the island, such as almond trees and cactii, appliqued on hand-spun linen,” says Victoria. “Our Love and Peace cushions are made by Rural Artisans – they are such an inspiration.”
Whether you’re looking to kit out an entire villa or restaurant space, or are just looking for a special few to throw on your bed or sofa, The Cushion Room will have the cushion that is j-u-u-s-t right!