ÉTÉ SANS FIN’: LIMITED EDITION SURFBOARD COLLECTION
I grew up in a small coastal town in Australia, called Port Macquarie, so the beach & its influence is intrinsic to my style.
Spending 10 years in Sydney’s Eastern beaches, Bondi, Tamarama & Bronte – I was really inspired by the living style of bringing outdoors in. The relaxed, sanctuary style of the original beach houses that had been restored with luxe finishes, while still keeping some of their beautiful bohemian original aesthetics.
Moving to New York City, my closest beach destination is the Hamptons. I like to spend time in Montauk, known as ‘The End’ because it’s the easternmost point of the island and New York state. When you think of New York, you think skylines & yellow cabs, but the beautiful juxtaposition is that New York is also home to this sleepy little beach town, that on most days is the same shade as a desaturated Instagram filter (my ideal palette!).
Interiors in Montauk are built for beach living and are often people's second homes to escape the craziness of the city.
Whilst living in the USA, I have also spent extended time in California. The Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Monica up to Big Sur is one of my favourite stretches of road on the planet. I am wholly obsessed with SoCal architecture & interiors – 1970’s beach bungalows, masculine but minimal interiors, and palm trees for as far as the eye can see.
It is the time I have spent in these three locations, that inspired this limited edition SAMANTHA WILLS ‘ÉTÉ SANS FIN’ (Endless Summer) Surfboard Series. I designed 3 boards, individually inspired by each location; ‘BRONTE’, (NSW, Australia), ‘PACIFIC COAST HWY’ (Malibu, California), & ‘MONTAUK’ (East Hampton, New York). – SWx
*These were created as Limited Edition in collaboration with Rhythm Sticks, Byron Bay
ÉTÉ SANS FIN shot in interiors at La Porte Space, Sydney Australia
ÉTÉ SANS FIN: SAMANTHA WILLS SURFBOARDS Campaign
Photographer: Scott Ehler
DESIGN INSPIRATION: DECONSTRUCTED