• The Lodge

    Kabine by Kosmos

Coming inside Kabine is a real journey… KOSMOS invites you in the fanciful universe of the Kaptain in the discovery of your somewhere else, and make you travel thank to its music and texts. Signed by Tom Goodwing even on the walls (leader of the band Kosmos) this lodge upon the trees offers unusual items and contemporary furniture.  A real cabin for the journey you will create. Ready for the boarding ?

Coming inside Kabine is a real journey… KOSMOS invites you in the fanciful universe of the Kaptain in the discovery of your somewhere else, and make you travel thank to its music and texts. Signed by Tom Goodwing even on the walls (leader of the band Kosmos) this lodge upon the trees offers unusual items and contemporary furniture.  A real cabin for the journey you will create. Ready for the boarding ?

Interview

Tom Goodwing

Artist

Tell us what motivated you to join this project, how did you draw inspiration from the space and the nature around it ?

I didn’t hesitate to invest myself into a lodge creation when Anne-Caroline offers me to do it. Even though I am not a plastic artist I have always considered that my creations (songs, texts) were only a pretext to artistic collaboration. I always wanted to nourish my work from external universes, to confront it to another sensibility and sight. It was obvious to me to expand my universe to a preexisting space. I had the chance to visit Loire Valley Lodges throughout its opening in June 2020, I was caught by the lodges’ esthetic strength. It isn’t only a place where one can relax but a real carnal experience. Through the outstanding and seamless window bay, our entire body is diving into the forestry landscape. We find a kind of original calmness which is, up to me, the state of mind that an artist seeks to reach to express its creativity and imagination. When I was facing this for the first time I already that it was the ideal place for inspiration. I wanted everyone to feel this inspiration, especially those who are not looking for it. In every song I wrote for Kosmos there is this main idea that imagination is here to save us from a reality that became too much rational. I wanted my lodge to be a place where people could express their own artistic fiber in a fully free way. Above the environment, which is very inspiring, I wanted to create a timeless cocoon where we are pushed to live in a fictional relationship with reality. Welcomed by a mysterious but soothing voice, we are invited to get rid of our bells and stretch the sail. Then the landscape establish itself, or rather it doesn’t impose anything except its beauty and silence. We can see an engraved inscription on the wall. “Sculpt your cabin towards somewhere else.”. A newspaper on the door mentions a legendary Captain in a somewhere else that is close to us. Unusual items lead us to daydreams. A poem is engraved in a wooden panel. This Kabine seems to be a museum to this Captain. But has-he only existed? In this lodge, you are the artist. The piece of art is the landscape or rather what you are going to do with it. The Kosmos which you are going to draw the outlines. You are the Captain. Imagination is your vessel. This lodge is its Kabine.

How did you choose the piece of arts you wanted to put in the lodge?

With Anne-Caroline we were looking to furnish the Kabine with a 70’s “retro futurist” esthetic. Once more, it was a matter of improving the intemporal aspect of the place. Neither in the past nor in the future, we have the feeling to be in the middle of nowhere between reality and fiction. About the Kaptain’s items, I hunted them to personalized them at the image of the famous K. With the help of my friend Lola we engraved a poem and request towards somewhere else thank to a soldering iron.

Biography

Tom Goodwing

Tom Goodwing is graduated from HEC (Paris) in 2016. He decided to embrace a career in composition and music production, his passion since the beginning. Through his band “Kosmos” which he is the singer, songwriter and main composer, he released two singles and one extended play showing a pop and funky universe. Composed with funny and imaged texts, music is always a pretext to improve a strong visual universe whether on video clips, on their website or on their disc jacket. Obsessed by the idea of imagination, Tom is seeking to create fantasy world, Kosmos with constant increasement, which are nourished by the sensibility and the sight of a myriad of artist.

Tom, if you were...

  • A forest of the world :

    The Penn Avel Park

  • A tree :

    A chestnut tree

  • Part of this tree :

    The roots

  • A forest dweller :

    An elf

  • A season :

    Spring time

  • A mushroom :

    A shiitake

  • A wind :

    The furvent wind

  • A smell :

    The beach in winter