01 essentially extraordinary
Completed in 2022
This project was completed in collaboration with Linda Boronkay.
The brief called for ‘No ordinary spa experience’. Osborn House’s private boutique spa was, like the hotel, to be a very special experience that evoked an ambience from a previous era. Our design focus was very much on the curation of a delicate balance: globally sourced vintage pieces, the masterful restoration of existing character, and contemporary expressions of beautiful craftsmanship.
Absent are clinical spa associations, and any thought of minimalism. Instead, this spa evokes a slower time, with the feel of a classic apothecary, as if from a film set.
While utterly luxurious, the emphasis here is on healing rather than simply indulging, for a feel-good experience that is the very definition of restorative bliss.
We designed generously sized walk-in showers lined in handmade wall tiles, and treatment rooms curated with a restrained palette. Deep natural sea, forest and earth tones predominate, with brass-edged mirrors and tapware, and richly veined stone.
We also designed a special transition space for after treatments for clients to relax and take in the superb, uplifting garden views.