The design team at DOMANI explain they attempted to combine two contradictions in the space – extreme thickness and lightness, with extreme strength and softness. A series of sculptural curving furniture pieces embody this paradox, bringing a gentle quality to the exposed, rough concrete. Delicate metal framework sits alongside homogenous, dominating forms – a complex relationship that symbolises the diversity of women, and further, of beauty.
Chinese design brand A&V was called on to create the undulating copper bench and the seemingly weightless counter. It’s otherworldly shimmering form captures and reflects natural light cast from the adjacent glass-clad wall, bringing a sense of lightness to the scheme.
“The key to the interior of the guest rooms is the feel of water,” explains the design team. “When consumers open their eyes in a space with gentle and quiet light, the corrugated steel structure on the ceiling forms a water-like illusion through complex refraction and reflection. People are willing to stay in the middle of a certain blurred moment, spontaneously through the imagination of rippling water.”
A back-lit wide ledge runs along the walls, causing escaping shards of light to dance across the mirrored ceiling. The resulting spaces feel hugely expansive, bringing a sense of theatre to the beauty experience.
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