Day Spa by KdnD studio LLP, Mumbai – India

March 20th, 2013 by retail design blog

“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” — B.K.S Iyengar
A day spa with boutique facility and healing environment of world class stature in a posh residential complex in south Mumbai was the brief provided by the developer. The day spa centre is an urban oasis catering not only to the residents of the complex but also offering it’s professional service to the citizens of the city. The spa maintained by an international brand caters in functionality as well as in aesthetics to the high standards set by the brand.

The conventional look n feel of a spa always attempts a south east Asian flavour. Due to the brand positioning as well as the aesthetically stance taken, there was a conscious effort to steer away from the obvious. The look attempted was to create an ambiance catering more to a European day spa with hotelier facilities.

The layout of the spa has been simply segregated with the more public functions like waiting, gallery and meditation spaces on the lower level with the individual massage therapy rooms located at the upper level. Focus on texture and lighting helps to create an environment which appeals to the six senses and accentuates the feeling of getting pampered; the essence of visiting a day spa!

Use of screens in form of wood or shear fabrics help to segregate spaces without compromising on the fluidity of the space. The ‘hamman’ room, is first of it’s kind in the city. It’s yellow textured Walls and floating stone bed in centre framed with mosaic arch as backdrop is reminiscent of the Turkish baths.

Designers: KdnD studio LLP
Photography: Sebastian Zachariach

http://www.contemporist.com/2013/03/15/day-spa-by-atelier-dnd/

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