unlike most clean, polished spa interiors, outlooker design looked to nature to shape this relaxing spatial environment for yue fangquan SPA in wuhan, china. the design is articulated by gentle curves, warm earthy tones, and rocks and reeds that have been ‘borrowed’ from nature.
images courtesy of wang h / outlooker design
when designing yue fangquan SPA, outlooker design sought to provide relief from the ‘high-rises and dazzling world’ of contemporary chinese cities. to achieve this goal, the designer literally brought the outdoors inside. dried reeds from xiapu county populate the rooms alongside roughly shapen stones, resulting in a space that feels more like an outdoor courtyard.
there’s not a right angle in sight as all of the walls, ceilings and other architectural elements are characterized by organic-like curves. the furniture pieces follow a retrofuturistic theme, including a retrofuturism-style MCM (mid-century modern) sofa designed by joe colombo in 1969 that occupies the hallway. as for the material palette, warm neutrals and terracotta-colored stone dominate with just a few hints of sleek metal.
reeds from xiapu, fujian, china
name: yue fangquan SPA
location: wuhan, china
design: wang h / outlooker design
edited by: lynne myers | designboom