“The Retreat is built into an 800-year-old lava flow and we wanted the design to presentate that.”Sigurdur Thorsteinsson, Chief Design Officer, Design Group
WATER MEETS WELLNESS
Project participants: Design Group Italia, Basalt Architects
Collections: AXOR Starck, AXOR Showers
Surface finish: Chrome, Brushed Black Chrome
At the Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland, earth, water and design come together as never before. An 800-year-old lava vein runs through the heart of the complex, and the rockʼs unique qualities are everywhere incorporated into the architecture.
But the real star is the water. Created in a tectonic realm of searing heat and immense pressure, the mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon is fabled for its healing properties and otherworldly beauty. This water completely surrounds the Retreatʼs 62-suite luxury hotel, to stunning effect. And the special relationship with water continues indoors, where bathrooms are equipped with AXOR Starck mixers and AXOR Showers products in Chrome and the AXOR FinishPlus surface Brushed Black Chrome.