Lava and leather
Relaxation is a rare asset in these stressful times – finding silence, an environment that is low on stimuli and luxurious comfort can be a challenge. But the five-star “Blue Lagoon” resort not only easily meets all these wishes but also ensures guests have a direct and authentic experience of Iceland’s fascinating nature. Designed by Basalt Architects, the hotel boasts 62 rooms, an underground spa and a restaurant that were built into a natural wall of lava. From the numerous panorama windows, you can look out over the moss-covered volcanic stone of the Svartsengi lava field and the lagoon that is fed with geothermically heated sea water. Even in the depths of winter guests can enjoy a relaxing swim in the pleasantly warm and clear azure blue water surrounded by a snowy landscape. Wellness for body and soul is taken to a new level here.
In the resort rooms guests can take a seat on furniture by B&B Italia – such as the armchairs of the “Mart” collection by Antonio Citterio. The fiberglass shell is adapted to the body’s organic curve and in combination with the thermoformed leather upholstery produces a harmonious appearance. Two tilt settings for the shell make for individual comfort. The resort also features chairs and ottomans from the "Édouard collection" with high backrests, ergonomic design and optional headrests. The cocktail easy chair “Febo” by Maxalto is ideal for a relaxed drink: With a low backrest and strikingly visible seams the armchair unites traditional elegance and modern charm. As for the “Michel Club” sofas their elements of varying sizes make it possible to create individual seating ensembles.
The desigerns also chose the classic “Diesis” side table by Antonio Citterio and Paolo Nava from 1979 featuring tops of marble, leather or tinted glass on die-cast aluminum supports. By contrast, the side tables “Fat-Fat – Lady-Fat” by Patricia Urquiola combine storage space and a surface for placing objects in the guise of a removable sheet metal tray. The cover for these voluminous elements can be chosen from a wide range of fabrics or leather. For the “Blue Lagoon” natural, low-key shades were selected, which fit in perfectly with the interior design of the rooms that are characterized by colors ranging from anthracite to gray. Alternating areas of exposed concrete and timber form a strong contrast and in combination with metal and glass create a highly relaxing ensemble in which the interior by B&B Italia with covers of leather and fine fabrics are set off to perfection. (am)