April 26, 2012

Take me to the Basement!

A new spa in Istanbul has opened in the basement of Edition Hotel. Designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates the ESPA takes inspiration from traditional Turkish baths but twisted it with Miami Beach (or Vegas). I love the contrast between dark rich materials and the splashes of shiny translucent surfaces. They used an Alabaster-like material around the pool, a hanging curtain of crystals behind the reception desk, and sparkling glass pendants over the vanities. The day bed on chains makes the space feel young and Babylonian.

Photos by Ken Hayden

Crystal Curtain Wall
Close up!

Sparkling Pendants

Alabaster-like Panels

Day Bed on Chains

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