Built directly into an 800-year-old lava flow, the Retreat encompasses a subterranean spa, geothermal lagoon, a restaurant that reimagines Iceland’s culinary traditions, and a 62-suite luxury hotel encircled by the Blue Lagoon’s mineral-rich waters.
Working in close, multidisciplinary collaboration throughout the project, we designed the experience, the interiors with the collaboration of Basalt Architects. We also took care of the overall design strategy, style direction, branding, graphic design and signage and product design, partnering with B&B Italia, Axor, iGuzzini, EFLA and Liska. The result is a destination where the seamless interplay of lava, moss, and water is woven into every facet of the guest journey.
The ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ is awarded for groundbreaking design and is the highest award in the competition. This prize is reserved for the best products in a category. Just 80 products – or 1.5% of this years’ entries – received the Best of the Best nomination, which is an indication of the ground-breaking nature of their design quality.