If you are in the market for a new spa, then this list of top Spa interior designers may be just what you're looking for. When it comes to designing spas, there is no one that has more experience than these 10 world-class professionals. Their work speaks for itself and we think they deserve all the awards and accolades that have followed. Read on to find out who made our list of the industry's top 10 spa interior designers.
Artelier Art Consultancy (UK & International)
Here at Artelier we regularly work hand-in-hand with Spa interior designers & architects to provide unique commissioned art and feature walls. Each artwork is carefully chosen by our team of art consultants to reflect the aesthetic and ethos of the spa. If you are looking for unique art for your spa interiors project discover our collection of Spa Feature Walls or get in touch for a Free Consultation.
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1.Basalt Architects (Iceland)
Basalt Architects is an architectural office established in 2009 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Led by partners Sigríður Sigþórsdóttir (founder), Hrólfur Karl Cela and Marcos Zotes as well as their dynamic team of architects and designers that bring together a rich and extensive background. Basalt is known for creating innovative architecture and interior design in the wellness space that thoughtfully responds to the needs of their clients.
Completed in 2018 their flagship project, The Blue Lagoon Spa and Hotel in Iceland has received numerous accolades from international design publications and professional associations. The spa strikes the perfect balance between natural and manmade. Guests of the spa experience moments of thoughtful luxury, serenity, and rejuvenation surrounded by breathtaking rock formations and the powerful healing qualities of the blue lagoon.
Images Copyright: Basalt Architects & Design Group Italia
2.David Chipperfield (UK & International)
David Chipperfield Architects is well known for having mastered a minimalist approach to design. The firm's best-known spa project is London's Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre. The spa called for a minimalist aesthetic that would feel both modern and ancient giving a calming and invigorating experience to guests. David Chipperfield is also well known for designing museums and public buildings internationally.
Images Copyright: Hotel Cafe Royale, 4SeasonsSpa, Architizer
3.Deca Architecture (Greece)
Deca Architecture are forever seeking to unearth the beauty in every project, they believe that understanding a site is vital to its revitalization. Connecting with diverse audiences through the creation of poetic spaces that are sensitively tailored to human needs - whether physical or emotional.
In 2019 they completed the design of Euphoria Retreat in Greece which has gone on to receive a number of awards and accolades. "The Spa is meant to be at the same time peaceful and subversive, meditative and hallucinatory, orderly and free-flowing. This occurs through a choreographed transition of spaces in which light, sound, temperature, humidity, textures, materials and smells are carefully adjusted to create immersive sensory experiences." - Deca Architecture
Image Copyright: Euphoria Retreat, Deca Architecture
4.Johan Sundberg Arkitektur (Sweden)
Johan Sundberg Arkitektur is a Stockholm-based design studio. Led by principal architect Johan Sundberg, the team partners with clients throughout Sweden and beyond to develop projects that deliver two important outcomes: beauty and function. Through a diverse team of architects, designers, product developers and landscape architects JSA offers creative solutions across architecture, interior design and sustainable building practices
The recently completed Andrum Spa is situated on a serene slope and overlooks the grounds of a centuries old estate in Sweden. The spa comprises peaceful pools, with clean minimalist design and soothing landscaping that is immersed in the temperate forest landscape. "The building is designed on the basis of sensual impressions – light, aroma and taste, acoustics and touch. The materials are kept in their original form as far as possible, and together they form an entity that is at once soft-spoken and beautiful." - Johan Sundberg Arkitektur
Image Copyright Johan Sundberg Arkitektur
Smartvoll is an architecture firm which plays geometric forms against the content and principles of their concepts. They believe structural design yields to beauty that not only draws attention but sustains meaning to a design over time. They believe that the design process is not a static, linear system, it's an ever-evolving flow of competing ideas that are proposed and tested simultaneously.
Smartvoll has recently received a lot of attention for their design of a private spa in Hinterbrühl, Austria, the design has been described as a 21st century temple of relaxation. Smartvoll explains that the floor plan is reminiscent of paintings by Mondrian translated into three dimensional structures. The seemingly free-standing monolithic slabs are also reminiscent of Stoneheng or Greek temple ruins.
Image Copyright Smartvoll
6.Bensley Studio (SE Asia)
Established in 1989, Bensley has been designing some of the world's most iconic hotels, resorts, spas and residences. Over time the studio has established an international reputation for their creative designs that always evoke a sense of timeless cool–reflecting clients' individual tastes while making every space feel fresh and exciting.
Bensley Studio’s mission is to design the world's most gorgeous resorts and spas. Their creative team has taken their trailblazing, award-winning concepts across the globe to 180 resorts in over 30 countries. Working primarily across Asia, the team has designed Spas that have attracted an international clientele seeking a luxury resort experience that connects seamlessly with the traditional local aesthetic.
Image Copyright Bensley Studio
7.Denniston (Malaysia & International)
Denniston, established in 1983, is a multi-disciplinary design services company focused on hospitality. It was founded by Belgian-born Jean-Michel Gathy and has completed over 200 hotel projects internationally in the last 30 years.
Working with some of the world's biggest brands Denniston designs amazing resorts which interplay between internal space and outdoor gardens. The studio offers luxurious and elegant designs which blend seamlessly into their natural surroundings. The studio is well known for creating generous and layered spaces that combine elegantly beauty and function.
Image Copyright Denniston
8.Phillippe Starck (France)
Philippe Starck the founder of Starck Design has been in the design industry for over 40 years. He is world-famous for his wide range of designs and innovation. Starck believes that whatever creation one takes on must improve the lives of as many people as possible. Philippe's designs are found all over the world, he is especially celebrated for his interior design.
The studio is most well known for the design of the flagship spa for the Viceroy Resorts & Residences group which opened in Miami within the ICON Brickell Tower. Constructed to resemble a floating library amenities include a unique indoor water lounge featuring views over Biscayne Bay with bookcases and gigantic chandeliers that mimic ship's lamps or those on riverboats of days gone by.
Image Copyright Viceroy Resorts & Philippe Starck
9. Jacques Garcia (France)
French interior designer Jacques Garcia and his team are famous for possessing a truly unique style, taking inspiration from 17th- and 18th-century references they combine this with modern influences to create a timeless interpretation of French elegance. Considered widely as the master of decadent design, his portfolio includes the likes of Hôtel Costes in Paris, La Mamounia in Marrakech, and NYC’s NoMad as well as London's luxury boutique hotel, L’oscar.
When it comes to the spa aspect of a project the studio carefully combines regal opulence with comfort and convenience to arrive at design solutions that are both decadent and functional. If you want something unique for your spa then Jacques Garcia may just be the designer for you!
Image Copyright Jacques Garcia
10. 4seasons spa
Last but certainly not least 4SeasonsSpa is a company with unique expertise in bringing the spa designers' vision to life. They have worked closely with many of the designers on this list in a collaborative effort of co-designing spas. 4seasons Spa are experts at bringing innovative and professional spa solutions for luxury hotels, spa centres, residential spaces and for the super yacht industry. Spa solutions include elements such as saunas, steam-rooms, pools, whirlpools and water treatment equipment. Specializing exclusively in spas they can be an essential part of the team that brings your project to life.
Image Copyright 4seasons Spa
We have created this top 10 list to be a great resource with spa designers in all parts of the world working in different styles and aesthetics. We certainly hope that you have found a designer to suit your needs amidst this list. Here at Artelier we work closely with spa designers to provide the art and feature walls for spas to make a project truly unique, if you are interested in finding out more about what we do discover our entire portfolio of art for spa here .