Muza Lab’s resort interiors informed by Greek culture and landscapes

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Promotion: design studio Muza Lab has created the interior and exterior spaces of the One&Only Aesthesis resort, bungalows and villas in Athens, Greece.

The resort is situated in Athens’ southern suburb of Glyfada and includes a lobby, villas, restaurants, bars, a beach club and a spa.

The resort is situated close to the sea

Set within 21 hectares of protected forest reserve, One&Only Aesthesis is located close to the ancient wonders of the Greek capital.

The area is known as the Athens Riviera and is characterised by its mild, Mediterranean climate, lush vegetation and opulent beachfront residences.

Muza Lab was informed by the area’s history and culture when developing the overall design scheme, as well as drawing on six natural elements – fire, water, earth, air, metal and light.

Muza Lab designed both the interiors and terraces of the resort

Natural light is present throughout the interior spaces regardless of their functions, with large windows allowing both light and nature to enter the rooms.

Textural local stone and marble are also used across the scheme, uniting the spaces by underpinning them with naturally occurring materials found in Greece.

Interiors have a tactility created by natural materials and soft furnishings

The studio also turned to mid-century design when selecting finishes and furnishings, which refer back to a time in which the Athens Riviera was at its peak.

The entrance to the lobby is via a sloped catwalk designed to draw guests directly to the view at the water’s edge.

The lobby utilises natural light and a neutral colour palette

According to Muza Lab, the lobby’s minimal interiors aim to bring focus to the local materials used.

The neutral colour palette is broken up by geometric patterns and woven leather accent pieces, which celebrate Greece’s leather goods industries.

Bathrooms are designed to have a spa-like quality

The bungalows are clustered around expansive terraces and pools and their interiors are characterised by a palette of browns, beiges and vivid blues.

Bright textiles and light oak fittings are joined by leather and woven goods that animate the bedrooms and create an authentic atmosphere specific to the region.

Natural textures are present in all spaces

Bathrooms in each bungalow are studded with bronze fixtures and stone bathtubs, giving them an air of timelessness.

Rain showers, characterful light fittings, natural stone walls and floors and bright textiles continue to provide an air of quiet luxury.

Bedrooms are equipped with indoor and outdoor seating areas

The resort’s restaurants, bars, beach club and spa have subtly differing themes – for example, the spa is informed by Greek gardens.

Muza Lab, founded by Nathan Hutchins and Inge Moore, is a London-based design studio that works internationally in residential and hospitality sectors, from safari lodges in Botswana and resorts in the Maldives to superyachts and private chalets.

For more information on Muza Lab, visit its website here.

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