“The enveloping light of the large windows, and the silence, unusual for the center of a large city, convinced us that this was the right location for City ZEN. Thehigh ceilings and incomparable space assured us we had found an ideal home for Holistic Wellness. We designed most of the lighting fixtures and furnishings ad hoc using reclaimed elements and adapting them to new functions.
The old doors were transformed into sliding doors for closets. Discarded building site planks were adapted to create bookcases, containers, side tables and reception desks, all by Oscar Merli. Recycled mirrors, old benches and refurbished washbasins were used in the locker rooms, to create an lived-in, comfortable environment. The logo that catches the eye as you enter the studio is immersed in a ‘forest’ of birch trees and the various messages that accompany the guests are made of honeycomb cardboard to complement the simple and natural image of City ZEN.”