This has to be one of the most spectactular holiday locations we’ve seen in Australia. For Design Hunters™, it has to be the way Saffire sits within the landscape, caressing the contours of its headland location on the Freycinet Peninsula.
The whole resort reaches out to the landscape and ocean views, opening up with huge awnings and expanses of glass from the communal areas and accommodation alike.
The architects, Morris Nunn and Associates have drawn from the surrounding landscapes, making reference to sand dunes, water, and plants and animals.
The roof of the main building – housing the restaurant and lobby area – internally could reflect the movement of waves far out to see, or the flowing sand dunes, but from the air the structure clearly resembles a manta ray.
The interiors, designed by Chada Siembieda, offer a limited colour palette and materials – stone and wood – further echoing the surrounding environment. The array of furniture includes custom-designed and made pieces as well as some design classics.
With the Museum of Old and New Art Pavilions and Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania has two of the most impressive holiday destinations in Australia, proving that the island’s raw beauty is being matched by quality, innovative design.
Definitely worth a trip.
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