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VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

United Arab Emirates Architecture News - Mar 17, 2021 - 16:16   3691 views

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

Dubai-based interior design studio VSHD Design has used golden touches, soft surfaces and minimal details in the interiors of this wellness and beauty spa center in Dubai’s Jumeirah neighborhood in the United Arab Emirates.

Named ZAAZ Wellness & Beauty Spa, the 240-square-metre spa is located in Dubai’s Jumeirah neighborhood. Set across two floors, its interiors take cues from Moroccan and Berber heritage combined with minimalistic modern design elements.

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

A homegrown brand with a mission to offer beauty and wellness treatments from Morocco in a harmonious and calming environment, ZAAZ uses top-of-the-line beauty products and organic skin oils and creams sourced from Morocco. 

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

Traditional Moroccan and Berber architectural and design elements can be found throughout the spa, dressing each space in a look inherent to Moroccan culture and history, with a particular focus on elements from southern Morocco.

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

The completion of the project took only 12 months, required the sourcing of specific material, custom-design elements, and heritage items, including Tadelakt, a waterproof plaster made in Morocco for the hammam on the second floor; and specially made Zellij tiles, which can be found throughout the spa offering an authentic experience of a spa in Morocco. 

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

"A distinct feature of ZAAZ is its simplicity," said VSHD Design. 

"The design of the spa provides a taste of Morocco in a discreet manner without an uproar of embellishment and instead focuses on the beauty of the materials, the lighting, lines, and proportions inherent in each spa." 

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

The spa upholds Morocco’s aesthetic traditions and heritage as well as its renowned beauty rituals through a minimalistic design rich in materials that offers a sense of peace, serenity, and escape.

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

VSHD Design reflects Moroccan and Berber heritage in interiors of wellness and beauty spa in Dubai

VSHD Design was founded in Dubai in 2007 by interior architect, Rania Hamed. The studio is a multiple award-winning interior architecture firm renowned for the style, functionality, quality, and attention to detail of its projects in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, London, Amman, and Florida.

Project facts

Name of Project: ZAAZ Wellness & Beauty.

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Area: 240 m2 

Client: Asmaa Quorrich

Lead Designer: Rania M Hamed

Senior Designer: Arianna Cardin

Project Manager: Bryan Miranda

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