A serene oasis in the middle of the bustling city of Seoul – Tanning in the City is a salon designed by Studio Fragment, offering an ultimate sense of calm. Timber-clad ceiling contrasts with a nude-themed space, lit up by natural light. The creamy palette was balanced with a variety of textures – from brown leather cushions through rattan furnitures to concrete.
Customers walk through a raw corridor to enter what seems like a dining room with a rounded table in the centre and an inbuilt bookcase. This waiting space is far from usual reception areas, already redefining the entire experience as time seems to be put on hold. Intimate, private treatment rooms feature dimmed light and modest furnishings as austerity becomes the symbol of utmost luxury.