Warrior One by Golden
Inspired by the ocean and by a desire to create an organic, sensory experience for guests, Warrior One by interior design practice Golden is a transportive yoga studio found in bayside Melbourne.
Driven by the studio’s belief in a holistic approach to wellbeing, a calming entrance – notable for sisal carpet uniquely applied to the ceiling – sets the tone for a textural exploration of materials. A custom counter by Melbourne stonemason and artist Den Holm typifies what is a physical manifestation of sophisticated, contemporary coastal culture.
Expansive fluted-glass sliding doors filter daylight into the first of two yoga studios, divided by custom bi-fold doors detailed with wallpaper and solid oak. Integrated joinery provides a platform for the instructor whilst cleverly concealing equipment, and architectural hardwood beams overhead create subtle rhythm. A hand-textured wall enhances the sense of raw and organic, completing the inspiring space.
Elsewhere, guest amenities and change rooms further the notion of a calming retreat. Joinery imagined in warm walnut timber-veneer is designed to house personal belongings, while custom day beds encourage moments of quiet reprieve. The adjacent bathrooms make a bold statement with vast swathes of pink marble. Contrasting brass fixtures bring a sense of quiet indulgence; reflective of a space designed for transcendent experiences.
All Photos by Sharyn Cairns