Space Popular's Bangkok spa blends luxury and tranquillity

The London-based practice has created an immersive space for Infinity Wellbeing's latest spa, featuring pastel colours and terrazzo floors, custom furniture and greenery, for a calming and dynamic space

Interior of a treatment room at Infinity Wellbeing, Bangkok with dark teal square wall panelling, treatment tables, chairs and view of outside greenery
Designed by Space Popular, the new Infinity Wellbeing spa in Bangkok includes custom furniture and greenery (pictured here in a treatment room)
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Space Popular (opens in new tab), the London duo known for their inventive use of colour, have created the interiors and furniture for a new spa in Bangkok.

This is the second spa Space Popular has designed for wellness (opens in new tab) brand Infinity: called Infinity Wellbeing, the day spa is on a side street off the capital’s busy Sukhumvit Road. Rather than a shiny white clinical execution, typical of some spa environments, Space Popular’s latest solution features mint green, light petroleum blue and copper elements, with white merely playing a supporting role as a backdrop.

Spa reception area at Infinity Wellbeing, Bangkok with desk, chairs, terrazzo floors and view of outside greenery

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Lara Lesmes, co-founder of Space Popular with Fredrik Hellberg, says of their approach to interiors: ‘objects such as furniture and fittings, become the key feature against a more muted background.'

At Infinity Wellbeing, the furniture is from the firm’s latest collection, called the Second Collection, which includes a lounge chair, bar stool, reclining chair with built in leg-rest, side table, and coffee table. Each one has a structure of thick green metal tubes, with chunky blue upholstery. Spa visitors first come across the furniture in the lobby, which is entered from a garden dense with foliage – a sharp contrast to the urban hustle beyond.

Treatment room at Infinity Wellbeing, Bangkok with terracotta walls, treatment beds and rectangular strip lighting

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The three treatment rooms are all different, from pale pink terrazzo and a textured plaster surface for the wet area and steam room, to a dark blue massage area.

Lesmes and Hellberg – who had a show at the RIBA (opens in new tab) in London earlier this year - have combined sumptuous elements with more everyday touches, thereby drawing on Thailand’s market and street food culture. Hence the off-the-shelf packaging foam, which is used as a ceiling in some parts of the 500m2 space. Meanwhile, copper strips act as a delicate grid structure and light fixtures in the reception area. The aim – and effect – is one of tasteful tranquility.

Restroom with green terrazzo surfaces, striped walls and round backlit mirror at Infinity Wellbeing, Bangkok

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Pastel colour chair, matching stone side table, copper detail and cylinder lights at Infinity Wellbeing, Bangkok

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Treatment area with chairs, white curtains, terrazzo floors and view of outside greenery at Infinity Wellbeing, Bangkok

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Pastel green striped corridor with lighting at Infinity Wellbeing, Bangkok

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Seating area with mirrored walls and copper detail at Infinity Wellbeing, Bangkok

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