ESPA at the Istanbul Edition: Changing Rooms

Stunning spa design is all for naught if the flooring, walls and interiors become stained and tattered under the wear and tear of spa-going traffic. HBA London and ESPA worked together to pre-empt any design disasters. “We had a process with ESPA where we’d take all their oils and different treatment products and apply them to flooring and wall products, leaving them for a time, to test out all the materials beforehand,” Hutchins says. That process ensured that the embossed, bronze, handmade tiles in the lobby; the chocolate leather flooring in the treatment rooms; and the smoked-oak floors and Macassar ebony veneers on the lockers in the changing rooms were as beautiful as they were durable.