architecture

"Wherever we were in this amazing building, we felt connected to the ever-changing views."

Architecture

Saffire Freycinet takes its inspiration from the colours of the peninsula – the pink granite of the Hazards mountains, the white beaches, sapphire waters and the grey-green of the native bushland. The aim is to connect the Saffire Freycinet experience to the surrounding environment, seamlessly joining the outside with inside to create a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat.

Saffire Freycinet’s use of timber, stone and leather encourages an authentic, tactile experience, bringing the beauty and depth of nature into all facets of this Australian luxury lodge in Australia.

Where possible, quality Tasmanian products and designers have been used to create a unique sanctuary that is soothing and healing, bringing an overall feeling of wellness and calmness.

Since opening, Saffire Freycinet has won several design awards, including US Magazine Interior Design naming Saffire “Best of Year 2010”. Please read our awards and accolades page for more Saffire Freycinet awards.

Designed by award-winning Tasmanian architect Robert Morris Nunn and associates Circa Architecture, the buildings are conceptually organic, reflecting the surrounding environment. Saffire Freycinet evokes a connection to the sea through references to waves, sea creatures, sand dunes and a flowing, organic form.

The design of Saffire Freycinet as a luxury lodge in Australia is unique and instantly recognisable, just like its location. The unmistakable peaks of the Hazards mountains are framed by the main building’s roofline, and the suites below present like waves peeling on the shore.

The roof is made from curved Tasmanian wood beams, built in a ribbed structure with ply overlay, which forms a smooth underlay for the Polymea membrane. Although complex in concept, the build and look of the roof present a very simple view without dominating the entire structure of Saffire Freycinet.

The glass used has a very low percentage of reflectivity, allowing for maximum impact when viewing the surrounding coastal beauty both during the day and at night.

Concept

Saffire Freycinet connects with its environment to generate an authentic, enriching, rejuvenating and uplifting experience.

Distinct in its design as an Australian luxury lodge, exclusive in its features and set apart by its tailored, personal experiences and services, Saffire Freycinet's staff are dedicated to providing quality, memorable service; unforgettable experiences; indulgent and self-selected dining options; inspiring accommodation spaces and an overall sense of wellbeing and relaxation.

Design

Chhada Siembieda’s interior design for Saffire Freycinet is inspired by the natural environment. The purity of the pristine coastal landscape environment is reflected in a fresh, modern, relaxing and uncontrived design style. Saffire Fraycinet.

Stone and timber reflect the landscape, with colours, hues and textures that create an almost seamless feel between the inside and outside. The interiors harmonise with the area’s natural beauty, offering comfort and luxury while allowing guests to use the space freely and informally, as if relaxing in a coastal home.

Colours are drawn from nature and the local environment – soft grey, taupe, green and blue, with punches of varying shades of orange, which reflect the startling colours of lichen that a walker will see growing on the driftwood and rocks on the area’s beaches. The granite of the Hazards mountain range is also featured in hand-woven rugs bearing colours and designs celebrating the rugged beauty of these dramatic rock formations.

Furniture shapes are contemporary but not hard-edged, with the extensive use of timber, custom woven fabrics and leather. Among the custom designed and crafted pieces are original, classic contemporary pieces by luminaries such as Ray and Charles Eames.