The Prakriti Shakti Resort, part of the CGH-Earth hotel group, enjoys an envious, bucolic setting embraced by lush, diverse vegetation and the impressive Panchalimedu hills of Kerala (India). The resort provides an oasis into which guests can come, slipping into nature and benefiting from its healing powers, leaving the frenetic pace of everyday life behind. The resort offers a range of healing options and treatments, from naturopathy to holistic medicine, each provided in a specific space. The accommodation is in 19-finely decorated cottages in which natural materials abound, creating a wonderfully relaxing space that complements the rest of the resort, whether indoors or outdoors. A sense of relaxation pervades practically every detail, including the bathrooms in these cottages, where Duravit’s Vero above-counter basins sit on large
wooden consoles in perfect harmony with nature. Each interior environment is intentionally in direct contact with the surrounding vegetation through large windows and spacious balconies that also provide guests with breathtaking panoramic views. The bathrooms combine privacy with visual or physical access to small, hidden pockets of nature, creating a sense of having a shower surrounded by the plants that are visible through large windows or, in some cases, even directly accessible.
The furnishings for each cottage were selected down to the smallest details. For example, the use of the Vero line by Duravit adds a sense of elegance, with its simple, linear shapes. The Vero basins are rectangular, providing the ideal solution for these bathrooms as they differ in style and size. The basins themselves come in various sizes and formats, with the option to include a platform for the taps, although this feature was not required for the Prakriti Shakti Resort. The pure lines of Vero provide an elegant addition to any counter type or wooden console (another linear element), especially because of the perfect contrast created with the white of the ceramic.