It’s been a while since I’ve been able to go back to Norway, for obvious reasons. But when I saw that Vipp had recently collaborated with another hotel location there, I’m now desperate to visit.
Vipp has completely mastered the brand – hotel concept, integrating both their new and classic designs into places to stay. As it should be, a well designed hotel is a fully immersive experience and that’s exactly what they’re offering with owner of The Boulder Sky Lodge, Tom Norland.
Floating high above Norway’s Lysefjord near the Pulpit Rock or Prekestolen, as I know it, you’ll find the two one-legged wood cabins. They both have the most breath-taking landscape views. Designed to appear as if literally hovering above the cliff face, these cube shaped dwelling clad in Canadian cedar were realised by architect John Birger Grytdal from Norgeshus.
‘My intention was to give visitors a front row view to one of the best-known fjords in the world. The border between inside and outside had to be blurred to convey the feeling of floating in nature.’
- Owner Tom Norland.
Here, you’re surrounded by pine trees, sweeping crags leading down to the fjords and endless skies. A truly slow experience.
Inside the 22sqm Sky Lodges are two double bedrooms, a kitchen and dining space and bathroom, all fully equipped with Vipp furniture, lighting and accessories.
A sleek all-black Vipp kitchen (the dream!) and walls clad in a dark oak draw your eye forever towards the view. There are little distractions here and the furniture is merely a supporting cast. That’s not to say that I’m not completely in love with the iconic Jetson Dux armchair though.
So it’s hardly surprising that Forbes named it as one of the world’s 25 most surprising places to sleep. What better way to recharge your batteries than surrounded by nature and exquisite Nordic design. I really miss living in Norway, when I see photos like these.
As this is winter, I couldn’t resist this beautiful picture of The Bolder covered in snow. If this isn’t heaven, then I don’t know what is…
All photos by Anne Bråtvit @annemerenda_photo
Styling Maria Hove Vestre @mariahovevestre
Architect Norgeshus @norgeshus
Interior Vipp @Vipp provided by Element Studio in Norway @elementstudio