OZEN by Atmosphere

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Design Concept

Adhering to the design brief, Ozen by Atmosphere draws inspiration from its natural surroundings, steering away from a clinical aesthetic and instead picking up on nature’s vibrant colour tonalities. Blending sea, sand and earth, its aspiration is to transcend expectations, without detracting away from the beauty and Maldivian spirit of Maadhoo island.

This ethos is best expressed in the resort’s villas, of which there are two kinds, each aiming to respond to a different facet of nature. Villas directly on the beach are aptly called Earth Villas, as they are reminiscent of innocent childhood memories of being on the beach, with the sand under your feet and therefore the colours chosen are warm & familiar. Furnishings are comfortably proportioned and accented with details such as mother of pearl and bamboo. Villas perched over the water are called Wind Villas as they recall the feeling of the breeze in your hair; colours are cool and shapes are fluid to invoke dreaminess and serenity. The bedhead features fish sculptures floating above you against a wallcovering recalling the Maldivian seas.

Elevating dining to a complete sensory experience, each restaurant in the property is designed with an individual theme. The Palms all day restaurant is soulful with trees enveloping dining nooks and patterns on the floor and walls echoing plant life and flora. Traditions Restaurant has a dual identity, with the interior space divided into Peking (Chinese) and Indo-Ceylon (Indian); each half features shared architectural shapes and interior furnishings, but with cultural elements portrayed reflecting each half’s flavours. Joie de Vivre overlooks the resort’s main pool – spread over a wide expanse of water and colour, the features are vibrant, providing an upbeat motif for relaxed gatherings.

Separate from the other eateries is the resort’s gourmet underwater restaurant and bar, M6m. It is designed to be a destination on its own, with chic details evoking modernity and exclusivity.

The property’s spa complex, called Elena by Atmosphere, features a juice bar with comfortably allocated furnishings and treatment rooms crafted to reflect a feeling of luxury and warmth.

Enhancing the whole resort, a carefully curated art collection was specially defined to suit each and every space. Working with well-known artists from Europe and Asia, Ozen stands to become a haven for discerning clients who are both aware of the simplicity that is implicit when it comes to luxury and the natural beauty that has been infused in each step of the design.

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The Designer – Isabelle Marie Miaja

Firmly established in the design world, Isabelle Miaja is the Managing Director of Miaja Design Group, an international Interior Design firm providing hospitality design solutions for luxury brand hotels and resorts, corporate developments and high-end residential clients across the world since 1995.

Isabelle has worked on countless projects of note including developments across the Middle East, Central Asia, South East Asia and South Pacific. Clients include big resort names such as Per Aquum, IHG, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Millennium Hotels, Rotana Hotels & Resorts, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Amari Havodda Maldives, Pullman Resort Nadi Bay Fiji, Desert Palm Dubai Presidential Suite, Sofitel So Singapore, Pullman Central Park, Sofitel Mumbai BKC in India and most recently OZEN by Atmosphere.

Mrs. Miaja said, “I like my designs to follow what we call in French “l’air du temps”, it also follows my own experiences and attractions and art has always been a great guide. The more daring you are and the more individualistic the expression, the better!”

She has won numerous awards and accolades throughout her career for her creative design work and currently holds the title of Vice President for the Society of Interior Designers Singapore.

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