Teaming existing rock with modern fittings, Italian architect Alberto Apostoli plays with a profusion of ideas for Atrium Spa & Beaute, ensconced in a basement in Macon, France

A curved corridor leads to the wet zone featuring a Finnish sauna and steam bath on one side, and to a treatment area on the other side

In the couple’s treatment room beds by Italian company Lemi create the ideal refuge

From the lighting to customised furniture, the result reflects a mix of pre-existing stone and contemporary materials, managed through a thoughtful creative process

The wet area features tiles by Atlas Concorde and mosaics by Sicis to make an imposing backdrop.
Photographs by Alexandre Montagne courtesy Alberto Apostoli - Architecture & Design

The faucets and rain shower in the space are by German label WDT Werner Dosiertechnik

You can literally hide away from daily humdrum in this underground spa

by Nupur Ashok Sarvaiya Mar 17, 2017
We dare say that even the last queen of France, Marie Antoinette would have approved Italy based visionary Alberto Apostoli’s Atrium Spa & Beaute overrun with opulence. Located in Macon, France the spa is a “hidden” gem perched in an old underground crypt spread across two levels.

On the ground floor, there’s a stylish New Baroque salon, while the staircase in porcelain stoneware tiles directs to the lower level exuding a medieval aura. A curved corridor leads to the wet zone featuring a Finnish sauna and steam bath on one side, and to a treatment area with two tasteful single and one couple’s room devoted to therapies from the world over, on the other.

At the end, a tea corner with a cabinet that seems to float, thanks to underside illumination, makes for a holistic experience. From the lighting to customised furniture, “the result reflects a mix of pre-existing stone and contemporary materials, managed through a thoughtful creative process,” Alberto concludes.

We recommend their tailor-made vinotherapy treatment for every wine connoisseur that involves a grape oil based massage followed by a barrel bath with vino leaves and rose petals to look and feel relaxed and renewed. The best part: you can tag your little one along for some pampering too. On offer are Baby Spa rituals that are adapted to the specificities of children and toddles.


The faucets and rain shower in the space are by German label WDT Werner Dosiertechnik