Luxury Frontiers, the San Francisco and Johannesburg-based international design and development services firm, has conceived and designed exclusive luxury accommodation for Camp Sarika by Amangiri. Canyon Equity developed the 78-acre campsite, set to debut in spring 2020 near the firm’s unrivaled Amangiri resort in Southern Utah. This first-ever North American all-weather, year-around camp is home to 10 luxury tents nestled at the foot of Utah’s mighty mesas. Luxury Frontiers’ design is a contextual tribute, captivating the senses while creating intimacy within the vast landscape.
Given the Sanskrit name for “open space” and “sky,” Camp Sarika’s luxury encampment is surrounded by 600 acres of expansive wilderness in the heart of Southern Utah. Not only does the camp offer carefully curated vistas of rocky outcrops and flat-topped mesas, it grants guests access to five National Parks, numerous National Monuments, the Navajo Nation Reservation, and the amenities of the nearby Amangiri. Combined with Luxury Frontiers’ tented architecture and providing uncompromised comfort, the camp celebrates a back-to-nature experience amid otherworldly landscapes.
As with all of its projects, Luxury Frontiers’ concept is driven by contextual design. This is evident in the effortless enfolding of the architecture into the landscape. The tented pavilions bow toward monumental sandstone formations and welcome guests inside with the soft intimacy of a natural canvas tent, creating a lasting impression distinct from that of Amangiri.
In keeping with its natural setting of the project, Luxury Frontiers has designed the tents to withstand the potentially harsh environmental elements of the site, such as temperatures varying from 20° to 105° F, and the design thrives on both an aesthetic and performance level.
Thoughtfully positioned for unobstructed views of eastern mesas or glorious western sunsets, Luxury Frontiers-designed iconic tents allow for an unforgettable experience with nature. Evenly divided between one- and two-bedrooms, the 10 units are each equipped with a living area, dining area, wet and dry bar, as well as private bathrooms with a bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers. While the one-bedroom tents are approximately 1,900 square feet, two-bedroom tents offer over 2,800 square feet of canvas-covered bliss. In keeping with the design ethos of Amangiri, all tents are comfortably spacious, with clean lines and natural color schemes. In addition, the refined camp’s details reflect the local region through textures and natural materials inspired by the undulating surfaces of the desert.Inside, Luxury Frontiers’ camp-style custom walnut desks are outfitted with drawers, slung with leather side pouches for magazines and information packs, and completed with a bespoke campaign chair with a sophisticated leather finish. Etched timber headboards on king and twin beds reference the carved surrounding landscape and are finished with soft cushions suspended from leather straps. Additional furniture brands featured in the tented pavilions include Nanimarquina, Annie Selke, Christian Liagre, My Home Collection, Marset, Dedon, COR, and River Wood Mills to name a few.
The outdoor areas of the tented units are equally beautiful. With access via Douglas Fir sliding doors, guests are invited to relax in a private heated plunge pool, stretch out on a deck arrayed with comfortable loungers, or gather around a campfire complete with fireside furniture. The deck is thoughtfully shaded from the harsh Utah sun by a highly engineered extended canvas overhang allowing for a seamless integration between the indoor and outdoor spaces.
“Camp Sarika embodies the key principles of Luxury Frontiers’ approach to design by providing an architectural platform that complements the guests’ experience of the surrounding nature. In essence, it’s the union of nature and architecture,” said Luca Franco, CEO and Founder of Luxury Frontiers. “We are immensely proud to bring to reality such a stunningly beautiful project together with Aman and Canyon Equity.”
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