Lulie Fisher appointed to design luxury villas at Blue Amber Zanzibar

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    The first residential phase at Blue Amber Zanzibar consists of 47 luxury double storey villas.

    Lulie Fisher Design Studio has been appointed to design the luxury beach and golf-front villas recently launched as the first phase of the landmark Blue Amber resort in Zanzibar.

    Developed by Pennyroyal, Blue Amber Zanzibar is a tropical island resort that the company claims, once complete, will be Africa’s largest mixed-use development – it includes five international hotels, an Ernie Els signature 18-hole golf course, a water park, and an underwater restaurant and nightclub.

    “We are thrilled to announce that we recently appointed Lulie Fisher as the Interior Designer of the Blue Amber Resort, residential units,” said Saleh Said, Managing Director of Pennyroyal Limited. “Her depth of experience and detailed industry knowledge of over 25 years will raise the bar on design standards, enabling potential investors a glimpse into the dream lifestyle on offer in Zanzibar.”

    Before launching Lulie Fisher Design Studio in 2016, Fisher spent more than 25 years of working as an architect and interior designer at Foster + Partners in London and later at Aedas Interiors’ Studio in Dubai.

    During her time at Foster + Partners, Fisher worked on projects including the LSE Library, the Robert Gordon University, The Bexley Business Academy and Canary Wharf Underground Station in London. Projects she directed and led have won awards including RIBA best building, London Civic Trust, Scotland Civic Society and runner up in the Stirling Prize for Architecture.

    The first residential phase at Blue Amber Zanzibar consists of 47 luxury double storey villas designed to maximise the views of either ocean, lakes, or golf course.

    Aesthetic of Zanzibar

    “The beauty of the site is unprecedented for us and the vision for its sustainable development is very exciting,” said Fisher. “We knew we wanted to create a very contemporary, timeless and luxurious atmosphere, but also integrate elements from the history and aesthetic of Zanzibar that provide the development with a strong sense of place and unique attributes. We sought to create an elegant, neutral backdrop using rich materials and finishes while adding key ‘feature’ walls and furniture pieces that either incorporate or are directly inspired from African design, colours, textiles and textures. We are absolutely delighted to be appointed to collaborate with Pennyroyal on this truly wonderful and unique project.”

    Pennyroyal says the natural palettes will be juxtaposed with elements of luxury and sophistication, including elegant and functional kitchens and bathrooms. Pale blues have been introduced into the sanitary ware collections in the form of free standing sculptural bath tubs with floor mounted faucets and wash basin vessels mounted on live edge timber vanities.

    Katy Phillips / 05.04.2018



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