The Desert Whisper, a private retreat with Wicanders flooring
Gondwana Collection Namibia just opened its newest addition – The Desert Whisper, a private retreat with Wicanders flooring
The Gondwana Collection Namibia just opened its newest addition to their eco-friendly hospitality business, the Desert Whisper.
The Desert Whisper is an exclusive private retreat, in the midst of the Namibian desert. Creatively constructed with sublime desert views, this one-of-a-kind intimate desert hideaway is a special retreat for two. Inspired by nature and natural shapes, the cabin used neutral materials and colors to create a contemporary atmosphere that perfectly blends with the desert landscape.
The Gondwana Collection Namibia combines its hospitality business with nature conservation and social commitment in a sustainable manner, using the proceedings from its hospitality business (that creates numerous jobs for the local population) to finance Nature’s conservation.
Therefore, it was only natural that they looked for sustainable brands and materials to work with, and Wicanders provided the perfect flooring to this magnificent hideaway. Cork Pure, Wicanders’ glue down cork solution, was the selected material to this space, in a natural grayish tone, Identity Timide.
Not only is cork a 100% natural and recyclable material, obtained without ever damaging or cutting the tree, it also provides several benefits for their users. By maintaining an optimal temperature all year round, cork flooring grants energy savings, while also being extremely comfortable to walk on, even barefoot. Since it also reduces up to 53% the walking sound, it’s the perfect solution to use in a lodge designed for peace, relaxation and privacy.