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Overlooking Great Oyster Bay in Tasmania, its composition of sweeping modern architecture beautifully emulates the idyllic surrounding bushland.

Timber is the deliberate hero in Saffire’s design, used to create the resort’s complex organic curves and undulating ceiling that echoes the iconic peaks of nearby Hazard Mountains. It forms the walls, the roof and many of the furnishings, immersing guests in an environment that is quintessentially Tasmanian. Specifically designed for architects, trade painters and professional applicators and renowned for long lasting performance, Intergrain was specified as the product of choice to protect the natural beauty of the resort’s timber.

Being located in an exposed coastal environment means that the external timber at Saffire is exposed to significant weathering and requires periodic recoating with Intergrain. Sustainability was an important consideration for Saffire, which operates with a zero impact approach on the surrounding environment. Circa Morris Nunn’s clever design, in combination with its use of responsible timber products has further minimised the resort’s environmental impact.

The use of rich timber alongside stone that reflects the native colour scheme - the pink granite found in the mountains, sapphire waters, and greygreen bushland - seamlessly connects the resort to its external landscape, encouraging guests to move freely between the two.