A reason to resurrect the original meaning of “awesome.” The Bolder Sky Lodges are a cluster of six architect-designed hideouts balanced on a precipice overlooking the Lysefjorden, one of Norway’s most astonishing fjords. Each cabin is an off-grid, secluded perch, a celebration of Scandinavian clean and cozy design—Vipp supplied most of the furnishings—and an ode to the views: the surrounding cliffs, sea, and pines are front and center wherever you happen to be lounging.
Here, we’re featuring Sky Lodges, the first two cabins to be built and our favorites of the group. Owner Tom Norland’s aim was “to blur the border between inside and out, and convey the feeling of floating in nature.” Turn away if you’re afraid of heights.
Photography by Anne Bråtvit courtesy of Vipp and The Bolder.
Oslo furniture store Element Studio designed the interiors with an emphasis on Vipp, the Danish line celebrated for its modular steel kitchens and growing collection of household basics. The cabins are a mere 22 square meters (approximately 236 square feet), including the two bedrooms and bath upstairs. The walls and ceiling are paneled in smoked oak and the floor is polished concrete.
The cast-iron Ildhane candleholder (translation: Fire Rooster) is $80 at The Finnish Design Shop. Vipp even makes an electric kettle—but only for the European market.
For more dream retreats, browse the Remodelista Vacation Rentals Archive.
Here are three more Vipp projects:
- Kitchen of the Week: At Home in the French Countryside with an Upstate Champagne Producer
- A Vipp Modular Kitchen in the Hamptons
- Vipp Loft: The Latest Lodgings in Copenhagen by a Danish Design Favorite