One year after unveiling a few images of its LumiPod, French company Lumicene has installed the first cabin at 1,000 meter above sea level in a forest in the French Alps. The circular tiny houses use the company’s signature windows, wrapping them into a glazed façade that spans five meters in diameter and invites users to enjoy an immersive, unobstructed nature experience.
What if experience was the new luxury? The experience of a night surrounded by nature, in absolute silence. As a discreet spectator of nature, with which we have lost touch. A desire to reconnect. LumiPod is minimal, like the original cell. This prefabricated housing module is a real cocoon of simplicity. Settled in the Wild, it welcomes city dwellers seeking relief from the concrete jungle.
Within only 18 square meters, it offers a bedroom, a shower area, a toilet and a wardrobe. A minimalist configuration, but without sacrificing comfort, for a unique experience of reconnection with nature. This new concept uses curved glass in aluminum frames sliding between two rails, allowing the interior space to be smoothly transformed into an outdoor space. Closed, LumiPod is a comfortable and protective cocoon, fully immersed in nature.
In a single gesture, LumiPod eliminates the boundary between interior and exterior to make way for an unforgettable experience. The dream of an upscale hotel room surrounded by nature has come true.
Perched at 1,000 meters above sea level, in the heart of a pine and oak forest, LumiPod offers a panoramic mountain view while blending harmoniously into the landscape. It appears to be part of the natural scenery.
LumiPod is wrapped into a black douglas exterior cladding, following the Shou-sugi-ban Japanese tradition. The interior of the cabin has been designed following the standards of high-end hotel rooms. The wall cabinetry and the floor are made of natural oak. The ceiling is covered with a merino wool felt fabric. Curtains over the entire glass surface allow to block out the daylight. The fully-tiled bathroom comprises of a toilet, a shower and a sink.