Wellness with a changeable look
Wellness must not only feel good, but also look good. Wellsystem is the inventor of the first overwater massager and convinces as the market leader with excellent quality, functionally and also aesthetically. With the new Wave and MedWave line, the company now presents the result of the first collaboration with the WILDDESIGN team.
The design of the new generation is no longer reminiscent of a futuristic sun lounger, as was the case with its predecessor. Instead, the high-quality look is based on noble ceramic bathtubs. The softly rounded plastic housing under the mat blends discreetly into a wide variety of application areas thanks to its clean look and simple colours.
The mat literally floats on the base and gives wellsystem an aura of lightness and relaxation. The design of the neck elements was a particular challenge for designers and manufacturers. While the rest of the mat rests gently on the surface of the water, the ergonomic elevation encloses the shoulder and neck area. At the same time, it must be very flexible so as not to impair the massage function, but at the same time it must retain its shape even after the massage and without water pressure.
Two in one
One of the biggest challenges? The versatile use of wellsystem in different facilities. Wellsystem offers a lounge and a clinic version of the overwater massager. Despite the same device topology, both versions had to fit seamlessly into a wide variety of application areas. This meant that two different designs had to be created with cladding elements that were as identical as possible. Each bears its own character and thus fits perfectly into the environment in which it is used.
Wellsystem Lounge and Clinic
In the wellness sector, the Wave variant is used, for example, in fitness clubs, spas or hotels. It therefore integrates into subdued lighting environments and invites potential users to linger and relax.
The MedWave variant, on the other hand, is used as a medical device. The even more intensive overwater massage helps against tension, and chronic complaints and can support other treatments. It is used in clinics, rehab facilities and doctors' offices, among other places. Compared to the lounge version, the appearance is, therefore, brighter and it conveys seriousness and cleanliness.
The complex technology inside naturally needs to be cooled well, but an openwork grille would have destroyed the clean ceramic character. The ventilation was therefore concealed by a slightly recessed panel in the lower part of the device. Different graphic inserts thus simultaneously create an easily customizable unique selling point. In an initial design, material accents were also set here, for example, a clean stainless steel fascia for the medical area or a natural wood look for the wellness area. The lighting sitting behind it can also be adapted to the surroundings and thus appear invitingly warm or soothingly cool, for example.
With these solutions, wellsystem can be used flexibly in different facilities without the high cost and material expenditure and can also be individualized if required.
What was the WILDDESIGN part?
- Design vision
- Design concept
"We focused on lightness and relaxation in the design of the Wave and MedWave lines, drawing inspiration from fine ceramic bathtubs."
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