Bliss – moments of happiness
Bad & spa serve as personal save heavens
Dornbracht also actively makes a valuable contribution with a large number of products to creating moments of happiness and retreats. This is why we cooperate with leading experts, including those involved in Kneipp therapy and traditional chinese medicine (TCM). Their knowledge and their expertise are incorporated into our product solutions, including that of Michael Neumayr.
Michael Neumayr is a designer and Product developer. Born in Salzburg, he currently runs a multi-award-winning design studio in Los Angeles. Since 2012, he has also been a lecturer at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His “form follows feeling” approach is aimed at devising products to create experiences. And by so doing, to trigger something in the individual.
Interview with Michael Neumayr - the AQUAMOON designer
The renommated Designer and inventor explains the specialities of the AQUAMOON in the interview with Dornbracht. Michael Neumayr reveals not only further details about the unique shower experience but also constitutes where his inspiration came from.
Bliss – What are moments of happiness?
Interview with Designer & Product Developer Michael Neumayr
We are clearly living in a fast-moving age that is overloaded with information. We have more opportunities. But also more stress, more turmoil, more uncertainty. So now, more than ever, we need real safe havens where we can find something that is best described by the English word “Bliss”, to keep us healthy. Blissful happiness, a deep sense of peace and feeling of arrival. Humanity longs for balance and life-force energy, for relaxation and security.
Which is why your credo is „Form follows feeling”?
M. Neumayr — I take a holistic approach to the idea of design and space. Form and function are important. But it is my passion to create something that addresses the needs that go beyond form and function. A design for the soul.
You talked about real safe havens. How dow we bring these „moments of bliss“ to the home bathroom or private spa?
I think we need places where we can have time to ourselves, be completely on our own. And I don’t mean lonely. I mean places where I can re-connect with my feelings, where I can feel human once again. This is the basis we used to develop AQUAMOON in the LifeSpa concept. A shower that first of all has such a reduced design language that it disappears into the DESIGNER AND INVENTOR Michael Neumayr “We need personal safe havens, where we can experience moments of happiness.” “Humanity longs for balance and life-force energy, for relaxation and security.”
How does AQUAMOON do this?
Firstly by four newly evolved flow modes, through which our experience of the element of water is probably more intense than ever before. Flow modes that can envelop us protectively like a cocoon, that can refresh and energise us, or transport us into an almost meditative state. Here we experience a therapeutic moment of seclusion, which becomes all the more valuable as the number of stimuli to which we are exposed in our everyday life increases. We now know that conscious moments of peace are extremely helpful in balancing out this overstimulation. And also that they are closely connected to our subjective perception of happiness. In AQUAMOON, there are different light scenarios to accompany the flow modes. They also have a positive effect on well-being, the spirit and the soul. Because each colour has its own spectrum of activity. For instance, we know that the colour yellow is uplifting and that blue has a regenerative effect. The water and light together form a shower experience that is something totally new. Something that is made even more intense if you look up into the dome as you take your shower. It creates an effect of depth and conveys a sense of infinity.
Following on from your remarks on the subject of bliss, let u stake a quick look back at the „Global Wellness Trends Report“ we mentioned at the beginning. It describes by analogy that happiness, among other things, seems to be something that we can choose. And in this context: An increasing number of people are using wellness at the path to personal happiness.
That does seem to be the case. I am familiar with this study and speaking as an expert, can most certainly confirm what it says. It also holds true on a quite personal level. I remember the first time I experienced AQUAMOON on my own body. It is difficult to describe how it made me feel. I was touched, moved. And happy.
Experience moments of happiness at home
Discover the Spa Solutions. With Dornbracht Spa Solutions, you can experience water applications at home at any time – in extreme comfort and to great effect. We got together with health and wellness experts to develop our so-called Signature Treatments: Perfectly coordinated water programs, selected at the touch of a button for you to enjoy. Get your moments of happiness in the bathroom with our Spa Solutions!