Patricia Urquiola has a strong creative vision when it comes to how health, entertainment, and the balance between body and mind have evolved. She has always been about merging seamless design and comfort but now more than ever, trends show that Wellness spaces have become a necessity and hybrid creative spots in places like the home, offices and hotels.
At the very heart of its DNA, Technogym prioritizes design, technology and superior quality to allow more personalization and freedom, while always being able to train safely and effectively. Thanks to curated partnerships with numerous world-renowned architects and designers, it has allowed the company to translate a training experience to the most wellbeing and luxurious levels possible. And this means being on the pulse with what design creatives have to say.
How does the creative process start when you design wellness spaces?
During the period of the Covid-19 lockdown, even in the designer’s own home, in between the smart working remote routine and family life, workout areas naturally moved around the house, going to an exploratory location of the corridor and eventually taking over the central living area. It was a natural progression since this piece of equipment has become an important and integral part of a wellness journey. So, the exercise bike no longer has to be in a small corner of a room, and since it represents a sense of wellbeing, why not the living room or better yet the terrace? The possibility to workout overlooking a view or within an integrated living space represents a cultivated sense of freedom and creativity.
Technogym and Patricia are on the same page: home fitness is not a competitor to fitness centers but that the future trend means that more and more people will exercise (and more) both at home and in the gym. This hybrid has changed design needs for both the home and public locations to accommodate this new ‘partnership’, taking into consideration the specific training needs of each user, size, style of surrounding furniture, and type of space.
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Myrun is the home treadmill with its essential and elegant lines, which promises a complete experience, supported by dedicated programs and tailor-made customizations.
UNICA classic, multi-functional but always contemporary. Designed in 1986 by Nerio Alessandri, Founder and President of the company, this futuristic solution marked the beginning of home fitness and its evolved concept of Wellness. Compact, ergonomic and smart, with a timeless design, UNICA has changed the rules of the game, condensing 25 exercises into one and a half square meters of space: basically, an entire gym.