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Designing the wellness spaces of the future: Technogym Design Contest with Istituto Marangoni Milano

The winning projects of the Technogym Design Contest, launched by Istituto Marangoni Milano Design in partnership with Technogym, on show during Milan Design Week

Technogym has always been a leading proponent of the global spread of an all-round healthy lifestyle and proposes living spaces as the ultimate frontier of Wellness. The environment that surrounds us has a decisive effect on health and fitness, as well as exerting an important psychological influence on moods, motivation and habits. The students of the prestigious Istituto Marangoni Milano Design competed in the Technogym Design Contest 2021 entitled “Augmented Wellness Experience: new spaces and scenarios for fitness e wellness”, aimed at investigating new spaces and scenarios for fitness and wellness.

Launched by Istituto Marangoni Milano Design in partnership con Technogym, the challenge took the form of the study of open-minded projects, shaped by exploiting the creativity of young designers to adapt new fitness and wellness practices to post-pandemic everyday life. A smart and innovative research that stimulated more than 200 participants including students, Alumni and members of the Prisma Project to interpret and enhance the key role of sports world design applied today.

Pierluigi Alessandri, Vice President of Technogym, had the task of judging the projects presented by the students and choosing the winner. Giulio Cappellini, Istituto Marangoni Milano Design Art Director and Brand Ambassador, Elena Salmistraro, Designer & Istituto Marangoni Milano Design Tutor e Massimo Zanatta, School Director of Istituto Marangoni Milano Design were also part of the jury selected to evaluate the entries.
The winning projects, announced on 8 September during the award ceremony, were shown to the public during the Salone del Mobile in the Technogym Store, located in the Durini Design District.

In the new normality we live in, it has become more of a priority than ever to change and pay greater attention to the spaces that surround us, a conscious approach to home design that is increasingly focused on wellness and that puts people's well-being at the centre. Over the years and thanks to its experience as a leading company in the production of design solutions in the field of fitness and wellness, Technogym has transformed home fitness solutions into unique design products that complement the furnishing of rooms and represent true works of art of furniture and design, to be exhibited for their fine lines and top-quality finishes. One example is the Linea Personal, a collection designed by internationally renowned designer Antonio Citterio, in which form, technology and functionality are perfectly combined to take their place with style in the most luxurious of domestic spaces.

Technogym, with over 30 years' experience in creating wellness solutions, offers innovative, designer products and accessories that represent key elements of distinction in living spaces dedicated to fitness, improving both people's physical and mental wellbeing.

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