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Exploring the interplay between wellness and design

Designed to help us destress and be at our best, the projects shortlisted for The Wellness Space in the 2021 INDE.Awards are exemplars of design for wellbeing.

Exploring the interplay between wellness and design

Dental Clinic. A Brave New World. by Esoteriko with Jess Mason, photo by Dave Wheeler

Now more than ever we look to maintain and enhance our well-being and so it is no surprise that there has been a continuing upsurge of creative and original entries in The Wellness Space.

The shortlist for The Wellness Space in the 2021 INDE.Awards are expertly designed to sustain our health and wellbeing with the breadth of projects and the resolution of each design simply exceptional.

The best gyms, yoga studios, beauty salons, retreats, clinics and healthcare centres have been designed to enhance the client experience, with materials, fixtures and fittings, light and spatial flow highly considered elements of every design.

Maddox Fit, by Hecker Guthrie, photo by Shannon McGrath

As supporter of The Wellness Space category, GROHE knows what it means to provide the very best to its clients as the world’s leading provider of bathroom and kitchen tapware and showers. Dedicated to providing innovative water products, GROHE has a commitment to brand values that encompass technology, quality, design and sustainability in creating exceptional experiences – just as the architects and designers in the shortlist provide extraordinary places that help support our health and wellbeing.

Although the projects in the shortlist are definitely individual, there is a continuum between each that includes fine detailing, excellent spatial flow and a soft colour palette. Functionality is key, and to be expected, however the various environments are acutely sensitive to user’s needs as well as providing inventive and cutting-edge interiors to delight the eye.

Buff Nail Studios, by Design by GOLDEN, photo by Sharyn Cairns

With dental clinics and medical facilities in the shortlist, it is clear to see that visiting the doctor or dentist becomes a more welcoming experience, as these projects exude calmness coupled with a relaxing ambience.

Health and wellbeing is assured in the various meditation, massage and yoga studios presented, and design features such as the use of creative lighting, the circle or arch motif and generous spaces in which to move about, take centre stage.

Gyms and health retreats cater for the essential routine of a healthy life however those in The Wellness Space category are tech ready and designed with luxury in mind to present a more relaxed and memorable experience for clients.

Sense of Self Bathhouse by Setsqaure Studio with Chamberlain Architects & Hearth Studio, photo by Martina Gemmola

Even having a manicure becomes special, where interior design creates a singular environment for clients to enjoy while maintaining their beauty routine.

The Wellness Space shortlist is filled with projects that are re-defining how our wellbeing is supported, just as Grohe provides the most innovative and technologically advanced products that help maintain our health.

With great design always on our mind, we look forward to seeing you at the INDE.Awards gala event on 5th August in Sydney. It certainly will be a party and with the winners of the 2021 INDE.Awards announced, it will be a special celebration of projects, products and people who define great design. Register to attend the INDE.Awards gala here.


The Wellness Space

Proudly partnered by Grohe

Green Massage by Vermilion Zhou Design Group, photo by Yunpu Cai

1R Australia
Foolscap Studio

Barwon Health North, Health Hub
Billard Leece Partnership (BLP)

Bodyscape Yoga Studio
State of Kin

Buff Nail Studios
Design by GOLDEN

Dental Clinic. A Brave New World.
Esoteriko with Jess Mason

Eden Health Retreat
Collectivus with Push Architecture

Freemantle Dental Clinic
SPH Architecture + Interiors with Peta Miller

Green Massage
Vermilion Zhou Design Group

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery Meditation Centre
Forum Architects

MacMurray Medical Centre
Warren and Mahoney
New Zealand

Maddox Fit
Hecker Guthrie

Sense of Self Bathhouse
Setsquare Studio with Chamberlain Architects & Hearth Studio


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