Throughout Cersaie 2021 – the International Exhibition of Ceramics for Architecture and Bathroom Furnishings, taking place in Bologna from 27 September to 1 October 2021 – THDP will be present at Archincont(r)act with a stand that revolves around the theme of Wellness.

The fil rouge of the initiative is the story of the journey of water through rock. This precious element is analysed in the process of passing into the subsoil layers, where it is enriched with minerals and returns to the surface rich in beneficial properties. A true miracle of nature which, here, becomes experience. Inspired by this magic, THDP develops a collection of floor ceramics and wallcoverings, a real journey; where the tones of the earth fade into those of water and, through concentric circles between sulphurous vapours and fragrances that evoke the sea, lead to the source, where the water comes out transformed.

The concept was inspired by the Terme di Saturnia Natural Destination project, in which THDP redesigned the interior. The thermal baths have been present for over 3,000 years, thanks to the millenary natural spring that makes them unique.

Terme di Saturnia Natural Destination has dedicated its large spaces to authentic wellness: the 120-hectare property offers 5 outdoor thermal pools, whirlpools, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, and an award-winning spa. Lulled by hot water at 37.5 °C and the sounds of Maremma nature.

Inside the stand, THDP wanted to recreate the atmosphere of this place as accurately as possible, using a holistic approach to achieve wellbeing as balance and harmony of the senses – a necessary condition of creative thinking and design – and it did so thanks to the valuable contributions of several partner companies.

Among these are Sodai, who produced and supplied tiles for the floors and totems, inspired by the stratifications and the journey of water. Ci.ti.elle, with splendid fabrics that represent the concentric centres of the water. Gomiero, with LED lights and a chandelier also present inside Terme di Saturnia Natural Destination, which creates the water-reflection effect. Il Giardino di Legno, who provided the seats, armchairs and coffee table. Scent Company – Olfactory Branding, who have created a diffuser and fragrance that recalls the smell of water. Ramiro Contract, who took care of the totem details through metal trays positioned in the upper sections.

Faro Barcelona provided the fans positioned in the centre of the installation that recreate the effect of moving water, and finally, Jannelli & Volpi produced the wallpaper that was designed by THDP and inspired by natural textures. A yoga for the mind that takes visitors to a parallel dimension.

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