High award: KLAFS is "Brand of the Year 2017"
In expert circles, the Plus X Award is seen as the greatest innovation prize for technology, sports and lifestyle in the world. This year the jury also awarded a prize for “Brands of the Year” for the first time – and the KLAFS brand is part of the illustrious winners' circle. For this new prize, the experts in the jury took into account all brands that have already won the Plus X Award. In each product category, however, the jury only awarded the "Brand of the Year 2017" to one brand. In the sauna category, KLAFS made it all the way to the top – it has already received multiple awards at the Plus X Award for its future-oriented, innovative products. With its innovations KLAFS even won the coveted special "Best Product of the Year" twice: with its revolutionary, space-saving S1 zoom sauna in 2015 and with its compact SaltProX dry salt inhalation device this year.
Microsalt SaltProX is „Best Product 2017“ at the Plus X Award
With the light, handy and battery-operated device SaltProX KLAFS has managed to make the unique and patented Microsalt dry salt inhalation technology easily available and affordable. This is why this world debut has been awarded in four categories at the Plus X Award, accurately to the product launch in last autumn. Now the jury of this renowned award, which is called by experts the world’s largest innovation award for technology, sports and lifestyle, has awarded this latest innovation by the market leader for sauna, pool and spa once again – as „Best Product 2017“.
The sauna S1 wins Golden Wave Award 2017
The S1 from KLAFS is and remains the outstanding sauna innovation of our time. The renowned pool and wellness experts who are chosen for the jury of the innovation award “Golden Wave” ranked her first in the category “sauna/steam bath/infrared”. This is already the eighth major award for the revolutionary, room-saving sauna S1. For example, the zoom sauna from KLAFS has been awarded at the German Design Award, the iF DESIGN AWARD and the Red Dot Design Award, to name but a few.
The award “Golden Wave” is given for outstanding products, technologies and procedures in a total of eight categories. It is donated by the magazine SCHWIMMBAD+SAUNA, Germany’s leading pool and wellness magazine, which is on the market since 1968. The jury gives clear priority to the practical significance of the innovations when it comes to the decisions.
This is sharply illustrated by the explanatory of the jury for the victory of the S1: “Is it possible to re-invent the sauna? Not the sauna itself, but its integration and adjustment to the modern lifestyle. KLAFS has demonstrated this impressively with the S1.”
SaltProX at product launch awarded at the Plus X Award
Using patented Microsalt Technology, we have ensured broad utilisation of the positive effects of dry salt on the basis of new scientific findings. This innovation received the European Health und Spa Award 2014 as the “Best Spa Product Innovation Technique”.
With the new SaltProX, we have now managed to make this unique and patented Technology easily available and affordable for private households. And this excites the experts once more: The jury of the renowned „Plus X Award“, which is called by experts the world’s largest innovation award for technology, sports and lifestyle, has awarded the world premiere from KLAFS in four categories for its clear additional benefits: Innovation, High Quality, Ease of Use and Functionality.
KLAFS prevailed also at the German Brand Award
The German Design Council, preceded more than 60 years ago by a resolution of the German Bundestag and well-known as the organizer of the renowned German Design Award, has created this award in order to award pioneering brands and brand-builders. This underlines the importance of strategic brand management as a decisive factor for the success of companies. KLAFS secured the coveted seal of approval in the category „Industry Excellence in Branding – Heating & Bathroom“.
The KLAFS sauna S1 is also victorious at the Red Dot Design Award 2016
The outstanding series of victories of the revolutionary, room-saving sauna S1 continues: The 41 experts from all around the world, who are chosen for the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design this year, are also convinced that the sauna of the future set itself apart considerably through its excellent design.
So the S1 was awarded with the Red Dot, the international distinction for high design quality.Participants from 57 nations had registered about 5,200 products and innovations for this award. Only freelance designers, design professors and specialised journalists – but not designers employed at companies potentially participating – are appointed to the jury. The independent expert panel assesses each entry according to criteria such as degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility.
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and president of the Red Dot Award, says: “With their performances, the Red Dot winners not only demonstrated an extraordinary design quality, but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions.”
The Red Dot Award is organised by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. With more than 17,000 entries in 2015 alone, it is one of the largest competitions in the world. It was in 1955 that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then the sought-after “Red Dot” is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality.
Steam bath D6 is a winner of the Wellness & Spa Innovation Award 2016
Good product design is not only characterized by timeless beauty but, above all, by clear functional benefits. The steam bath D6 von KLAFS is an ideal example for this. And this is the reason why it has won a great award: The five renowned experts from the wellness, spa and beauty branch in the jury of the Wellness & Spa Innovation Award 2016 selected the D6 to be the winner of the category „Hotel & Spa Interior“.
And here is the statement of the jury: „Steam baths (…) are undoubtedly useful for health and well-being. With its new steam bath KLAFS succeeded not only in delivering a lot of variety in terms of interior design, but also in overcoming typical weak points in the construction of steam baths in an really innovative manner“.
This international award has been founded in 2012 by the German Wellness Association and is presented in line with the trade fair BEAUTY in Duesseldorf each year. In this year there have been applications from Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland and the United States of America. The goal of the award is to honour innovative ideas in the wellness and spa sector that are already successful on the market.
The sauna S1 from KLAFS is winner of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2016
The completely new sauna concept from KLAFS undergoes a thorough inspection by the jury of the long-established and renowned iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 – and these experts have also been excited. So the sauna S1 is the winner of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 in the discipline „product“, category „bathroom“. The number of competitors was huge: the international high-profile jury assessed more than 5,000 entries from 53 countries in order to determine who would receive this coveted seal of excellence.
It is already the fifth major victory within some weeks for the KLAFS sauna S1, which has been presented in a well-received world premiere a few months ago. After its big success at the renowned “Plus X Award”, where the jury has awarded the world premiere from KLAFS in five categories for its clear additional benefits and in addition bestow the title "Best product 2015/2016" in its product category to the sauna of the future, the S1 has also bestow the eligible award “Special Mention” at the German Design Award 2016. The huge potential of this sauna of the future for the hotel branch has also been recognized by the jury of the Intergastra Innovationspreis 2016. This is why the jury, which is made up of renowned experts from science and industry associations, selected the sauna innovation of the year as the winner of the category „Object- and Facility Management“. And since a few weeks the S1 is also allowed to bear the prestigious mark „The Blue Angel“ for protecting the environment.
Sauna S1 is one of the winners of the German Design Award
The revolutionary, room-saving sauna S1 is further making history. After its big success at the renowned “Plus X Award”, where the jury has awarded the world premiere from KLAFS in five categories for its clear additional benefits and in addition bestow the title "Best product 2015/2016" in its product category to the sauna of the future, the S1 has also excited the jury of the German Design Award 2016.
The German Design Award has been founded in 2012. It is one of the most recognized design awards worldwide and is highly respected not only among experts. His goal: to discover, present and reward unique design trends. Therefore, high-caliber submissions from the product and communication design area will be awarded annually, all of which are leading the way in the international design scene in their own way.
The competition places high demands on the determination of its award winners: There is a unique nomination process, so that only those products and communication design services are invited to participate, which protrude through their proven design quality.
The experts' conclusion: “An incredibly innovative product, whereby the private sauna pleasure is possible even in small apartments – as simple as it is ingenious.” Therefore, the sauna of the future bestow the eligible award “Special Mention”. This award recognizes work whose design has particularly successful aspects or solutions.
The sauna S1 has been awarded the Plus X Award "Best product 2015/2016"
The jury of the prestigious “Plus X Award” has awarded the world premiere from KLAFS in five categories for its clear additional benefits: Innovation, High Quality, Design, Ease of Use and Functionality. In addition the jury bestow the title "Best product 2015/2016" in its product category to the S1.
The sauna S1 has been awarded the Plus X Award in five categories
The jury of the renowned „Plus X Award“, which is called by experts the world’s largest innovation award for technology, sports and lifestyle, has awarded the world premiere from KLAFS in five categories for its clear additional benefits: Innovation, High Quality, Design, Ease of Use and Functionality.
Matteo Thun Edition sauna has been awarded the Plus X Award 2015
The jury of the prestigious “Plus X Award” conferred awards on the Matteo Thun Edition sauna by KLAFS in no fewer than three categories : high quality, design, and ease of use. Not only did this reaffirm KLAFS’ reputation as market leader in the field of saunas, pools and spas, but it was additional proof of the fact that KLAFS is the foremost engine of innovation in the industry, repeatedly setting new standards for saunas and spas.
With an independent, international panel of experts from 27 industries, 23 competent and strategic partners, and submissions from more than 600 international brands, the “Plus X Award” – presented in 2015 for the 12th time – is, according to the organisers, now the world’s largest innovation award for technology, sport and lifestyle.
Matteo Thun Edition sauna wins Interior Innovation Award 2015
KLAFS Matteo Thun Edition sauna, developed conjointly with the internationally renowned star architect Matteo Thun and his fellow designer par excellence, Antonio Rodriguez, was first presented to the public at the last Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. In 2015, it won the Interior Innovation Award 2015.
Lots of wood, lots of glass and lots of privacy are the hallmarks of this lavish sauna, designed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez. Ceiling-to-floor windows have been included on the front and side walls, opening the sauna and drawing in the light. Great attention has also been paid here to the indirect lighting, which is integrated into the edging of the invitingly broad benches, and is thus completely hidden from view. With its unique interplay of wooden trims and seams, the exterior of the sauna immediately strikes the eye. And it’s virtually impossible to peer into the sauna from the outside. Customers can choose between hemlock, oak or walnut wood. For Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez, hiding the technology is a matter of principle. So here, the sauna heater has been placed discreetly underneath the bench. With no disrupting elements, the eye of the beholder can wander freely. The atmosphere thus created is one in which you can soak up the light and warmth, and relax deeply.
The Interior Innovation Award was first presented in 2002 by the imm cologne (International Interiors Show), together with the German Design Council. Today, it is regarded as one of the most prestigious design awards in the interior furnishings industry.
Sauna and SANARIUM® sauna heater MAJUS: Interior Innovation Award Selection 2015
KLAFS MAJUS sauna heater is very special. Thanks to its turboheat function, it can heat a standard family-sized sauna to 90°C in just 20 minutes – compared to the 60 minutes taken by a conventional sauna heater. This amazing speed is due to a turboheat flap which can be controlled individually and channels the heat from inside the heater straight out to warm the air inside the sauna cabin.
The MAJUS sauna heater also combines innovative technology with bespoke design. An opinion shared by the jury of the Interior Innovation Award – who promptly voted in its favour"Selection". The Interior Innovation Award was first presented in 2002 by the imm cologne (International Interiors Show), together with the German Design Council. Today, it is regarded as one of the most prestigious design awards in the interior furnishings industry – on a global scale.
eVitarium® receives Special Mention in the German Design Award 2015
With its elegant design, the eVitarium® cuts a good figure in any bathroom or spa. At first glance, you can hardly tell it apart from a conventional bath. Not only can you fill the bath automatically, but you can also regulate the intensity of the electric current and the integrated coloured lights via the handy control panel. Technology and design go hand in hand here. Only the small, easy-to-use touch screen panel betrays the many functions hidden inside the eVitarium. Relaxation and energy in harmonious accord.
Microsalt wins European Health and Spa Award 2014
The European Health and Spa Award is awarded by the Agency for Health& Wellness. Assessed by an independent panel of experts, the test criteria are amongst the most stringent in all Europe. The assessment is based on an extensive questionnaire plus a mystery check.
The European Health and Spa Awards are divided into ten different categories. KLAFS Microsalt came top in the Best Product Innovation Technique category.
CASENA wins no fewer than two international awards
The Red Dot Award is one of the largest and most prestigious awards in the world. A coveted hallmark of quality, it is conferred by an international panel of experts for products which stand out from the crowd by reason of outstanding quality of design.
The German Design Award is a top international award. It is given to top class products and projects from the fields of product & communication design, and also serves to distinguish outstanding or up-and-coming designers.
The CASENA designer sauna unites clear contours with a filigree ceiling structure. Cove lighting around the perimeter and myriads of miniature points of light in the ceiling bathe the cabin in warm, golden light. With no visible support, the benches appear to float in mid-air, creating a sensation of lightness and spaciousness inside the sauna.
InfraPLUS wins Plus X Award 2014
The Plus X Award is given to innovative products from the worlds of technology, sport and lifestyle, and pays tribute to manufacturers for cutting edge quality.
The innovation: InfraPLUS incorporates healthful infrared radiation into an existing sauna, making a dedicated infrared cabin superfluous. Its SensoCare infrared heat technology not only uses a contact-free measuring technique to determine skin temperature, but is then able to adjust the intensity of the radiation automatically. InfraPLUS thus combines functionality and design with safe technology and all the health benefits of infrared radiation.
eVitarium® wins Interior Innovation Award 2014
The Interior Innovation Award showcases innovative excellence in all product areas in the industry, thus acting as an effective instrument when positioning or differentiating between products in the furnishings market.
The basic idea behind the eVitarium® is nothing new; galvanic baths are an established part of alternative medicine. The positive effects of electric currents in water are undisputed, but in the past, the method has always been expensive and extremely complex. So KLAFS went back to the roots, refined the age-old principle, and developed a new solution. The result was a galvanic bath which is no larger than a conventional bath, and very simple to use.
Cloud 9 wins European Health and Spa Award 2013
Of the many products nominated for the European Health and Spa Award in the category “Best Product Innovation”, no fewer than two KLAFS products emerged victorious: our Cloud 9 by sha won first place, whilst our Infrarot Profi Oakstone came third.
Tribute was also paid to various KLAFS reference projects: in the category Best Hotel Spa, the Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel and Spa and the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe both received awards.
D12 steam bath nominated for German Design Award 2012
After winning the gold STAR AWARD from Top Hotel, the iF Product Design Award and the Golden Wave from Schwimmbad & Sauna, Klafs D12 steam bath was nominated for the German Design Award 2012.
The modular D12 steam bath blends harmoniously with any environment, thanks to the innovative design of its aluminium and glass wall modules. These feature lightweight yet sturdy aluminium frames around insulating glass elements, offering a high level of stability, reduced electricity costs, elegant design and top quality with bespoke yet environmentally friendly materials. Thanks to the modular design, the size and the seating arrangement inside the steam bath can be adapted to meet individual requirements.
KLAFS D12 steam bath wins iF Product Design Award 2011
In total, 2756 submissions from 1121 participants and 43 countries competed for the prestigious iF Product Design Award. KLAFS D12 steam bath prevailed in a highly qualified and internationally competitive surrounding.
The D12 steam bath emerged from the contest as a clear winner, being the first of its kind ever to create a fluent transition between the spa and living areas in the home.
Innovative D12 steam bath wins Top Hotel Star Award 2010
The Top Hotel Star Award was launched in 2008 by the prestigious specialist journal of the same name, published by Landsberger Freizeit. The award pays tribute to outstanding performances in the hotel supplier industry.
This year, the D12 steam bath by KLAFS won GOLD in the hardware category of the Star Awards. In the hardware category, the focus is on new and highly innovative products which genuinely enhance life for hotel guests. At the same time, these innovations help to optimise work processes and free up staff capacities. Generally speaking, these products evolve out of a complex creative process. This process not only needs to account for empirical data and current trends, but also needs to keep an eye on emerging needs.
PURE sauna: nominated for the German Design Award 2011
Shortly after winning gold in the 2010 iF Design Awards, the PURE sauna again caught the eye of the experts – this time it was nominated by the German Design Council for the 2011 German Design Award.
This award, conferred by the Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology, was first presented in 1969. Initially known as the “Federal Award for Good Design”, it was bestowed internationally for product designs of outstanding merit. Renamed in 2006 as the “Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany”, it is now conferred annually for excellency in product and communication design, as well as to outstanding designers.
The new PURE sauna by KLAFS wins iF Product Design Award 2010
Only recently launched, and already an award winner: the new PURE sauna by KLAFS won gold in the 2010 iF product design awards, thus setting new standards for form and precision. With its consistency and bespoke quality, this sauna makes an impressive statement. An international panel of experts selected the global market leader’s completely revamped sauna design from amongst nearly 2500 qualified, international submissions, awarding it gold in the category “Bathroom & Health”.
In particular, they were impressed with the linear design of the interior with its delicate panelling in bespoke, finely crafted hemlock. The exterior of the PURE sauna is equally stunning, appearing with a fresh, trendy, white high-gloss finish. Like the VENTANO and PROTEO saunas, it was developed by the renowned designer team Henssler & Schultheiss.
By combining the ancient tradition of sauna bathing with creative finesse and the merits of contemporary technology – like the innovative Touch Control panel – modern sauna-lovers can now indulge in a wonderfully relaxing spa experience in the comfort of their own home. It’s all about feeling good about yourself, strengthening your immune system – and, of course, quite simply enjoying the age-old sauna experience. With their PURE sauna, KLAFS have reinterpreted this ancient tradition, giving it a modern design which harmonises beautifully with all stylish homes. Besides the sophisticated pure white version, alternative exterior panelling is available to cater to individual preferences and tastes. Liberally sized, the glass corner entrance underscores the well-balanced design of the sauna, providing attractive glimpses of the interior and interesting views to the exterior.
In the PURE sauna, the experience and quality of the manufacturer manifests itself in every single detail, such as the precise workmanship of the panelling, which runs continuously around the entire interior. Inside the sauna, the indirect lighting is complemented by LIFT LIGHTS, which create a pleasant, coloured light stimulus to help you relax even more deeply.
VENTANO designer sauna: nominated for the German Design Award 2009
The jury was impressed with the understated elegance of the VENTANO sauna, which was nominated for the award. The exterior panelling in American walnut and the offset glass-fronted corner entrance emphasise the subtly unobtrusive design. Inside the sauna, clarity of form dominates, with the walls and ceiling panelled in hemlock,
showing off the MAJUS sauna heater to best advantage. Behind the benches, indirect SUNSET lighting creates a delightful atmosphere of well-being.
Sauna goers can stretch out and relax deeply on extra-wide, ergonomically shaped benches. And with the elegant innovation TOUCH CONTROL, the ultimate in comfort and convenience has now entered the spa world: a simple touch is all it takes to set in motion one of the specially developed feel-good programmes. The TOUCH CONTROL contains an abundance of exciting innovations. Sophisticated, ultra-slim design, straightforward to use, password protection, high-resolution, scratch-resistant touch screen, solid aluminium casing and numerous connections – including to your personal MP3 player.
TOUCH CONTROL Professional wins Top Hotel Star Award 2009
In the efficiency category of the Star Awards, KLAFS TOUCH CONTROL came away with a silver medal.
As far as looks are concerned, the appeal of KLAFS TOUCH CONTROL Professional lies in its aesthetic, slim-line design, aluminium casing and scratch-resistant touch screen. And underneath this polished exterior, it’s equally impressive, allowing you to control and administer up to twelve spa settings for your sauna, SANARIUM® or steam bath. Finishing touches include password protection, a connecting point for the central control system of the building, a service interface and a line-in for MP3 and individual sauna and spa settings, depending on customer requirements. KLAFS TOUCH CONTROL Professional enables you to plan and adjust all settings for spa areas in a simple, controlled manner – replacing the numerous job steps which were formerly necessary. This gives spa managers a reliable instrument which configures each facility individually on a daily basis. As a result, less maintenance is required, and energy is used highly efficiently. There’s even an output function which enables you to print out relevant statistics on energy accounting at any time. So you get it in writing: more reliability, fewer costs.
The larger the spa area, the greater the need for safety and control. Someone’s left their towel on the sauna heater in the Finnish sauna? The SANARIUM® door has been left wide open? Little acts of negligence like these can have unpleasant repercussions. At last we have the solution. KLAFS TOUCH CONTROL visually displays any risks immediately on the screen, and also sends a text message warning to your mobile phone – enabling you to react even if you aren’t sitting in front of your screen. You can rely on comprehensive service – around the clock. KLAFS TOUCH CONTROL Professional immediately displays any failures, and is suitable for sauna and spa facilities of all sizes. This means spa managers can keep an overview of the temperatures and conditions in all cabins – which simplifies planning, and gives you more ease of mind. It also helps cut costs for electricity, staff, resources and maintenance. Our services include installation and instruction by an experienced KLAFS professional. Once programmed, TOUCH CONTROL takes care of the facility almost by itself. Daily, weekly and yearly settings are clearly organised. It could hardly be simpler!
The Top Hotel Star Award was launched by the prestigious specialist journal of the same name, published by Landsberger Freizeit, to pay tribute to outstanding performances in the hotel supplier industry. “Without doubt, the human factor is important. But one must not lose sight of hardware either. Because without modern products, it would be impossible to run a hotel cost-efficiently in this modern world,” explains Thomas Karsch, deputy editor-in-chief, talking about the new Top Hotel initiative.
VENTANO wins red dot design award 2008
The VENTANO sauna won the prestigious international red dot design award in 2008. VENTANO was the second KLAFS sauna to receive this coveted design trophy.
The North Rhine Westphalian Design Centre has been conferring this famous award on an international scale since 1955 for outstanding designs. Manufacturers and designers can submit industrial products in a wide range of categories to be assessed for the red dot award. And the number of submissions increases each year...
KLAFS CLIMATE MANAGER wins Star Award 2008
In the energy category of the Star Awards, KLAFS CLIMATE MANAGER came away with a silver medal.
A clever way of saving money and energy – and not just in the opinion of Top Hotel.
On average, humans inhale and exhale every five seconds. And of course we prefer to inhale fresh air – even in the sauna. Considering the average person spends fifteen minutes inside the sauna, that means each person breathes 180 times. Which gives you an idea of just how busy the air inside the sauna can be. To provide its inmates with sufficient fresh air, the sauna itself has to be able to “breathe”. By sufficient fresh air, of course, we mean the right amount: not too little, but definitely not too much. Too much fresh air means higher energy costs. Which is where KLAFS CLIMATE MANAGER comes into the equation. Sophisticated sensor technology analyses the air inside the sauna; depending on the results, fresh air is then channelled in. This means that the ventilation inside the sauna is based on actual demand. So everyone’s happy – the sauna goers with their air, and the operators with their electricity bill.
And by the way: the final report drawn up in a research project entitled “Quality control in commercially used saunas and hot air rooms”, initiated by the German Sauna Association, states that “adjusting the ventilation to the number of people present” is “advantageous”. Because you can’t feel good without good air.
European Spa Award for KLAFS SNOW PARADISE
In 2006, KLAFS won the coveted European Spa Award in the "Best Spa Equipment " category for its SNOW PARADISE. The award ceremony for this prestigious prize is the highlight of the annual European Spa Exhibition in Monaco, which attracts thousands of professionals from around the globe. Here, an international jury confers the award in nine different categories.
Above all, SNOW PARADISE’s irresistible appeal for the crème de la crème from the international world of spa and beauty lay in its innovative and self-contained design. The delightfully authentic glacier landscape of SNOW PARADISE and finest powdery snow – made from pure water – transport guests to a veritable winter wonderland. Cooling down after the sauna at a thrilling, tingling -10°C is an unforgettable highlight for any public sauna or spa.
Red dot design award 2005 conferred on PROTEO
KLAFS PROTEO designer sauna was the first sauna ever to win the red dot design award, an objective hallmark of quality.
The style language of the versatile PROTEO designer sauna, which is designed for non-commercial use, is clear and minimalist; the workmanship is second to none, and the materials are bespoke. The high quality designer modules can be combined in numerous ways, making this sauna highly versatile. The luxurious appearance of the sauna is further underscored by the side walls, which come panelled in bespoke zebrano, European aspen or hemlock, or with mirror panels in a warm shade of bronze. And with its choice design, the interior of the PROTEO is equally impressive. Extra wide and elegantly curved, the exclusively designed sauna benches are wonderfully comfortable. In the corner where the MAJUS designer sauna heater is located, the wall has been lined with natural stone to continue the theme. Different effects can be achieved depending on the natural stone chosen – Dietfurt sand-lime bricks or Nero Assoluto granite, for example – thus enabling the sauna to cater to personal preferences.