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KLAFS USA Launch Wellness At Home Brand To Better Serve Demand KLAFS, a leading manufacturer of saunas and thermal experiences sold worldwide, and its exclusive US distributor, Design for Leisure, have joined forces to form Wellness at Home by KLAFS USA. The new division will focus on making luxurious, at-home wellness dreams a reality for US wellness seekers. Design for Leisure is a leading designer and builder of award-winning hydrothermal spa and wellness areas and has worked with well-known wellness destination brands across the globe, including Canyon Ranch, Fairmont, Four Season, Sofitel and Six Senses, to name a few. The just-launched KLAFS USA website is the starting point for anyone seeking to

replicate and build an at-home wellness sanctuary that rivals the quality of spa and wellness experiences found in 5-star hotels and resorts across the globe. “KLAFS USA is committed to delivering the truest benefits of hydrothermal bathing to customers,” said Don Genders, Design for Leisure’s CEO. “This means providing all the components required to build a complete, holistic wellness suite at home, one that supports the evidence-based practice of hot/ cold contrast therapy and encourages pure relaxation and stress relief.” With Google searches for ‘home sauna’ up 73% YoY and searches for ‘luxury sauna’ doubling post-pandemic, it’s clear that US consumers are ready to embrace sauna bathing into their home lives. “Before COVID struck, residential inquiries were growing steadily, but, after the reality hit that it might be a very long time before people could go back to their local spa or club for sauna or steam experiences, we were inundated with homeowners and builders looking for hydrothermal solutions to complement and enhance their luxury residential properties,” said Matthew Williamson, Design for Leisure’s COO.

will become even more important in the light of the current situation and in future too!” Further development also includes continuous adaptation of the hygiene and space regulations. Based on the concept ‘Safe Expo – Safe for People. Good for the economy’, Messe Stuttgart is creating a framework for the safe implementation of interbad 2021. “We assume that some of our international participants will still not be able to fully travel again. We are therefore developing the congress and accompanying programme with our partners in such a way that these visitors will also be offered something interesting even if they are unable to come to Stuttgart this year. Our objectives are to facilitate the transfer of know-how and create inspiring encounters both on site and digitally worldwide,” said Project Manager Dagmar Weise.

Structure Studios has announced the release of Pool Studio Version 3 (along with Vip3D Version 3 and VizTerra Version 3), all of which are available for download now. With a totally redesigned 3D Engine and a dramatically improved 3D library, Version 3 of each software package gives pool designers, landscapers and builders the tools they need to create elegant 3D presentations quickly and easily that amaze and delight their customers. Version 3 leverages the most advanced technology to make available powerful and innovative tools, features, models and materials that radically improve the design process. With Version 3, users can emotionally engage more clients with stunning, interactive and immersive presentations that make their virtual outdoor living spaces feel like home. “Last year alone, designers created 1.8 million outdoor living projects with our software,” said founder Noah Nehlich. “After a year of remarkable growth in the pool and landscape industry, including a significant uptick in project inquiries and high demand for pool and landscape design and installation, Version 3 now makes it faster and easier for designers, landscapers and builders to rise to the occasion and not just meet that demand but also share with their clients a vision of their outdoor living space like none other.” Version 3 includes numerous timesaving tools that make it as enjoyable for designers to create outdoor living spaces as it is for clients to explore them. Features like Fast Mode, professional camera tools, and sky and water controls, make it incredibly easy to add the perfect finishing touches to projects, faster and more beautifully than ever before. Version 3 is available now as a completely free update for all current users and as a download for new members.

interbad +49 711 185 600 www.messe-stuttgart.de

Structure Studios +1 800 778 8996 www.StructureStudios.com

interbad 21 Will Be A Live Event With A Virtual Component The preparations for interbad – the international trade fair for swimming pools, saunas and spas – have started according to schedule, with floor space being allocated within the event’s two exhibition halls. Scheduled to take part in Stuttgart from 21 to 24 September 2021, under the slogan ‘Water is our element – competence our offer’, the forthcoming edition of the trade fair will also focus on innovative technical trends and creative design ideas relating to swimming pools, saunas and spas. With a qualified safety concept, interbad will be the first industry event this year for operators, builders, planners, tradespeople, service providers, spa managers and hoteliers. Christian Mankel, Managing Director of the German Association for the Recreational and Medicinal Bath Industry (DGfdB), stated: “Everyone involved in interbad is pulling in the same direction. “The success of the trade fair is due to the fact that it is developing continuously and is therefore always up to date. This

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