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Relaxation with Water

solus water dome in spa

Studies have shown that being near water and the sound of water can positively impact on your overall happiness, mental health, productivity and self-awareness. Given this it’s no surprise that spas and retreats are using our water features to help guests to relax and unwind as soon as they arrive.

The new Anda Spa at Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis have created the ultimate space for relaxation with their newly renovated spa with the introduction of the relaxing sound of water at the reception. The Hotel Ivy have incorporated our Water Dome water feature at the reception desk of the spa. The Water Dome is a self circulating water feature and simply requires an electrical point making it ideal for a commercial setting.

solus water dome in spa
Hotel Ivy Minneapolis, a Luxury Collection property, with the newly renovated luxury Anda Spa.

 

The philosophy of the Anda Spa is rooted in balance and for all of us living the faced paced life of today we all need to seek out balance. Taking time out at of your busy schedule for a chance to relax and unwind at a spa can help you find the crucial  balance in your life. At the Anda Spa they focus on a deeper sense of well-being, allowing you to reconnect your body, mind and spirit. Personalised spa treatments and rituals are inspired by a sense of vitality which offers you a calmer, more balanced, perspective on life.

Relaxation with Water

These water bowls feature polished metal domes that appear to float inside concrete vessels. Water flows up through the center of each dome to run over the reflective surface of the hand-spun metal and then drop off the edges into the surrounding water creating sound. Like our concrete pieces, each metal dome is handmade and unique. The Water Dome is available in a choice of three sizes, ten different colours and a choice of stainless steel or brass for the dome.

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Water Dome in Cinder

 

If you would like an add an element of relaxation with water to your commercial or residential space get in touch with us to find out more about our range of water features.

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Concrete water features new at Solus



Querini Stamppalia Foundation,Venice.
By Carlo Scarpa.
Photo Jean-Pierre Dalbera.


IBM Plaza, Honolulu.
By SurfacedesignInc.


Court of Lions, The Alhambra, Granada.
Photo by Carlos Jiménez Ruiz.
‘Dome’ in Halva & stainless steel.

‘Scupper w Basin” in Halva & Stainless

1/twelfth.  a new solus monthly
 
 
A few changes.
Solus has been creating concrete objects for the past 19 years. That’s a long time. In an effort to keep things fresh, we’ve decided to change things up a bit. This revamped newsletter/blog is just one
of many exciting things we will be trying in 2016, including a new website and some new products. So, please subscribe and share! 🙂

1/twelfth will be an exploration of things that interest us in the world of design and the built environment. Our bias is towards concrete, but we will also explore designers and makers of cool things around Vancouver, in BC & Canada, and the rest of the world too. So, on to our 1st post!


Water. Reflective, mercurial, living.
Concrete. Sculptural, solid.

Projects that incorporate water create tranquil and engaging spaces. The Alhambra in Spain, Carlo Scarpa’s geological constructions and the IBM Honolulu Plaza are all examples of how water can be used in architecture and landscape as a formal and functional element. Water beguiles us with its mercurial nature and sound. Water is fundamental and this is why we have started to design and make water features.

Our water bowls will alter the feeling and working of spaces by adding a visual focal point, reflecting light and adding sound. They can be a beautiful and functional part of a drainage, pond or pool system. And if you don’t have a larger set up such as this, we have self contained models too.

Self Contained water features allow you to incorporate the experience of water into a setting which does not have an existing water source.
Once you assemble your water feature and add the required amount of water you simply plug it in and enjoy it. This type of configuration holds and circulates all of its own water and only requires a standard electrical connection for the internal pump. Minimal maintenance is required to keep the bowl clear and the water level steady.

We offer 2 different self contained designs in 26”, 36” & 48” sizes, each has a unique nature. The ‘Scupper with basin’ creates a continuous curtain of water flowing from a wide metal spout and The ‘Dome’ highlights the rippling movement of water across a reflective surface.

In our next installment we will look at a few more examples of watercourse projects and some of our solutions for landscape integrated water features.
‘Scupper with Basin’ in Halva & stainless steel.

 

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Introducing Solus water bowls

Are you looking for the perfect contemporary piece to decorate a hotel lobby, entryway to a winery or patio on a golf course? Or perhaps a treat for yourself to accent your garden, walkway or the front of your house? Introducing the latest in West coast landscape design, Solus water bowls.

We launched the Solus water bowls at the Vancouver Buildex show in February and the response was so outstanding that we knew we had a new gem on our hands, and had to launch them immediately.

Solus water bowls not only offer the perfect, tranquil ambiance to your outdoor space, they are also easy to install. So easy in fact that we call them ‘Plug & Play’, as you just need to add water.

Currently we offer two styles; domed or scrupper (seen below) which come in different sizes. The scrupper water bowl is available with the 26″ bowl. The dome water bowl comes in three different bowl sizes; 26″, 36″ and 48″. The flexibility of sizes make them the ideal match for either a cozy front yard or a spacious outdoor space.

In addition to their beauty, Solus offers fantastic customer service. Just check out our testimonals.

For more information, feel free to call us toll free 1 877 255 3146 or visit us a www.solusdecor.co.uk.

SOLUS DOMED BRASS WATER BOWL

Solus Water bowl brass dome

SOLUS SCRUPPER WATER BOWL
Solus Scrupper Water Bowl