OVO sauna by johan kauppi
OVO sauna by johan kauppi OVO sauna by johan kauppi
apr 15, 2012

OVO sauna by johan kauppi

overview and OVO idea


the sauna is a ritual. a process in three parts between the cool relaxation room, the hot sauna bath and the washing ceremony. ovo’s unique design is based on the experience of the traditional sauna bath in north of scandinavia. a sauna should be soft and sensual and is primarily a contemplative place for relaxation. also based on the ritual, we have given ovo two doors in opposite directions, where one leads to relaxation and the other to the showers. aside from the sauna’s glass doors, it lacks windows, in order to create a room with strong integrity and sense of form. ovo’s egg shaped layout is beautiful and also incredibly practical and effective. volume of the sauna is at least where it needs to be small, n ear the heat source. and it’s roomy where it needs to be there, in the social part where you sit in a semicircle. the circular benches will be a natural area with plenty of space.


ovo is designed to be combined creatively in one, two or more entities, depending of the situation and context.


perhaps for different temperatures, male and female parts, various surface treatments, etc. a sauna environment is preferred to be designed with open and sensual character. ovo concept requires no internal walls or other boundaries need to be built. Instead, the products are those which naturally divides functional areas from each other.


ovo is delivered exclusively in aspen. aspen is a beautiful wood, ideal for hot environments. on the exterior, the sauna is available in natural color with gentle white stain, or in only black stain. lighting is located under the benches and a couple of spotlights in the ceiling. on the outside sauna prepared for a light strip under the edge of the lower side. the sauna’s ventilation is planned according to the finnish way. supply air is taken near the floor and the heat source. Leaving air is placed on the opposite side as high up as possible. this allows air circulation is good and the air is always fresh, providing a pleasant room climate.


growing up in north sweden close to the very harsh nature has formed me into a designer that always tries to bring out an authentic asceticism, where simplicity plays the key role in a sensible balance between form, innovation and expression. so simple and yet so severe, nature is a very genuine source of inspiration. I wish that the ovo collection will be something practical and creative for various contexts for a long time.


OVO sauna by johan kauppi top views



OVO sauna by johan kauppi perspective without roof



OVO sauna by johan kauppi interior view, stove and doors



OVO sauna by johan kauppi stove design



OVO sauna by johan kauppi interior view, benches



OVO sauna by johan kauppi 3 units



OVO sauna by johan kauppi 3 units composition in black



OVO sauna by johan kauppi combinations patterns




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