2023 DNA Paris Design Awards for Bachelor’s diploma
The jury appreciates the design of a sauna interior for wheelchair users.
The sauna facilities are designed to enable people in wheelchairs to use it safely and independently, without excluding able-bodied people.
The proposed solution consists of several elements: a seat, door, handle, headrest. They have been developed in response to the predefined needs of users. The advantage of the solution is its modularity, which allows it to be adapted to various spaces. The simplicity of production and non-stigmatizing appearance are also important.
Design author: Paula Smolka, Bachelor's degree at the Public Space Design Studio.
The project won an award in the 2023 DNA Paris Design Awards international competition in the Interior Design/Sustainable Living category.