Symphony in enamel

KALDEWEI/Ahlen, January 2021. – Listening is pure enjoyment. From the gentle rustle of leaves tickled by a breeze to a virtuoso violin concerto by Mozart – music, voices and soft sounds help us to relax and give us unique moments of well-being. So combining precious bathing pleasure with the delights of music and sound was an obvious choice for Kaldewei. SOUND WAVE is the ultimate combination of relaxing spa and unique sound experience – above and below the water.

Spa meets sound
Why SOUND WAVE isn’t only a winner with spa lovers. Professionals like sound engineer Bryan Gallant from The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada, are also big fans of this Kaldewei innovation already. “We put in a Kaldewei sound bath tub here for certain clients who decide they like a soak (a bath) after work, the great thing is, they can listen to the music they made while dropping the soap!” says the studio manager.

A sustainable steel enamel Kaldewei bathtub fitted with SOUND WAVE recently took up residence at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver which was opened by Bryan Adams in 1997. The Warehouse Studio is housed in a historic building in the west coast metropolis and consists of four studios of varying sizes and fit-out. Rock greats have been regular visitors here for years: REM, Nickelback, Billy Joel, Muse, Metallica and AC/DC have all recorded tracks or entire albums at the Warehouse Studio. And since it opened, Bryan Adams himself has naturally made most of his recordings here.

After finishing work, the musicians can now enjoy the special mix of sound and relaxation and literally immerse themselves in their new songs – like in a symphony in enamel. 

How it works
Suitable for any bathroom, SOUND WAVE is the acoustic innovation that turns a steel enamel bathtub into a resonant sound box. Compatible with all Kaldewei bathtub models, this bathroom audio system is fitted together with the bathtub. Six acoustic panels and two transducers are attached to the outside of the bathtub, remaining entirely invisible behind the panelling. SOUND WAVE can play every kind of audio file via Bluetooth® from a smartphone, laptop, tablet or PC. The chosen digital device then works as a remote control which is automatically recognised after the first sign-in. Up to eight devices and individuals – a biggish family, for example, or an entire band – can be paired with SOUND WAVE at the same time.

“Unfortunately a whole band can’t fit into the bathtub, but we’re talking with Kaldewei about designing one!”, says studio manager Bryan Gallant with a twinkle in his eye.

Bryan Adams has had a close connection with Kaldewei for some time: in 2020 the Canadian rock musician and photographer was asked by Kaldewei to present the subject of hand hygiene in pictures. With “Naturally Connected” he created an emotional visual rendering of connectedness in turbulent times.

More info about Sound Wave here:
https://www.kaldewei.com/products/spa-wellness/bath-audio-system-sound-wave/ 

About The Warehouse Studio
The Warehouse Studio is housed in a historic building in Vancouver. It was built in 1886 as a supply warehouse and wholesale grocery. After the great fire that devastated Vancouver that same year, it was subsequently used as a town hall, prison and morgue. Saved in 1988 from the wrecking ball and a future as a car park, the Oppenheimer building was restored and reborn as The Warehouse Studio in 1997.
 

Source: Franz Kaldewei GmbH & Co. KG. Copy requested.

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A sustainable steel enamel Kaldewei bathtub fitted with SOUND WAVE recently took up residence at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver which was opened by Bryan Adams in 1997.

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The Kaldewei “Meisterstück Conoduo” model fits perfectly into the studio bathroom.

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The Warehouse Studio is housed in a historic building of the west coast metropolis.

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It consists of four studios of varying sizes and fit-out.

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Rock greats such as REM, Metallica and AC/DC have all recorded albums here.

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SOUND WAVE can play every kind of audio file via Bluetooth® from a smartphone, laptop, tablet or PC.

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With SOUND WAVE, Kaldewei turns bathtubs into sound boxes.

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