SHOWER OF AWARDS for the sha. brand
Our first newsletter for 2012 begins with a shower of awards for the sha. brand.
• A shower of accolades at ITB Berlin and in Hamburg
• VIP invitation to awards gala
• Open Days & Nights final report – W7C9
• International press
(1.) A shower of accolades. Viennese artist and perception researcher sha., creator of the AlphaSphere and WOLKE 7 CLOUD 9, will be honored with the SENSES AWARD 2012 at a gala in Berlin and, a few days later, simultaneously with two STAR AWARDS 2012:
(•) The SENSES AWARD is given annually at ITB Berlin, the world´s biggest tourism trade show, to the best luxury hotels and lifestyle resorts as well as to individuals who have made major contributions in the field. This year, the prize will be awarded for the first time ever to an artist: sha. will receive the SENSES VISIONS AWARD for – as the jury puts it – "his visionary contributions to the theme of perception" and his influence on the spa community. sha. will be presenting a surprise performance and exhibiting his multisensory objects.
(•) Three days later and 200 kilometers further north, sha. will accept yet another coveted industry award in Hamburg, where Germany´s best-selling hotel industry magazine, "Top Hotel" bestows the STAR AWARD for innovation annually. Two is better than one: our atelier will be the first business ever to receive two STAR AWARDS at once: in the category "Inspiration" for the AlphaSphere, and a second award in the "Innovation" category for our newest relaxation concept, WOLKE 7 CLOUD 9. The awards will be given at a press event during the Internorga trade show on March 11 in Hamburg.
(2.) VIP invitation to a gala. SENSES founder and chief editor Dr. Peggy Bien, has planned a glamorous German-Russian Friendship Gala to frame the awards ceremony on March 8 in Berlin. In addition to carefully chosen guests from the hotel industry, stars from film and television, business and the nobility have also been secured – for instance, actor Gérard Depardieu, presenting his own Champagne and the legendary three-star chef Alain Ducasse, who will be overseeing the culinary portion of the evening. RTL announcer Andrea Polzin will host.
(3.) Open Days & Nights final report. The open house at our home base, the atelier in the Kleeblattgasse, was a great success. In fact, they were so successful that they became "Open Weeks", continuing to offer many people from diverse backgrounds and with varied interests the possibility to experience WOLKE 7 CLOUD 9 until the Christmas holiday. We collected impressions, statements and photos and have organized them into a collage exploring the question: What is WOLKE 7 CLOUD 9 ?
Here the direct link to the ONLINE COLLAGE (please turn your sound on!)
(4.) International press. A selection from recent articles about sha.:
EUROPEAN SPA MAGAZINE: Europe´s »No. 1 magazine for spa development« from Great Britain featured sha. in a large-format, multipage portrait entitled "Touching the Senses".
WORLD OF WELLNESS: The Swiss lifestyle magazine is publishing a comprehensive interview with sha. about the making of WOLKE 7 CLOUD 9, "Bedürfnis nach Balance (The Need for Balance)"
ARCH MAGAZINE: The Austrian architectural magazine features the AlphaSphere in a report on new work environments, calling it "the oasis in the office routine".
CONDE NAST TRAVELLER: The international luxury travel guide includes a portrait of the AlphaSphere at the renowned Gran Hotel La Florida: "Relax in your very own oxygen bubble".
FRAME: The internationally known Dutch design magazine reports on "sha.´s newest creations" in the article "Open Days & Nights".
SPA DESIGN: The German industry magazine is publishing a multipage article on sha.´s "Spa Trend Report", with numerous photos.
TREND: As part of the title story, "The Courage to Take A Break", Austria´s leading business magazine reports on the AlphaSphere as a "Power station for stress-plagued managers".
KLEINE ZEITUNG: The Styrian daily newspaper calls sha. – a native Styrian himself – the "Fabricant of galactic journeys".
DIE PRESSE: A favorite of this Vienna daily newspaper´s "Careers" editorial team, WOLKE 7 CLOUD 9 landed at first place in the ranking of the top ten Christmas gifts for managers (beating out a trip into space from Virgin mastermind Richard Branson!)
ORF Ö1: "sha.´s wonder cloud of sound" was comprehensively featured in two reports in Austrian radio.
NEWS LEBEN: Austria´s health magazine features sha.´s personal travelogue from Bali and presents his innovations with the motto "Wellness reloaded!".
KLINOPTIKUM: The Graz Regional Hospital´s in-house magazine examines the AlphaSphere as a burnout-prevention measure for employees and clinic management.
APA: The Austria Press Agency has published a challenging report touching on the areas of art, science and health with the title "Swaying With A Sine Wave".
L A S T B U T N O T L E A S T
SPA FINDER TREND REPORT 2012: This publication, probably the most internationally influential in the spa community, is an annual report from spa guru Susie Ellis. This time, it sees a trend in sha.´s creations: "Vibration, Sound, Music, Light and Color – Engaging the Senses", profiling both the AlphaSphere and WOLKE 7 CLOUD 9. We are very honored and wish to convey our most sincere gratitude for this recognition! International newspapers, including the New Zealand Herald, the Denver Post, the Springfield News-Sun and Daily Lifestyle Malaysia – among others – have published profiles of us, which would hardly have come to pass without our appearance in Susie Ellies´ Trend Report.
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