Effegibi is a company in Romagna that since 1987, and without drifting from the philosophies at the base of traditional heat therapies, has produced Finnish saunas for hotels, resorts, fitness centres and also for the home, which in terms of design and wellness are a continually evolving field.
This has been the case for a while now. Many of the activities and rituals we were previously used to doing inside the home have moved outside, while others are moving inside, to the extent that organisation of interior layouts now includes activities such as sport, relaxing and body care.
The history of Effegibi seems to have developed hand in hand with this phenomenon, with interesting applications in both the hotel sector and that of private homes, which today represent an expanding market.
This is an important expansion to the range. Flanking design solutions with patented cutting‑edge technology, Effegibi has devised products for the home that deliver the same performance as their professional equivalents. The strong point: technology combined with the tradition of rituals. The evolution in Effegibi saunas and hammams in nearly thirty years of business has seen a gradual miniaturisation of the devices required to generate hot air and steam for maximum integration with available space. No more separate “bits” tailored to fit the size and layout of the rooms in question; now they are real spaces to be enjoyed all the time, in harmony with the rest of the house.
Tracing this path of evolution, the Finnish sauna was the first product developed by the group. In 1998, after years of research and experimentation, Effegibi created Eurek, marking a break with the traditional image of the Finnish sauna. The large expanses of curved glass, attentive finishes, sizes suitable for rooms in the home made Eurek the first real domestic alternative to products designed for wellness centres. It was quickly followed by: Master, Logica and Koko, the Effegibi bestseller in six different sizes from XXL to XS, Auki and the latest addition Sky, each one conceived as an important stage along a path of research.
Sky in particular, condenses all the innovations introduced in the previous series. What makes it so special is its almost total transparency: the front and part of the ceiling are in 8 mm low‑emission tempered glass. The result is a blurring of the edges between inside and outside.
In 2000, Effegibi started development of the Hammam Project, which allowed home shower spaces to be turned into a private Turkish bath with professional‑level performance. In the same way as with its saunas, the company started to offer private individuals the chance to create their very own hammam, offering steam generators of varying capacities, accessorised doors in different finishes and exclusive fittings.
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