PREFORMATI - Turkish bath and sauna: the complete wellness solution


  • PREFORMATI - Turkish bath and sauna: the complete wellness solution
  • PREFORMATI - Turkish bath and sauna: the complete wellness solution
  • PREFORMATI - Turkish bath and sauna: the complete wellness solution
  • PREFORMATI - Turkish bath and sauna: the complete wellness solution

Energitismo Insight

When we went to meet Enrico Puppi, we thought that EPS may not be sustainable enough to meet the Energitismo criteria, and we wondered what other options he had considered for spas and baths. But we were soon convinced of the wisdom of its selection.
We went to his factory in Mussolente, a town that is not much more than a few houses around a roundabout. Yet it is interesting because it is really just a part of Bassano del Grappa and we were surprised, how close it is to Monte Grappa.
Enrico and his team enthused us with their excitement and creativity, they seem to be thrilled by challenges. They are always inventing and creating new solutions for their architects and customers.
We sought answers and discovered that EPS is the best solution to be the base for Spa, Saunas and Terrace pools for several unique characteristics: its low weight, high strength, safety, machineability, price and excellent thermal insulation.
An essential feature to build a wellness solution is the thermal behavior, the better the insulation, the higher the energy efficiency. The light weight and stand-alone strength reduce the architectural and engineering demands. The shapebility of EPS is also important for design comfort and beauty so that every element of a wellness centre can be customised, including the creation of a surprising range of settings with the use of high tech and innovative solutions. And Enrico gives a ten year guarantee.

The Creator

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ENRICO PUPPI

Enrico was brought up in the Bassano area and with his brothers he helped his father, Diego, in the family packaging business. But Enrico’s interests lay in more exciting projects. He researched and studied how packaging materials could be used for other applications, and by visiting exhibitions he learned about new high performance materials and designs.

His breakthrough that gave him confidence was his first Turkish Bath, completed in 1998. Then in 2001, it was time for him to branch out alone and create Preformati Italia. Every step since has been up the ladder of challenges to new successes.

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Location

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Mussolente is a small area on the edge of the wonderful town of Bassano del Grappa, which was renamed from Bassano Veneto, after the first world war, to commemorate the battles on Monte Grappa above the town. It is famous for creating Grappa, for the surrounding villages of potters, and for the Palladio covered wooden bridge, often destroyed, but lovingly re-built. Flowing under the bridge is the river Brenta, winding through the centre of the town, that connects the mountains to Venice 80 km south east.

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