The Nomadic Sand Bath, Rensink’s latest work, was unveiled during the last Dutch Design Week. It naturally follows his previous installation, a pop-up inflatable spa that we spotted last year at the grand Eindhoven’s event. Mounted in an old empty church, the confined ephemeral space offers festivalgoers a place to unwind and dream away from daily life.
Before entering ‘the new reality’ visitors are asked to leave their belongings aside and dress up in a thin woven cotton suit. A wellness installation, the nomadic sand bathing experience is a ‘space of benefit,’ a cozy private retreat to relax the body and the mind. In a world where many of us are fixed in life structures, modern survival and information overload, we agree that there is a need for spaces where we can step out from our regular environments and regroup.
Photos by Harm Rensink