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Jul 29, 2022

Episode 12

Jon Contino on Rethinking Traditional Wellness Design


For a while, wellness facilities had a very consistent throughline when it came to their designs. From yoga studios to acupuncture, the spaces that were meant to set us at ease always seemed to come with warm neutrals and minimalist aesthetics. However, Jon Contino, Founder and Creative Director at CONTINO, wants to take that concept of a traditional wellness experience and flip it on its head.

While we have Jon with us, we’ll be exploring:

  • How these ideas translate into a recent project at Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort and Spa in California
  • Jon’s own thoughts on wellness and how branding can play a huge role in people’s enjoyment of a space
  • How contrasting elements can really play to character