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The airRED is a pioneering wellness device allowing everyone to get to know the true promise of infrared and its health-benefits.
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AN INFRARED CABIN WITH INVISIBLE WALLS?

We have made it possible by translating the old-established air curtain technology into a complete new concept for a health benefiting device. We call it the airRED because the warm 'air' stream keeps you warm from the outside while the pain relieving infra'RED' heat warms you from the inside. The result of combining these two concepts creates a pioneering device in the wellness industry.

Most conventional infrared cabins are quite big and take up a lot of space; they are heavy and probably too big to take with you when moving; they are also mostly unstylish and chunky and most people simply don't have enough space or interest in them. 

However, it is often forgotten how health-benefiting infrared heat is for you if done on a regular basis. The best bit of it is that it is so easy to get these benefits. Sitting 15 minutes daily in front of the airRED is already sufficient! In our modern world which is determined by stress, pressure, mobility and the demand for a healthy lifestyle at the same time, the airRED combines all attributes we ask for in one wellness device: innovation, space efficiency, affordability, technical flexibility and simple elegance.

Take a relaxing break at home and relieve back pain. The elegant design of the airRED perfectly integrates into your interior fitting. 

WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT?

The global spa and wellness market is a huge industry generating $3.4 trillion compound revenue worldwide. This is three times bigger than the pharmaceutical industry. The spa industry has been growing by 8% annually due to the growing health trend worldwide. People want to be sustainably healthy from the inside which explains the trend from pharmaceuticals to long-term solutions such as sauna, gym, beauty products, healthy eating and alternative medicine.  

There is a clear trend that people equip their houses more and more with private sauna and spa facilities to create a holiday wellness oasis in the privacy of one’s home. But also in hotels, travellers increasingly seek to incorporate wellness into their trips and choose hotels that offer innovative rooms, healthy menus, spas, fitness facilities etc. People increasingly invest money in health-benefiting products and take on self-responsibility for their health. Indeed, they seem to transform the healthcare and fitness industries by taking charge of preventative measures. This fact causes a drastic shift in the fast-growing wellness industry and it allows new opportunities for companies that are concerned with the continuous introduction of innovative products into the market, such as we are.  

Paul, CEO at Bemberg, a sauna and infrared cabin manufacturer, is entrepreneur and innovator with all his heart. His passion is to develop new products that add value to peoples' lives. Let it be in terms of energy-savings through the recently developed hybrid system for sauna, or in terms of space-savings and innovativeness through the airRED. Given the market trends and customers’ demand for small, affordable, elegant and modern wellness devices that can act as interior design, too, Paul came up with the bright idea of the airRED. Although, infrared has been known and used as a health treatment for many years and the air curtain technology has already been used since the 1960's, the merging of the two technologies is ground-breaking and promises great success in the wellness and spa industry. The airRED is pioneering and indeed the response to customers' demand for a space-saving and affordable but still luxurious wellness device.

Assembling of the airRED in our factory in Germany
Assembling of the airRED in our factory in Germany

HOW DOES IT WORK?  

The airRED uses the air curtain technology which describes a mechanism that separates differently conditioned air masses through a barrier of air streams, and thus prevents these from interchanging. So the air curtain forms invisible walls around you in order to keep you warm and comfortable. The air curtain technique was developed back in the 1960’s and has primarily been used for entrance doors to shops which open permanently and, as a result, let warm air escape and cold air enter. We have taken this principle and used it for a completely different purpose by applying it to the airRED. 

By connecting your smartphone via Bluetooth with the airRED you can listen to your favorite music during the wellness treatment. The infrared deep heat relieves pressure and helps against back pain.

Our experiences with infrared show the following benefits:    

  • strengthens the body's defenses
  • trains the cardiovascular system
  • lowers blood pressure through widening of blood vessels
  • stimulates the metabolism
  • lowers free radicals
  • relaxes and slackens muscles, also "warming up" before sports
  • releases body tensions
  • improves mobility
  • can decrease back and joint pain
  • has detox characteristics through perspiration 
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 THIS IS HOW TO USE THE airRED

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 What is so special about the airRED?

INNOVATIVE: The airRED is a one-of-a-kind infrared cabin through its intelligent and unique technology and space-saving characteristics.  

SPACE-SAVING: The airRED's dimensions are as follows: 135cm high, 60cm wide and only 12cm deep.

ENERGY-EFFICIENT: Our tests have shown that an airRED equipped with a hybrid system uses significantly less energy than common infrared heat cabins.

AFFORDABLE: A very attractive basis price makes the airRED highly affordable for everyone.

EASY CONTROL: The buttons on the airRED are easily operated. The connection to your smartphone enables you to manage your music playlist conveniently.

SIMPLE SETUP: You can easily install the airRED yourself at home. All it requires is a conventional plug 230V (or 2x120V=240V for US). If you need help, you can reach our support team by phone or make a personal appointment.

NOBLE DESIGN: The elegant but simple design and the smart technology of the airRED make it not only a health-benefiting wellness device but a noble furniture piece. It can also be used as a smartphone docking station. Optional RGB chromo light makes it a real eye catcher.  

HIGHLY COMPATIBLE: Any kind of smartphone or other electronic device can be connected to the airRED via Bluetooth.

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE: The airRED is also perfectly suitable for wheelchair users due to its barrier-free characteristics. If there are big height differences between the persons using the airRED, the device can be installed on a special rail system providing high flexibility.

CHILD-FRIENDLY: Children of age 10 and older can use the airRED. Minimum body height must be 130-140cm.

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CLASSY DESIGN & SMART TECHNOLOGY

The airRED ‘s dimensions are 60cm wide x 135cm high x 12cm deep. The chair and back rest are detachable and can be stored separately. Moreover, the airRED has an integrated music stereo with high quality sound, which connects to your phone via Bluetooth. The product itself is very stylish with its elegant design and colour changing RGB chromo light.

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WHAT EXACTLY IS INFRARED?  

For centuries heat and thermal treatments have been a principle of the physical medicine. Through improved methods and technical possibilities treatments are a lot more advanced nowadays and infrared radiation is used for wellness intentions as well as for preventative medical reasons. The parent company of the airRED, Bemberg, has decade long experience with the topic infrared. Our findings and expertise range back to 20 years.  

A part of our natural sun light: Especially to treat and prevent diseases and pain in the musculoskeletal system, infrared is often used. Infrared (=IR) is a natural component of the sunlight spectrum and lies between the visible light with wavelengths between 340 and 780 nm and the microwaves that begin at 1mm. Within the infrared radiation it can be distinguished between three different groups, namely IR-A rays of 780 to 1400 nm wavelength, IR-B rays of 1400 to 3000 nm wavelength and IR-C rays of 3000 nm to 1 mm wavelength. The shorter the wavelength the deeper the radiation can penetrate into the skin. Infrared heat does not need high temperatures because the infrared rays run through a room without heating the ambient air and only become effective once an absorbent, i.e. endothermic object such as the human body, is hit. Not until then the heat energy of the infrared radiation is activated, just as the heat energy of the sun.  

Pain-relieving effects: Warmth prevents and reduces pain through the relaxation of muscles. When the temperature of the warmed-up body parts exceeds the body’s core temperature of 36.9 degrees, the blood circulation is enhanced in order to cool down the overheated areas. Subsequently, the enhanced blood circulation increases the oxygen supply which facilitates the regeneration and healing processes as well as the evacuation of carbon dioxide and metabolites to stimulate metabolic processes.  

The history of infrared: In 1801, the German astronomer and musician Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel discovered the infrared radiation. Already 400 BC, the Greek doctor Permenides found that many diseases could be healed with warmth. Only centuries later, the physical principles of infrared radiation were explored. A revolutionary progress in infrared treatments was achieved by Manfred von Ardenne and Matrin Heckel. They developed beds and/or loungers on which their patients could be treated stationary with IR-A rays. An additional development that evolved during the first two decades of the 21st century are privately used infrared cabins at home that do not require any medical prescriptions. These infrared cabins use a wide spectrum of IR-A, IR-B and IR-C radiation to avoid skin irritations and overheating.

OUR LATEST ADDITION TO THE airRED: THE coolGREEN FUNCTION

We continuously improve and further develop our products. Our latest addition to the airRED is the coolGREEN function.

To have an infrared session in summer when it's already hot outside does not seem to make sense at first sight. However, with the coolGREEN button which can be installed optionally into your airRED, this is now possible without feeling too hot. ​  

Have you ever been wandering around in a cool forest on a summer day where you enjoyed the warming sunrays shining through forest glades on your back or face? The special thing about this is that you do not sweat in the shadow of the forest but you can still feel the comforting warmth on certain body parts through the infrared heat which is part of our natural sunlight. ​  

How does the coolGREEN function work? ​  

You simply press the coolGREEN button of your customized airRED and instantly the else warm air curtain transforms into a cold air stream which gives you a cool refreshment in summer. At the same time, the integrated infrared panel has a concentrated effect on your back, or if you wish also on other upper parts of the body when you turn around in your sitting position. ​  

The coolGREEN function is also very suitable if you have problems with varicose veins, cellulitis or other connective tissue disorders but you don't want to abstain from infrared treatments.    

ALWAYS CHERISH YOUR HEALTH, IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT GOOD YOU HAVE

Health is not valued until sickness comes. (Thomas Fuller) 

What did you choose? ​  

We live in a hectic world. Everything and everyone has to function quickly and flawlessly. Nowadays, health plays an important role. The topic does not only take a high personal value for people but is increasingly important for our society as a whole. But what does health really mean? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health describes a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not solely the absence of illnesses and diseases. ​  

Many people suffer from many different kinds of pain. The most common areas of pain are neck, shoulders and spine, often caused by abnormal postures or inappropriate biomechanical stress in daily work life. Additionally, factors such as lack of physical activity, obesity and especially psychological stress influence one's well being. ​ Stress reduction, an improved nutrition and physical training are thus important factors in order to prevent pain. 

The airRED offers an optimal solution and creates your own personal relaxing zone at home. Heat is a real miracle cure in many cases to prevent or even heal some diseases. The medic Permenides already discovered this fact 400 BC. Through heat treatments pain can be reduced and prevented since muscles and joints are relaxed. Moreover, the warmth in skin and tissue is detected through thermosensors whereby an exaggeration of the body's temperature increases the blood circulation. This "sauna effect" bolsters your immune system, oxygen supply is enhanced and regeneration processes progress faster. 

The differently effective rays (due to different wavelenghts) of infrared guarantee an optimal warmth exposure. No matter if after a long working day, sports or just to have a little relaxation break in between, the airRED always offers a quick and effective option. Of course, every person is different and infrared may not seem suitable for everyone; because the type of relaxation we choose is just as individual as our personality is. 

STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT

 

THE INNOVATORS: IT ALL STARTS WITH THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PRODUCT

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: we care about people and our environment

Sustainability is a crucial and omnipresent topic for us. In the production process of the airRED, we pay attention to a conscious handling with energy and resources. We exclusively process carefully-chosen and high-quality materials.  

We are concerned with keeping energy and raw material usage as well as CO2 emissions as low as possible. Our parent company Bemberg recycles wood waste and uses it for heat production in order to cover the building's heating necessity by up to 80%. Sourcing the wood from regional suppliers keeps the logistical outlay low as well as the connected pollutant emission respectively.  

Bemberg's latest development, the hybrid heating system, has created an intelligent solution for energy efficiency. The connection to the existing building's heating system allows an energy cost saving of up to 90%. The hybrid system is also compatible with the airRED. ​ The demand for more energy-efficient and socially responsible products is influenced by a growing environmental concern. 

We pay special attention to choosing our suppliers wisely. The optional acquirable Z stool is sourced from a Swiss social enterprise that has the mission of enabling people in difficult life situations (e.g. people with suicidal tendencies or drug problems) to work under surveillance and offer them a daily structure and perspective.

 

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Paul Bemberg GmbH & Co KG  

USt. – ID. Nr. DE 145 779 105  

Sitz der Gesellschaft: 74336 Brackenheim  

Reg.-Ger. Stuttgart HRA - Nr. 320 224  

Reg.-Ger. Stuttgart HRB - Nr. 320 221  

Geschäftsführer: Andreas Paul Wüllner

Urheberrecht  

Die gesamten Inhalte dieser Website, einschließlich Text, Bildern, grafischen Darstellungen und/oder Audio- oder Videodateien sind rechtlich geschützt und dürfen ohne schriftliche Genehmigung von Bemberg für öffentliche oder gewerbliche Zwecke nicht vertrieben, verändert, übertragen, wiederverwendet, neu bereitgestellt, verwertet oder auf sonstige Weise benutzt werden.  

Haftungsausschluss  

Die Informationen auf dieser Website wurden mit aller Sorgfalt zusammengestellt. Dennoch können wir weder für die Vollständigkeit noch für die Richtigkeit garantieren. Bemberg übernimmt keinerlei Haftung für Fehler in den Inhalten der Website. Diese Website dient der allgemeinen Information. Bemberg übernimmt keine Verantwortung für Handlungen, die auf der Grundlage dieser Website vorgenommen werden. Die Benutzung der Website sowie das Herunterladen von Daten erfolgen auf eigene Gefahr. Bemberg übernimmt keine Verantwortung für entstandene Schäden, insbesondere an Datenbeständen oder der Hard- oder Software des Benutzers. Bemberg übernimmt ferner keine Gewähr und gibt keine Zusicherung im Zusammenhang mit anderen Websites, die Sie von unserer Website aus besuchen. Diese Hyperlinks sind eine Serviceleistung, Bemberg ist jedoch für die Inhalte solcher Websites oder ihre etwaige Nutzung nicht verantwortlich. Die Verantwortung für den Schutz Ihrer Systeme gegen Virenbefall oder andere für Ihr System schädlichen Befehlsfolgen obliegt Ihnen durch Einrichtung entsprechender Schutzprogramme. Bemberg behält sich das Recht vor, den Inhalt dieser Website jederzeit nach freiem Ermessen und ohne vorherigen Ankündigung zu ändern. Dieser Haftungsausschluss ist als Teil des Internetangebotes zu betrachten, von dem aus auf diese Seite verwiesen wurde. Sofern Teile oder einzelne Formulierungen dieses Textes der geltenden Rechtslage nicht, nicht mehr oder nicht vollständig entsprechen sollten, bleiben die übrigen Teile des Dokumentes in ihrem Inhalt und ihrer Gültigkeit davon unberührt.  

Risks and challenges

Naturally, all projects face risks and challenges and so does the airRED. However, the airRED has some major advantages. Firstly, the product has already been developed and is not a prototype anymore. We’ve already been selling the airRED in Europe which reduces the risk of new entrance. Lara has done a lot of research in the scope of her thesis research work to find out whether young people would accept the airRED and what characteristics they attach importance to for a wellness device. We have developed in such a way that it suits the wants and need of different age groups. Thus, the first stage of research and development does not require further financial resources at the moment. All technical preparations for the US market, such as adjustment to the different power supply, have already been done which enables a quick introduction into the US American and Canadian market.

The main objective of this campaign is to raise funds in order to secure the property rights for the airRED. The trade mark airRED has already been protected at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). However, we need to complete the patent registration in the United States and Canada which costs €25,000 including the necessary patent attorney.

After successful completion of this campaign, we eventually plan a second one which will focus on Marketing and Communications in foreign markets. A potential overfunding of this campaign will already be used for these purposes in any case.

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    WOW! We could not be more thankful for this contribution. As you are one of our major investors, we would like to name you on our website and on the airRED device certificate (with your consent only). But the best about this reward is that you get a "back warmer pad" which is a small thermo pad that gives you comfortable warmth for 12 hours. A little foretaste of the airRED!

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    AWESOME! We very much appreciate your generous contribution! As you are one of our major investors, we would like to name you on our website and on the airRED device certificate (with your consent only).

    We know you like wood just as much as we do! Therefore, we would like to give you a handmade teak-wooden fish to be put next to your airRED as a decorative object (see picture below).

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    Be an early bird and acquire your airRED now. For a contribution of € 3,500 we would like to give an airRED in standard version. You will receive your airRED just before christmas to keep you warm and cosy over the winter holidays!

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    airRED SPECIAL EDITION EARLY BIRD

    The standard version is not enough? For a contribution of € 4,300 you get a personalized airRED with special equipment. We only offer 15 SPECIAL EDITION airRED's with your name, a quote or any other engraving on the glass pane. Your airRED also comes with the ergonomic back rest and chromo light to make it a real eye catcher.

    You will receive your airRED just before christmas to keep you warm and cosy over the winter holidays!

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    SUPER PREMIUM HQ VISIT

    Words cannot describe our gratitude! You are our GOLDEN INVESTOR. You are obviously just as passionate about the airRED as we are. Besides the personalized airRED you get, we would like to invite you to our headquarter and factory in Botenheim close to Stuttgart. Have a look behind the scenes of the airRED! We will give you exclusive insights and a presentation tailored only to you! We will spend two exciting days talking about business and wellness. Of course with many airRED infrared sessions in between.

    (Please note: Accommodation is included, travel is not included.)

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