Actuators Add Luxury To A Modern Spa Lounge

The longing for quietness and individual relaxation grows as levels of stress in the workplace grow. That is exactly what you obtain with CocoOne – a modern outdoor lounge bed developed with inspiration from recliners and comfort beds.

Corporate News:  02 May 2016
CocoOne - a total luxury product
Harald Kogler, Managing Director of the Austrian business Delfin-Wellness, was looking for a product suitable for outdoor and capable of creating a sense of quietness and a space for individual relaxation.

Designer Josef Liebmann-Holzmann provided him with the solution: the CocoOne.

As the name suggests, CocoOne is a sort of cocoon, a lounge space for two persons to recline, equipped with a protective weatherproof fabric, and of course actuators for electric adjustment of the back support and foot area of the bed, along with other creative comfort features.
  CocoOne illustration

Electric actuators as a must

It was important for the designer that the CocoOne should be adjustable in the same way as a luxury bed. It was also clear that such adjustments had to be made electrically at the push of a button.

Both the backrest and the foot rest of the CocoOne can be adjusted with complete ease.
"When researching suitable electric linear actuators, it was not long before I came across LINAK. LINAK is precisely the right partner for adjustable beds," continues Liebmann-Holzmann.

The CocoOne spa lounge at an exhibition   Electric adjustment is particularly popular for luxury beds. But, the CocoOne demands more durable actuators than for an indoor luxury bed. As the CocoOne is placed outdoors, dew will accumulate on it.

Therefore, the actuators must be tough and hardwearing. Large fluctuations in temperature from the cold during night-time, to the heat of the midday sun must not affect the CocoOne's features.

LINAK linear actuator LA23 is able to satisfy this need.

During project planning, during which LINAK technicians provided intensive support, it proved itself the ideal actuator for adjusting the CocoOne's reclining platform.

With a stroke length of between 20 and 300 millimetres and an installation dimension of just 160 millimetres, it was very easy to integrate into the bed frame.

It is extremely robust, conforming to protection rating IPX4. The actuator will work perfectly in operating temperatures ranging from minus 30 to plus 55 degrees Celsius. It also moves between positions gently and quietly. Six LA23 units are built into the CocoOne.

Improvements on a continuous basis
"The CocoOne is set to be developed on a continuous basis," explains Josef Liebmann-Holzmann. There is an immense range of possibilities.

The next step is to integrate the LINAK compact rechargeable battery BA001 to allow the CocoOne to be adjusted without the need to plug it in. Another possibility is to integrate a control system working via a Smartphone or Bluetooth.

Functionality first
Heating - an infrared heating system to keep the persons warm, even on days of bad weather or at night.

Light – a built-in LED lighting system offering the persons wide colour spectra depending on the ambiance they want to create.

Adjustment – both the backrest and the footrest are adjustable.

Open/close – two electric actuators make it possible to open both sides of the CocoOne. From the outside by an electric foot control and from the inside by pressing a button.
  CocoOne in use

Material - a waterproof semi-transparent fabric protects the CocoOne's interior, while letting outside atmospheric light, bird song and other sounds through into the outdoor lounge.


For further information, please contact your local LINAK subsidiary or distributor.

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Updated: 31 May 2016 15:45