Ancient Ritual Arc Experiential Sauna

Arc is a personal in-home experiential sauna for stress reduction, relaxation, and healing. Arc integrates therapeutic infrared heat, soothing light, and high-fidelity surround sound, creating a full immersion therapy that leaves you feeling recharged, restored, and renewed. Arc engages users with personalized programs, meditation, and breathwork content, to relax the mind and body. The AI software evolves with you, transforming your biometric data into dimensional dynamic analytics to maximize your sauna experience.

Working with this startup on a fresh new product category like this was an absolute joy. Every design decision and every detail had to contribute to the overarching goal of attaining a tranquil state of mind and body. Design psychology, sensitive ergonomics, natural materials, and subtle technology became our four corners of inspirational truth.  

Arc is constructed of natural oak and Japanese hinoki cypress. The interior chamber includes a comfortable reclining wood chair and a smaller fold-down guest seat. Side panel infrared emitters and a ceiling heater provide warmth. Thick wall insulation isolates all heat and sound. The soft light wall wash makes it feel like you’re in a much larger room, and 2.1 sound surrounds you in blissful music. 

In addition to its heat, light, and sound features, Arc’s soft, warm, and inviting industrial design aims to offer individuals absolute peace, comfort, and quiet. We believe that this type of deeply empathic design is something the world needs more of.

Inspired By Furniture

Every material is carefully selected for quality, performance, and safety. From FSC-certified oak or Japanese Hinoki cypress to sweat-wicking interior fabric, Arc is a rest and recovery sanctuary that’s formaldehyde-free, low-VOC, and constructed with natural materials.

Setting the Stage for Optimal Healing

Despite its compact size, Arc prioritizes comfort, offering a 150-degree reclining lounge chair with an adjustable headrest, armrest, and footrest. The sauna’s layers of insulation ensure that the immersive surround sound experience remains confined to the cabin. Heat is provided by an array of high-grade carbon infrared low-EMF panels that are clinically optimized for the therapeutic window of cellular healing.

"Adding Arc to my routine has undoubtedly improved my mental health and physical well-being. It’s a practice I’ll continue for years to come."

Comfort & Convenience

The lounge chair is complemented by convenient fold-down shelves for beverages and personal items and the convertible footrest module can flip up to serve as a guest seat.

Liquid Chromotherapy™ Lighting

In collaboration with James Turrell’s lighting engineer, Matthew Schreiber, our high-fidelity LED lighting system creates immersive lightscapes inspired by nature’s sunsets and auror skies. These strategically placed lighting elements not only enhance emotional balance but offer a transformative experience, making the sauna feel larger and delivering mood-reflective chromotherapy lightscapes.


Industrial Design

Concept visualizationAesthetics refinementHuman factors and ergonomics analysisPhysical model making & validationMaterial & detail specificationLighting Design