Episode 257: Splinterworks: Pool Slides Redefined into Luxury Sculptures with Miles Hartwell

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Finally, a slide for the swimming pool we can be proud of! In this episode we talk with Splinterworks co-founder, Miles Hartwell located in Bath, United Kingdom.

Miles shares the story of how Splinterworks went from creating furniture to designing unique pool slides and other innovative structures. They discuss their unexpected ideas, such as a hammock bath and a swimming pool slide, and how their passion for creating fun and cool designs led them to where they are today. Tune in to learn more about the fascinating journey of Splinterworks and their unconventional approach to design.

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TOPICS DISCUSSED

  • [00:01:18] History of Splinterworks
  • [00:06:15] Where did the idea for the slide come from?
  • [00:15:21] Inspired by architect & designer, Thomas Heatherwick
  • [00:19:11] Challenge to make it safe
  • [00:21:11] Slide regulations in the UK
  • [00:22:43] How are the slides made?
  • [00:25:50] Proprietary cooling system
  • [00:28:58] Plumbing & water for slide
  • [00:31:44] Slide Options ****
  • [00:39:41] Reflex slide
  • [00:40:23] Vertex slide
  • [00:41:19] Waha slide
  • [00:42:06] Cyma slide
  • [00:42:31] Tryst slide
  • [00:43:23] Cascade slide
  • [00:44:31] Cadence slide
  • [00:45:27] Star Rider slide
  • [00:46:33] Downtime slide
  • [00:51:05] Cost of the slide?
  • [00:53:49] Design and shipping ****
  • [00:59:53] Helicopter delivery story
  • [01:04:13] Advice for showing & selling slides
  • [01:06:51] Get in touch early
  • [01:10:10] Futureworks
  • [01:12:38] Favorite Pool

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