Salus Controls.

Quantum® Smart Thermostat Design.


Salus Controls are a leading provider of heating controls and Smart Home systems. They have grown to be a market leader with innovative products and exceptional professional support. We have worked with Salus on several projects over the years and they approached us with a new brief. Our task was to generate concepts for a new set of smart thermostats for the ‘Quantum’ Underfloor heating range, a sleek, low profile, minimalist design with an intuitive interface. The proposed design was intended to dictate the ongoing visual appearance of products within the range.


A combination of sketches and photo-realistic CAD renders of initial concepts were presented on a short-timescale, with the chosen concept developed to the finalised design. On-going work is for a family of products to be developed that will have a modern and clean aesthetic, with high quality materials in-keeping with the strong Salus brand.


Finalised CAD concepts for both inhouse brands and third party OEM. Supply of general dimensional drawings and liaison with in-house development teams to ensure the design intent was adhered to and the final product captured the aesthetic and dimensional data appropriately. The product is currently in manufacture and due to be launched in the UK and Scandinavia in late 2019. We hope the new range is as successful as the previous design which became the #1 seller in the UK.


“We have worked with Optima for a number of years now and their ability to understand our brief and generate clean, great looking products under tight deadlines continues to impress”

Dean Jepson – European Managing Director

Salus Controls Europe

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