Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Candana will be closed from Friday 18th April till Monday 21st, re-opening Tuesday 22nd.
We would like to wish you all a Happy Easter!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

AXOR Starck V

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Axor Starck V: Experiencing the Vitality of Water

New achievement in water design: Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe SE, is introducing a revolutionary washbasin mixer. Growing out of Axor’s relentless drive for products that reflect the vitality and emotionality of water, the brand’s first transparent mixer, Axor Starck V, was brought to life in collaboration with Philippe Starck. Its official presentation takes place at the Axor flagship store DURINIQUINDICI in Milan from April 7 – April 13.

“The vortex phenomenon has occupied my father Klaus Grohe for several years”, explains Philippe Grohe, Head of Axor. “His intuition that water could visibly be brought to the foreground through the vortex, was the starting point in the development of Axor Starck V. In our long-time friend Philippe Starck, we not only found the perfect design partner to create a shape around the vortex, but also a valuable sparring partner in the developmental process. Ultimately, the realisation of the project was not made possible by creativity and determination alone, but by technical know-how and over 100 years of experience in handling water.” The result according to Philippe Starck “is a mixer that represents the absolute minimum: totally transparent, almost invisible, and enclosing a miracle that is the vortex.”

Connecting with Water through the Vortex

For more than 20 years the human interaction with water and space has been at the core of Axor’s innovations. Axor Starck V will be one of the most prominent translations of this idea yet: with the beauty and dynamism of its vortex, the mixer bridges the gap between the functional and emotional aspects of water at the washbasin, transforming it from a basic commodity to a valuable resource. 

Organic Design and the Aesthetics of Transparency

The organic, transparent design of Axor Starck V gives it an exciting, yet subdued presence. Besides serving the technical function of making water visible, transparency aesthetically fuses the mixer body with its surroundings, thus, in essence de-materialising it. The openly designed spout contributes to the natural water experience: before the eyes of the user, the upward, swirling motion of water through the mixer’s body and its “free-fall” into the washbasin trigger a feeling of joy and happiness. 

Experiencing Water through Technology and Innovation

True to the Hansgrohe principle of producing highly aesthetic, functional and sustainable bathroom products, Axor Starck V shines with a multitude of innovations that together are certain to define a whole new category of washbasin mixers. For example, the mixer is produced out of the organic material crystal glass, which is sustainable and durable. With a flow rate of 4 l/min, Axor Starck saves water without compromising the user experience. The open, rotatable, and detachable spout offers additional comfort: flexible installation of the mixer body in combination with the washbasin and easy cleaning in the dishwasher. 
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Thursday, 3 April 2014

Preview... Axor Starck V

Milan is absolutely buzzing at this time of year. Designers and architects from all over the world flock to the Italian city for what can only be described as design's event of events, Fuorisalone.

A week before the fair begins, Germany's premium tapware company AXOR have released a sneak peek video into the new Starck tapware which is to be launched at this years fair. 

'Experience the vitality of water: With a powerful vortex, the new Axor Starck V basin mixer brings about an emotional connection with water. In designer Philippe Starck, Axor found a partner capable of capturing the power of nature in an organic, sculptural glass mixer'

We wait with baited breath for the official premier on April 8, but in the meantime we'll enjoy this video and try to predict what Starck has come up with this time!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014


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Halo basin sets and bath set in Europlate finish

We have been supplying Australian tapware Brodware since Candana's very early days and we are so excited to share with you some of their newest ranges and product re-launches.

Brodware is our 'go-to' tapware brand, offering a wide selection of styles at moderate prices makes it an easy product to love.

From the traditional elegance of their Winslow range to their minimal industrial brand new Yokato range, you are sure to find a perfect match for your space.

All ranges are available in many different finishes, making this product as unique as every home they are installed into.

Make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook/Twitter pages as we'll be announcing the update of our Woollahra displays very shortly!

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Michelangelo wall basin set

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Michelangelo wall set in Europlate finish

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Yokato wall basin set in Weathered Brass finish

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City Stik freestanding bath filler with hand shower

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Michelangelo wall mixer and spout in Nero finish

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City Que basin mixer and freestanding bath mixer

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City Plus basin set with 'D' handles in Nero finish

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Halo wall set in Bright Copper finish

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Neu England freestanding bath set with handshower

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Neu England kitchen set with lever handles

all images via Brodware

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Mini Trend: Round Mirrors

We've noticed a bit of a resurgence of round mirrors used in bathrooms.
Whether they are back-lit, of grand proportion or even tinted, they immediately draw the eye and become a focal point of the space.

They look great with metal frames or leather straps (à la Gubi Adnet) but are absolutely striking frameless also. The Morphing mirror by KOS is a great example of a beautifully proportioned mirror with metal frame, check it out on our website.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Drift San Jose

Mexican hotel Drift is located in San Jose Del Cabo's historic art district and is the first of a series of hotels that will fill a niche between boutique and youth hostel. 

Drift is designed to promote social interaction with a pared down, do-it-yourself atmosphere. 
The rooms are basic and open concept, influenced by industrial urban lofts and Baja ranch architecture. 

The use of concrete, steel and wood in the bathrooms accentuate this perfectly and make them some of the best bathrooms we've seen in hotels.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Hansgrohe: The Origin of Shower Rails

Hansgrohe Axor Urquiola shower set

How an invention freed people’s hands when showering 

It revolutionised the bathroom: The shower rail or Unica has been around for 60 years now – and it was invented by Hans Grohe, the founder of the shower specialist Hansgrohe SE in Germany’s Black Forest.
Frequently it is the seemingly simple ideas that change the world because they make life simpler, more convenient and better. The shower bar is such an innovation with a sustainable impact. In 2013 it became 60 years old. Today it is taken for granted in bathrooms across the globe: the shower bar.

It was discovered by Hans Grohe, the pioneer of Germany’s sanitation industry, in Schiltach 60 years ago. It came on the market in 1953, under the brand name Unica: A milestone in the history of Hansgrohe as this innovation made the company the shower specialist at the time and has characterised its approach to innovation to this day. 

In addition, however, the invention of the shower bar was a significant watershed in the development of the bathroom. This is because first of all, it changed users’ behaviour by enabling “hands-free” showering – with a height-adjustable hand shower. Secondly, this brought about the emancipation of the shower from the bathtub. This heralded the advent of separate showering areas in the bathroom, changing its architecture in the process. A genuine bathroom revolution! 

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Hansgrohe’s Unica was the world’s first shower sliding rail in 1953

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