Thursday, 28 July 2011

Candana Website Launch Party!

After 18 months of blood, sweat and tears (ok it wasn't that dramatic, but it was close!) it was finally time to introduce our industry changing website to the world!

Wednesday 27th July 6.30pm, the scene was set with both Candana buildings completely awash with water reflective lights, a copper bath filled with cider and funky beats pumping down the street.

The Candana team were busy showing our designers/architects the website while some delicious canapes were served. Some of our favourite new products were on display, including the fantastic PuraVida range by Hansgrohe and we were hearing great feedback on the recent showroom makeover.

The award for the most ironic moment of the night would have to go to the party guest who was locked in the bathroom for 20 minutes and had to be rescued by Richard (one of the directors of Candana) kicking the door down. And by complete chance (ahem) this guest won second prize in our lucky door raffle!

Every guest left with a smile on their face, knowledge of our new specifier section and of course a goodie bag filled with fabulous treats.

So in short, a great night was had by all and we'd like to thank all our wonderful guests, Bathe and Umm..Communications for making the night such a huge success!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Please sir, may I have some Moore?!

Known for his minimal, sleek approach to architecture and design, Ian Moore has recently created a fantastic black and white home in our backyard (Surry Hills) and we think it is monochromatic genius!

Originally built in 1895 as a grocery warehouse, the Strelein Warehouse is a beautiful blend of black and white and simple, clean fixtures.

Glazing the top of the bathroom walls has bathed the room in glorious light and Moore's use of white and mirror maximise the space and open up the room to create a spacious bathing area.

This warehouse conversion has been fitted with Vola stainless steel tapware throughout (including the kitchen). The magnificent lines of Vola accentuate the minimalism of the warehouse and the use of the stainless steel finish gives a commercial edge.

The Strelein warehouse is another example of the 'less is more' approach beautifully reflected in Ian Moore's work.
So clearly in this case, less is Moore.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Do the white thing

As you most probably know by now, Candana love colour! But we all know that there is nothing more classic and stylish than a minimal white bathroom. Gone are the days of matching peach, turquoise and baby blue sanitary ware. We are all about embracing a clean, sleek bathroom design filled with beautiful shapes and texture. Sanitaryware should act as your blank canvas and provide a beautiful base for feature products such as coloured towels and accessories. So here are some images of fabulous bathrooms to give you some white-spiration!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Cool KV1's

The most iconic mixer of all time, the Vola KV1 is constantly popping up in all types of fit-outs, from the classic contemporary to the kitschy colourful designs. This wonderful tap has also been spotted at the infamous Ivy bars, in a classic white finish.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Bouroullec Brothers do Bathrooms

Where do you even begin with the Bouroullec Brothers?
Renowned the world over, they are winners of numerous design accolades such as 'Designers of the year' at the Salon Du Meuble (2002), 'New designers award' at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (New York, 1999) and The Danish design award (Copenhagen, 2010) and have designed for the most acclaimed manufacturers, namely Vitra, Kartell, Alessi and now Axor Hansgrohe!

In their first bathroom range, The Bouroullec brothers have come up with the perfect solution to the current trend of individualisation. The pieces are completely flexible and can be mounted to suit your personal needs while still flowing together harmoniously.

Stand out pieces have to be the bath and basins, which enable you to maximise the different levels for tap fittings, accessories and utensils according to your requirements and desires.
It's no wonder then that this Axor range has been awarded design magazine Wallpaper's design award 2011 for 'Best Bathroom' and the prestigious 'Red Dot' design award 2011.

So in keeping with the collections motto...
'feel free to compose'

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