Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Inspiration: Design through time... Part 2

This week we are focusing on the wonderfully kitsch 1950's.
Although there were some great and timeless design trends to come out of the 50's (Arne Jacobsen, Eames etc) we can't help but think that bathrooms were not the most appealing at this time.
Think apricot toilet suites, matching baths and pedestal basins and a whole lot of Formica.

For our interpretation of the 1950's bathroom, we've taken the pastel hues from the era and updated them with glass mosaics and claw-foot baths.
The basin is reminiscent of mid-century design and perfectly reflects the blending of old and new to create a modern space with 50's influence.

Ex.t Ray basin and console
Ex.t Dots hooks
Sicis Watermelon 107 mosaics
Clawfoot bath, similar here
Brodware Michelangelo basin set

Monday, 16 September 2013

Inspiration: Design through time... Part 1

We have the pleasure of dealing with a great variety of homes built in many different time periods here at Candana. From luxurious Art Deco apartments in Bellevue Hill to the grand Victorian terraces of Paddington, we constantly face the challenge of modernising these spaces while paying homage to the time period they were built in.

Luckily nowadays there are many products that have been inspired by these era's and the trick to getting the balance right is mixing enough of the old with the new.

We've chosen some of our favourite bathroom time periods and used them as inspiration for a more updated look. You won't find any salmon or turquoise suites here, just some contemporary bathrooms with a nod to their respective time periods.


First up we have the roaring 20's!
Design at this time was glamorous and sophisticated, geometric and angular.
We were inspired by the lines of the Art Deco movement and the simple, yet effective monochrome colour schemes of the time. The focus on cars, cruise liners and skyscrapers influenced the heavy use of chrome and metal finishes. 

Devon & Devon Elite tiles
Devon & Devon Blues console

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Flaster Tiles by IVANKA

Flaster is a concrete floor and wall covering fostered from a traditional motive. 
Made from fiber reinforced high performance IVANKA concrete, these tiles are available both for exterior and interior usage. 

Flaster comes in three different thicknesses, therefore it can be applied for floors, walls or for heavy traffic. The contemporary use of the material, the custom colour of the product and the variation of small and large modules give endless possibilities for the user to create a unique surface.

Puzzle the colours and invent your own design, master your surfaces from floor to ceiling. 
You can choose between the basic and special colour choices - mix and match as you like. 

With flaster tiles – due to their versatility and shades – and as an overall innovator in the field of tile design, IVANKA Concrete Works received ’Flooring of the Year 2010’ nomination from Elle Decoration International Design Awards and won 2nd prize on HG Design Award in 2011 in product category.

Available at Candana.

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