Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Top 10... Basin mixers

Basin tapware is considered the 'jewellery' of basins, so choosing something fabulous is always important.
We've put together our current top 10 based on design, quality and overall greatness. 

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Inspiration: Design Through Time... Part 4

For our final instalment of the Design Through Time series, we've decided to focus on the 1990's.
This was an exciting time for bathrooms as it was the first time celebrity designers collaborated with bathroom manufacturers.

Philippe Starck collaborated with brands such as Duravit, Rapsel and Axor Hansgrohe to create bathroom collections that introduced the 'furnished' bathroom to the world.
  Bathroom fittings were now being seen as designer pieces and the style of the time was minimal, simple and tranquil so that we could focus on the basics: the enjoyment of water.

We've put together a 90's inspired colour scheme of black, white and a lot of chrome.
The 90's were all about city living and an urban lifestyle so the fittings should be contemporary and sleek. Many designers followed in the footsteps of Starck and even now a decade later Starck is still designing great ranges for bathrooms, allowing the general public to have their very own designer pieces.

Duravit Starck 1 back to wall toilet suite
Hansgrohe AXOR Starck accessories
Rapsel X-Treme wall basin

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Inspiration: Design through time... Part 3

This weeks post focuses on the bold and graphic 1970's.
The general look of this time was bright, sunshiny and Mod. 
The Jetsons were on television and their influence was felt in 1970's home decor. 
The most modern homes looked more like space capsules. 
But even the more modest homes saw the 1970's influence with pops of bright colour and plastic and vinyl furnishings.

You can be inspired by this time period without having to include a shag rug in the bathroom!
We've used curved sanitary ware which is reminiscent of the shapes of the 70's. 
Popular colour choices of this time were orange's and yellows, we've hinted at this with the Vola orange mixer and encaustic tiles, keeping the bathroom modern with a 70's twist.

Jatana tiles
Parisi Bohemian wall hung pan
Kartell Fly light
Parisi Fonte freestanding basin
Vola HV1 basin mixer, orange

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