Wednesday, 30 January 2013

5 minutes with... Marc from Candana

For this segment, we normally interview the wonderful architects and designers we have the pleasure of working with. But today I thought I'd try something a little different and ask our very own managing director, Marc Reed to share his insights into design and bathrooms.

No one is more familiar with the workings of the bathroom industry than Marc who is the second generation owner of the store. He lives, breathes and sleeps design bathroomware and has gladly agreed to share a few of his thoughts. 

Describe your design aesthetic in 5 words…
Simplicity, convenient, consistant, practical, fun

Which bathroom brand are you most likely to specify for your clients?
Gessi Goccia basin and wall mixer

What inspires you to create beautiful spaces?
The clients joy at seeing the finished product

Who are some international designers/architects that you admire?
If you could design anyone’s bathroom (past or present), whose would it be? And what would you do with it?
My son Charlie's bathroom: I would use the Encaustic tiles in the triangle pattern as my design base then run with a fun theme from there with colour, practicality and unique pieces.

Triangle by Encaustic

What is your favourite bathroom product? Why?
The PuraVida range by Hansgrohe: Pure design aesthetic where minimalism meets organic comfort

Hansgrohe PuraVida basin and mixer

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Top 10... Black & White bathrooms

Whether it's a traditional or contemporary bathroom, black & white is the epitome of chic and will never date. We've put together 10 of our favourite black & white bathrooms for you to enjoy!

Black Tara Classic by Dornbracht

Black claw-foot bath, similar available through Victoria & Albert

Isystick by Zucchetti

Isystick by Zucchetti

Pedestal bath, similar available through Victoria & Albert

Tuesday, 8 January 2013


We are excited to announce that in 2013, Candana have taken on Italian sanitaryware trend-setters Rapsel. This fashion forward manufacturer has been running for 30 years and has been creating new and avant garde products with the help of well known designers, including Matteo Thun, SODA and Matteo Nunziati. 

Arne bath 

From the very beginning, in the 70s, Rapsel carried forward its creative belief with consistency and determination. 
The company’s policy is to operate in the area of contemporary design, identifying objects with highly innovative content and great quality of aesthetics and form. 

Research is the basis of all projects. The bathroom design collections is addressed to a sophisticate public consisting of opinion leaders and consumers who lead to a stylish life and have good taste. 

Rapsel’s trend setting objects have great character and in some cases they have even been described as ‘cult objects’ of bathroom design. These have become essential reference points in the evolution of the way of living and its models. 

Just to give a very obvious example, the design approaches like those of Starck and Shiro Kuramata, although very different and distant from each other, co- exist harmoniously in Rapsel’s catalogue. 

In fact, through the selection of the single projects, the real identity of the company emerges and becomes stronger. However these are not only objects of bathroom design and mere appearance, but they are functional and from the technical point of view perfectly made.
 They are a tangible sign of what the future of domestic design is going to be.

Elle basin and cabinet

Mylos basin

Handscale basin

Barcelona basin

Grand Tour bath

Ofuro bath

Yume basin

via Rapsel

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