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Dear Readers We’ve once again come to the end of a spectacular year. 2018 has seen our magazine go through a crisp face lift, eskewing our ever-changing fonts to a uniform presentation. The new look is fearlessly bold and, in my opinion, the perfect coffee table read. What do you think of it? Let us know! The kitchen sink plays an important role inside the kitchen. As it is a fixture that homeowners use every day, it is crucial to decide the right color for your kitchen sink. Why not play it bold with an unapologetic black tone? Hop over to our cover story to read on. Have something bathroom related to share? Send it in! We welcome submissions and would be happy to feature pieces from loyal readers. Till then, happy reading!

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LO N D O N D E S I G N FA I R 2018 W I L L B E A T R U LY G LO B A L A F FA I R, W I T H T H E S T R O N G E S T P R E S E N C E O F I N T E R N AT I O N A L E X H I B I TO R S TO DAT E

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rom Denmark to Dubai and Sweden to South Korea, the Fair promises to be a melting pot of design from a wide range of cultures. Twelve country pavilions and one very special guest country—Japan—will exhibit an impressive array of products, alongside a smart international line-up of independent designers and brands. Moreover, London Design Fair welcomes the return of Envisions with ‘Wood in Progress’ and the Material of the Year: Plastic. These two feature exhibitions aim to provoke audiences, sparking conversation and encouraging new ways of thinking about design at the present time. The following country pavilions, features and brands are a selection of the international flavour and design expertise visitors can expect to find at London Design Fair 2018. Denmark: Danish Living Room Denmark’s zest for furniture will come to life in a real-world Danish living room. A specially curated mix of new and heritage Danish brands will highlight the nation’s design prowess and commitment to excellence in craftsmanship. Iconic and contemporary designs will sit side by side, showcasing Denmark’s contribution to design in a range of disciplines: furniture, flooring, lighting, homeware and sound. The Danish Living Room is cofinanced by The Trade Council of Denmark, facilitated by the Embassy of Denmark in London and sponsored by Junckers (a Danish manufacturer of solid wood flooring). Exhibiting brands include: Arttiles, BoConcept, Dottir, Eberhart, Fritz Hansen, Georg Jensen, Junckers, LOP Furniture, Made by Toft, Mobel & Rum, Morso, Noorstad, Overgaard & Dyrman, Skovby, Spekva and Tom Rossau. South Korea: Seoul Design Festival Since 2002, Seoul Design Festival has supported up-and-coming Korean designers and design brands; the quintessential design event in Korea, the festival promotes more than 200 designers

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and brands every year. With its motto ‘Designer Promotion’, Seoul Design Festival aims to enhance the competitiveness of both Korean designers and the Korean design sector. Graduating from Hongik University, Seoul, in 2009, Jiyoun Kim worked with the North American branch of Pantech Mobile Device Design for five years—during this time he established Jiyoun Kim Studio. Today, Kim works across multiple disciplines, including product design, branding, living products and art. The Dokkaebi Stool (pictured) was created by Kim as part of a larger art installation in the Hangang Art Park, by the Han River in Seoul. Founded by Seoulbased designers Byounghwi Jeon and Seungjoon Song, Studio PESI seeks to find new possibilities in design, by reinterpreting objects without losing their essential elements. PESI is an acronym for ‘Possibility, Essential, Standpoint, Interpretation’: the studio approaches design in a manner that is experiential, lively and cheerful. Czech Republic: UMPRUM UMPRUM—the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague—was established in 1885. Since that time, this prestigious institution has flourished: ranked among the best educational establishments in the Czech Republic, it has many successful graduates and is the only Eastern European school to figure in the indices of prestigious European and world art schools. The Studio of Glass at UMPRUM will present ‘Colours of Transparency’, showcasing the latest body of imaginative works by students. Pellucidity and hue, as related to glass, form the central theme of the exhibition. The Studio of Glass experiments with the boundaries between applied and fine arts, crafting glass and then artistically disrupting it—students work with paint, disrupting classic design concepts and are not afraid to experiment. Czech Republic: UMPRUM Above: Dominika Petrtýlová, Vandal Vases, UMPRUM Colours of Transparency exhibition space will reflect the ubiquitous ambiguity of glass. Spray paint will obscure the


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view while simultaneously accentuating and highlighting the space, so challenging the distinction between vandalism and art. Netherlands: Dutch Stuff Dutch Stuff returns to the London Design Fair following its debut in 2017. With a focus on quality, this year’s showcase will prioritise space to interact with and think about those designers, products and ideas driving contemporary Dutch design. REM Atelier, a collaborative art and design project set up in 2015 by artist Remty Elenga and designer Remco van Halderen, investigates artistic objects and installations from the viewpoint of functionality and decor. Rather than merely decorate a space, the unique and limited edition objects by REM Atelier create an alternative space, subjecting the surroundings to the artwork. To create the Botanic light piece, REM Atelier worked with sculptured photography—flat images placed between plexiglass create an illusion of depth. Studio Laurids Gallee has experimented with traditional marquetry and inlay techniques. Together with computer programming and modern machinery, the studio created a technique that reintroduces the decorative art of marquetry (an art that has suffered at the hands of mass production). Material of the Year: Plastic Beyond the Chipper During 2018, plastic has grown exponentially to become a pariah in the minds of many designers and consumers alike. As governments strive to tackle and ban ‘single-use’ plastic, and increasing amounts of microplastic are found in fish, we are left with an obvious problem: what to do with the difficulties posed by plastic? London Design Fair chose plastic as the 2018 Material of the Year, in a bid to showcase and celebrate just some of the designers who are engaging head-on with the significant environmental issues posed by plastic. Material designer Charlotte Kidger recently graduated from Central Saint Martins with an MA in Material Futures. Working with polyurethane foam dust, a by-product of CNC fabrication, she has created a versatile and durable composite material. The composite is processed by means of cold casting to create 3D objects. Kidger will show her collection of large-scale tables and vessels at the Fair. Dirk Vander Kooij graduated in 2009 from Design Academy Eindhoven. A craftsman and inventor, he is best known for his playful extrusions of reclaimed synthetics. Using an in-house-designed robot and materials recycled from a range of polycarbonate products, Vander Kooij applies lowresolution 3D printing in furniture production. Vander Kooij will exhibit the ‘buitenhuis’ chandelier at the Fair, shown in the UK for the first time. Envisions x Finsa Envisions is a collective of twenty four multidisciplinary designers, who share a fascination for experimental design. At Envisions, the focus is on the creative, research process and not the end product. With this approach, Envisions makes use of material experiments and works with companies to offer new insights on their existing production processes, products and techniques. Envisions was founded by Sanne Schuurman, Simone Post and Iwan Pol, after the trio graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2015. The Envisions collective came about because the founders realised their product-rich, post-

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academy world lacked the open arena, conversation and ideas on ‘working towards a result’ they had enjoyed at the Design Academy. By acknowledging and showcasing the design process itself, Envisions created the basis for interaction and exchange, challenging the design industry to an open dialogue. Envisions approached Finsa, a wood manufacturer headquartered in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and twelve designers were invited to infiltrate Finsa’s production grounds and free Above: Envisions their individualised creativity. The result—Wood in Progress—shows twelve distinctive processes that highlight the ‘pioneering potential of the unhindered imaginations of industry outsiders.’ Brands From Toronto, Canada, Hi Thanks Bye is the collaborative effort of Stein Wang and Topher Kong. Using a mix of cultural and academic experiences and references, the two designers exchange ideas on the meaning of furniture and interior space in modern contemporary living. The debut collection from Hi Thanks Bye—collection 0—is a sculptural interpretation of the Canadian landscape combined with a Chinese aesthetic. The entire collection is made using powder-coated stainless steel (with the exception of upholstery pieces). Functional and versatile, designs include the U0 shelf, V0 side table and R0 dining chair. About London Design Fair Located in Shoreditch, the creative heart of London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries, including: independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions. Launched in 2007, the London Design Fair has earned itself the reputation as the go-to trade show during the annual London Design Festival, hosting the single largest collection of international exhibitions, designers, brands, country pavilions, features and galleries throughout the festival. Each year, over 28,000 influential retail buyers, producers, architects, designers, interior designers, press and design-savvy public, will attend to see the very latest in furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations, from all around the world. For more information, visit www.londondesignfair.co.uk.


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KOHLER BROUGHT ARCHITEC TS AND DESIGNERS TO G E T H E R TO G I V E B A C K TO S O C I E T Y T H R O U G H A CHARIT Y ART JAMMING SESSION

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n the lead up to the first anniversary of the Kohler Experience Center (KEC), KOHLER, a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, organised its first ever Charity Art Jamming session last weekend (Saturday, 28 July 2018) at Goodman Arts Centre. Reflecting Kohler's commitment in setting new standards in design, craftmanship and innovation, the theme of this year's Art Jamming session was centred around 'Connectivity'. Professional architects and designers from across the country were invited to create masterpieces that will be exclusively sold to partners in the real estate industry, in an effort to support the arts and raise funds for Very Special Arts (VSA) Singapore, the official Charity Partner of Kohler. VSA Singapore is a charity organization that provides opportunities for the special needs community to be involved in the arts. Through art programmes, workshops, competitions and art exhibitions, VSA Singapore aims to integrate individuals with disabilities into the society and assist them in obtaining financial independence through arts and arts creation. In support of the VSA Singapore's cause, two artists from VSA Singapore joined the Art Jamming session over the weekend, alongside participating architects and designers. A total of eight art pieces were created, featuring innovative designs with a story behind each masterpiece. Prices start from S$3,000 onwards for each art piece. Overall, all proceeds from the Charity Art Jamming Session will be used to support the special needs beneficiaries from VSA through the following initiatives: Weekly visual art programmes that are organized by VSA Singapore for the beneficiaries, will be fully funded by Kohler. These programmes will last for a period of one year and will cost between S$1,500 to S$1,700 per year per beneficiary. This includes the cost of facilities, trainers, equipment, as well as teaching materials. Beneficiaries will be able to equip

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themselves with useful art skills such as learning the basics of drawing, colour and composition, discovering the different mediums, and more. The KEC will be celebrating its first anniversary on 16 August 2018, where the masterpieces will be showcased to distinguished guests from the property and hospitality industry. About Kohler Experience Center Located in the iconic three-storey conservation shophouse on Peck Seah Street, the KEC offers a global immersion of the full offering of Kohler products, with each touch point designed to connect and inspire keeping Kohler's commitment to design, groundbreaking innovation and reliable functionality at the forefront. The Center houses fully functioning displays of Kohler's global product line available across the world, enabling consumers and trade professionals alike to test and source KOHLER products like never before. KEC Singapore is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 6pm, welcoming walk-ins from both consumers and trade professionals. It is located on 52/56 Peck Seah Street. For more information about Kohler Singapore, please visit kohler.com.sg/ About KOHLER KOHLERÂŽ was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, USA. Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler Kitchen and Bath Group has more than 42 manufacturing locations worldwide and is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; decorative, and owner/operator of two of the world's finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St Andrews, Scotland. For more information, visit www.kohler.com.sg.


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KOHLER DESIGN FORUM AIMS TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE ARCHITEC T AND DESIGN INDUSTRY IN SINGAPORE & BE YOND offices across the globe, and lastly, Mark Bickerstaffe – Director of New Product Development for Kohler Kitchen and Bath in Europe and Asia Pacific. Hosted in conjunction with Monocle, a global affairs and lifestyle magazine, the new series was moderated by James Chambers, Bureau Chief at Monocle. Conversations were focused on how smart technology is shaping the world we live in and offered an interactive discussion on the integration of design and technology into our daily lives, touching on meaningful topics such as ‘Responsive Cities’ and discussing the use of smart technology in a peoplecentric way, and where the possibilities of artificial intelligence might take us. During the panel, Mark Bickerstaffe, Director of New Product Development Kitchen & Bath, Kohler Co. also shared his insights on connectivity and artificial intelligence in the bathroom, and elaborated on how Kohler's rich history of 145 years has enabled the company to create industryleading deigns for its consumers.

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ohler Co., global leader in kitchen and bath design and innovation, hosted the Singapore edition of the KOHLER Design Forum in the KOHLER Experience Center today. This year’s theme of “All Things Connected” provided a platform for the architecture and design industries to join in the discussion of shaping the future of the Asia Pacific industry through the exchange of experiences, insights and ideas. The forum consisted of insightful presentations, discussions and panels by industry leaders on trending themes and topics, and offered opportunities for architects and designers to inspire and be inspired. “The future of architecture and design is being informed by today’s events, and it is crucial for the talented and aspirational voices within this industry to rise above and give shape to what we will see in 10 or 15 years,” said Larry Yuen, Kohler Co. Kitchen and Bath Group President. “The KOHLER Design Forum has been crafted to provide a place and time for this invaluable exchange to occur, and this year’s theme of All Things Connected puts the spotlight on the growing and rapid integration of technology into our lives and how this is and will inform, shape and disrupt the design world.” Several forums have been held in key design hubs throughout Asia and Europe over the last three years, and have presented the insights from influential and award-winning designers and architects all over the world. This year’s forum in Singapore saw a panel of speakers consisting of design professionals from various fields, including Professor Dr Gerhard Schmitt, Professor of Information Architecture ETH Zurich, Switzerland, who is known for his research on intelligent design support systems using artificial intelligence methods, Michael Wang – Senior Continent Head at Marriot, Global Design Asia Pacific, Steven Shaw, Executive Principal, Aedas Interiors, known for designing notable

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The new series of KOHLER Design Forum comes on the heels of Kohler’s successful and widely shared launch of the KOHLER Konnect smart home suite that includes the Verdera Voice lighted mirror with Amazon Alexa, and products enabled with KOHLER Konnect: DTV+ showering system, Numi Intelligent toilet, and Sensate kitchen faucet, among others. Kohler’s new platform and product suite offer consumers the path to a bathroom with integrated voice control that provides enhanced convenience and connectivity. Looking ahead, Angel Yang, President Kitchen & Bath Asia Pacific of Kohler Co. shared about the company’s aspirations, “As Kohler continues to grow its presence in the Asia Pacific region, we look forward to continuously building new capabilities and partnerships to deliver innovative solutions for this region and beyond”. For more information, visit www.kohler.com.sg.


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SINGAPORE DEBUT OF COSENTINO’S ALL-NEW DEK TON® INDUSTRIAL COLLEC TION AND THREE NE W S H A D E S I N T H E N AT U R A L A N D X G LO S S C O L L E C T I O N S

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ekton®, the innovative, ultracompact surface created by Cosentino for the world of architecture and design, is delighted to introduce their allnew Industrial collection and their three newest colours in the XGloss and Natural Collections. In total, six new beautiful colours of Dekton®’s one-of-a-kind surfaces that are renowned for being both visually stunning and possessing unparalleled technical specifications, will be making their debut in Singapore. The Dekton® Industrial Collection was developed in collaboration with renowned architect and designer Daniel Germani. Three brand new shades from the Industrial Collection will be making their debut in Singapore: “Nilium”, “Radium”, and “Orix”. “Nilium”, and “Radium” are based on the look of aged, rusted metals with irregular, organic patterns, giving a hybrid appearance taken from weather-worn and exotic natural stone, while “Orix” represents the degradation of cement and the biological transformation of stone. Daniel Germani, designer of the Dekton® Industrial collection says: “The Dekton® Industrial colour collection was created so as to contemplate the beauty of metals and cement at every stage of their life; it pays homage to the beautiful imperfections of the oxidation and degradation processes undergone by certain materials. The incomparable technology of Dekton® gave us the tools necessary to explore and design, and the result is a collection of colours that highlight the richness and depth of natural, organic processes.” Cosentino will also be unveiling the three newest colours that will be joining the Natural and XGloss Collections: “Opera”, “Natura” and “Fossil”. These colours are inspired by the beautiful veining of natural marble and stone. From the Natural collection is “Opera”, a beautiful creamy white marble with light grey veining, finished in a new soft touch finish from Dekton®, Velvet Texture; and “Fossil”, a dark veined stone texturised with fossilised imprints. “Natura” is a new shade from the XGloss collection, and is available in a lustrous glossy veined marble finish. Please see Annex B for more information on the three new colours in the Natural and XGloss collections.

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As part of Cosentino’s commitment to sustainability, Cosentino allocates a portion of its R&D to the development of products and processes that minimise impact on the environment. “Trilium” and “Radium”, two of the colours in the Dekton® Industrial colour collection, are a clear example of this as they are manufactured using up to 80% recycled materials. Cosentino also implements a catalogue of environmentally respectful measures in its manufacturing processes; such as systems that maintain clean air in the factories, methods that support energy efficiency, sustainable systems that assist the management and use of water, and the valuation of waste to achieve a “zero emissions” objective. On 25 May, these six new beautiful colours of Dekton®’s one-of-a-kind surfaces made their debut in Singapore at a launch party attended by about 250 guests comprising members of the media and industry guests. Guests were treated to rousing tap dance and percussion performances by two award-winning world class acts, Tap Dogs and Stomp; as well as live-food stations that serving delectable food items that included Spanish paella, suckling pig, pizza, hotdogs and Yolé frozen yoghurt. Proudly on display within Cosentino’s latest facility located at 22 Gul Avenue were the three slabs from the Dekton® Industrial Collection, “Orix”, “Nilium” and “Radium”. Adding on to the festivities outdoors were slabs of “Opera” and “Fossil” from the Natural collection as well as “Natura” from the XGloss collection on display for guests to admire and feel for themselves. The evening’s programme included a further two slabs of “Aura” from the Natural collection – one of which was specially put in place for students from Raffles College of Higher Education to decorate with funky graffiti; and the other as an interactive exhibit for guests to write a message or leave an autograph in order to mark the celebration, before it was wiped clean to showcase the antiporous and waterproof characteristics of Dekton® surfaces at the end of the night. All six new shades will be available in Singapore from 25 May onwards. For more information, visit www.dekton.com.sg/new-colours.


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esigned by the WETSTYLE Design Lab, the pieces are exhibitive of the supreme craftsmanship and stylistic simplicity for which the brand is known. Inherently elegant, each tub was thoughtfully-designed with functionality at the forefront, while offering a contemporary, timeless aesthetic. “Aiming for a modern look that will never go out of style, we developed this series of bathtubs to answer the demands of the consumer’s varying needs,” says Mark Wolinsky, President of WETSTYLE. “Whether working with a small or large space, old or new home, these tubs will integrate seamlessly. With the addition of Cloud, Straight, and Wave, we hope to inspire consumers to pursue innovative tub shapes and realize that bespoke luxury is not out of their reach.” Cloud: The 62-inch Cloud bath lives somewhere between the past and present; its flared shape evokes a vintage feel, while its flowing lines and solidity are rooted in the contemporary, making it the perfect match for transitional tastes. A gently curved base gives this bathtub a distinctive style; while a simple rounded base can be substituted for a more traditional look. Straight: A slightly smaller option at 59 inches long, Straight’s dimensions are ideal for more compact footprints and its rectangular, contemporary look, softened by its curves, lends an elegant feel to today’s bathroom. The bathtub’s subtly inset base adds an extra touch of refinement. The Straight bath evokes simplicity, softness, and purity, thanks to its sleek lines and rounded edges. Together, these elements create a sensation of lightness, as if Straight was born to become one with its surroundings.

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F O R T H E 25 T H T I M E, T H E TO P 100 CO M P E T I T I O N H O N O U R E D T H E M O S T I N N O VAT I V E A M O N G G E R MA N Y ' S S MA L L A N D M E D I U M - S I Z E D E N T E R P R I S E S

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ansgrohe SE is one of the innovation leaders honored this year. This success is the result of an evaluation process overseen by Professor Doctor Nikolaus Franke, the scientific lead of TOP 100. As a mentor of TOP 100, Ranga Yogeshwar will present the award to the Schiltach-based company together with Franke and compamedia on June 29, 2018 at the awards ceremony in Ludwigsburg, which will take place as part of the 5th German SME Summit. In the independent selection process, Hansgrohe SE, which employs some 2,900 people in Germany, performed particularly well in the "Successful Innovations" category. "Our innovative spirit is rooted in our DNA" – this is how Thorsten Klapproth, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hansgrohe SE, characterizes the top innovator from the Black Forest. In fact, the 117-year history of the company is studded with numerous inventions such as the first hand shower with adjustable spray modes, the first pull-out kitchen tap and the first shower bar. With more than 16,000 active patents, today, the TOP 100 Company is still one of the world's most innovative suppliers in the sanitation industry. "There is an almost endless number of possibilities when it comes to shaping the flow of water. Extremely fine silicone nozzles are the most important factor, or more precisely: the number of nozzles, how they are positioned, their size and the way they are engineered. In other words, the innovation is in every single nozzle; each must be precisely positioned on the spray disc," Klapproth explains. The latest innovation in this field is the "PowderRain" spray technology which produces microfine water jets. Hansgrohe also works at optimizing the noise behaviour of its products. The medium-sized company has its own acoustics laboratory, equipped with airborne sound test benches and an airborne noise test chamber. All this work pays off: products

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manufactured by Hansgrohe can be found in many prestigious projects, for example, on board the luxury cruise ship Queen Mary 2 and the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa. About the Hansgrohe Group - the Original from the Black Forest With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, quality and design within the bath and kitchen industry. The Hansgrohe Group brings form and function to water with taps, showerheads and shower systems. The 117year history of the company is marked by innovations such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pullout kitchen tap, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower. The company holds more than 16,000 active property rights. The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products. With 34 subsidiaries and 21 sales offices supplying products in more than 140 countries, the company is a reliable partner to its customers around the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 500 design prizes since 1974. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company's business activities around the globe. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are featured in projects around the world, such as the luxurious ocean liner Queen Mary 2, and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The Group's high quality standards are ensured by five whollyowned production facilities: two in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. In 2017, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.077 billion. It employs about 5,000 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany. For more information, visit www.hansgrohe.com.sg.


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A N I N S P I R I N G CO L L A B O R AT I O N: D O R N B R A C H T R E S U M E S T H E "C R E AT E A N E W B A L A N C E " P R O J E C T

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hen Dornbracht introduced the new finishes for the Vaia series of fittings, it marked a resumption of the successful collaboration with architects and interior designers. To act as context for the Vaia fitting, Dornbracht called for mood boards, sketches, material collages and bathroom architectures to be designed in keeping with the motto "Create a new balance – between traditional elegance and contemporary cool". Dornbracht previously worked together with Neri&Hu and Raphael de Cárdenas in 2017. Irina Kromayer, Etienne Descloux and Lex de Gooijer followed in 2018. Dornbracht allocated each of the architects and interior designers one of the Vaia series finishes as their basis for rethinking the transitional style theme. The results act as a source of inspiration for architects, interior designers and private developers. At the same time, they expose the creative freedom and diversity of design that is unlocked by the new Vaia colour collection. For more information, visit www.dornbracht.com.

S I A N Z E N G ’ S H UA T R E E S C O L L E C T I O N I S T H E B R A N D ’ S E XC LU S I V E M U R A L D E S I G N A N D M O S T P O P U L A R R A N G E , H A N D - PA I N T E D AT 1 0 0 % S C A L E A N D S C A N N E D TO P R E S E R V E D E TA I L

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hen Dornbracht introduced the new finishes for the Vaia series of fittings, it marked a resumption of the successful collaboration with architects and interior designers. Sian Zeng is an award-winning design company renowned for its imaginative wallpapers and interior accessories inspired by designer Sian Zeng’s own dream-like narratives. From sweeping landscapes to delicate intricacies, every Sian Zeng design is an original artwork, reproduced in the most authentic way to preserve every detail. The unique construction of repeating panels means this high-quality wallpaper will fit any wall width, making it more affordable than bespoke wall murals without any loss of image quality. Painted using Chinese inks in a non-traditional style, the design of the Hua Trees Collection reflects Sian Zeng’s own European and Chinese cultural heritage. The diverse tonal qualities in this wallpaper artwork create a feeling of distance and space, offering precise detail on an impressive scale. The range is available either as Classic Wallpaper or Sian Zeng’s exclusive Magnetic Wallpaper. Colour variants for both wallpaper types include Pink and Grey. The Hua Trees Magnetic Wallpaper range comes with a unique magnetic liner that transforms this wall mural into an interactive

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work of art. Hide a mini house amongst the swaying branches, or let flying pigs catch forty winks at the end of another magical day. With Sian’s range of complimentary magnets, a simple roll of wallpaper can transform into a customer’s own personal tale. Every roll of Sian Zeng’s Hua Trees luxury wallpaper is printed in England with eco-friendly ink and paper. This soft, dreamy landscape as piqued the interests of many stylists and interior designers, including TV host Emily Henderson. The collection is available on substrates suitable for both residential and commercial projects. About Sian Zeng Founded in 2010, Sian Zeng’s hand-drawn designs have become synonymous with enchanting, fun wallcoverings. Their products have been featured by a wide variety of websites and magazines including Elle Decoration, the Sunday Times, Architectural Digest, made.com and Design*Sponge. For more information, visit www.sianzeng.com.

T H E Z U CC H E T T I. K O S G R O U P I S P R O U D TO A N N O U N C E T H E V I C TO R Y O F T H E R E D D OT AWA R D: P R O D U C T D E S I G N 2018 F O R T H E C LO S E R S I N G L E - L E V E R M I X E R

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he success of Closer once again highlights the key role of the Italian company in the field of bathroom design, thanks to its constant commitment to research and development in partnership with the most famous designers of the contemporary scene. Due to the eclectic nature of its collections and its original stylistic approach, Zucchetti. Kos Group offers complete bathroom solutions able to meet the needs of an aware and careful clientele that elects wellness as a primary value. The Red Dot Award jury has awarded Closer in the Product Design category as it “captivates with its characteristic shape that expressively redefines the bathroom environment by setting new standards”. The single-lever mixer designed by Diego Grandi features harmonious shapes for global equilibrium, rounded corners for ergonomic, simple grip, joints studied to allow unexpected movement in space. Dynamism, freedom and flexibility already the style code of the Closer showerhead - are back in the concept of the mixer, in a game of joints and rotations that make it unmistakable. The concept matrix underlines the aim to reinvent daily gestures linked to water, lending shape to userfriendly, personalized wellbeing. This year, producers and designers from 59 countries took part in the Red Dot Design competition; over 6.300 items were assessed against strict criteria such as innovation, formal quality, ergonomics and durability. In addition to being included into the official Yearbook, Closer will be displayed at the exhibition "Design on Stage - Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design" at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany.

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T H E I N D U C T I O N WA L L L I G H T U S E S A S C I E N T I F I C C O N C E P T TO A P P R O A C H L I G H T I N G , P O W E R I N G A B U R N T - O U T F LU O R E S C E N T B U L B T H R O U G H A N ELEC TROMAGNE TIC FIELD

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fluorescent bulb is normally lit with a wired connection at each of its pins, sending power through the filaments at either end and causing collisions between electrons inside the tube, which then give off light as they pass through the bulb’s phosphorous coating. When a bulb is burnt-out, it will be blackened on its ends, indicating that the fuses are blown and that it will no longer work in a standard fluorescent lighting setup. Despite the fact that the bulb seems useless as is, it can still be lit through electromagnetic induction. Electromagnetic induction is the production of voltage due to a change in the magnetic field. Inside the Induction Wall Light’s box is a circuit and a coil of copper wire wrapped around an iron core. Stomping on the Induction Wall Light’s foot switch activates a circuit inside the switch base, transferring power around the iron core, which then sends electrical current through the wire to the bulb resting in the lamp holder. The active current stimulates the gases inside the fluorescent bulb, which in turn causes the bulb to emit light. Recalling that a fluorescent bulb is normally lit through a wired connection at its pins, the Induction Wall Light leaves the bulb’s pin exposed to further demonstrate that it uses a magnetic field to transfer electrical current to a regular fluorescent bulb. When lit through induction, the quality of the light is also different. Compared to standard fluorescent lighting, the bulb’s glow is less harsh overall, and is slightly brighter in the side closest to the field source. The temperature of the light given off depends on the amount and type of gas in the bulbs. The Induction Wall Light offers an opportunity to find interesting new uses for existing materials without letting them go to waste. Rather than destroying a fluorescent bulb, which would release gases that might be environmentally harmful (i.e. Argon and Mercury gases are commonly used in fluorescent bulbs), the

Induction Wall Light can power any intact fluorescent bulb. It demonstrates that there is still life left in old bulbs even though they seem exhausted. The Induction Wall Light received Best Lighting Design at the 2018 AZ Awards, in addition to a Metropolis Magazine award in New York during ICFF 2018. About Castor Castor Design is a Toronto-based practice run by Brian Richer (a trained architectural stone carver with a degree in English literature and philosophy) and Kei Ng (a trained architect with a background in set design). They are interested in the middle ground between art and design, bringing a sense of irreverence to each project. Materials and their reuse make up an important part of Castor’s aesthetic; burnt out bulbs to make lighting, a rusty shipping container to make a sauna. Castor Design has won awards from the A+ Awards, A’ Design, AZ Awards, and from numerous design shows. Castor’s products are sold in shops around the world, and they have worked on interior projects, custom lighting and furniture design, and public art commissions throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Their experience in restaurants and love of music inspired them to open Parts & Labour, a space that combines a fine-dining room with a punk rock basement venue, and its offshoot, P&L Burger. For more information, visit www.castordesign.ca.

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K O N ’ S N E W U LT R A - T H I N FAU C E T I S A S L E E K A N D S T Y L I S H A D D I T I O N TO A N Y B AT H R O O M , B R I N G I N G A TO U C H O F I M P E C C A B L E C L A S S AT J U S T 5 0 M M

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on 's latest research and development resulted in the sleek, ultra-thin concealed body box of their spanking new faucet. Built extremely thin, it gives the user a more convenient experience. Thanks to its ultrasmall cutting spacing design, it enables flexibility for customized cuttings. The installation distance is only 50-70mm. It is equipped with four spare holes on the back, which can be installed on the keel rack. For more information, visit www.kon.com.cn.

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oca is delighted to announce that its internationally acclaimed One Day Design Challenges coming to the Singapore for the first time this year. Taking place on Saturday 24th November at the Scape, Treetop, this exciting competition invites young designers to showcase their creative talents and design innovative concepts for bathroomrelated spaces. The winner or winning team will receive a prize on the day of $3000 and there are 4 prizes. “The One Day Design Challenge will also take place in Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona, Russia, UK. UAE, Oman, Shanghai, Hong Kong, but this year is the first opportunity for the Singapore design community to show what they can do,” says Josep Delicado, Roca Msia’s Managing Director. “This intense day of competition both supports and engages emerging designers in the drive to improve the bathroom experience, focusing our brightest minds on functional considerations as well as matters of space, sustainability and well-being. Roca encourages all contestants to be bold in demonstrating their innovation, creativity and design intelligence. We’re looking forward to an exhilarating day of competition.

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“Entries will be judged on their creativity, originality and viability as well as the clarity and graphic design of the showcase presentations. A group of prestigious jury together with Xavier Torras (Brand Communications Director of Roca and Director of We Are Water Foundation) will critique all work entered and select three winners and a special We Are Waterprize.Alongside the $3000 prize for the competition winner or winning team, cash prizes will also be awarded on the day for second and third places at $2000 and $1000 respectively. Registrations: The competition is open to students or young professionals aged between 18 and 29 years old, studying or working within the design, architecture or product design fields. Participants can take part as individuals or in groups of two or three by registering at www.onedaydesignchallenge.net up until 26th Oct 2018 (closed when the space is full) Roca will be having lucky draw for participants who register before 29th Sept 2018. Lucky winners will win a pair of WTA Finals 2018 match tickets sponsored by BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. This year is the final year of WTA finals in Singapore, a total of 5 pairs of tickets to be won. More information of WTA Finals can be found at www.wtafinals.com. For interest in participation, sign up at www.onedaydesignchallenge.net.


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n 2017, Ariston Thermo (Ariston), the number one Italian water-heating brand, launched the first-ever water heater that is exclusively designed to fit bathrooms in Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats or condominiums – the Ariston Andris Slim 20 (SL20). The SL20 was a big hit, especially among local new homeowners, because of its slim and beautiful design. This year, Ariston launches the same slim concept of storage water heater with 30L capacity to fit the needs of bigger homes or families with higher usage needs. This new model is called the Ariston Andris Slim 30 (SL30). The SL30 is also the first storage water heater in Singapore that comes with Ag+ Silver Ions to provide greater hygiene to its users. “Ariston has long been in the industry providing thermic comfort and energy efficiency. As we keep up with our promise of delivering safety, design and comfort, we ensure that we listen to our customers’ needs, and bring them solutions. We heard that our customers want the same beautiful and slim storage water heater design, but with bigger capacity. Here it is – the SL30 is made especially for this group of people! We heard that our customers want improved technology for greater hygiene, and we specially designed the new SL30 to come with Ag+ Silver Ions.” Says Mr. Richard Chua, Director of Ariston South East Pacific. Ag+ Silver Ions for Improved Water Hygiene Bacteria grow in very diverse conditions, and are commonly present in water. To step up on its ability to provide cleaner water to its users, Ariston Thermo Group developed the Ag+ technology to inhibit bacteria proliferation in its water tanks. With the Ag+ cartridge technology, the SL30 comes with an added anti-bacterial feature to actively stop the proliferation of E-Coli, Salmonella, Legionella, Mold, Fungi and more.

Silver spheres are placed inside the tank in a customized cartridge, at the level of the water inlet pipe, allowing the water contained in the tank to receive bacteriostatic effect by coming in contact with Ag+ spheres. As a result, water produced from the SL30 water heater is cleaner and more hygienic for its users. Slim, Elegant and Smart Use of Space Space has always been a concern for the majority of Singaporean homeowners. The new four-room HDB flat measures around 90sqm in size, and with the tight space, homeowners have to be smart in space planning. SL30 is made specifically to address Singaporean homeowners’ concern for space and design, with the following properties:

• The slimmest 30L water heater design in Singapore. It will fit perfectly onto the beams at HDB and condominium bathrooms.

• Italian designed to suit any kind of bathroom decorations, no longer a need to hide unsightly water heaters

• Safety and Durability

With over 85 years of history in the water-heating industry, Ariston prides itself on its Total Safety System (TSS). In fact, the water heaters have been certified by the most safety organizations in the world, and meet the world’s strictest quality and safety standards such as International Electrotechnical Commission and Singapore Standards. The SL30 also promises extra durability through the use of a copper-heating element. The tank is made with super-ecologic insulation materials and energy can be better conserved through its improved titanium-enamel tank. For more information, visit www.ariston.com.

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VA LV E T E C H N O LO G Y T H AT S AV E S WAT E R F O R M O D E R N S A N I TA R Y FA C I L I T I E S I N P U B L I C B U I L D I N G S F R O M G E R M A N I N N O VAT I O N C H A M P I O N S C H E L L

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he power to innovate and an economical approach to resource consumption are two key factors for long-term quality of life – and not just as individuals but for global society at large. German company SCHELL develops, manufactures and distributes high-quality valves for public sanitary facilities. Time and again, these products have set milestones when it comes to hygiene, saving water and design for public and commercial wash rooms, showers and toilets. They are also available in Singapore. For nearly 90 years, SCHELL has developed and produced regulating angle valves, appliance connection valves and fittings for washbasins, showers, toilets and urinals in public sanitary facilities at its company headquarters in the heart of Germany. Today, the family-run business and its workforce of over 450 employees is one of Europe’s market and technology leaders, and a prize-winning innovator among German businesses. In demand worldwide, SCHELL products have also been available via a subsidiary in Singapore for the last two years. The expert for valve technology made its name in Germany and Europe with regulating angle valves. These valves form the interface between the drinking water system and the fitting itself, and ensure the secure connection of the fitting as well as precise separation. Thanks to continuous optimisation and innovation, SCHELL has transformed the regulating angle valve into what it is today: a guarantor for a water system that is both safe and economical. The regulating function permits water consumption to be cut by up to 40 percent without loss of user comfort at the valve.

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These advantages make the regulating angle valve into a part that is in demand worldwide. Over 500,000,000 units had been installed by the end of 2015. Alongside the original, SCHELL has developed regulating angle/appliance connection valves that offer additional features. As one example, the innovative regulating angle valve with a built-in filter protects valuable taps by trapping harmful particulates. From the outset, the company’s second line of business has been sanitary fittings: from washbasin taps to shower taps and panels, WC and urinal flushing units and matching mounting modules. Raw materials are always chosen for their compliance with drinking water regulations. Various actuation techniques are used to meet the particular requirements of public sanitary facilities. Manual actuation corresponds to the kind of handling familiar in residential applications. The actuation mechanism with self-


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closing cartridge interrupts the flow of water while the hands are being soaped, for example, and when hand washing is complete. This can cut water consumption by up to 50 percent. Even more economical – and especially hygienic – are electronic fittings with an infra-red sensor that actuates without being touched. Water flows only when it is actually needed and users cannot simply forget to turn off the taps. This can result in water savings of up to 60 percent. A recent highlight is the XERIS tap range, featuring a timeless, rectilinear design and available with both actuation mechanisms. Programmable stagnation flushes for electrical fittings and optional thermal disinfection for all models ensure – as is the case with all SCHELL valves – the greatest possible level of drinking water hygiene. All of the innovations from SCHELL pursue the common goal of safeguarding the health of users of public sanitary facilities at all times, and supporting the long-term safety and hygiene of drinking water systems. And a goal that is successfully met by SCHELL products every day. For more information, visit www.schell.sg.

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by Brabbu Design Forces www.brabbu.com Maison Valentina uses the highest quality materials and textures, giving them shapes through objects that create a cosmopolitan luxury environment, finding the finest example in this freestand washbasin. Eden is inspired by the mystic behind the name. This freestand washbasin represents a part of the tree of knowledge and the tale of the birth of desire.

STONE BATH by Porter www.porterbathroom.com

The portman solid form stone bath, hewn from a single block, is a singularly impressive statement piece. Available in a selection of our natural stones, this has a commanding and weighty presence that conveys a sense of solid permanence. The ne plus ultra of baths.

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AXOR SHOWER HEAVEN by AXOR www.axor-design.com

Showering in a new dimension of radiant beauty: the AXOR ShowerHeaven is an impressive overhead shower with a 1.2 metre long and 30 centimetre wide generous, plane surface of high-quality metal. Its four retractable “wings” and integrated ambient lighting not only make it a fabulous stage for water, but also create a new archetype in the shower. Three jet types guarantee a luxurious showering experience: the concentrated mono jet in the middle, the expansive rain jet, and the body jets with their unique PowderRain spray. A relaxing massage spray, a soothing rain shower, or a gentle drizzle: the AXOR ShowerHeaven 1200 allows users to shower using each jet type individually, or all three in unison – a spectacular sensory experience.

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by Maison Valentina www.maisonvalentina.net A harmonious agreement and concord of Portuguese design, that brings a unique flow to life. Characterized by many curves and turns, like a sinuous grace of a dancer, the Sinuous | Dressing Table has a luxurious flux to it. Ideal for an extravagant bedroom, this Dressing Table will make you glow even during night time, with its three dazzling gold drawers.

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iLOOK MOVE MIRROR by Keuco www.keuco.com

The iLook Move offers bright yet glare-free illumination. The iLook Move’ s glass fronted touch panel lets you select one of 5 colour temperatures

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perfect makeup, always. Not only is it available in round and square shapes to suit every décor, but in 7 sophisticated metallic colours too. The iLook Move truly shines with its LED lifespan of over 50,000 hours and zero maintenance all covered by KEUCO’s comprehensive 5-year warranty.

GRANITE SINKS by Hansgrohe www.hansgrohe.com.sg

With its new SilicaTec granite range of kitchen sinks, the hansgrohe brand offers a comprehensive range for the kitchen centrepiece, combining a warm and welcoming look, elegant colours, premium design and long-lasting quality. The range comprises under mount and top mount single bowl sinks, double bowl sinks and single bowl sinks with a draining board, all of which come in three colours: graphite black, stone grey and cement grey. The graphite black models are also available as convenient sink combination units, featuring a premium quality tap, an easy-touse control system, a smart hose box for the pull-out spray tap and installation material.

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L’HÔTEL DE BETHMANN Text & photos by Mickaël Martins Afonso

Project Details Localisation: Bordeaux, France Completion Date: October 2017 Area: 400 m²

In this mansion, the living space is revealed by the encounter between past and present. It is in the interpretation and the articulation of the existing architectural signs that has emerged the project, where each new architecture fragment fits and dances in its context. Anchored on the edge of the Jardin Public in the center of Bordeaux, the fourfloor mansion from 1850 opens up to this beautiful garden, unveiling its majestic scenery over the seasons. Thanks to a strong heritage context, the challenge of this rehabilitation was to create a new living environment adapted to current needs, without distorting what was already there, while at the same time bringing a new strength that wouldn’t fall into a simple mimicry. Highlighting What Already Existed With Contrast The owners aimed at renovating this building to make it more suitable to their lifestyle, more comfortable and, above all, mirroring their tastes. The renovation involved a complete refurbishing of the interior, while including a partial thermal rehabilitation respecting the existing conditions of the building.

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The interiors have been designed to keep the charm of these old spaces, bringing a contemporary twist along. The old and the new were to flatter each other through this game of contrasts. The allocation of the internal spaces of the building resulted in the following room-fitting: On the ground floor, two living rooms and a kitchen; on the first floor, a more intimate living room, the office, and a fitness room with a bathroom; on the second floor, a master suite, with a large bedroom, a dressing room and a large bathroom; on the third floor, two children’s bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms; on the fourth floor, an en-suite guest room.

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The ground floor hosts two magnificent living rooms separated by the kitchen. The latter extends into the largest living room, opening out on the garden. The kitchen unveiling the living room consists of three distinct elements: a one-piece central furniture, a furniture against the wall based on the proportions of the central furniture and a walnut cabinet. These three parts communicate with each other without overshadowing what was previously built, the central furniture is favoured by such a block of ice in a warm environment. Each bathroom has been designed according to its context, the spacious parent’s bathroom, all in length, is materialized by two strips, one clear and one dark, blending the floor, wall and ceiling as a single element. The children’s bathroom has a more traditional tiling work, echoing ceilings with cornices, the floors reminiscent of a checkerboard, with diagonal tile floor compositions. The colours’ choice also contributes to the overall staging. Both subtle in the living rooms or the bedrooms, it becomes more contrasted in the bathrooms or antechambers. Numerous details punctuate these spaces, for instance the choice of materials as stretched carpets in wool, or the careful implementation of materials as the thinning edges of the porcelain stoneware generating “bird’s beaks”, or simply the care given to the custommade product. For more information, visit www.martinsafonso.com.

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project focus | exploring bravat’s affability faucet

EXPLORING BRAVAT’S AFFABILITY FAUCET Text & photos by Bravat

Fancy bathroom products that are not only fabulously extravagant but also costeffective? Cute BRAVAT’s Affability range! Not only was it awarded the prestigious ‘Red Dot’ prize for its sleek design, it is a product that aims to as cost-efficient as possible. The spout has been lengthened and up tilted to enlarge the washing area and raise the spout level. This design effectively relieves the pressure on the users’ cervical vertebra while forward bending towards the spout. ‘Affability’ is modern and aesthetic, abiding by dimensions to Da Vinci’s Golden Cut. It is a tasteful addition to any bathroom. The lengthened spout has also been up tilted for 10 degrees, freeing up more space for the basin.

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The aerator of Affability is easy to clean, a trait not easily prioritized in its market. Without any additional assistance, user can effortlessly get rid of the limescale using only one finger. The splash back is minimized as well, allowing for a tidy experience. ‘Affability’ saves up to 30% of the water as well and comes equipped with a 10year warranty. The cartridge is a top-grade product originally imported from abroad. The product enjoys 10-year warranty and free replacement for any defective product. Affability adopts the world’s leading “leadfree” technology, making your life carefree for lead poisoning. Every Affability product went through the strictest NSF standard and Act AB1953. Bravat truly embodies its belief that highquality products will lead to a betterquality life. For more information, visit www.bravat.com.

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project focus| mu jiaoxi hotel

MU JIAOXI HOTEL Text & photos by Cosentino

Project Details Name: MU Jiaoxi Hotel (former Le Meridien) Address/ Location: Yilan, Taiwan Total surface area of the project: 3,800m2 Relevant dates: Project finished July 2017 Architecture Studio Architects: TMA Architects and Associates Owner: Trans Globe Constructor: Ruentex Group Cosentino Materials Application: Façade Anchor: Fisher Anchor Material: Dekton® by Cosentino Colour: Aura and Kelya Thickness: Aura in 12mm and 8mm thickness; Kelya in 20mm thickness Quantity: 3,800m2 Formats: 140mmx120mm and 85mmx120mm

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The hotel Mu Jiaoxi (former Le Meridien), located in Yilan county, is a 5 star luxury hotel which offers a unique experience to its guests, with a beautiful avant-garde architecture, and a wide diversity in quality services and amenities. The building, finalized in July 2017, applies in its façade 3.800m2 of Dekton® by Cosentino ultracompact surface in the colours Aura (1,300m2) and Kelya (2,500m2) Trans Globe, the owner of the hotel, fell in love with the aesthetic of Dekton® Aura and its similarity to Carrara marmor. Dekton® Kelya was chosed for its perfect contrast with Dekton® Aura, as well as with the façade design as a whole, and for its sophisticated design. The natural character of Dekton®, its advanced technology and easy maintenance were key elements to develp the project. Dekton® allows a uniform design to be created, making all the walls of the building appear clad in a single covering. Qualities such as its high resistance to ultraviolet rays, its resistance to extreme temperatures, its very good dimensional


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stability, its colour stability, its resistance to scratching, its low porosity and its high stain and graffiti resistance are essential properties for its use for exterior façades with these characteristics. The Project MU Jiaoxi Hotel (former Le Meridien), located in Yilan city of Taiwan, is a 5-star luxury hotel offering a unique experience to guests with its beautiful avant-garde architecture and diverse quality services and amenities. Completed in July 2017, 3,800 m2 of Dekton® by Cosentino ultracompact surface in the colours Aura (1,300 m2) and Kelya (2,500m2) has been applied to the façade of the building. Dekton® Applied to the Facade Trans Globe, the owner of the hotel, fell in love with the aesthetic of Dekton® Aura, with its soft white background and winding veins that resemble Carrara marble. In contrast, the warm black marbling and soft veins of Dekton® Kelya complemented the features of Dekton® Aura, resulting in a wholesome and sophisticated façade design. The natural character of Dekton®, its advanced technology and easy maintenance were key elements in the development of this project. Advantages and Benefits of Dekton® Dekton® allows a uniform design to be created, making all the walls

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of the building appear clad in a single covering. Characteristics such as high resistance to ultraviolet rays, resistance to extreme temperatures, excellent dimensional stability, colour stability, resistance to scratching, low porosity and high resistance to stain and graffiti are essential properties for the use of Dekton® by Cosentino in the exterior facades of the MU Jiaoxi Hotel. Certification Dekton® by Cosentino has ETA 14/0413 (European Technical Assessment) and CE (for ventilated façades in accordance with ETAG 034) certifications that attest to its ideal nature as a cladding for ventilated façades. About the Cosentino Group The Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces, which allow the creation of unique designs for the home and public spaces. The group bases its development on international expansion,


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an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety.

of quality. It is manufactured in large format (up to 320 cm x 144 cm) and thin thicknesses (0.8 cm, 1.2 cm and 2 cm). It as superior technical characteristics: resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains, thermal shock and very low water absorption.

The Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 80 countries, from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain). Currently Cosentino is present in 32 countries, with its own assets in 30 of them. The group has seven factories (six in Almería (Spain and one in Brazil), one intelligent logistic platform in Spain, and more than 140 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets.

All of these characteristics unique to Dekton® are present thanks to the technology used in its production, which has been developed exclusively by the Cosentino Group’s R&D department. Dekton® is manufactured with Technology of Sinterized Particles (TSP), an innovative ultra-compaction process. This contributes greatly to the fact that Dekton® is a completely revolutionary product; it is durable, very easy to maintain, and has potential for both indoor and outdoor uses including flooring, façades, wall cladding and worktops.

About Dekton® by Cosentino The Dekton® by Cosentino ultra-compact surface is a new and innovative category of surfaces created with the objective of becoming a global leader in the world of architecture and design both for indoor and outdoor spaces. Dekton® is a sophisticated mixture of the raw materials that is used to manufacture glass, porcelain materials and quartz surfaces. The Dekton® surface can recreate any type of material with a high level

The prestigious architect and designer Daniel Libeskind used Dekton in the creation of “Beyond The Wall”, his only work in the Iberian Peninsula. Dekton® is sponsor of the “Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar”, where more than 40.000 m2 of the product have been used in different areas such as the façades, flooring and other coverings. For more information, visit www.dekton.com.

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project focus| oasia hotel

OASIA HOTEL Text & photos by Agrob Buchtal

The Oasia Hotel in the central business district Singapore is by all means and standards a unique project, redefining what a high-rise can be in humid tropical climates. In contrast with the conventional, completely sealed-off, air-conditioned tower, this hotel, designed by local office WOHA, merges architecture and nature, and combines indoor and outdoor spaces in a striking fashion. According to the architects, the aim was ‘to create an alternative imagery for commercial high-rise developments. It combines innovative ways to intensify land use with a tropical approach that showcases a perforated, permeable, furry, verdant tower.’ The tower, which has a height of 190 metres, contains four large outdoor spaces: three enormous verandas on the 6th, 12th, and 21st floor, as well as a roof terrace on 27th floor. This roof terrace is surrounded and protected by a 10-storey-high screen, covered in the same red aluminium mesh cladding as the rest of the tower. This facade will gradually be overgrown by 21 species of creepers and vines, creating a lively contrast between vibrant reds and lush greens. The Oasia is, like the majority of WOHA’s work, located in Singapore. WOHA was founded in 1994 by Singaporean Wong Mun Summ in partnership with Richard Hassell, who hails from Australia and moved to Singapore in 1989. While

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accompanied by humourless earnestness, WOHA shows that it prefers to stand apart. This Oasia Hotel, which is part of an eponymous chain, combines sustainability with delight, two terms that are prominently present in the office’s design philosophy. Aside from the red façade – soon to be completely green – the sky gardens also offer greenery, fresh air, and opportunities for natural cross-ventilation, as well as representing the most visibly sustainable and delightful, aspects of the building. The sky gardens came about in response to the client’s brief, which asked for distinct parts in the hotel. Given the small footprint, WOHA adopted what they call ‘a club sandwich approach by creating a series of different strata, each with its own sky garden.’ Introducing these sky gardens, which WOHA describes as ‘elevated ground levels’, allowed ‘the precious but limited ground floor space to be multiplied, creating generous public areas for recreation and social interaction throughout the high-rise.’ While WOHA can be credited for the architecture of the tower itself and the concept of stacking layers, the actual design of the sky gardens is the work of Spanish designer and architect Patricia Urquiola, who was responsible for all interiors as well as the outdoor spaces of the hotel. Urquiola adds a breezy elegance to WOHA’s delightfully quirky architecture. For the pools on the 21st and 27th floor, she has used AGROB BUCHTAL tiles from the Chroma series. Each pool has a different character. The pool on the sixth floor is part of a gym; on the 21th floor, the pool acts as a stylish extension of the lounge club. Left and right of the pool itself, which is tiled in a light and dark blue chevron pattern, is a wading pool, just deep enough to get your feet wet while sipping a cocktail. The rooftop pool consists of two parts, on either side of the rooftop restaurant. Unlike most rooftop amenities in hotels, which are all about the panorama, here the city’s skyline is almost completely concealed by the vegetated screen. This underlines the unconventionality of WOHA’s architecture. Instead of a view, this rooftop offers a place of unexpected intimacy and tranquillity, a surprisingly oasitic escape from the bustle of the city. About AGROB BUCHTAL As a specialist in architectural ceramics, AGROB BUCHTAL offers an extensive portfolio of products and services for contemporary and forward-looking building and design using ceramics. The company’s history dates back into the 18th century. Today, AGROB BUCHTAL is a global player firmly rooted in Germany. The richlyvaried tile collections and special tailored solutions are used all over the world – on the facade of a prize-winning residential complex in London or on the roof of the Museum of Cultures in Basle, in a swimming pool in Shenzhen, on a promenade in Abu Dhabi or in Munich’s underground railway network. For more information, visit www.agrob-buchtal.de/en.

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WALLPAPER Text and photo credits: To the individual manufacturers mentioned in this article.

Anastasia Pink by ARTHOUSE

Who said unicorns were just for kids? The design team at Arthouse have designed this funky wallpaper where beautiful unicorns are encircled by illustrative and photographic colourful flowers for a WOW effect. This eclectic wallpaper design has a metallic background and is enhanced with encased glitter for an added magical effect. www.arthouse.com

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Aquamarine By Santorus by Lime Lace

This eye-catching Madame Visage Wallpaper by Santorus is a more traditional motif pattern featuring a curiously feathered, feline majesty at a dramatic scale. The icy denim textured background sets off a striking design, guaranteed to turn heads. Manufactured in the UK by expert wallpaper printers with a history stretching back more than 100 years. The finest non woven paper and the most modern printing techniques are used to ensure this wall covering is more than just simply decorative. www.limelace.co.uk

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Classic Hua Trees by Sian Zeng

Sian Zeng’s most popular range for a reason, this wallpaper fits any wall width, is cheaper than bespoke wall murals and loses none of the image quality. Painted using chinese inks in a non-traditional style, sian's hua trees mural is a reflection of her european and chinese cultural heritage. The diverse tonal qualities in this wallpaper artwork create a feeling of distance and space, offering intricate detail on an impressive scale. www.sianzeng.com

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by Brabbu Design Forces The exclusive design by BRABBU together with the luxury porcelain creations by Lladrรณ, can be visited at the Decoration & Design Building in New York. The building is known to serve as home for several showrooms, and it is also the place to find the incredible showcase of the Spanish brand. After its renovation and new collaboration with BRABBU, it is allowed the chance to experience and appreciate the passion for porcelain together with the high-end furniture designs pieces. www.brabbu.com

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Bartsch Moon Crescents by Mini Maison

Our Bartsch Purple Moon Crescents wallpaper depicts the waxes and wanes of the moon is unique and the detail is exquisite with the colours of a unique shade of purple and gold-tinged shadows. Perfect for a nursery or child's bedroom, this paper will bring a sense of calm to the room. www.minimaison.co.uk

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by Divine Savages Inspired by intricate Victorian wallpapers, our deliciously dark Prehistoria print brings a modern gothic glamour to any area of the home. In muted tones of charcoal, black and grey and featuring a tribe of Jurassic beasts this proves that dinosaurs aren’t just for kids. www.divinesavages.com

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by Plushwallpaper This beautiful Cactus Wallpaper will add a stylish finishing touch to most rooms of your home. The quirky photographic style cacti are slightly raised to offer depth and texture and set upon a creamy, off white background. This paste the wall wallpaper is very easy to work with and could be used to create an interesting feature wall or would look equally as good running throughout a room. www.plushwallpaper.com

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by Rug’Society Starting with rugs, and now entering the world of homeware, with high society, we aim to give our clients the ability to relate to their house on a more personal and deep level, creating a line of design that’s tasteful, coherent and an expression of who they are. A true oasis of comfort and design, that materializes their feelings and their personalities. www.covethouse.eu/product-brands/ rugs-society/

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by DelightFULL Inspired by the american trumpet player Chris Botti as a tribute to jazz music, Botti pendant lamp is a slightly smaller version of the modern chandelier with 15 trumpetshaped shapes that stretch out from the center, creating a perfect sphere. It is handmade in brass, covered in a goldplated finish. The round base at the center of the suspended light is handmade in aluminum and lacquered a glossy black, but it can also be lacquered a glossy white to meet the needs of the most exquisite sets. With a retro vibe, this art deco pendant lamp is best suited for a vintage living room, or mid-century modern bedroom. www.delightfull.eu

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by ARTHOUSE This wallpaper displays delicate pencil drawings of birds, butterflies and flowered branches over a shimmery background with metallic effect. Seemingly unfinish elements and glitter highlights provide this wallpaper with an utterly contemporary feel. www.arthouse.com

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by Lime Lace This super cute Twin Parrots Wallpaper by Karlie Klum will bring a modern feel to any room. A perfect design for your children’s bedroom or nursery, and would act as a fantastic focal point. With a simple colour scheme, this modern design makes for a quirky but stylish wallpaper that is suitable for home or commercial applications. www.limelace.co.uk

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by Kon Sanitary KON’s ultra-thin concealed body box is a worthy piece to have. The details of the embellishment brings this stunning faucet to life. The small cutting pitch and scale makes up its initimate design, elevating the user experience in the bathroom. It is offered in a variety of installation methods and can be used for ordinary wall installation, as well as installation of the keel rack. www.kon.com.cn

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by Marco Di Paolo Eclispe is an enveloping egg-shaped tub that welcomes and ergonomically protects the body. With strong stage presence and able to fit in different habitat.The continuity of the lines and surfaces made possible by the use of Cristalplant describes a large volume that can occupy the center of the room with personality but also be placed in a personalized arrangement. www.antoniolupi.it

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by Art Ceram Among the novelties presented at the Salone del Mobile Cartesio, a collection that takes inspiration from minimalism and the experience of Memphis customizing the washbasin area with an essential decorative sign: four washbasins in different shapes, accompanied by shelves, leave full freedom of composition of the washbasin area. www.artceram.it

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by Maison Valentina The Symphony vessel sink is available in Nero Marquina, Carrara and Estremoz marble creating a genuine style and ensuring mystery and elegance in any luxury bathroom. This gear-wheel-shaped sink stands out for its mechanic look and contemporary design. Available in three different marbles you are able to take your creations to a completely new level combining it with endless colors. www.maisonvalentina.com

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by Grohe The Euphoria System is a combination of modern, contemporary design and functional excellence – uniting GROHE DreamSpray® and GROHE TurboStat® in one entry-level product. The aesthetic has been skillfully reduced to ensure perfect proportions and consistent geometry, while the coordinated hand and head showers enhance the visual appeal and celebrate water. www.grohe.asia

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by Luxxu While lighter marbles are the perfect choice for Summer, darker marbles as the black & white Nero Maquina or the brown with golden touches Emperor are great choices for the Fall time. The Apotheosis side table is a hymn to sophistication, portraying the use of dark marbles like no other item. www.luxxu.net

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itchen sink plays an important role inside the kitchen. The sink is the most used area in the kitchen. It is important for washing hands, rinsing vegetables, fruits, cleaning of dishes & utensils etc. It is something you’ll use every day. Deciding on the right color for your kitchen sink is as important as picking out a proper size. A new trend for design of your kitchen is the use of colour. Black colour is timelessly elegant and versatile. It can be perfected to stylish kitchen design. Nowadays, black colour trend is showing up mainly in kitchen and bathroom design. A black kitchen sink is a wonderful, stylish and functional choice to complement your kitchen top & appliances like the hood & hob. There are numerous black coloured kitchen sink material selection. But, here we shall introduce 2 types of the more commonly used material.


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1. Stainless Steel Stainless steel kitchen sinks are costeffective choice and are one of the most popular materials and commonly used for kitchen sinks for many years. They have different size, shapes and colour finishes available. A stainless steel sink is lighter than other material & they can be fitted nicely with more flexibility in designs like single bowl, double bowl & with or without drainer. Stainless steel sinks are durable and long lasting. They require very low maintenance. The material is rust free and crack resistant so long as you take care properly and clean it after every use. Other than that, stainless steel sinks are able to resist high temperature & that is why hot water can be poured into the sink directly. In general, stainless steel sink is a more preferred choice for the user & around 70% end users prefer stainless steel in Singapore. However, the colour of stainless steel sink is very common in the market. Recently, the trend has been the tendency to black such as Reginox Miami range. Other colours like copper & gold are also available in the market.

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2. Granite Sink Granite sink is becoming increasingly popular in the market in recent years. Granite sink has a modern, solid and natural surface feel & look. They also come in a range of colours, sizes and styles for you to select one that match & blend in the design with the rest of your kitchen. Most of the granite sink are heated, stain and scratch resistant. They have anti-bacterial surface which is also easy to clean. To maintain granite sink, we highly recommend users to clean it after every use. No harsh chemicals are needed or advised. Price of the granite sink in generally is more expensive than stainless steel sink. But, there are people who prefer over it than stainless steel as it is scratch resistant. Since granite sink is far less common than stainless steel sink, it gives users a fresh and unique touch when one visits his/her home. Granite sink is available in many range of colours & of course, the most popular colour is black. Black colour granite sink is the easiest to mix and match with your kitchen design. It is a wonderful choice and add an instant luxury to your kitchen. Franke and Carysil carry granite sink under their line of ranges with many different size and style. For more information, visit www.econflo.com.

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oquo, the new modular kitchen furniture brand created by Cuisines Steam last November, launches its e-commerce website offering high quality kitchen cabinets across North America. Coquo, meaning I cook in Latin, offers versatile and timeless kitchen furniture, designed so that the pieces can be recycled in their function and in another room of the house. Made in Montreal, from durable materials such as solid wood and steel, using traditional woodworking techniques, coquo furniture is synonymous with simplicity, versatility and durability. “We are so excited to now offer online shopping and delivery for all the furniture from our collections,” says Brigitte Boulanger, co-founder of the brand, “this important step completes coquo’s multi-channel service, complementing its storefront on Montreal’s


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St-Laurent Boulevard. Our clients from Canada and the United States now have access to a simplified process of planning and purchasing a pre-assembled kitchen via their computers, smartphones and tablets.” “The coquo.ca mission is to simplify the normally complex process of designing, buying and installing a kitchen,” adds Brigitte, “the website allows clients to see the different possible configurations, to personalize the modules according to their needs and mix and match everything with style! With coquo, every kitchen is unique and reflects each client’s creation.” In order to further accompany their clients throughout this important process, the coquo team has developed a great deal of content to offer their clients all the necessary tips and tools for them to take charge of their project from A to Z. It is also possible to talk to a modular specialist free of charge at any point throughout the process. Professional design services are also offered on the site. To mark the launch, coquo will be presenting their products at ICFF, the high-end furniture fair in New York, from May 20 to 23. “We are so excited to present our brand at ICFF and to share our evolving vision of the kitchen with designers, manufacturers and influencers from around the world”, concludes Brigitte.

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Coquo has also united with New York’s Witness Apartment to offer a space that is unique, multifunctional and versatile. A functional coquo kitchen is installed in this space and becomes the heart of cooking demonstrations, pop-ups and designer collaborations. About Cuisines Steam Cuisines Steam is a Montreal custom kitchen design and manufacturing company founded in 2002 and now employs close to 25 experts. Led by its motto ‘it’s the small details that make great kitchens’, Cuisines Steam affixes its seal of quality and exceptional rigour in the gourmet epicentre of the home. In November 2017, the team innovates by launching coquo, an original concept of modular and freestanding kitchen furniture. For more information, visit www.coquo.ca/en.

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he ground floor comprised of a generous hall leading to 2 connecting reception rooms and at the end of the hall an extended kitchen. There was a small WC and stairs down to the cellar. It was decided to leave the cellar as it was and use it for additional storage. The first floor is divided into 2 bedroom suites. The Master Suite; comprising of a good size principle bedroom with steps down to an ensuite and off the master bedroom, a small dressing room. The kitchen extension, although a good size, was rather dark, with a wall of folding sliding doors on one side at the back


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overlooking the garden. The architectural style was traditional and in keeping with the architecture of the house. The rear extension was enhanced by adopting a contemporary aesthetic, installing folding sliding doors in dark grey aluminium on 2 sides, which allowed in copious amounts of light and gave a real sense of connection with the garden. The existing kitchen was completely redesigned to suit the family. Creating a bespoke joinery kitchen in lacquer with walnut drawers and interiors. The styling was contemporary classic in soft colours with plenty of storage, including a generous larder and breakfast cupboard to house a kettle and toaster as well as a small wine fridge. Thus eliminating all clutter with everything being behind doors when not required. A Boston sink was specified along with a composite worktop and colour was added to the backsplash with ceramic deep blue tiles. Bespoke metal brackets were designed to suspend 3 glass pendant lights over the island below the glass skylight. For more information, visit www.llidesign.co.uk.

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by Reginox Reginox new granite series is easy on the eyes and pleasing to the touch. A material which is an alternative to steel with amazing granite durability, functionality and practicality. Regi-Granite is a combination of granite powder, quartz and resins with usage of enriching additives. Every single grain in this material have special venting characteristic that warrant smooth surface and stable colour on all products. RegiGranite comes from the most stable aggregates in the world and represents the highest quality. Each batch of material is controlled in terms of quality. Highly durable, due to its non-porous nature and resistance to scratches, stains and heat. Regi-Granite comes in a wide variety of sizes, colours and styles to suit your kitchen theme. www.reginox.com

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by L'Ottocento A true expression of the company's design and manufacturing capabilities, Chronos presents itself to Eurocucina in a new guise. The crowning of the Chronos doors, a key feature of this model, becomes the motivation of a complete furnishing project, which includes the kitchen and living spaces in a broad sense, to include the walls and doors of passage. The trait d'union of the spaces, the boiserie in solid wood lacquered in the gray celadon shade contrasts chromatically with the canaletto walnut of the furnishings. As with all the nineteenth-century proposals, Chronos also combines stylistic refinement, precious materials and high-tech solutions. Completing the kitchen is the top in SilestoneÂŽ quartz in the Altair Suede finish, the table in wood that comes on from the peninsula in continuity with the decorative band of the bases and the refrigerator, oven and pantry units in matching color with the boiserie. www.lottocento.it

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by Rational German kitchen innovator Rational, has released several new colours and finishes for 2017 including this compact cubiclooking Atmos range in an indigo and gold combination. This design focuses on elegant, clean lines that convey an understated symmetry. The central island is shown here in a new indigo super matt lacquer finish, whilst the wall units offer a striking contrast in a new gold effect laminate. The overall design is further enhanced by the gold highlights featured in the 10cm thick Dekton Marmor Black Fusion worktop. www.rational.de/en

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Bathroom + Kitchen Today Vol. 4 / 2018  

Bathroom + Kitchen Today Vol. 4 / 2018

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Bathroom + Kitchen Today Vol. 4 / 2018

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