Archive for September 26th, 2007

September 26, 2007

Rust, dust and rain in your bathroom

 Cascade – ITA wall-mounted single-lever basin mixer (Projection: 185 mm). Photos: Thomas Popinger Copyright: Dornbracht

The new bathroom concept developed by Mike Meire from Meire und Meire communication/design company for German bathroom fixtures producer Dornbracht is full of unconventional notions. Not only you are invited to step under a shower of rain (literally, as the revolutionary head shower delivers tiny raindrops at the turn of your hand), but you are also invited to enjoy the experience of bathing and personal hygiene surpassing everything seen before. But to make the revolutionary part more obvious, the interior design of this concept bathroom is clad with rusted metal sheets and bold stones.

But, don`t let the visuals fool you – the concept is truly a step forward in exploring the “ritual”. This exploration is a part of NOISES FOR RITUAL ARCHITECTURE “ELEMENTAL”, about which you can see more at www.cultureprojects.com

MAterial used in this bathroom is Corten steel. As it is not susceptible to the effects of weathering and based on its characteristic patina, Corten steel is also used for highlighting effects in architecture and as a material in the artistic field.

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September 26, 2007

The magic of light – Carlotta de Bevilacqua

 centaurus light

This year has been a particularly rich one with new designs for Carlotta de Bevilacqua, head of Italian company Danese Milano. She has presented 7 new lighting design groups at this year`s Euroluce in Milan.

Probably the most striking are lights from the ORION range, stellarly named Orion alfa and Orion Beta,

along with another light from this family, called Centaurus.

All are made of bent sheets of polycarbonate coupled with WF films. They are easy to dismantle and very light.  The angular shapes are derived from star formations that they take their name from.

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You can also see other new designs from Carlota, former CEO for the Brand strategy and development of Artemide Group.

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