The Interior Edit: Products June 2019
This month we’re all about the kitchens and bathrooms. As essential areas of the home, it’s becoming increasingly important to make sure your kitchen and bathroom interiors make optimal use of space with a balance of modern design features and functional efficiency. Bringing the newest products, technology and finishes into your kitchens and bathrooms can give your designs that innovative, yet practical edge which complement contemporary lifestyles and tastes.
THG Paris, the leading French atelier for the bath, partners again with celebrated designer Pierre-Yves Rochon for a sophisticated new collection that represents the same luxury and refinement characteristics of the renowned French atelier. Le 9 will be on display at 2019 Decorex international fair. Following nine other emblematic partnerships between the celebrated designer and THG Paris, Le 9 combines Rochon’s creativity with THG Paris’ know-how. Le 9 is a study of pure
form and a contemporary interpretation on the Art Deco style while reflecting an alluring blend of defined contours and refined materials.
THG Paris CEO, Michel Gosse, said “With Le 9, our partnership reaches new heights by showing just how easy it is to bring an evolved and urbane aesthetic to the bath.” The cylindrically-shaped howlite handles of Le 9 feature contrasting quadrants in the same finish as the spout. The juxtaposition of materials further yields a multidimensional feel that showcases the high-quality craftsmanship of all THG Paris products. As with every THG Paris collection, Le 9 is offered in various configurations for basins, matching bath tub and shower systems and a range of matching accessories.
Passionate about kitchen living, Martini’s contemporary approach to high-end kitchen design takes on board a modern style geared towards luxury design, without neglecting the value of fine craftsmanship. After strong demand from some of their best clients, Martini has launched a new alternative finishing for their popular kitchen programme, Project ESSENZA – NUMERO 5. This composition presents ‘Bianco Platino Perlato’ and ‘Canaletto Gray’ with polished stainless steel inserts. The new colour combination is stunning and will soon will be displayed in some of the most luxurious and opinion leading kitchen showrooms around the world.
The Reframe Collection by Unidrain is an exclusive and unique series of bathroom accessories grounded in Scandinavian design and quality. Each product is designed with innovative, unique and intelligent features to improve functionality. This product range can be adopted into your contemporary bathroom space and invoke a subtle essence of class and elegance.
The latest member of the Reframe Collection is the new Corner Shelf. This item continues the functional, minimalist and simplistic concept behind the collection with its clean lines and innovative design. By using an adjustable mounting set, the shelf offers perfect placement into corners that are equal to, more or less than 90 degrees. The drainage channels and laser-cut ‘anti-slip’ barrier, allow for water to fall from the shelf and prevent bottles from sliding off the surface.
Five different colour options offer the possibility of matching all metal details, conveying a subtle feeling of luxury. The coating of these colours is done by a PVD process that provides a high quality, durable and consistent finish. Reframe the existing with unique and exclusive bathroom accessories.
Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions collaborate with fellow German superbrand, Poggenpohl, to offer ‘partner products’ that introduce Gira smart solutions to Poggenpohl’s market leading kitchen furniture, as a standard. Fulfilling the fastest growing trend for smart home design, Gira is now on display at the newly designed Poggenpohl flagship showroom in London’s upscale Wigmore Street, exhibiting a host of smart lighting systems and solutions that enable connection, communication and power supply – in the kitchen! Whether designed with reactive or sensitive operation, remote access, programming and control or quite simply, offer improved utility and convenience, smart lighting is extremely valuable to both the overall design and function of a kitchen.
Regaining its position as the hub of the home, the kitchen is once again the epicenter of family life. Kitchen designers are therefore required to create modern shapes and design with innovative functionality however, kitchen planners often lack practical experience when it comes to technical innovations, which derive from the field of Intelligent Building Control. Both Gira and Poggenpohl aim to remove this potential hurdle, designing furniture that accommodates these types of solutions at the manufacturing stage. By fabricating the furniture to accommodate Gira smart solutions as standard, they are collectively making it possible for designers and planners to integrate all types of intelligent build applications in one single KNX installation.
Bette’s new circular, counter-top washbasin, the BetteCraft, has been awarded a Red Dot Award 2019 for product design. This is the second award for the basin, which was launched at ISH in March and won a Design Plus Award powered by ISH 2019. The basin combines the sculptural aesthetics of the finest porcelain with the perfect material for the bathroom: glazed titanium steel. In addition to an elegant white, Bette also offers the basin in a range of colours, including exclusive matt shades and in Bette’s new Effect colours, such as sparkling Midnight, velvety Blue Satin and iridescent Forest.
The basin’s organically-inspired design forms a rounded shape that tapers towards the top and bottom which is very unusual for extremely strong and durable glazed titanium-steel; the design is usually associated with soft clay at the potter’s wheel. Not only aesthetically pleasing, the design is also practical as the elegant taper towards the top acts as a practical splash guard. To achieve the design, every BetteCraft basin is individually made by hand, and then glazed on both the inside and outside.