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Germany is home
to some of the best
bathware in the
world, and now the
winner of the German
2011 Silver Design Award
in the basin category is available
here in Perth. The Axor Urquiola washbasin
by Patricia Urquiola, inset, took out the top
award and here’s why: according to the judges,
“It represented a homage to the traditional
shape of antique wash tubs,” which points
to an emotive element in the functional
importance of the washbasin area. It was
also hailed for its special use of materials.
Mineral casting ensures “appealing tactile
properties and the creation of the extraordinary
shape: slot-shaped openings... aren’t just
reminiscent of handles, but in practical
terms can also be used as towel holders”.
Priced from $1495,
Lab03 freestanding Corian basin with floor drain and towel rail, $4180.
SWIM OR SINK
‘Emotion’ is the design push behind the Kos bathroom pieces from Zucchetti. Designed
by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, soft, sensual shapes and pure materials have been used
to bring a design that fuses old and new. Two freestanding washbasins are part of the
collection – we love the Lab with its simple form and integrated hand towel rail. The
bathtub is another showstopper in this range and comes suspended in a steel frame
($16,720). Lavare (08) 9384 6499, www.lavare.com .au .
Now here’s a contemporary take on the traditional
tub. Kohler will release the Reve collection of basins,
baths and toilets in May this year (2011). Most exciting
is the freestanding bath (usually it would come in
acrylic, but it comes in cast iron), with its geometric,
linear design. Price to be set. Kohler via Tradelink 1800
228 476, www.kohler.com.au.
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