Duravit Introduces – The Bathroom of the Future with Viu & XViu

Created by sieger design for Duravit, the Viu and XViu series is a completely new concept in bathroom design.     Described as the bathroom of the future, it combines the durability of ceramics with the elegance and precision of aluminium, contrasting soft organic forms with a precise geometrically detailed finished.  

The dynamic V-shape profile of the supporting console is a key feature which re-occurs throughout the series.   On free-standing  vanity units and bathtub surround,  the design creates an almost optical illusion, strong and definite from one angle, yet move a little and they appear to have transformed into fine lines that all but disappear.

This illusion is further enhanced by the choice of textures and surfaces available.  Only the finest ceramics, glass and metal, combined with matt lacquers or high-quality woods have been used to create this new range which encompasses the entire bathroom.

The highlight is a washing area that incorporates Duravit’s patented c-bonded technology.  The supporting metal console with its dynamic V-shape profile is available in Champagne Matt or avant garde Black Matt; its exterior forms a strict rectangle, whilst the interior curves organically to create a spacious basin that is surrounded by a generous shelf area.  The underside of the basin is elegantly covered by acrylic panelling.  A discreet design feature which conceals  the fixing structure, cables and connecting hoses, ensuring that the elaborate technology for the D.1e electronic tap, does not impact the design.

Another key element of the series is the free-standing bathtub.  The prominent metal frame with the signature V-shaped profile in Champagne Matt or Black Matt provides a distinctive contrast to the high-gloss white acrylic and creates an eye-catching centrepiece.

The XViu bathroom programme can be adapted to suit an individual style;  available in 34 finishes it combines well with a number of Duravit’s other ceramic series

Kaldewei Meisterstueck Enhances Singapore’s New Five-Star Hotel – The Capitol Kempinski Hotel

Guests Bathe in Luxury at “The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore”

St. Ives, January 2019. – “The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore,” in the heart of the city, is a five-star hotel offering a magnificent ambience combined with excellent service for a perfectly luxurious get-away. Each bathroom is carefully furnished with exquisite materials and exclusive design: 142 rooms of the hotel feature the freestanding Kaldewei Meisterstueck Centro Duo Oval bath has been lavished with multiple awards for its pioneering design – promising the ultimate bathing experience.

“The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore” seamlessly combines vintage architecture with modern design. The historic facilities of the former Capitol and the Victorian Stamford House were masterly converted by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Richard Meier and the prestigious Jaya International Design – with focus on maintaining the value of the two historically iconic structures. The result is an architectural masterpiece that offers its guests glamorously appointed rooms and suites with a wealth of other highlights – from Singapore’s first and only outdoor salt water pool through to the hotel’s own confectionery. What is more, “The Capitol” is known for providing a service that is tailor-made to meet the individual needs of each guest. It’s this attention to detail and first-class service that has earned the luxury hotel a well-deserved ranking in the list of the “Leading Hotels of the World”.

Masterful Bathroom Design by Kaldewei

Exclusive bathroom solutions and maximum comfort extends all the way to the bathrooms of the “The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore” with the perfectly elegantly designed Meisterstueck Centro Duo Oval. This offers an exciting contrast to the opulent bathroom architecture, inviting guests to indulge in a relaxing bath of pure luxury. The freestanding bath made of Kaldewei steel enamel stands out with its aesthetic style and unique material properties. Both the bath and its panelling are made entirely of steel enamel. The resulting seamless finish offers flawless perfection for an exquisite look that is exceptionally durable and easy to clean – a combination satisfying the high standards of both the guests and management of “The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore”. The outstanding design and excellent quality of the elegant products make Kaldewei the perfect partner for international high-end hotels – whether privately managed establishments in the luxury segment or premium hotel chains.

 

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore“ – profile:

Category:                    5 stars

Opening:                     September 2018

Architecture:               Richard Meier

Interior design:           Jaya International Design

Number of rooms:      157 guestrooms and suites

Kaldewei products:    Meisterstueck Centro Duo Oval

Five Star Luxury

Duravit – keeping warm in the bathroom this winter

Winter trends in the bathroom

A great thing about the cold season is that you can luxuriate in a bath, such as the Cape Cod bath from Duravit; immerse yourself in a warm bath to unwind relax and loosen tight, cold muscles. Designer Philippe Starck intuitively placed well–being at the heart of his creation. 

Hygge in the bathroom

 The icing on the cake of any dull, grey, winter day is to create some “hygge” – the Danish art of homeliness into the bathroom. Ideal companions for the baths are furniture and accessories that exude a sense of nature and warmth through their colour and shape. These include untreated woods and authentic decorations in subdued tones.

Light in the bathroom

Alongside natural candlelight, dimmable mirrors and mirror cabinets are ideal as lightening in the bathroom that can be adapted to any requirement. They create a lightening accent in the room and bathe the washing area in a pleasant light. The latest innovation in the field of mirror lighting is the seamless adjustment of the light colour.

 

VASCO – Adding Colour

COLOUR PREDICTIONS FOR 2019

2019 is the year of colour – so banish the beige and embrace vivacious and vibrant colours such as a Carmine Red or Melon Yellow from Vasco’s extensive, contemporary colour palette.

Be bold and beautiful when selecting a radiator, break away from safe, muted shades in favour of intense show-stopping colours. White and cream effortlessly blend into a room, but a bolder colour can be just the wake-up call a room needs.

VASCO’s carefully selected palette of 56 colours is guaranteed to help inject new life into your home.   Until recently if you wanted a colourful radiator – you painted it yourself and hoped the finish wouldn’t look too unprofessional.

Historically, cast-iron radiators tended to be the same colour as the walls, as the radiator was viewed as  a functional piece of equipment that needed to be disguised.   This is no longer true; as the heat efficiency and design of radiators has improved they have been embraced by interior designers enabling VASCO’s radiators to now take centre stage.

Advantages of Colour Radiators

A designer radiator in a bright or contrasting colour can be a wonderful statement piece and is an ideal way of introducing a colour accent to a room without over powering the space. In a living room where white dominates, it’s better to choose a radiator in a dark or strong colour; such as wine red, dark green or even petrol blue.  This bold accent can then be picked up with accessories or soft furnishings.  In 2019, whether you opt for a dark blue, black, metal or soft pastel colour – a designer radiator will not fail to enhance a room.

Carre Red