Cirrus MVR

Tue 03 2009

Cirrus MVR is a re-locatable modular bathroom built around a central water recycling and purifying unit. The stainless steel module is equipped with a built-in bath, shower, toilet and hand basin. The design intention is to create a bathroom that provides all the services for contemporary bathing and ablution while using a fraction of the water that current bathroom fittings require. Cirrus MVR is a design response for today’s changing climate in Australia. Cirrus MVR is a wonderful asset that looks modern. Michael Trudgeon p2484_31p2484_11

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CONFLUENCES is a breath of fresh air which breaks with all the normal conventions of upholstered furniture. This piece will please not only lovers of radical design, but also all those who are seduced by a multiplicity of possible sitting positions, and the as yet unheard-of conviviality offered by its colourful, unbridled compositions with evocative names such as the ‘Toi et moi’ (‘You and me’) love seat, the ‘small conversation settee’ and ‘large conversation settee’, or the 4-seat settee with two integral chaises longue.The best possible response to customer demand for personalised comfort. Phillipe Nigro for Ligne Roset.confluences_280109_01

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The Electrolux Design Lab final to be held on October 9th in Zurich, showcasing the appliances of the future for the Internet generation. Here are 9 finalists in no particular order. Designed for the students sharing a flat, the refrigerator has a base station and 4 stackable modules, so each individual user has his or her own refrigerator space, which can be customized with various colorful skins as well as with add-ons like a bottle opener or a whiteboard. With convenient handles, a module can be easily picked and hooked up to a base station in a new flat. Designer Stefan Buchberger just scooped the Electrolux Design Lab 2008 award with the concept, explaining: “I decided to create Flatshare fridge because there is nothing more disgusting than a dirty fridge in a shared flat. If you move to new flat, you can just transport your module like a suitcase and hook it up to the base station in your new flat.” Electrolux – Stefan Buchberger untitled9

Linear Discontinuity

Thu 03 2009

Maple, steel 60″ x 19″ x 16″.  Marcus Papayuntitled8

7 pc. Tree Pot

Thu 03 2009

Brian Sarama, a CIA Ceramics student, won the top award in functional ceramics in the annual NICHE competition. Brian’s creation, 7 Pc. Tree Pot, placed highest in his student division for 2009.  “Celebrates excellence and innovation in American and Canadian craft.” Brian Saramauntitled7

The bathroom can be an exciting area of the home to design for as it involves numerous challenges that must be resolved and incorporated into the final design, including heavy frequent use, cleanliness and ease of cleaning, space, and of course water. The ‘Water Bar’ incorporates all mixer elements into one, where you pre-set your temperature by turning valves incorporated into the faucet, then lift the water spout, also acting as the lever, to start the water flow. This ultimately simplifies the process of using the faucet on a regular. Sydney Gil ‘Aaron’ Avilas2508_1s2508_2s2508_3

The faucet is conventional in operation as each function- the hot tap, the cold tap and the spout become a branch of the sculptural chrome tree. Its organic aesthetics are an everyday reminder of waters importance as a natural resource. Alexander Nichollss2469_1s2469_2s2469_3

Torn is a free standing basin that draws influence for its unique form from the intriguing power and force of nature. The long flowing lines blend with the deformation of the body to create the effect of motion which is designed to give life to the bathroom setting. This connection to nature is continued with the shallow design of the basin top encouraging the user to be conscious of their water consumption. Sustainable design has been considered with the basin body constructed from injection moulded recycled polypropylene. Matt William Simpsons2430_11s2430_2s2430_3

The future of bathrooms should accommodate for the growing desire of consumers to personalise and customise their design of the bathroom environment. The main concept of the aesthetic flexibility is to give the consumer more options so that they can match their shower to the rest of their bathroom and house. This is the reason for the coloured slats that also serve as the mounting bracket for the shower head. These slats are colour coded and matched to the individuals existing style and colour scheme. Sebastian Clarke Bradilovics2418_1s2418_2s2418_3

The design is inspired by minimalism and attempts to reveal elegance in a simple, pure form. The asymmetrical design of the faucet provokes interest and grants it ornamental qualities. Swept back lines and subtle angles give an otherwise static object an underpinning sense of dynamic motion. The form combines simplicity and elegance, as well as acts as a bathroom centrepiece. Colour changing LED’s are mounted in the head of the faucet and illuminate the flow according to the temperature of the water. James Lee Zollos2367_1s2367_2s2367_4

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