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Norm Architects x Reform

Norm Architects have collaborated with kitchen company Reform to create a kitchen in unique and bold material. norm architects, kitchens, reform

To create a timeless design there are no handles and a simple, geometric shape. The surfaces and materials have been picked for their pleasing ageing process.

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Almost floating, the piece has been raised from the ground to become a piece of furniture in its own right. The secret is in using Ikea bases and adding exclusive fronts to make a statement piece on a  budget.

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Kitchens & Bathrooms: Key names announced by 100% Design 2015

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Above: Argento Vivo by GeD Cucine

As the demand increases in the high-end Kitchens & Bathrooms sector brands strive to demonstrate innovation. To see the world’s leading manufacturers new collections in one location head to the Kitchens & Bathrooms section at 100% Design 2015, 23 – 26 September. Expect a stellar line-up, from newcomers antoniolupi and Bette, to returning brands including GSI Ceramica, Kolpa, bulthaup by Kitchen Architecture, GeD Cucine, Foursteel, Keramag Design and LG Hausys – HI-MACS®.

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Above: BetteLux Shape by Bette

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Above: ILBAGNO by antoniolupi

100% Design: 23 – 26 September, Olympia, London.

 

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Brilliant Yellow Kitchen by Doherty Design Studio

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If you are contemplating adding a colour in your kitchen take inspiration from this show-stopping design by Doherty Design Studio. The team added a floor-to-ceiling bank of storage in a brilliant yellow laminate to provide a bold backdrop in the room.

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Well-considered joinery has been purposefully used alongside a bright shade to conceal the function and create this visually striking and modern area.

Photography: Gorto Yuuki

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Bathrooms: Marmoreal Collection by Max Lamb for Dzek at Design Miami/Basel

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British designer, Max Lamb has added a fresh take on the monochrome trend with his engineered Marmoreal marble installation for Dzek, presented at Design Miami/Basel. Inspired by Eastern bathing rituals, Lamb created impact by repeating the material across the each surface. We recommend you do try this technique at home.

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Marmoreal is available in a black or white marble background and an edited range of standard tile and slab dimensions.

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SCALE wall tiles by STUDIO MUT Dsign for Peronda

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Alberto Sánchez, founder of Spanish STUDIO MUT Dsign, has developed a collection of wall tile entitled SCALES in partnership with Harmony by Peronda. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: The new La Cornue Château 150 Carbon Edition

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Above: La Cornue Château 150 Carbon Edition

Kitchen brand La Cornue has released a matt black version of the classic Château 150 oven. Designed in 2014 as a one-off piece to mark its 50th Anniversary, the finish proved so popular that it is now available to purchase. If money is no object, and you are looking for one of the finest ranges, which marries superior performance with understated glamour, look no further.

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Olympia designs a basin disguised as a suitcase

Add an unexpected statement in the bathroom with a MY.BAG basin cleverly disguised as a suitcase.  This freestanding design from Italian brand Olympia rests on a wooden frame and comes with a range of accessories.

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Salone del Mobile 2015: Diamond Washbasin by Paolo Ulian and Moreno for Purapietra

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At Salone del Mobile 2015, Purapietra will launch Diamond Washbasin by Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti, the first design from a group of washbasins characterised by fragmentation of the optical surface: Surfaces Collection, a visual game of geometries that cross the hard surface of the marble.

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ISH Exhibitor Alert: Teuco will reveal the Pinstripe Gessato Limited Edition bathtub

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Teuco will present Gessato a Pinstripe Limited Edition bathtub from the award winning Accademia collection at ISH 2015. The strikingly simple design features a bespoke pattern finish. This season the brand moved away from bright pop stripes taking inspiration from traditional tailoring fabric to offer an understated take on the bath.

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La Cabine: A hidden bathroom from Line Art

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French bathroom manufacturer Line Art has joined forces with La Fonction to bring you ‘La Cabine’, a stand-alone bathroom hidden within a wardrobe.  Continue Reading…

La Cornue release Château 150 made with a solid copper finish

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The ‘warm’ metals copper and brass are back, featuring everywhere from lighting to bathroom fittings and now in the kitchen too.

La Cornue‘s artisanal stoves are equipped and tailor-made to order. Displayed here, the Château 150 has been fashioned with a solid copper finish and polished copper trim. Together, the monumental hand-built stove and the lustrous metal create an amazingly deluxe effect.

Handmade in La Cornue‘s Paris workshops, every Château is a complete one off. The bespoke construction is a meticulous, time-honoured process using luxurious materials including brass, copper, steel, cast iron and enamel. Hobs are wholly personalised set-ups chosen from options including solid brass burners, electric, vitro-ceramic or induction hobs, simmering plates and teppanyaki. Ovens can also be gas or electric. This is true made-to-measure craftsmanship.

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Bling your bathroom

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Gold taps are back, whether you like it or not, and they haven’t been this popular since their heyday in the late 70’s early 80’s. Without doubt you could guarantee that for the last 30 years they were the first item ripped out of a home and would raise a few laughs along the way. So, it may surprise you to hear that there is a resurgence, but modern taps coated in gold feel new when added to a minimal interior. We love the way architect Claire Cousins mixed gold electroplated tapware with common, but creatively composed tiles in the Flinders Lane Apartment to add a little bling to the otherwise understated City pad.

 

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vPPR will present ‘Foam Dome’ at 100% Design 2014

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Architecture practice  vPPR will present ‘Foam Dome’ at 100% Design 2014, an installation for the ‘Kitchens & Bathrooms’ hub sponsored by Turkishceramics. The ‘Foam Dome’ – inspired by indulgent bubble baths and cleansing spa experiences, will be a magnificent pavilion that focuses on the theme of well-being.

The sculptural geodesic dome is constructed with lightweight white mesh from which foam, composed of soap, water and air is released, creating a frothy, interactive breathing membrane. The remarkable installation will feature specially modified Turkishceramics products, alongside piles of soft white towels and reclining chairs to underpin the indulgent spa-aesthetic.

Jessica Reynolds, Director of vPPR Architects, comments, “We’ve designed Foam Dome around the idea of cleanliness, referencing an indulgent, purifying spa experience. Its effervescent, glistening, constantly changing envelope will draw visitors to the Kitchen and Bathroom hub. We think that the characteristics of foam offer a playful and complimentary approach to the beautiful curved glazed ceramic surfaces of Turkishceramics’ innovative products.”

Celebrating its 20th edition, 100% Design – the biggest design event in the UK – will return to Earls Court London this September with another strong line-up of Kitchens and Bathrooms brands.

 

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Drummonds to host ‘Design Inspiration’ during London Design Festival

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100% Design Exhibitor Alert: DuPont™ to launch the Super Black Corian® kitchen by Christian Ghion

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Above: The Super Black kitchen by Christian Ghion, made entirely in Corian®

DuPont™ Corian® continue to push boundaries in the exploration and design of solid surfaces. At 100% Design 2014 they return to launch six dark browns made with innovative DeepColour™ Technology, and an intriguing, hi-tech kitchen design that celebrates the introduction of four deep blacks. A pioneering manufacturing solution established by DuPont™t, DeepColour™ Technology enables the production of Corian® solid surfaces in dark hues offering deeper, more intense and durable colour, improved wear performance and easier fabrication.

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