BEYOND is a beautifully designed series of bathtubs and showers designed by Claudia Danelon and Federico Meroni for Italy's Glass Idromassagio.
BEYOND is an amalgamation of beauty as you’ve never seen before: the natural organic egg-like shapes of the tub or shower tray are made of Pietraluce® (an anti-limescale and anti-bacterial composite material) and are fused with the architectural rationality of a monolith constructed from resin, wood or mosaic tiles.
The BEYOND Bathtub
Bathtub in Pietraluce®, available in matt or glossy white or black. Fitted with Up&Down waste with Pietraluce® cover and concealed overflow, the bathtub is incorporated in a self-supporting monolith block to which different finishes and materials can be applied to blend in impeccably with the structure, shape and function of the surroundings. The bath is designed for freestanding, corner, wall or niche installation.
The BEYOND Shower
Shower area with tray in Pietraluce®, available in matt white or black and fitted with waste and cover in Pietraluce®. The walk-in shower enclosure is made in 8 mm tempered clear glass. The wall-mounted monolith block can be clad in various finishes and materials to blend in impeccably with the structure, shape and function of the surroundings. The shower is designed for corner installation.
GLASS IDROMASSAGGIO S.r.l.
Via Baite, 12/E
31046 Oderzo (TV) | Italia
Tel: +39 0422 7146
Fax: +39 0422 816938
The Forma Mentis Washbasin was designed by architect and designer Simone Micheli for Visionnaire IPE Cavalli. After the great success of his bookshelves with the same name, "Forma Mentis" now comes into the bathroom.
The Forma Mentis Bookshelf by Simon Micheli inspired his washbasin:
Micheli's sketch for the Forma Mentis:
Mainly designed for a male audience, it captures us with its richness and its cool imperial attitude.
Here are some more images of the washbasin in gold from the Visionnaire Wellness Display Salone del Mobile in Italy:
With nearly 50 years experience as the world’s color authority, Pantone is bringing insight and creativity into your home via jcp (formerly known as JC Penney).
The Sheet sets, duvets, lotion or soap dispensers, wastebaskets and toothbrush holders are available in Blue Aster, Emerald Green (Pantone's color of the year for 2013), Purple Magic and Tangerine Tango.
The Pantone bathroom towels and bath rugs are available in those same colors plus Aruba Blue, Hot Pink, Green Sheen and Macaw Green and Bright White.
Shower Curtains come in 6 variations, three tonal versions and three patterned versions:
Two types of throw Pantone pillows are available:
Shop the jcp Pantone Universe Collection here.
above: Kosta Boda's glass Lagoon Sink Basin with fish
The Lagoon basin, designed by Kjell Engman, one of Kosta Boda´s glass artists, are made with meticulous care. Each one is unique with decorative air bubbles creating an image of water. Available with the little blown glass encased fishy or not.
above: Kosta Boda's glass Lagoon Sink Basin without fish
One thing to note: The basin does not have an overfill protection, the valve in the bottom does not close tight, so you can not fill up water in the sink.
Hand made in glass.
Size: H 300 mm W 500 mm.
Volume: 103 cl.
Buy it here
Glass Basins With Space for Photo or Objects
Another option for those who like decorative clear sinks are these tempered glass basins which have room beneath them for items of photos.
price: $1000, available at Opulent Items.
The Terraviva project for DesignTaleStudio has been designed by Massimilano Adami and represents the next step in Refin Ceramiche's path of experimentation and ceramic research.
Terraviva is a throwback to the beginnings of ceramic tiles, that is to say, earth, an element to which man is unequivocally linked via a natural relationship and that the designer Massimiliano Adami has tried to re-establish: “the ceramic surface” as if “earth surface”, the cracks as the symbol of Nature itself are the distinctive characteristic of the collection.
The Terraviva project is born out of two considerations: the intrinsic geometry of the ceramic tile, that is to say the need, as a rule, for right angles, and the organic nature of porcelain stoneware, a very resistant material, almost eternal.
It is from these two considerations that the resulting shape and balance of the ceramic tile itself comes, an object that is made from earth, and which therefore leads to the need to combine the idea of residential floor to that of “terrestrial floor”; creating the most natural possible sign/decor that disrupts the geometry of shapes and that reveals a physical/aesthetic feature of the ceramic material itself, not as a mere replica of other natural materials.
A crack is a mark caused by nature, which manifests in distinct traces defined by the technical properties of the material itself; every single material breaks forming cracks that are always different, always varying. This natural feature, often considered a defect, is reappraised for its symbolic meaning. No material can escape from this destiny if linked to the expanse of time of terrestrial dimension.
A manifestation that must be accepted to balance the natural cycle of events linking man to earth and not vice-versa, a sign expressing the passing of time, as wrinkles that mark the passage of “human time” on our faces, in the same way cracks mark the passing of earth's time on our perfect floors.
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