Sabtu, 15 Agustus 2009

Patricia Urquiola creates bridges the gap between the bathroom and living room

The acclaimed Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has created a stunning new bathroom concept for Axor Hansgrohe. Moving away from the minimalist designs that have recently been forefront the Urquiola blurs the distinction between bathroom and living space featuring the bathing space and bedroom in the same space.

Kamis, 13 Agustus 2009

Which Rock Star has picked Catalano for their Caribbean home?

Canadian Rock Star Bryan Adams has Catalano produt in his summer residence in the Caribbean.

Catalano picked for Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel

Lingfield Park Marriotts Hotel will open in Spring 2010 and features Catalano product

Lingfield Park, already boasting a new all-weather track and fully refurbished grandstand within the last five years, is now working to complete the regeneration of this famous racecourse into a magnificent state-of-the-art racing, conference and leisure destination with facilities to match or better any in the country.

The hotel developments are now well underway and consist of a 116 bedroom four star Marriott Hotel including an intergrated health club with pool, a replacement Golf Club House and improved racing hospitality facilities.

Works to the hotel site commenced, in early August, following completion of the demolition of numerous ancillary buildings to make way for the new hotel. The first exercise was to reduce the level of the ground to create the new level for the hotel, which consisted of removing in the region of 30,000 cubic metres of soil from the ground. All of this soil has been re-used elsewhere on site, saving the equivalent of 2,000 road trips of heavy lorries through Lingfield and the local area. Of the soil re-used on site, 21,000 cubic metres has been used to re-form the first two holes of the 18-hole golf course.

The redevelopment will also include improvements to vehicular and pedestrian access, enhanced facilities for horses and handlers, a new entrance building and the removal of numerous smaller buildings around the Racecourse. As a result, a sizeable area of currently developed land will be returned back to Green Belt and will dramatically improve the remaining areas of Lingfield Park.

The hotel is anticipated to open in spring 2010. A franchise agreement has been signed with Marriott to operate the hotel under the Marriott Hotel & Country Club brand.

Senin, 10 Agustus 2009

Catalano once again a finalist in the Grand Design Awards

Who’s who in Grand Designs Awards 2009

The Grand Designs Awards recognises the importance of every-day design and quality and is sponsored by British Gas.

Best bathroom product was sponsored by Futurenergy. This year they were looking for baths, sinks, toilets, taps, bidets, showers, shower enclosures, shower trays and bathroom radiators. As you would expect, sustainability is driving all kinds of clever water-saving technologies - but also thermostatic technology as well.

Catalano’s Proizioni range was selected as one of the 6 finalists for the BEST BATHROOM PRODUCT 2009 from over 300 products worldwide.

Proizezioni - A new interpretation of lightness. A new expression of synergy among elegance, functionality and innovation. A new balance among shapes, materials and dimensions, which led to an unusual harmony in relation of parts (component).

The Proiezioni range comprises 7 basins; (75cm / 90cm / 105 cm / 120cm) all featuring a short projection of only 42cm, allowing relatively large basins to be used in a space-saving way. Installation can be wall hung or inset. A variety of Catalano WC's can be used with these basins, making the range highly versatile.

Additional Information
Proiezioni represents the highest level of quality reached in the manufacture of ceramic sanitaryware, working at the limit of extreme shapes. On the outside, the style and fashion of Catalano design; on the inside, a highly technological project.

The world water crisis is one of the largest public issues of our time. Moreover, lack of clean water is one of the largest obstacles to progress and development in many regions across the world. Catalano, with Proiezioni, strongly felt a binding commitment to try and contribute towards easing these problems in any way it could within its bathroom market sector. On this note, the Proiezioni WC's, CWE certified, not only reduce water consumption (only 3 - 4.5 lire flush) but also, by use of our special glaze technology, reduces the quantity of detergents required to be used for their cleansing.

Catalano’s Proizioni range was selected from over 300 products worldwide, as one of the 6 finalists for the BEST BATHROOM PRODUCT 2009.

Ceramica Catalano is the only sanitaryware ceramic manufacturer to achieve this result.