Minggu, 24 Maret 2013

ISH 2013

We headed off to Frankfurt on Monday 11 March intending to spend the next day at ISH and then catch our flight back to the UK.  We awoke Tuesday morning to a few inches of snow and still falling ... so off we headed to the exhibition. 
Frankfurt under snow ISH 2013
We normally enter via the Pavilion so Hansgrohe is our first port of call, but we came in the main bathroom hall.  So we decided to be organised and go up and down the aisles to get a general impression of what was new and exciting in the bathroom industry in addition to concentrating on our suppliers.

HYDROLINE
First stop was Teuco showing among other things their Hydroline baths now available in acrylic. 

You could see the invisible whirlpool working in all it's glory ..
Hydroline from Teuco
So quiet it's just the gentle sound of bubbles.
Skidoo Collection by Teuco
SKIDOO
A Shower column with overhead shower from the Skidoo Collection by Teuco, designed by Carlo Colombo.
Suit from Teuco
SUIT
Suit is an innovative project by Matteo Nunziati for Teuco.  The collection comprises wash basins and shower trays, and being made in Duralight®, which is exclusive to Teuco, it blends with any bathroom d├ęcor. 
Teuco 383 Combi Shower / Bath
TEUCO 383 
A comfortable bathtub with a built-in seat that can also be fitted with Hydrosilence® to enjoy maximum relaxation.  Shown with Wenge panels.  Designed by Fabio Lenci.
Teuco 383 - Bath / Shower Combi with Wenge Panels
You can see the comfortable curve for the seating area.

DURAVIT
X-Large re-interpreted

X-LARGE
Duravit and siegler design re-vamped X-Large with plenty of extra storage and more minimalist. 

Re-interpreted X-Large - little tweaks that take X-Large into the 21st Century with a more minimalist appearance and offers a wider choice of furniture.
Duravit Durastyle
DURASTYLE
A stunning new series from Duravit, Durastyle is a stylish, understated range designed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodgriquez.  
Simple but unmistakeable, the distinctive ceramic edge extends through the entire range.

HAPPY D 2
New Happy D2 basin unit
New Happy D2 WC and bidet
 Simplified and slimmer seems to be the order of the day at Frankfurt.

Happy D bathroom furniture
Happy D 2 basin unit - note the slimmer basin front
Happy D 2 bath
Happy D2 bath with a much slimmer edge - instant update

Happy D 2 basin unit with doors
Happy D 2 basin unit with 2 drawers


All new happy d2 - the stand is much slimmer and the basin thinner

STARCK SLIMLINE
Duravit Starck Slimline bath
Starck on a diet - looks fabulous
Duravit Starck 2 circular basin with Starck Organic basin mixer
STARCK 2 + STARCK ORGANIC
A very masculine shape softened here with Duravit Starck 2 circular basin

Burgbad showed ConceptWall which turns the wall into the key element of the bathroom design so the basin unit appears part of the wall giving a smooth and uniform appearance.  A combination of Sixties modernism and the minimalist look of the 21st century.
CONCEPT WALL
Burgbad ConceptWall



RC40
Turning the bathroom into living space was a major element of the Burgbad stand.  There was a strong support system  by Viego which was visible to show just how the system worked.   (Unfortunately my pictures of this are not good enough to show!  But they are on show on this blog page (scroll down to part 1).

Part of the RC40 display
And now onto the Bette stand
Bette Twist 11 - shower bath with lots of options
BETTETWIST 11
Bette Shower Bath - Twist 11 - easy to step into
BETTESILHOUETTE
Gently curved bath with panel
Bette Silhouette
BETTEOVAL SILHOUETTE BICOLOUR
Just look at this gorgeous new shade on the Bette Oval Silhouette  BiColour bath .. also with a slim rim
Bette Oval Violet
Bette Oval Silhouette BiColour Violet
BETTEART
Sculpture in the bathroom
Bette Art
Bette Art basin
BetteArt - delicate narrow rims on the basins which are available in 3 sizes.

Bette Art Bath
BetteArt Bath
BETTELUX
BetteLux bath
BetteLux bath
BETTERELAX
BetteRelax
BETTEONE
BetteOne HighLine
Bette One basin
There was a booth showing some Spanish tiles; Dune and Porcelaingres which caught our eye as we are a Dune dealer.

Dune Andy - a homage to pop art
Dune's homage to pop art - Andy.
Porcelaingres
Porcelaingres - fifty shades of neutrals all with a wonderful smooth finish.

Part 2 to follow!
By now we had heard Frankfurt Airport was closed all day, and our flight had been cancelled, but we were booked on the last flight out that evening...




Kamis, 21 Maret 2013

Jumat, 08 Maret 2013

Stonearth now on display in the Soak in Style Showroom

Stone and Wood - natural materials to create a luxurious and relaxing environment in your bathroom.  Intrinsically tactile, long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing stone and wood is the natural choice for your bathroom.

                                          See me ...
Stonearth Karo basin on Galala marble, Trend mosaics on wall
                                          Feel me ...
Finesse basin unit in American White Oak
                                          Touch me ...
Stonearth Kalo basin on display in the Soak in Style showroom
Stonearth Finesse basin unit White American Oak with Karo basin on Galala marble worksurface
The Stonearth display is complemented by a Trend bespoke mosaic panel designed by our Creative Director, Catriona Lock.
Stonearth Finesse on display in the Soak in Style showroom
Every piece of Stonearth bathroom furniture is handmade in solid wood - bringing the best of the outdoors inside.  Stone and wood - basins and tops and baths delicately carved from stone complementing the handmade wooden bathroom units.  The warm colours of wood will add warmth to your bathroom.

Nothing beats the touch of natural stone on your fingertips or feet.

You can also choose from a range of natural stone tiles for your floors and walls from Ca'Pietra, select some ceramic or porcelain tiles and add some mosaics to add that extra complementing finish to your bathroom. 

Come and be inspired as we continue with our mini-makeover in the Soak showroom and now feature the Finesse range from Stonearth.  


Catriona Lock is a finalist in the KBBR Awards 2013 in the Bathroom Design Category up to £10K.  Catriona is a finalist for the 3rd consecutive year in the KBBR Design Awards.


Looking for a new bathroom?  Come and see our showroom in Maidenheadcontact us by email sales@soakinstyle.com or call us on 01628 783686.  

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