Friday, 30 May 2014

POP bath wins Red Dot award for fashionable design

The craving for colour in our bathrooms, started with a trend in colourful tiles and moved on to coloured tap ware but now bathroom designers are applying colour to baths and sinks, even boldly offering the vibrant vibe in patterns as well. The POP bathtub from Teuco, distributed in Australia exclusively by Delsa, is a great example. It was designed by Carlo Colombo and is part of the Limited Edition Accademia range. It won a Red Dot 2014 award for it's brilliant design - Red Dot is an international product design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany - and not surprisingly the bath has a top shelf price tag to match it's high class design credentials of $15,175. 

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Interior design of Melbourne loft wins top prize

The brief was to tear down the walls and reconfigure the space in this loft apartment housed in a former butter factory in West Melbourne, Victoria. But architect Adrian Amore went one step further in transforming this apartment: He created a dynamic interplay of planes and curves where walls once stood. The result is a beautiful sculptural installation that is also effortlessly liveable and so serene that it easily scooped the Premier Award prize at the recent Australian Interior Design Awards for 2014 announced in Sydney last week. A swirling staircase takes centre stage, soaring up toward a recreational roof terrace which overlooks the city. A soft monochrome palette predominates, although walls are mostly white, with punches of colour in the furnishings. No wonder this modern master was a standout. Photography by Fraser Marsden.