Gone are the days when the whole family required synchronized readiness. Without this need for everyone to be showered and dressed and out the door at the same time, the bathroom is morphing into a space for escape. Continue reading “Bathroom Design for a New World“
This January I’ll be attending Design & Construction Week in Orlando. This is the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry that features the co-location of the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).
As one can imagine, when such industry powerhouses combine to throw an event meant to both inspire and connect design-build professionals with the most innovative resources and materials available on the market, their attendees would come home with a wealth of knowledge and ideas. Continue reading “Trends I Expect to See at Design & Construction Week 2018“
In 2014 contemporary bathroom design requests surpassed traditional. For 2015 I expect clean, contemporary design will still be most popular with curbless showers and suspended vanities incorporated into designs for continuous sleek tile floors.
LED lighting will not only be used in lighting fixtures on the ceilings and walls but also underneath suspended vanities and recessed to accentuate free-standing tubs.
My prediction for the most significant shift in 2015 will be in the request for semi-recessed tubs.
Homeowners want bathrooms that are easier to clean and the corners and crevices behind free-standing tubs can be difficult to reach. Installing a tub in a semi-recessed design allows the bathroom to look more spacious and modern while eliminating the need to clean behind the tub.
In addition to providing easily accessible storage for bath salts and other bathing items, the partial platform allows for additional plumbing options for the tub filler placement.
The semi-recessed tub installation requires skilled installers that can carefully craft a deck that follows the contour of the tub.
The semi-recessed tub can also be installed at variable heights providing customization for homeowners and plumbing solutions for drain configuration in bathroom remodeling.
Leave a comment if you think this trend will take off or if you think it’s too custom to get a foot-hold and will flop. Here’s to a prosperous and creative 2015!
Their products are not just “Made in Italy,” they are “Made in Gessi.”
The entire production process is carried out in an integral fashion within the Gessi Industrial Park itself, including the design, engineering and manufacturing of the products and their components (even the plastic parts), as well as all of the graphic art and videography.
Gessi is succeeding at reducing its ecological and social footprint upon the Earth through the environmental and social performance of its products, both during production and during the lifetime if their use though advanced solutions for water and energy saving.
“Gessi’s mission is to create products with an enduring style that can be truly appreciated every day for years to come. To help achieve this, Gessi has evolved its own refined design language, based on elementary primary shapes, such as the rectangle and the oval.”
Larry Allen, CEO, managing director of Gessi USA has observed an increasing interest in simple, yet sophisticated high-quality bathroom environments.
Rettangolo and Ovale, two Gessi classics, along with Goccia which was inspired by a water droplet; all contain the same essential shapes, clean forms and harmonic proportions sought after by today’s homeowner.
I seriously love the ceiling mounted towel bar with the ceiling mounted towel bar in the dark finish! I’ve only shown examples from three collections. Gessi has so many exquisite luxury bath fixtures I suggest you check out their website.
Gessi was a BlogTour London 2013 Sponsor but the views and opinions expressed on this blog are mine, and I will be honest in what I share. Unlike BlogTour LA that went to the Westedge Design Fair , Gessi was not exhibiting in London so I did not get to see their beautiful products in person. I hear the Platinum covered vessel sink was amazing.