Architect, inventor, and designer, Jean-Marie Massaud, is co-founder of the revolutionary Studio Massaud, alongside Daniel Pouzet, and is responsible for the architectural wonder of Estadio Chivas, the stadium designed to resemble an erupting volcano. Jean-Marie Massaud has many achievements, he was also awarded the “Grand Prix de la Salle de Bains d’Hotel 2012″ (Hotel Bathroom Prize 2012) for his contribution to the universe of the hotel bathroom.
According to him:
More than ever before, we are living at a frantic pace, stressed and overstimulated. And more than ever, we are searching for retreats and places of tranquility. The bathroom is such a place. Nowhere else are we so in touch with ourselves – and at the same time so closely connected to the element water, source of all life.
When I worked with Axor on the new bathroom collection, I had the vision of complete harmony between human beings, nature and technology. To achieve this harmony, the bathroom must become a living space, a place where we feel totally comfortable.
Designing this room involves precise, detailed planning. One aspect of this is the use of natural, high quality materials. Another is the modern arrangement of areas for bodycare, relaxation and tranquility. There also is a space set apart for the toilet. Integrated into the rest of the home, bathroom and bedroom form a single unit. Separated from each other by sliding doors, if at all, both rooms simply flow into each other.
The concepts presented in this brochure, visualised by my partner, Daniel Pouzet, make it clear that it is not the size of a room that matters, but its atmosphere and the character it conveys. This is why an Axor Massaud bathroom can be realised even in a small space.
I have been inspired by nature. Now I invite you to be inspired by Axor Massaud.
Spotlight on: Philippe Starck
French designer Philippe Starck has produced some juicy designs in his time, including the iconic Juicy Salif lemon squeezer that has been displayed in New York’s Museum of Art, and was even produced in limited edition varieties of anthracite and gold plate, of which Starck says himself was “not meant to squeeze lemons” but “to start conversations.” The pioneering designer has a long list of successful furniture and lighting, and even pushes boundaries in vehicle conception and architecture. Starck takes his zest for design into just about every arena, including the bath.
Philippe Starck describes the slick Axor Starck Shower Collection:
The bathroom is a place of beauty and awareness, a place where we can find ourselves. It is an aesthetic retreat for personal well-being, wherein water can be experienced through all the senses. Over a decade ago, the first Starck bathroom started a revolution. A place of mere hygienic functionality was turned into a new bathroom style personal retreat. The bathroom as a living space was born – full of warmth and personality. This transformation continues.
“It’s time to redefine the shower,“ says Philippe Starck. His new focus is on the shower as a central element of personal well-being in the bathroom. Again, design, functionality and space interact with each other in a stunning combination. The shower becomes a custom-made spa. The clarity and consistency of this expressive collection offer a bounty of design possibilities.
Bath tubs have been a place to refresh and relax for centuries, from the old tin bath that was brought out into a front room or bedroom, to cast iron enameled roll tops, modern acrylic spas, and fitted fiberglass designs, the tub has certainly seen some changes throughout the years; this collection shows a contemporary take on many of these age old aesthetics, bringing tried and tested ideas bang up to date.
The concept of bringing the bathtub out into the open once more, or situating it within unexpected surroundings is back at the forefront, with bubble baths taking place in the middle of a home library. This is a nice quiet place to have a bath time read, though we’re not sure the moisture from the steam would do your prized book collection much good.
are also seeing more open designs, with huge viewing windows through to the sleeping quarters, and some without any divide at all.
Bathroom Design Ideas, Karol bathrooms can be characterised by modern high-functional and refined use of the available design space.
Karol have been designing and manufacturing Bathroom and Kitchen furniture for more than 3 decades.
Italian Kitchen Designers Karol have a great gallery of photographs to inspire your bathroom design program.
They refer to their design as the “system” you can find further information on the Karol site it is available in both Italian and English Language
Karol Kitchen and Bathroom Design Ideas
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New textures and bathroom fixtures
We just released the Summer Catalog Update for Autokitchen 11. The update really expands your choices in almost all relevant categories, including cabinetry, appliances, textures and bathroom fixtures.
We are very excited about some of the new wall textures, including the new micro tiles shown in the above image and the wavy tiles shown in the image below.
Several new bathroom over-the-counter vessels are also included, completing an already rich collection of bathroom fixtures. As always, the dimensions in these new fixtures can be altered via a quick right-click, so that you can portray them as you want them to look.