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    Product watch: Starck Nature Shower from AXOR

    Product watch: Starck Nature Shower from AXOR The AXOR Starck Nature Shower takes the iconic design and luxurious showering experience of the indoor AXOR Starck shower column to the great outdoors… An increased longing to be close to nature is reflected in architecture, by bringing our living spaces to the outdoors. Also known as ‘nature-living’ this means transferring familiar qualities…

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    Philippe Starck designs second edition of Tulum for Duravit

    Philippe Starck designs second edition of Tulum for Duravit Tulum, designer Philippe Starck’s second tap series for Duravit, is an elegant and timeless design uniting iconic forms with patented innovation… Following the successful introduction of  ‘White Tulip’, Tulum represents Philippe Starck’s second tap series for Duravit. The harmonious combination of round and angular forms brings timeless elegance to the collection. The…

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    Product watch: White Tulip, the complete bathroom range by Philippe Starck

    Product watch: White Tulip, the complete bathroom range by Philippe Starck White Tulip is the first complete bathroom range created entirely by Philippe Starck for Duravit. Let’s take a look… The extraordinary forms and elegant shapes of the components within the White Tulip series, designed by Philippe Starck for Duravit, echoes the organic silhouette of a tulip in bloom; exuding…

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    Duravit and Philippe Starck unveils new generation of shower-toilets

    Duravit and Philippe Starck unveils new generation of shower-toilets Duravit and Philippe Starck present the new generation shower-toilet, which is available in two versions: SensoWash Starck f Plus and SensoWash Starck f Lite… Duravit’s SensoWash Starck f Plus and Lite collection has been designed by Philippe Starck to be conveniently operated via a remote control, or can be configured via…

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    Phillippe Starck unveils new vanity and mirror line with Duravit

    Phillippe Starck unveils new vanity and mirror line with Duravit Duravit is continuing to embrace the hospitality market with its latest introduction: Cape Cod Guest, designed by longtime partner Philippe Starck… A new bathroom line by Duravit and Philippe Starck has launched, unveiling brand-new, compact designs that claim to accommodate any bathroom, particularly with hospitality and commercial spaces in mind. Cape…

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    PRODUCT WATCH: Duravit and Philippe Starck present “Starck T”

    PRODUCT WATCH: Duravit and Philippe Starck present “Starck T” 25 years on from when the design legend first collaborated with Duravit, Philippe Starck designs and unveils new accessories for the bathroom manufacturer…  Duravit and Philippe Starck present “Starck T” a new accessory line, which combines functional rigor with organic forms. In 1994 Philippe Starck first teamed up with Duravit to…

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    Axor Starck V: Experiencing the Vitality of Water

    New achievement in water design: Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe SE, is introducing a revolutionary washbasin mixer. Growing out of Axor’s relentless drive for products that reflect the vitality and emotionality of water, the brand’s first transparent mixer, Axor Starck V, was brought to life in collaboration with Philippe Starck.“The vortex phenomenon has occupied my father Klaus Grohe for…

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    Case study: Duravit finds a natural fit in the ‘Floating House’

    Case study: Duravit finds a natural fit in the ‘Floating House’ The consistent design philosophy running through ‘Floating House’ is also reflected in the bathrooms, which are fitted out with the Qatego bathroom range by Duravit… A prefabricated houses with an architectural edge, Floating House, designed by Studio F. A. Porsche and supplied by Kärnten-based timber construction expert Griffner, proves…

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    Delano Dubai sets a date for the next chapter in the Delano story

    Delano Dubai sets a date for the next chapter in the Delano story October will see the return of an icon of modern luxury as Delano Dubai prepares to capture the vibrant energy and cultural zeitgeist of the famed Miami original, transporting guests into a world of contemporary design, legendary spirit, and chic sensibility… Framed against the pristine shores of…

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    Case study: One Thousand Museum makes a sculptural statement with Duravit

    Case study: One Thousand Museum makes a sculptural statement with Duravit The One Thousand Museum in Miami, designed by Zaha Hadid, is the centrepiece of a series of five high-rise buildings, and in keeping with Hadid’s innovative vision, the luxury bathrooms are fitted out with high-quality sanitary ceramics from Duravit… The name ‘One Thousand Museum’ refers to the prime location…

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    Aurena – a collaborative design from Duravit and Antonio Citterio

    Aurena – a collaborative design from Duravit and Antonio Citterio In architecture, the Golden Ratio is regarded as a formula for aesthetic harmony, and for designer and architect Antonio Citterio, it was a source of inspiration in his Aurena bathroom design for Duravit with its perfectly balanced proportions… In Aurena from Duravit, Citterio has designed a bathroom range that exudes…

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    Case study: Duravit steps into the Arne Jacobsen bath house

    Case study: Duravit steps into the Arne Jacobsen bath house Incorporating some contemporary design classics by Duravit, new life is being breathed into this architectural and design gem created by Arne Jacobsen… The men’s changing rooms at the Bellevue seaside resort were designed in the 1930s and are now being transformed into a beautiful bathing house. The listed building is…

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    Duravit brings a bold a splash of colour into the bathroom

    Duravit brings a bold a splash of colour into the bathroom Duravit, in collaboration with product designer Christian Werner, is introducing a new curated colour palette for the Vitrium and Millio series… Vitrium from Duravit is a unique series that puts bold colour onto the bathroom agenda. It includes furniture such as vanity units, a tall cabinet and washbasins and…

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    5 minutes with: Simon Hill, on five years of faucets by Duravit

    5 minutes with: Simon Hill, on five years of faucets by Duravit Hotel Designs caught up with Simon Hill, Head of Product Management Group Faucets and Showers, Duravit AG to find out more about the trends and technology behind the taps… Duravit has recently expanded its product portfolio with three new tap collections, allowing for greater interior design opportunities and…

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    Duravit dishes the dirt on toilet paper

    Duravit dishes the dirt on toilet paper As people seek to live more mindfully, using fewer resources, Duravit explores the sustainable bathroom and focuses on products that directly reduce water and energy consumption. In particular, the potential savings in the reduced use of toilet paper, which has a poor environmental footprint overall… Believing that going without doesn’t mean doing without,…

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    The first Mondrian Hotel in Greater China is poised to open

    The first Mondrian Hotel in Greater China is poised to open Leading Hong Kong’s renaissance, Mondrian Hong Kong is poised to redefine hospitality in the region with a singular blend of design, art, performance and imagination… It’s no coincidence that the Q4 2023 opening of Mondrian Hong Kong is perfectly timed and in tune with the city’s revival. This new…

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    Duravit turns on the taps – and out pours innovation

    Duravit turns on the taps – and out pours innovation Duravit has expanded its product portfolio with three new tap collections in attractive designs and sophisticated metallic surfaces – to allow for greater interior design opportunities… All three new tap lines from Duravit – Wave, Circle, and Manhattan – offer a wider range with alternative combination options with its various…

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    A utopian dream bathroom, designed by AXOR and Masquespacio

    A utopian dream bathroom, designed by AXOR and Masquespacio AXOR invited Valencia-based design studio Masquespacio and the studio’s founders — Ana Milena Hernández Palacios of Columbia and Christophe Penasse of Belgium — to design a bathroom concept for a unique hotel suite that embodies their vision of personal luxury… With the ‘Make It Yours!’ concept AXOR is dedicated to making…

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    Duravit wins five prizes, including Red Dot Design Award

    Duravit wins five prizes, including Red Dot Design Award Duravit has been recognised for its outstanding design quality and has been awarded five prizes at the Red Dot Design Award and iF DESIGN AWARD 2023… Duravit made its presence felt in the ‘Product Design 2023’ category, winning several awards across its portfolio. Sebastian Herkner’s Zencha designer bathroom collection, the Tulum,…

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    Hansgrohe at ISH 2023: sustainable and holistic bathroom experiences

    Hansgrohe at ISH 2023: sustainable and holistic bathroom experiences Hansgrohe will be at ISH 2023 presenting AXOR and hansgrohe innovations, showcasing sustainable bathroom solutions and holistic concepts all under the maxim of reduce – re-use – recycle… Hansgrohe Group with its brands AXOR and hansgrohe will be making its presence felt at the trade fair as it presents new products,…

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    Bathroom trends from Duravit

    Bathroom trends from Duravit With the bathroom increasingly becoming an extension of our living space, Duravit has identified several trends that are both shaping the bathroom and impacting on its design… The bathroom is no longer merely a place for a daily care and health routine. It has become a place of refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday…

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    Introducing Mori – a sustainable jewel in the heart of the forest

    Introducing Mori – a sustainable jewel in the heart of the forest ‘Mori’, Japanese for forest, has been designed as a holiday home offering room for four people, with a clear focus on sustainability. We stepped inside to see how it was done… Mori, a property that couldn’t be more connected to nature if it tried, was built using the…

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    Duravit walks away with multiple wins from German Design Awards 2023

    Duravit walks away with multiple wins from German Design Awards 2023 German Design Awards 2023 crowned bathroom manufacturer Duravit ‘Winner’ three times, in addition to two ‘Special Mentions’, and won one ‘Gold’ award in the categories ‘Excellent Product Design’ and ‘Excellent Communications Design’… The jury of the German Design Award 2023 has commended the bathroom manufacturer for its outstanding product…

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    Part 70: bathroom taps – things to consider when specifying

    Beyond aesthetic qualities, there’s a lot to consider when specifying bathroom taps – more than you perhaps realise. To help us make sense of bathroom tap specification, the team at Duravit is here to give us a breakdown of what to prioritise – from water consumption to colour and texture… Guide to Hotel Design Various decisions need to be taken…

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    Bathroom brand Duravit scales the peaks

    Bathroom brand Duravit scales the peaks At an altitude of 1,250 meters, the Burghotel Falkenstein nestles at the foot of Germany’s highest castle, and Duravit’s bathroom products have been used to complete the designer outlook… The Burghotel Falkenstein is a family run hotel known for both its award-winning cuisine and unmistakeable interior design. Making full use of its extraordinary location,…

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    Duravit designs for accessible solutions

    Duravit designs for accessible solutions Medical practices, healthcare institutions, and hospitals face a wide range of challenges when it comes to accessible bathroom design. Duravit has come up with solutions which meets requirements and norms without sacrificing design… There are bathroom solutions which need to be barrier-free with adequate space for wheelchair users, for people who use walking frames, and…

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    In conversation with: Toni ElKadi on maximising the hotel bathroom experience

    In conversation with: Toni ElKadi on maximising the hotel bathroom experience With the bathroom playing an increasingly important role when it comes to selecting a hotel, a high-quality, contemporary design is key. Toni ElKadi, Head of Global Project Business Duravit, spoke to us about upgrading the hotel experience, while looking at how to maximise customer satisfaction via design… Whether in…

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    5 minutes with: Sebastian Herkner, designer of the Zencha collection for Duravit

    5 minutes with: Sebastian Herkner, designer of the Zencha collection for Duravit Sebastian Herkner has always been interested in traditional artisanal trades such as glass-blowing, wood-carving, and basket-weaving, which he combines with new technologies and contemporary design. His collaboration with Duravit takes the form of Zencha; a harmonious bathroom collection inspired by Japanese bathing and tea culture… It was while…

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    #8 Defining luxury – how wellness spaces are evolving

    #8 Defining luxury – how wellness spaces are evolving In our next Hotel Designs LAB report, which is fuelled by Arigami and supported by AXOR and Hansgrohe, we speak to leading visionaries to understand the flowing trend of luxury water-related spaces… The latest Hotel Designs LAB report has been born following the slow yet steady evolution of what consumers understand…

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    Exclusive report: designing conscious water-related luxury spaces

    Exclusive report: designing conscious water-related luxury spaces Hotel Designs, in association AXOR and powered by Arigami, has published an 18-page report that explores conscious luxury through designing innovative water-related, luxury spaces. Editor Hamish Kilburn explores the main takeaways… The world as we know it is drastically changing, and thankfully so are we! As a society, we are experiencing a collective…

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    Zencha by Sebastian Herkner: a homage to mindfulness & craftsmanship

    Zencha by Sebastian Herkner: a homage to mindfulness & craftsmanship The new ‘perfectly balanced’ bathroom collection, designed by Sebastian Herkner, is inspired by Japanese rituals and craftsmanship – it ‘flatters the senses’ with tactile surfaces… Sebastian Herkner has unveiled the Zencha bathroom collection by Sebastian Herkner for Duravit. Inspired by traditional Japanese rituals and craftsmanship it combining as it does…

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    Duravit honoured at iF DESIGN AWARD 2022

    Duravit honoured at iF DESIGN AWARD 2022 White Tulip and D- Neo from Duravit have been honoured at iF DESIGN AWARD 2022, with the jury ‘impressed by high quality design’… Since 1954, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been a recognised trademark for outstanding design all over the world. This year, Duravit was identified and celebrated for its innovative approach to bathroom…

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    AXOR Futures: a discussion on design & conscious luxury

    AXOR Futures: a discussion on design & conscious luxury The second AXOR Futures has gone live, drawing on the experience of creators, designers and philosophers. The conversation between Philippe Starck, Anne Lise Kjaer, Chung-Yi Yang and Rebecca Weigold dug deep into the concept of conscious luxury, sustainability, and its implications for the design process… Hansgrohe Group’s design brand AXOR recently…

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    Duravit awarded the Red Dot of approval

    Duravit awarded the Red Dot of approval Impressing the jury with the high design quality synonymous with the brand, two complete Duravit bathroom series, D-Neo and White Tulip, have been awarded this year’s Red Dot Award for Product Design… The Red Dot Award for Product Design, which can trace its origins back to 1955, identifies each year’s best products. True…

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    Duravit offers attractive solutions to safety in the bathroom

    Duravit offers attractive solutions to safety in the bathroom Bathrooms can present us with a range of risks and hazards. With this always in mind, Duravit offers solutions that are both safe as well as aesthetically dynamic… Whether caused by moisture, less than ideal structural conditions, or operator error, typical sources of risk in the bathroom include slipping or stumbling…

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    Miniview: Rosewood São Paulo, magnificent on every level

    Miniview: Rosewood São Paulo, magnificent on every level Encapsulating the city’s storied past and innovative future, the opening of Rosewood São Paulo marks the entrance of this luxury brand into South America. We took a peek at the transformation from what was a maternity hospital to what it stands as today; a modern hotel that is challenging conventional design at…

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    Year in Review: Top 7 bathroom products that launched in 2021

    Year in Review: Top 7 bathroom products that launched in 2021 Continuing with Hotel Designs’ ‘Year in Review’, we are grabbing our loofah, and stepping into the bathroom to list the top seven ranges and products that have caught our editorial attention and inspired us with that essential bath time combination of practicality edged with indulgence… Whether singing in the…

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    Duravit’s White Tulip Range is a winner at German Design Award 2022

    Duravit’s White Tulip Range is a winner at German Design Award 2022 White Tulip, created by Philippe Starck for Duravit, and the D-Neo range by designer Bertrand Lejoly, both don the winners crown for the company at the German Design Award… Duravit’s White Tulip range is the first full bathroom created entirely by Philippe Starck, and with every component of…

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    Hotel concepts: Wild & wonderful hotel developments

    Hotel concepts: Wild & wonderful hotel developments To celebrate this month’s feature of ‘hotel concepts’, editor Hamish Kilburn puts some interesting hotel developments under the spotlight – some more realistic than others – that are currently on his radar… As with any brief to source new and truly innovative ideas, to find hotel concepts that were really going against the…

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    Tokyo’s award-winning The Bay Window Tower House

    Tokyo’s award-winning The Bay Window Tower House The Bay Window Tower House is a tower building with bay windows in Shibuya, Tokyo, which has just won 2020 Architecture MasterPrize in the ‘Small Architecture’ category. Let’s take a look why… The 2020 Architecture MasterPrize in the “Small Architecture” category was presented to Takaaki Fuji + Yuko Fuji Architecture for their project…

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    Duravit launches White Tulip showroom design competition

    Duravit launches White Tulip showroom design competition To coincide with the successful launch of the latest bathroom series by Philippe Starck, Duravit UK announces the launch of its Showroom Design Competition, in partnership with Virtual Worlds… Open to all Duravit Showrooms within the UK & Ireland, entries can be submitted from now until 10th September 2021. During this time, Duravit…

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    Weekly briefing: Sleep masterclass, award winners & art outside the frame

    Weekly briefing: Sleep masterclass, award winners & art outside the frame Allow me, Hamish Kilburn, to walk you through this week’s top design and hospitality stories. The weekly briefing was designed with busy on-the-go designers, architects, hoteliers and developers in mind – so kick back, relax and scroll down to read a snapshot of this week’s happenings… It’s been a…

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    M Social arrives in New York

    M Social arrives in New York “It’s about time,” editor Hamish Kilburn reacts to Millennium Hotels & Resorts opening of M Social New York, which marks the brand’s understated yet very dynamic arrival in the United States… “Ever since checking in to M Social Singapore, designed by the one and only Philippe Starck, a few years ago, I was convinced…

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    Product watch: HygieneFlush by Duravit

    Product watch: HygieneFlush by Duravit The new ‘HygieneFlush’ flushing system from Duravit provides ‘perfect flushing performance’ and maximum antibacterial protection. Twice the hygiene, HygieneFlush flushing system plus HygieneGlaze antibacterial ceramic glaze are ideal for a post-pandemic hospitality world… With its maximum antibacterial protection and perfect performance Duravit’s new ‘HygieneFlush’ flushing system is set to revolutionise the toilet market. By combining…

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    Cape Cod opens up a world of design options for smaller bathrooms

    Cape Cod opens up a world of design options for smaller bathrooms The hallmark of the Cape Cod smaller bathroom program is the perfect fusion of material and form to satisfy even the highest aesthetic standards, including those from designer Philippe Starck… The untamed nature of New England’s Cape Cod region inspired Philippe Starck to create a bathroom range composed…

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    Case study: hospitality and privacy combined in a listed patrician house

    Case study: hospitality and privacy combined in a listed patrician house The comfortable apartments have been individually designed and offer guests a stylish interior with feel-good hospitality that appropriately nods back to the buildings heritage… Carl Wunderlich, was a colonial goods merchant and mayor who built his imposing municipal residence in 1798. Alexander Hugenberg took over the listed municipal mansion,…

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    5 minutes with: Interior designer Saar Zafrir

    5 minutes with: Interior designer Saar Zafrir Amsterdam-based interior designer Saar Zafrir joins editor Hamish Kilburn to discuss his latest project to redesign The ReMIX Hotel in paris as well as his wider mission to ’boutique-ify’ large corporate hotels… 2012 was a pivotal year for Saar Zafrir, who changed lanes from a 12-year career in finance to take a year…

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    Efficient design epitomised inside The Casa/Studio Passive House

    Efficient design epitomised inside The Casa/Studio Passive House The award-winning design inside Casa/Studio Passive House is the brainchild of Margherita Potente and Stefano Piraccini. The project is regarded as the first of its kind anywhere in the world. Editor Hamish Kilburn explores… The Casa/Studio Passive House has taken residential design and technology into a new era – and an international…

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    Hottest hotel openings arriving in 2021 (Q3 & Q4)

    Hottest hotel openings arriving in 2021 (Q3 & Q4) Dubbed ‘The Hot List’ by our readers, we start every year as mean to go on; with a positive mindset to get ahead of the curve to reveal what we believe will be the hottest hotel openings of 2021. Following on from part one, which was published last week, here are…

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    Weekly briefing: international hotel arrivals – we have ‘lift-off’!

    Weekly briefing: international hotel arrivals – we have ‘lift-off’! Editor Hamish Kilburn here to deliver your first weekly briefing of the year, featuring all the hottest hotel stories of the week. This round-up includes a look at this year’s VIP international arrivals, a rather ‘dandy’ hotel review and even a pre-flight check into what a hotel in space will look…

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    Plans for a hotel in space on track for a 2024 launch

    Plans for a hotel in space on track for a 2024 launch 250 miles above the earth in the wilderness of space, with cabins designed by the world-renowned Philippe Starck, the Axiom space station is the brainchild of former NASA chiefs. Editor Hamish Kilburn investigates as the plans get underway… There has been a lot of talk in recent years…

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    How conscious design studio Harris & Harris was born

    How conscious design studio Harris & Harris was born Harris & Harris has earned Hotel Designs’ stamp of approval as an environmentally and socially responsible interior and product design studio… Founded in 2014 by husband and wife team Alexander and Sharon Harris, Harris & Harris emerged onto the design scene as a sustainable breathe of fresh air. Working internationally, the…

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    Hansgrohe

    With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, quality and design within the bath and kitchen industry. With more than 118 years of history, the company is marked by innovations such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen tap, and the…

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    The Flame of mori.london by Studio Waldemeyer

    The Flame of mori.london by Studio Waldemeyer Lighting expert Mortiz Waldemeyer’s innovative collection was born from the simple act of playing with fire. Hotel Designs learns more… As far back as the collective memory of mankind goes, the flame has been the first and only light source, guiding our ancestors through history from the moment we dared to differentiate ourselves…

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    Studio Waldemeyer

    London based Studio Waldemeyer was founded in 2004 – initially to support Swarovski’s legendary Crystal Palace project with technology and design solutions. Collaborations with many of the world’s most famous designers laid the foundation for the most innovative creative force in lighting. The open approach has made the studio the go-to place for design innovation for industry heavy weights such…

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    INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Shining light on cordless luxury for 2020

    INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Shining light on cordless luxury for 2020 While new technologies are coming to the surface as the industry starts to emerge from lockdown, Hotel Designs asks Voltra Lighting to explain why designers are switching their attention to cordless luxury… What is it about a luxury hotel that makes it so desirable to the discerning traveller? Be it the…

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    SNEAK PEEK: Inside Mama Shelter’s soon-to-open Luxembourg hotel

    SNEAK PEEK: Inside Mama Shelter’s soon-to-open Luxembourg hotel Mama Shelter is expected to bringing its playful hotel brand to Luxembourg in May of this year. Before the wild opening, Hotel Designs got a sneak peek inside…  Hot off the heels of opening another hotel in Paris, Mama Shelter is expected to touchdown in Luxembourg this May, opening the brand’s 13th…

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    PREVIEW: Duravit’s sleek appearance at the Ideal Home Show

    PREVIEW: Duravit’s sleek appearance at the Ideal Home Show Bathroom brand Duravit will exhibit new products at the Ideal Home Show, between March 23 and April 13… Duravit’s products have been selected by Owl Design to feature in The Future Living Home one of the homes featured within this year’s Show Village.  The Future Living Home created as a modular…

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    7 savage hotel construction projects on the boards

    7 savage hotel construction projects on the boards To celebrate ‘Architecture & Construction’ firmly being in the spotlight this month, the editorial team at Hotel Designs have identified some of the industry’s most ambitious hotel projects that are expected to open in the next few years…  The hotel industry is booming, is the verdict from the data analysts at STR…

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    Most anticipated hotel openings in 2020 (Q1 & Q2)

    Most anticipated hotel openings in 2020 (Q1 & Q2) Kickstarting 2020, Hotel Designs takes a glance at some of the most significant hotel projects that are expected to complete in the next 12 months (edited by Hamish Kilburn)… If 2019 was anything to go by, then the next 12 months on the international hotel design and hospitality scene is going…

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    Year In Review: Hotel Designs’ top products of 2019 (Part 2)

    Year In Review: Hotel Designs’ top products of 2019 (Part 2) Hotel Designs continues looking back to reflect on some of the major statement products of 2019 with part two of its Year in Review of the best products to have launched in the last 11 months (edited by Hamish Kilburn)…  Recently, I was lucky enough to sit in the company…

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    Duravit wins five Iconic Awards in the “Innovative Architecture” category

    Duravit wins five Iconic Awards in the “Innovative Architecture” category Visionary architecture, forward-looking products and sustainable communication: this year the Iconic Awards, the international design and architecture competition, awarded Duravit with five awards in the ‘Innovative Architecture’ category… Duravit walked away from the Iconic Awards with wins for both new and enhanced product lines as well as its booth concept at…

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    THROWBACK: Duravit looks back on 2019’s top bathroom trends

    THROWBACK: Duravit looks back on 2019’s top bathroom trends As we hurtle into Q4 of 2019, Bathroom manufacturer Duravit is taking a look back at some of this year’s top bathroom trends that are still holding strong. From organic shapes to matte finishes, these are the looks to add a high-end touch to any designer bathroom into the coming season and…

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    The Brit List 2019 Awards: Meet the judges

    The Brit List 2019 Awards: Meet the judges Now that nominations have opened for The Brit List 2019 Awards, we would like you to meet our fabulous judges, handpicked in order to make this year’s process to find the most influential British designers, hoteliers, architects and suppliers the biggest and best yet…  The Brit List 2019 is back, once again launching…

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    Duravit launches personal touches with Viu and Xviu

    Duravit launches personal touches with Viu and Xviu The Viu and XViu series from Duravit, both giving the modern bathroom a personal touch, feature V-shaped profiles in Champagne Matt to introduce an individual and unmistakable design statement… Duravit and sieger design present a complete bathroom range – Viu ceramics and XViu furniture plus matching bathtubs – which exudes forward-looking design. The post-industrial…

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    Checking In: MOB Hotel Paris, where it all started

    Checking In: MOB Hotel Paris, where it all started On the doorstep of Paris’ infamous flea market, MOB Hotel Paris – the original MOB – is designed ‘for the people’. Editor Hamish Kilburn checks in to see where the MOB Hotels story started… In order to understand MOB Hotels’ style, ethos and energy you must first, in my opinion, meet…

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    Millennium Hotels and Resorts opens 40th property

    Deyaar Development and Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA open Millennium Atria Business Bay… Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa (MEA) – one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the region, has opened its 40th property, the Millennium Atria Business Bay, which will serve a growing hospitality and tourism sector. The first phase of the opening will…

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    In Conversation With: Moritz Waldemeyer, lighting designer to the stars

    Lighting designer Moritz Waldemeyer speaks to editor Hamish Kilburn about 2019 trends, the power of lighting therapy and how one moment in time can dramatically change the direction of a creative’s career…   Anyone who has had the pleasure to spend more than five minutes in the company of the multi-talented Moritz Waldemeyer will agree with me when I say that…

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    The Brit List 2018 – Designers profiles

    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 75 finalists in the Hotel Designs Brit List 2018. We continue with profiling our winning designers in alphabetical order… This year’s The Brit List 2018 concluded on November 22, when leading designers, hoteliers and architects gathered at BEAT London to find out which of them made it on to this year’s The…

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    Independent Hotel Show: Peeking into the future of hotel design

    With the Independent Hotel Show around the corner, Hotel Designs took a sneak peek of one of the most anticipated unveilings of this year’s show. The hotel room of the future, conceived by Two’s Company Interior Design Ltd., has been designed around the concept that anything is possible… Looking ahead to new possibilities, the founders of Two’s Company, Nick Sunderland and the President…

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    100% Design opens colourful doors to this year’s show

    100% Design, of which Hotel Designs is a proud media partner of, has opened its very colourful doors to the public… As part of the nine-day London Design Festival, 100% Design has opened its doors unveiling this year’s theme to the eyes of the design world. Speaking at the exclusive press launch, Max Fraser, the content editor for the show…

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    LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: What to look out for

    Visiting London Design Festival this week. Here’s what to look out for… London Design Festival returns for the 16th year in 2018, celebrating 10 years at the V&A as the official Festival hub. London will be transformed with an inspiring programme of Landmark Projects, installations and events throughout the city from 15-23 September 2018. DECOREX (Hotel Designs is a proud…

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    100% Design announces heavyweight brands and exhibitors

    New roster includes Benchmark, Established & Sons and Dare Studio among others… 100% Design has revealed updates to its exhibitor list for the 2018 show, confirming collaborations with world class brands and the biggest names in design. The show will cover four key areas: Interiors; Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms; Emerging Brands and, new for 2018, 100% Build London. The return of…

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    XSquare from Duravit: contemporary elegance and comfort in the bathroom

    The XSquare bathroom range from Duravit impresses with its contemporary – yet elegant design, high-quality surfaces and materials and striking chrome profiles… In conjunction with designer Kurt Merki Jr., Duravit has created a furniture range that is specially attuned to the design of the contemporary DuraSquare washbasins. The striking feature is the quadrant-shaped chrome profile edging the furniture. On the…

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    Duravit opens flagship showroom in Clerkenwell, London

    Following Hotel Designs’ exclusive interview with Managing Director Martin Carroll, Duravit has opened its London flagship showroom… Bathroom specialist Duravit has opened its new flagship showroom “Duravit London” in Clerkenwell – which is home to more creative business and architects per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Members of the press were invited on June 20 to celebrate…

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    Seven minutes with the Managing Director of Duravit

    As Duravit opens its new Clerkenwell showroom, the editor of Hotel Designs, Hamish Kilburn, went behind the scenes to ask the Managing Director of Duravit, Martin Carroll, ‘why here’, ‘why now’ and ‘what’s next’… Duravit has long been a leader in bathroom interior design, and the news of a swanky showroom unveiling in London’s Clerkenwell district – which is home to…

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    Duravit launches new bathroom furniture range, Brioso

    The Brioso bathroom furniture range is a refreshingly contemporary approach to bathroom design, offering varied individual design options and excellent value for money… Working with designer Christian Werner, Duravit has launched a range of furniture that does justice to the notion of “Brioso” – representing relaxation, freshness, and joie de vivre in a contemporary bathroom interior. The range’s distinctive features include precise,…

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    Duravit present the ultimate toilet experience

    Refreshing, clean, pleasant – all the Duravit toilet products and features offer a new and convenient way to feel good. The SensoWash® shower-toilet seats ensure modern toilet hygiene and an improved quality of life. Each of the functions and practical features, even the design, are perfectly co-ordinated for an incomparable, freshly washed feel. The SensoWash® Slim seat with soft closing…

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    Project Spotlight: Duravit at Louvre Abu Dhabi

    Jean Nouvel has created an architectural wonder in the desert. It includes products by Duravit, designed by Philippe Starck. A commission that was unusual even for the French star architect and Pritzker prize winner Jean Nouvel – the creation of the first all-purpose museum in the Arab world – and the first in the twenty-first century, a building that is…

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    Product Spotlight: HygieneGlaze 2.0 from Duravit

    After the successful launch of HygieneGlaze in 2015, the innovative ceramic glaze has been further developed by Duravit’s research and development team, and now has a new formula: HygieneGlaze 2.0. The new HygieneGlaze 2.0, which is baked into the ceramic during firing, is not only extremely effective, but also acts very quickly. After just six hours, 90% of bacteria are…

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    New hotel: M Social Auckland, New Zealand

    This October marks the opening of M Social Auckland, an exciting new lifestyle hotel positioned on the waterfront in Auckland’s prime CBD. The opening marks the expansion of Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ M Social brand to two properties, following the successful launch of Philippe Starck-designed M Social Singapore last summer. Centred around the design experience, M Social Auckland offers contemporary…

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    Living bathrooms from Duravit at the Spring Ideal Home Show 2017

    Inspirational bathroom brand, Duravit, is delighted that their basins, bathroom furniture, toilets, baths and mirrors were selected for the bathrooms, cloakrooms and ensuites of the 21st Century Cottage and Property Ladder apartments at this year’s Ideal Home Show which takes place at London’s Olympia from Friday 24th March until Sunday 9th April 2017. Collections like the purist, rectangular Vero, Happy…

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    Hansgrohe UK on display in Ideal Home Show Homes

    Hansgrohe UK is delighted to be participating in the Ideal Home Show for Spring 2017. The bathrooms, cloakrooms and ensuites within all the apartments and the ‘Thatched House’ in the Ideal Home village have all been furnished with stunning taps and showers from the company’s two brands: AXOR and hansgrohe. The kitchens in each show home also feature a selection…

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    Hilton Hotels & Resorts to open hotel in view of the Eiffel Tower

    Hilton has announced that its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand will add a second property in central Paris, Hilton Paris Eiffel Tower. The plans were unveiled at MIPIM this week in conjunction with owner Compagnie de Phalsbourg with whom Hilton has signed a management agreement to operate the 118-room property. The renowned French visionary designer Philippe Starck will be…

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    Duravit Guest Blog: Pure Design – concrete in the bathroom

    Time for new interpretations: concrete is a natural product that is currently experiencing a renaissance and achieving cult status in both architecture and interior design. It is now difficult to imagine the design of interior areas and even furniture without the material: concrete cupboards, worktops, consoles and accessories can be used in a variety of ways and is an alternative…

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    Duravit AG

    Founded in 1817 in Hornberg in the Black Forest, Duravit AG is today a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. The company operates in more than 130 countries worldwide and stands for innovations in the fields of signature design, the intelligent use of technology and premium quality. In cooperation with high-profile international designers, such as Philippe Starck, EOOS, Phoenix Design,…

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    JW Marriott brand debuts in Singapore

    JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the global luxury brand that is part of Marriott International’s luxury brands portfolio, is thrilled to debut the new JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach – the brand’s first hotel in Singapore. Located in close proximity to the Marina Bay entertainment and business districts, the new 634-room luxury hotel is poised to become an iconic…

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    Product Spotlight: DuraCeram from Duravit

    Highest precision and design versatility Bathroom ceramic is a material with outstanding properties proven for use in homes and public buildings alike. The smooth hygienic surface glaze is extremely robust, easy to clean, scratch and wear resistant. Bathroom ceramic is also non-allergenic, heat resistant and lightproof. For designs requiring extreme accuracy or thinner tiles, however, conventional materials run into problems.…

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    New launches from AXOR and Hansgrohe at Sleep

    Found in quality hotels worldwide, AXOR and Hansgrohe are well-established bathroom brands serving global chains through to independent boutique hotels. With 115 years of experience, quality and reliability come as standard with any AXOR or Hansgrohe product so ongoing maintenance is minimal and lifecycle costs low. Over 800 products are WRAS approved. From 22 to 23 November 2016, AXOR and…

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    M Social Singapore taking reservations

    Situated along the historic and picturesque Singapore River, M Social Singapore overlooks the vibrant Robertson Quay enclave and is part of an integrated development which includes UP@Robertson Quay, a luxury apartment project developed by City Developments Limited. At its heart, M Social Singapore’s chic interiors are envisioned by renowned French designer Philippe Starck. It debuts in Singapore the concept of…

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    Hansgrohe opens ‘The Water Studio’ in Clerkenwell

    Award-winning German bathroom specialist Hansgrohe launched a brand new concept ‘Water Studio’ in the heart of London’s design district on 1st March. Marking the latest chapter in their remarkable story, The Water Studio specification centre will act as a hub of inspiration, resource and a collaborative space for those serious about creating show-stopping bathrooms. Situated at 12-16 on the bustling…

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    St Martins Lane relaunch brings the cool back to Covent Garden

    Celebrating 15 years, St Martins Lane, Morgans Hotel Group Co.’s first European hotel, has revealed a fresh new contemporary design and updated public spaces to mark the milestone anniversary. With renewed emphasis on comfort and simplicity across its 204 guestrooms, St Martins Lane’s recently completed renovation also includes a revitalization of its acclaimed in-house restaurant, Asia de Cuba, with a…

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    Custom lighting scheme by Chelsom created for the transformation of Sanderson, London

    Morgans Hotel Group celebrates 15 years in London by unveiling newly designed guestrooms for the iconic Sanderson hotel as created by Tim Andreas of Banjo Ad Inc. Chelsom were commissioned to provide state of the art custom lighting for the project.Firmly establishing itself as central London’s first luxury 5-star boutique hotel and a social hot spot, Sanderson needs little by…

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    Third Wallpaper* Design Award for Axor

    For the third time, Axor has won one of the most coveted international design and lifestyle media awards – the Wallpaper* Design Award 2015. The designer brand of the mixer and shower manufacturer Hansgrohe SE received the award for its washbasin mixer Axor Starck V. Growing out of Axor’s relentless drive for products that reflect the vitality and emotionality of…

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    YOO Hotels & Resorts to open YOO2 Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, in 2015

    Opening in December 2015, YOO2 Botafogo promises to ignite the senses in Rio de Janeiro. Designed by YOO Studio and forming part of YOO Hotels & Resorts (two components of YOO, owned by John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck), the hotel has been designed to be ‘in tune’ with the exotic destination and local culture. The boutique property will feature 144…

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    Turning a necessity into a Hotel Highlight

    On 21st and 22nd October, at Olympia West Hall in London, Hansgrohe will make its debut at the specialist Independent Hotel Show. In addition to exhibiting at Sleep in November, the decision to sign-up for IHS is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to the hospitality sector.It also recognises the needs of smaller boutique hotels; to provide outstanding quality, attentive…

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    Brooklyn meets Belgravia

    Nestled among upmarket Belgravia residential blocks and embassy buildings, behind a bland 1970s façade, is the surprising and luxurious boutique hotel ‘Belgraves London’. The first hotel outside of the US for the Thompson Hotel Group, Belgraves offers the intimate appeal of a private club combined with chic city design that brings a touch of Brooklyn to Belgravia.With interior design by…

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    Hilton Worldwide Introduces New Brand: Curio – A Collection by Hilton

    Hilton Worldwide today announced the launch of Curio – A Collection by Hilton, including plans for the first hotels to join the new brand.Created for travelers who seek local discovery and authentic experiences, Curio will be a carefully selected, global collection of distinctive four to five star hotels. Just as the word “curio” can refer to something of interest, unique…

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