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    Spotlight On: A Year in Review – top products launched in 2018 (part 1)

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    In order to kick-start our month’s Spotlight On feature on ‘A Year In Review’ (Products of the year 2018), we have highlighted what we believed to have been the game-changing product launches of 2018. Here is part one of our ultimate throwback… When December arrives, the finish line is in sight for our industry as […]

    Duravit sweeps the board at the German Design Awards winning four awards

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    Duravit stands out at the 2018 German Design Awards with a Special Mention for the new Brioso bathroom furniture range and three “Winner” accolades for the XSquare, Shower+Bath and DuraSystem series… Recommended Supplier Duravit has come away from the 2018 German Design Awards with a total of four awards and new titles, as the panel […]

    Victoria & Albert Museum opens in Scotland

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    The new Victoria & Albert museum in Dundee, Scotland, has been designed by Kengo Kuma to replicate the bow of a ship… The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), in London, has opened a branch in Dundee, Scotland, in a spectacular new building – designed by Kengo Kuma on the banks of the Firth of Tay. The V&A […]

    Top 5 stories of the week: Spanish arrivals, setting trends and luxury on a cliff edge

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    Hotel Designs editor Hamish Kilburn breaks down this week’s international hotel design headlines… September has kicked-off with a number of exciting news stories that have, quite literally left the industry on a cliff hanger. Firstly, the iconic EDITION brand has expanded its empire with the hotel announcing its arrival in Barcelona. Elsewhere, Hotel Designs recommended […]

    TREND ALERT: Favourite shades of grey in the bathroom

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    Hotel Designs editor Hamish Kilburn – with the help of bathroom specialists Duravit – investigates why grey continues to be the colour trend of choice for many designers and architects in the bathroom… Sharing the same opinion as that of the new Managing Director of WATG London, Martin Pease, bathroom specialist Duravit believes that grey is one […]

    XSquare from Duravit: contemporary elegance and comfort in the bathroom

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    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 […]

    Duravit opens flagship showroom in Clerkenwell, London

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    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 […]

    Top 5 stories of the week: Cakes, ribbon cutting and hotel design launching at sea

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    Here are the top 5 stories of the week, as selected by Hamish Kilburn, editor of Hotel Designs. This week we collated all the ingredients for a great series of stories. We’ve had architectural cakes, new builds, significant anniversaries, drawing-board renderings of new hotels, showroom openings and even a sprinkling of an exclusive Q&A from […]

    Seven minutes with the Managing Director of Duravit

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    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 […]

    The luxury hotel experience: how to design an ultra-modern bathroom

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    Regardless of their location, the world’s finest hotel bathrooms are designed to evoke a sensory experience. Moosa Adam investigates how hoteliers can simply create an ultra-modern bathroom that lives up to the growing consumer demands of guests checking in… Guests checking in to a luxury hotel often have a good idea of what they want […]