Kitchen & Bath

Duravit in “Making Room: New Models of Housing for New Yorkers”

The Museum Of The City Of New York is hosting an exhibition that is focused on showcasing innovation designs for compact interior living spaces from Jan 23 through Sep 15 2013. Increasingly New York City, and many other large cities around the world, face the need to provide housing for a population with constantly shifting demographics. Currently, the demographics of these very large cities are moving toward a rising number of single people and subsequently the increased demand for living spaces that will meet the needs of young single professionals. To address this change the “Making Room: New Models of Housing for New Yorkers” was developed.  Through the combined efforts of the Citizens Housing & Planning Council, the Architectural League of New York, the Bloomberg administration and many talented designers and architects, there are now models, drawing and templates on display that will help to meet the upcoming needs of the citizenry of New York.

The exhibit’s centerpiece is a 325 square foot micro-apartment that offers the most ingenious designs for maximizing the utility of space constrained urban living. As a wonderful part of this exhibit, Duravit has brought big design to the micro-apartment living sector with the introduction of its Starck series designed by Philippe Starck. The Starck drop-in tub maximizes aesthetic value within its compact 60″ by 30″ size. The Starck 3 elongated toilet utilizes a wall hung design to give the illusion of greater space, while the SensoWash® shower-toilet seat adds that extra touch of luxury. I’m not certain if this is just a modern shower-toliet seat or a luxury product designed to perform for the international space station. This shower-toilet seat has individual, intuitive wireless controls for temperature, water and toilet seat surface. It also incorporates a child safety function, differentiated gender specific washing options, power saving mode and an LED nightlight. What more could anyone ask for from a toilet seat?






Posted by KarenShearer at 5 February, 2013

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Tulip by Wetstyle Design

Joël Dupras has designed this contemporary version of a soaking tub for Wetstyle Design. The tub was called Tulip because its organic shape is modeled in a similar style to that of an opening tulip with an edge that curls over to crown the edge of the tub.  It is also somewhat reminiscent of a slipper tub being higher on one side than the other, but this is certainly a beautifully modern design. The Tulip is available in both a True High Gloss™ and matte finish or the new Dual finish which combines a True High Gloss™ interior with a matte rim and exterior. It would make the perfect soaking tub for any contemporary bathroom.






Posted by KarenShearer at 31 January, 2013

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Hotel Design: Four Seasons Hotel by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

The Four Seasons Hotel that was recently opened in Guangzhou, China has been designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. It is specifically located in the Guangzhou International Finance Center in China. This award winning hotel design is a 440m skyscraper that boasts 33 floors. The boutique hotel is rated more than 5-stars. For me, it looks organically contemporary especially with how the design concept has been implemented.

The hotel interiors were completed through the collaboration of Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Hirsch Bedner Associates. As a result, they created a spacious hotel with floor to ceiling windows allowing for natural light to seep through but in addition would pave the way for unhindered views. At night, the lighting scheme allowed the building to get the highlighting it deserved.

The hotel interior design is like an artful collection of prints, sculptures and paintings from modern international artists thus enhancing the modernistic approach of the interiors while complementing the dramatic architecture of the building. The project took more than six years to complete according to Wilkinson Eyre Architects but I think the result is worth the wait. You can just look at those walls, high ceilings and abundant light. It makes you think that this is definitely a home away from home setting.

I have seen many 5-star luxury hotels but this one is so remarkable especially when the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle was put into place. As a result, the interior has smooth transition of spaces without appearing cluttered. It is “elegant” but to say this is a huge understatement. At a glance, I knew this place is not only a beautiful hotel but a place where you can go “home” to during the holidays or one of your precious vacations. With this said, it is crystal clear that the hotel and its interior design is what makes it very special.

I know that a hotel will only become a comfortable space to stay at if it is closely connected to the warmth and coziness of a “home.” This hotel, although modern and sophisticated, has what it takes for luxury living without sacrificing convenience and comfort in whatever aspect you look at it. The elegant simplicity of the building is something worth noting for and I guess this would provide inspiration for those with inclination to appreciate interior and architectural design.

Photography by Will Pryce






Posted by JackieAzuela at 30 January, 2013

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Inspiration : 10 Beautiful Bathrooms

We have collected hundreds and hundreds of images of interior design for home design inspiration since we started ChicTip.com. We have compiled it for you and sorted it Room by Room. Now we’d like to share them with you. Today we present to you 10 beautiful bathrooms. Enjoy!






Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 24 January, 2013

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Inspiration : 10 Beautiful Kitchens

We have collected hundreds and hundreds of images of interior design for home design inspiration since we started ChicTip.com. We have compiled it for you and sorted it Room by Room. Now we’d like to share them with you. Today we present to you 10 beautiful kitchens. Enjoy!






Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 17 January, 2013

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Inspiration : 10 Beautiful Kitchens

We have collected hundreds and hundreds of images of interior design for home design inspiration since we started ChicTip.com. We have compiled it for you and sorted it Room by Room. Now we’d like to share them with you. Today we present to you 10 beautiful kitchens. Enjoy!






Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 8 January, 2013

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Inspiration : 10 Beautiful Bathrooms

We have collected hundreds and hundreds of images of interior design for home design inspiration since we started ChicTip.com. We have compiled it for you and sorted it Room by Room. Now we’d like to share them with you. Today we present to you 10 beautiful bathrooms. Enjoy!






Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 27 December, 2012

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