Bath Time On the Shelf
Designed by Victor Vasilev for Boffi, the CTline of shelving was inspired by the profiles of big city buildings. The shelves come in a variety of heights and widths; each is sold separately, and the shelves can be hung solo or in combination. The CTline is available in a white finish or with a mirrored front. boffi.com
On the Wall
The new Monolith wall-hung tank from Geberit features a carrier system that’s secured to the wall and a toilet that’s lifted off the floor. The dual-flush fixture is available in black, white and mint (shown here). geberit.us
The Horizontal Shower from Dornbracht utilizes Ambiance Tuning Technique (ATT) technology to create a spa-like environment. The Horizontal Shower’s six sprays are positioned overhead to stimulate neck, shoulders, back, legs and feet while the bather reclines. An electronic panel regulates temperature and flow rate. Available through Michael Nash Design Build & Homes. michaelnashkitchens.com; dornbracht.com
The Look of Stone
Exclusive to Architectural Ceramics’ Architectural Collections, the Neo Stone series is a marble-like porcelain tile that imparts the look of real stone but is easy to maintain. Available in Luxury White, Royal Marble, Velvet Marble and Wild Copper, as well as in multiple sizes, mosaics and trim. architecturalceramics.net
Award-winning design team Ludovica+Roberto Palomba unveiled their newest creation, the Palomba Collection for LAUFEN, at the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair this past spring. Pictured here, the free-standing, solid surface tub is non-porous and easy to maintain. 72 inches long and 35 inches high. laufen.com
The new JADO Stoic Collection of luxury bathroom faucets and accessories puts a premium on performance and water conservation. Featured here, JADO’s personal hand shower set is just one of many models in the collection, which offers a host of handle designs and finishes of polished chrome and brushed or platinum nickel. americanstandard-us.com
Raku by Senio Ceramiche is an elegant, hand-finished rectangular wall tile. Seen here in the traditional subway pattern, the tiles can also be placed vertically for a more contemporary look. Available in six different colors through Mosaic Tile. mosaictileco.com
At an Angle
The asymmetrically designed HANSALATRAVA bath faucet from Hansa creates a unique, diagonally flowing sheet of water. The faucet contains a small panel that reflects the water temperature through colored, light-emitting diodes. A washbasin designed specifically for use with the faucet is also available. hansa.us.com
Best Tile’s newest offering, Jasmine, is a glossy wall and floor collection of glazed porcelain tiles from Spain. Available in cream, beige, gray and jade, this sleek surface looks like sandstone; wall tiles measure nine inches by 16, including a faux mosaic deco in two color blends. Floor tiles are available as both 13-by-13-inch squares and two- by-two-inch mosaics. besttile.com
The Wind vanity from Porcelanosa features an integrated washbasin and open shelving for accessories. It’s made of Krion, a recycled material that can be molded into any shape. Easy to maintain, it has a non-porous, antimicrobial and stain-resistant surface. Available in a range of colors, from Stone White to Red Fire. porcelanosa-usa.com
Popular designer Jonathan Adler is collaborating with Kohler to create four vivid, special-edition colors for select sinks: Annapolis Navy, Palermo Blue, Greenwich Green (pictured) and Piccadilly Yellow. Kohler Colors Featuring Jonathan Adler are available on six of the company’s enameled, cast-iron kitchen and bathroom sinks. kohler.com/color
The clean-lined Segmento cabinetry collection by Poggenpohl features wide cabinets paired with sleek surfaces. Available in myriad colors and finishes including Blossom White matte lacquer and Marsh Oak wood lacquer (pictured here). poggenpohl.com
New Ravenna Mosaics’ designer and founder Sara Baldwin harkens back to her Scottish roots with her newest collection, Plaids & Ginghams, which renders in tile the fabric patterns she loved as a child. Pictured here, McIntyre, a plaid design made of honed Carrara, Bianco Antico and Heavenly Cream. newravenna.com
The Right Angle
MTI’s Maddux is a freestanding tub designed for optimal comfort with an angled backrest. Maddux tubs include a discreet integrated overflow slot and toe-tap drain. Available in white or biscuit with a matte or gloss finish, and as a soaking tub or air bath. mtibaths.com
Xylem’s Islander bath furniture collection brings the spirit of the tropics to your home. Pictured here, the vanity, hutch and mirror can be mixed and matched. The collection is made of CARB-compliant solid birch with a cherry veneer. Finishes include Tropical White or Weathered Dune; vanity tops are black or beige granite. xylem.biz
Going Green This fall, Gambrills, Maryland, makes way for a brand new home that is as eco-friendly as it is philanthropic.
The brainchild of builder Michael Baldwin, the 7,000-square-foot Maryland Green Designer Show Home is expected to meet LEED Platinum and National Green Building Emerald Standards. Designed by Purple Cherry Architects and built by Baldwin Homes, Inc., the seven-bedroom, five-bath home will feature eco-friendly landscape and interior designs by the region’s top talent.
Instead of the usual wood studs, the home’s main living areas were constructed using concrete panels that contain a third of the amount of concrete found in conventional products. “That’s what green building is all about,” says Baldwin, “using resources wisely.”
The Green Designer Show Home opens in late September. Participating designers include Tim McDonough; Teresa Buchanan of Designline; Tenika Felder; Gina Fitzsimmons; Sheri Rancourt; Urban Design Group, LLC; Alexandra Liff; Molly Merkert; Kim Mohr and Deborah Goode. Proceeds from the $20 admission, and eventual sale of the home, will benefit Hospice of the Chesapeake and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.
For more information, visit mdgreenshowhome.com.
Cachet - National Design Awards SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011
Now in its 12th year, the National Design Awards sponsored by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York celebrate outstanding achievement in design. The 2011 award winners will be honored at a gala dinner in New York on October 20 as part of National Design Week.
The juried awards showcase work in a number of disciplines, from architecture and interior design to fashion and product design. This year’s winners included landscape architecture firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, which designed the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC (top). National Design Week, held from October 15 to 23, will host a number of special programs, including a Teen Design Fair in DC on September 13 and a People’s Design Award. The public online ballot is open from September 19 to October 18.
For a full list of 2011 awardees or to vote for the People’s Design Award, visit cooperhewitt.org/nda.