A startling new design from 2LG Studio, showcased on the London WOW!Home occasion, hints at the way forward for lavatory design.
Quite a lot of main design reveals have been cancelled over the past two years, so it was thrilling to see a brand new occasion launched this Summer time on the Design Centre in London. The WOW!Home exhibition was described by the organisers as an ‘immersive design expertise, the place guests can stroll by means of room after room of imaginative marvel, every area created by one in every of 20 acclaimed inside designers, working intently with famend makers and worldwide design homes.’
The Home of Rohl – a household of luxurious lavatory and kitchen manufacturers together with Victoria + Albert baths, Perrin & Rowe, Shaws of Darwen and Riobel brassware – took accountability for the one lavatory within the showhouse. Partnering with Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead of 2LG Studio, two designers recognized for his or her recent pondering and daring ideas, the goal was to provide a very distinctive area, with new concepts for toilet design.
Jordan and Russell described their idea as a ‘Cave of Wonders’. Throughout lockdown many people got here to see the toilet as a sanctuary, each for the physique and the thoughts. Taking this a stage additional, this lavatory presents a sensory expertise akin to a vacation, a separation from the ties of on a regular basis life. An area to flee to and take pleasure in.
The 2 designers have a long run obsession with Malachite and cobalt that ‘took them down a rabbit gap into an area crammed with wealthy hues and stalactites’. Jordan explains, ‘We stored coming again the phrase Escapism and the plush greens and blues of swimming swimming pools and foliage of Italian Holidays.’ Stalactite lights and a stalagmite desk have been commissioned from artist James Shaw, and their outstanding extruded shapes, created from recycled plastic, create a second of pure theatre.
Beneath the lights are Victoria + Albert’s Amiata baths and basins. A private contact from Jordan and Russell, who’ve an Amiata tub in their very own lavatory. Usually out there in a alternative of 200 RAL colors, 2LG challenged Victoria + Albert to create a particular ombre paint impact. This creates the impression that the baths and basins are rising organically from their base. Riobel’s award-winning Parabola brassware, mounted above a marble vainness, supplies the ultimate contact of luxurious.
A 3D digital tour of the toilet and the total WOW!Home is accessible on the Design Centre web site:
3D Digital Tour – WOW!home | Design Centre Chelsea Harbour (dcch.co.uk)
For additional data please e mail [email protected] or cellphone +44 1952 221 100. The Home of Rohl group contains Victoria + Albert, Perrin & Rowe, Shaws of Darwen and Riobel.