design et al are delighted to announce that Keir Townsend have been shortlisted for a Bathroom award in The International Design And Architecture Awards 2015
The client mainly lives abroad so his brief was to create a feel of a luxurious hotel suite without losing the all important home from home factor. His preference in bathroom design was for a dramatic, dark, but warm pallet of colours. He also preferred to have a walk in shower to a bath, as the 1600mm x 1400mm space could not accommodate both.
He felt strongly that the bathroom space was very important and wanted to create an element of a ‘wow factor’. To achieve this brief, the basin was designed in recycled glass, which is an ecological material, but looks like a semi-precious stone, especially when lit up from within. It was in fact, the translucency of the material that attracted Keira to it and then go on to design the basin to accommodate LED lights inside to create this dramatic luminous affect. The LED light is dimmable, so the basin can be used as a night light. The taps are a mix of crystal,chrome, obsidian and chrome. The cabinets were made bespoke for us in bronzed water-proof thermal surface material.
The Wall tiles are glass backed with silver and antiqued bronze leaf, which is a reflective surface that helps visually extend the space. Emperador ceramic tiles were chosen for the walls and mosaic tiles in the shower and the floor tiles are ceramic with textured wood effect. IP-rated wall lights with dark textured wood panels and architectural mesh shades add a touch of softness to the other hard surfaces of the bathroom.