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Designers like Marcel Wanders bring ergonomic design to the bathroom

Designers like Marcel Wanders and Clodagh think about how to improve ergonomics in the bathroom, and instead of adding more settings, strip their designs down to their essential form.

Double Taw Vanity Drummonds

You may have to share a bathroom, but you don’t have to share a sink with this double vanity. Featuring a marble top, the Taw Vanity is available in brushed brass and nickel. For those who aren’t lacking storage, the bottom shelf is optional.

Adeline MTI Baths

Looking for a deep bath? Adeline features a monolithic body that holds 71 gallons of water (and two people comfortably). The concave-shaped form provides lumbar support and prevents water from splashing over the edge.

SLAB-Edge custom basins Neo-Metro

Neo-Metro’s deep trough basins for 61 Ninth Avenue were cast as seamless monoliths made of resin and stone. Representative of the largest-scale customization possible, SLAB-Edge spans nearly the entire width of the bathroom, cantilevered to conceal the plumbing beneath.

Lura Collection Clodagh for Speakman

Speakman collaborated with New York City–based multidisciplinary design studio Clodagh on this collection of ergonomic fittings. With children, the elderly, and those with handicaps in mind, the design features easy-to-use pulls, knobs, and mechanics. Featuring sinuous curves, the collection includes shower valves, faucets, and levers available in a satin gold or silver finish.

The New Classic Marcel Wanders for Laufen

Bearing in mind all the new, high-tech kitchen appliances, Dutch-designer Marcel Wanders created a collection of sinks that look like they’re from a time before the internet. With very clean, polished forms, the New Classic collection will complement digital potties, voice lighted mirrors, or any IOT-enabled devices.

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Meet the honorable mentions in our 2017 Best of Product Awards!

Last week we shared the winning designs from our largest-ever Products Awards across 15 sundry categories, including technology, textiles, HVAC, furniture, facades, and more. Scroll through the slideshow to see the the honorable mentions from each category, evaluated by our team of judges for innovation, aesthetics, performance, and value. You can find our winners and honorable mentions featured in our September issue—out September 6! The Best of Products Awards Jury: James Biber Partner, Biber Architects Olivia Martin Managing Editor, The Architect’s Newspaper William Menking Editor in Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper Patrick Parrish Owner, Patrick Parrish Gallery Tucker Viemeister Founder, Viemeister Industries Pilar Viladas Design writer and editor HONORABLE MENTIONS To view images of all honorable mentions, please click through the slideshow above. Finishes & Surfaces CONDUCT by Flavor Paper PUZZLE by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for Mutina for Stone Source Bath LINEA SHOWER BASE by Fiora VERGE WITH WASHBAR by Bradley Corp. Lighting SYMMETRY by Visa Lighting LIFT WITH BIOS by Pinnacle Architectural Lighting Textiles SIGNATURE & LEGACY COLLECTIONS by KnollTextiles SHADE by Chilewich Openings GPX FIREFLOOR SYSTEM by Safti First CURVED by Vitrocsa Technology & Innovation MATTERPORT PRO2 3D CAMERA by Matterport PORTABLE ULTRA SHORT THROW PROJECTOR by Sony Kitchen 4-DOOR FLEX REFRIGERATOR by Samsung VERTICAL BAR BLOCK by Henrybuilt Interior Commercial Furniture GLASSCUBE by CARVART KANSO BENCH by HBF Interior Residential Furniture STEMN SERIES by Fyrn DICHROIC TABLE by Rottet Collection Structural FIRE AND WATER BARRIER TAPE by 3M SCHLUTER-DITRA-HEAT-DUO by Schluter Systems Smart Home Systems EVOLVED MINNEAPOLIS FULL ESCUTCHEON HANDLESET by Baldwin Hardware PANOVISTA MAX by Renson Facades PHOTOVOLTAIC FACADE by Onyx Solar TRIANGULAR RAINSCREEN PANEL by Shildan HVAC EME3625DFL LOUVER by Ruskin AIRFLOW PANEL by Architectural Applications Outdoor Public GO OUTDOORTABLE by Landscape Forms ULURU by Metalco srl/id metalco, Inc. Outdoor Residential CLOUD BENCH by Bend Goods VERTICAL LOUNGER by DEESAWAT  
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Product>Oceanic kitchen and bath details

Cerulean and navy accents create a spa-like atmosphere for bathrooms, while powder blue adds a subtle and unexpected edge to kitchen designs. 3x6 Adriatic Sea Fireclay Tile

These recycled clay tiles are finished with a semi-reflective glaze. As all of Fireclay’s tiles are handmade, each will have subtle differences in tone and crazing—making them all the more unique and beautiful.

Rockwell Bath Water Monopoly

This playful style is a reproduction of an antique bath with the added modern twist of offering the ability to customize the color of the round feet. The tub is made of Vitrite, a stone mineral composite that offers the same look as traditional surfaces but is much lighter.

Oceanside Wood-Mode

A completely customizable cabinet system provides myriad options for hidden storage, electrically powered cabinet mechanisms, and modular organization systems that fit a variety of user needs.

EW 3.2 Alape

Originally launched 44 years ago, the EW 3.2 is a modern update on the classic compact basin that was groundbreaking at the time of its origination. The new version uses modern production technologies and is available in many color options, including this striking Yves Kleinesque blue.

Amora Ronbow

A high-style vanity featuring a Carrera marble top and cabinets cut at 45-degree angles that give an added element of surprise and maximize storage space.

Wye Tub Drummonds

Named for the Wye River in Maryland, this classic tub is modeled after an 18th-century Bateau bathtub. The cast-iron exterior can be left raw and black, or be primed, polished, or painted in practically any color.

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On the Ground in Las Vegas: The hottest trends from the 2016 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

There was a lot of ground to cover at this years kitchen and bath show in Las Vegas. AN noticed a lot of consistent trends in terms of design themes and the newest must-have kitchen gadgets. Texturized There were a lot of three dimensional tiles and printed surfaces happening at many of the booths that really caught the editor's eye. For one, Walker Zanger had multiple wall tiles that resemble folded paper. Ann Sacks showed tiles that looked more like foam panels than stone. Additionally, Ann Sacks debuted a collaboration with designer Kelly Wearstler that showed grooved tiles that create a gorgeous rippling effect. Updated Appliances From Futuristic toilets to state-of-the-art steam ovens, this year there were a lot of innovations to everyday appliances. Gaggenau showed a beautiful combination steam and convection oven—equipped with the world's first fully automatic cleaning system, as well as built-in options that allow for a whole new method of in-home cooking. Thermador also debuted a 60 inch Pro Grand Steam Range that includes a steam and convection oven alongside a 36” convection oven. It's hard to believe that quite possibly the most exciting thing at KBIS was a hi-tech toilet, but with features like tornado dual-flush technology that only uses a gallon (or less) of water per flush, an automatic mist of electrolyzed water, and special glaze that utilizes nano technology, you hardly ever have to clean it. Plus TOTO's Neorest 550H has a motion sensor which means you never really have to touch it since it opens, closes, and flushes automatically. Sleek Installs Beautiful design that doesn't sacrifice function was a huge concern of designers at the show. Ronbow debuted their new signature series, consisting of eleven collections designed by nine top European designers. Every little detail was considered, including the addition of outlets and usb ports inside of drawers and cabinets as well as porcelain and marble drain stops that give a clean and minimal look to sinks. Fineline Move cutlery drawer Häfele also had some sleek new designs that will make you rethink drawer and pantry organization. The inclusion of Loox LED lights in tight spaces allows for clear countertops and more room for beautiful appliances. They also offer non-slip surfaces that are standard in all of their products and easily movable organizational containers.
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Product> Live Stream: High-Tech Bath Hardware

The newest bath plumbing products are not only designed to produce water, they also provide innovative features like chromatherapy, aromatherapy, and custom temperature and pressure adjustments. Shower Plus Zucchetti. Kos Dedicated to wellness and personal care, the Shower Plus collection includes a wide range of showerheads that are outfitted with colored lighting, three aromatherapy options, and a variety of water jets. The showerheads are available in round, square, and rectangular shapes. Croma Select 
E 110 3-Jet Handshower Hansgrohe This chrome-finished handshower features three spray modes—SoftRain, IntenseRain, and Massage—that can be selected by the push of a button. The Croma Select E 110 3-Jet Handshower features a 2.0 GPM flow, a 30-degree adjustment, and comes with a 63-inch Techniflex Hose and a Showerarm Mount with a handshower holder. P3 Comforts Duravit Duravit has partnered with Phoenix Design to create P3 Comforts, a collection of comfort-inspired bathroom products designed to be experienced by all five senses. The wide-ranging collection includes washbasins, rimless toilets, bidets, bath and whirl tubs, and shower trays. Elbow Spout Sonoma Forge Compatible with ramp-style and small sinks, Elbow Spout produces a straight-down stream of water. New to the WaterBridge faucet collection, the Elbow Spout resembles raw plumbing parts and comes in four finishes—Rustic Copper, Rustic Nickel, Satin Nickel, and Oil-Rubbed Bronze. The faucet is also available in various sizes, spout styles, and handle styles. W2 Wave Tub WETSTYLE W2 Wave Tub is part of WETSTYLE’s new W2 line that includes three freestanding soaking tubs and Element Furniture—an all-wood bathroom furniture collection. Inspired by a rolling wave, the tub can hold up to 68 gallons and is available in Apollo White, glossy and matte finish options. Flor Mini Lowinfo Part of the Kast family of concrete basins, Flor Mini is a downsized version of the standard Flor model. The basin features a concealed drain, and it’s available in six neutral colors, left- or right-handed basin options, and with or without brackets. Flor Mini is also designed for use with a wall-mounted tap, and it can be supplied with taps, traps, and wastes.
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Product> Hot Stuff for Kitchens & Baths

Assertive style and high performance are characteristic qualities in the latest crop of new products and collections for the kitchen and bath. Often drawing on designs of the past, they nonetheless present an advanced aesthetic. La Cornue W La Cornue The W line dramatically re-envisions cooking appliances. The collection includes a freestanding “oven tower”, an induction “table” with four burners, and a ventilation hood, as well as an armoire-type cabinet and work table of oiled oak. The components are contemporary, yet maintain certain hallmark details of La Cornue, such as the control knobs and the towel bar that runs the length of the cooktop. Designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte.   Urban Kitchen SieMatic With its mix of stylistic elements, the Urban design theme reflects the contrasts and vitality of city living. Central to the program is the SieMatic 29 sideboard; its mitered and rounded side panels and gently curved pedestal are a contemporary update of the traditional piece of furniture. It is complemented by a variety of freestanding cabinet units, featuring open shelving, cupboards, and drawers.   Cape Cod Bath Collection Duravit Part of the Cape Cod suite of bathroom furnishings and fixtures, this console vanity uses a simple palette of materials in an expressive way. The frame is rendered in cool, smooth chrome, while the cabinet boxes and horizontal surfaces are offered in a choice of high gloss white, as well as four wood finishes: American walnut, European oak, vintage oak, and white beech. The vintage oak model brings an extra touch of nature into the bathroom as its countertop features an irregular live edge, making each piece of furniture unique. Designed by Philippe Starck.   Black Steel Finish MGS Select products in the MGS MB Bath Collections are now available in Black Steel, a matte black finish for solid stainless steel fittings. Shown on the MB282 widespread three-hole faucet, Black Steel has a refined yet edgy appearance. Unlike a powder-coat or electroplated finish, Black Steel is produced using Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD), a process used in aerospace, military, and high-tech industries. Through PVD, the color actually penetrates the metal, resulting in a smooth, durable finish that is consistent throughout every component of the faucet design.   ILBAGNOALESSI One Laufen One element of a complete collection of fixtures and fittings, the ILBAGNOALESSI One water closet is available in both floor- and wall-mount models. WaterSense certified, the dual-flush fixture features LAUFEN Clean Coat, a glaze-in-glaze finish that ensures dirt and bacteria are easily rinsed away. Designed by Stefano Giovanni, in cooperation with Alessi and Laufen.   Henrybuilt Henrybuilt kitchens combine the integrated design and functionality of a “system” kitchen with the flexibility and personalization associated with custom-designed rooms. Spaces that are refined without being overtly precious, and that are technically sophisticated—without being cold or difficult to maintain—are the result of an individually focused design process.
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Washing your hands will never be the same with this award-winning faucet's swirling lattice of water

If you're trying to up your faucet game and new fixtures just aren't doing the trick—we've got the perfect piece to impress your dinner guests when they visit the powder room. Simin Qiu, a student at the London Royal College of Art, has designed a faucet that releases water in an elegant latticework pattern. Finally, water from the tap won't just lazily fall into your sink basin, resigned to its dreary passage into the sewers; it will do it with pizzaz! To give the water that distinctive, swirling effect, Qiu used three ratchet wheels, two turbines, and two springs within the faucet. "The Swirl," as it is called, is not just designed to make water more aesthetically pleasing - it is designed to use less of it, too. Qiu said the one-touch fixture would put out 15 percent less water than the typical faucet. The Swirl won a 2014 iF Design concept award, and now Qiu is reportedly in the prototype stage of development. Speaking of cool water things, check out the video below that explains how a speaker and camera can be used to make water look like it is frozen in place. No, not like ice. Like frozen flowing water. https://vimeo.com/111032701 [h/t Beautiful Decay]
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Product> Six Top-Performing Bath & Kitchen Products

The most successful kitchens and baths turn not only on appearance, but on functionality, as well. From well-engineered drawer glides and door lifts to water-saving showers and faucets, it pays to spec products with performance in mind. SE 3003 R SieMatic The front panels of this new kitchen line are framed in a slim, 6.5mm band of aluminum, uniting the variety of finishes and materials offered. Available with or without handles. Oceanside Wood-Mode Relying on tall pantry units and banks of drawers rather than hanging cabinets, this new kitchen system is ideal for open plan rooms, or where maintaining a view is important to the program. Aras Vanity Ryvyr Legs are optional for this wall-mounted console vanity, and a pre-cut back panel allows ample room for plumbing connections. In Black and Dove Grey finishes. Rem Widespread Faucet DXV by American Standard Featuring a quick-connect, 1.25-inch drain design, this 1.5 GPM fitting is ADA compliant. Available in two finishes. Elan Vital Watermark Part of a full line of plumbing fittings, this industrial-look faucet is completely customizable, from finish (39 are offered) to configuration. KWC AVA Wall-Mounted Faucet KWC The handle of this elegant bathroom faucet lifts and turns in a single movement, permitting precise control of the 1.5 GPM flow. Available in two finishes.
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The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show Returns to Vegas Bigger and Better

  The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is ramping up for its 2015 show in Las Vegas, January 20-22. More than 500 exhibitors – representing a 25 percent increase over the successful 2014 event, will be in attendance, along with an estimated 125,000 industry professionals. Also new for 2015 is the addition of more than 500,000 square feet of exhibition space. Branded KBISNeXT™, this section of the show is a destination for discovering the next ideas, trends and innovations in the kitchen and bath industry. KBISNeXTTM will feature the KBISNeXT Stage, Tech Bar, and the FutureHaus Kitchen, presented by Virginia Tech. It will also showcase more KBIS exhibitors, the popular Best of KBIS Awards and the show’s newest award program: the Innovative Showroom Awards. Following last year’s successful co-location with the International Builder’s Show (IBS) and the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE), along with the launch of Design & Construction Week, this year’s show is bigger and better. Building upon that success, SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo, and the Las Vegas Market have also joined on to be part of the 2015 Design & Construction Week. January. 18-23. To learn more about KBIS and register for the 2015 show, visit www.kbis.com.
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Window Shopping: Clouds Architecture Office washes American Standard in visual patterns

Clouds Architecture Office has created an evanescent installation for the DXV by American Standard showroom. Titled Unseen Expression, the project continues the New York–based firm's study of the relationship between form and vision. It's also an arresting way to promote bathroom fixtures and faucets: Passersby are engaged by the dynamic optical pattern, and have been observed backtracking on the sidewalk—a most uncommon event in Manhattan—to more closely explore the windows and their contents. Located at 15 West 20 Street, the displays are up through December 8.