Oasis has been inspired by over 30 years of travel and living in the most exciting major cities of the world.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
OASIS is the distillation of the moods, shapes and icons absorbed from over 30 years of travel and living in major cities, distilled into a private sanctuary.
Paris reflects opulence, elegence and sculptural grandeur.
Milano, sporty motorboats, slender Pinin-Farina curves and racy colours. London is eclectic Black TaxiCab culture. Barcelona bathes the eyes in vibrant colours and exotic shapes. Vienna is cream-of-Hapsburg, whilst New York stares towards the future.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The operation flow of these bathrooms is to create a temple or sanctuary with objects that are sculptures to elevate a daily ritual into a relaxing pleasure and chance for self-reflection.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Project was started in Paris in February 2013 and finished in Athens end of August 2014.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Oasis uses the current stat-of-the-art in sanitaryware [toilet and sink-basin] hi-pressure tooling as well as traditional drawn-plastics technology [acrylic, fibreglass and carbon-fibre] as used in the luxury motor boat or car industries to form the bathtubs.
The objects can also be formed in solid metal using traditional sculpture technology [sand-casting or even lost wax].
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Bathtubs 1500 x 750mm
Toilet Suites 400 X 600 X 600mm
Sink Basins 400mm bowls
bathtubs, toilets, bidet, sculpture, sinks, basins, sanitaryware, bathrooms, luxury bathrooms
Sanitaryware Technology has been limited to manufacturing quality with emphasis on making items small and ultra-minimal to fit into a tiny closet. Sink Basins have gone from the notion of water storage to water flow. Toilets have become more technical - electronic flushing to feet warming to music playing! OASIS brings pleasure to a task normally seen as a chore.
The challenge was to go against the ultra-minimalist, hide-it in a closet tendency and create sculptures that were the centre of attention, that would put the pleasure back into escaping into your own private sanctuary.
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