Rogers Stirk Harbour has teamed up with Luis Vidal Architects to design a new sanitaryware line for Noken
The Mood collection takes a modular approach combining traditional bathroom ceramics with accessories. This modular approach makes the system adaptable to different users’ needs and tastes.
Speaking about the practices involvement in the design, Richard Rogers said: ‘We have learnt a lot from the bathrooms which we have designed in our buildings. This was about creating a bathroom which could be very flexible - a system that you wouldn’t want to just confine to the bathroom but which you could place in your living room. It gives you a relationship between the different parts, rather than just a toilet bowl or a basin. It has language that fits it all together, which is part of the way we design anyhow. It’s more than just a utilitarian kit of components.’
The range juxtaposes the use of traditional and contemporary materials. Traditional ceramics have been used for the washbasins and a new material, Krion used for the countertops and coloured accents.
Krion is a solid-surface material with properties similar to stone, made form a combination of natural materials and high-resistance resins.
Currently the range is available in four colours; Snow White, Yellow, Strawberry and Navy Blue, but Noden plans to roll out a wide selection of colours after the product is launched in March 2013.
In addition Luis Vidal Architects have designed the taps for the range, which feature electronic controls that can be personalised to the user whilst aiming to raise awareness of water consumption.
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