It seems only moments ago that we were emerging from the holiday’s revitalized, energized and ready for a new year. What a memorable year it has been so far…
There have been the usual challenges that come with being a modest team running a global operation – design and manufacturing is not always a smooth journey. But our spectacular team have been hard at work, completing beautiful projects and exploring new ones.
We live and breathe design. The beginning of a new design and project journey is exhilarating. Working in collaboration with creatives and visionaries, contributing our small piece of the project puzzle is our passion. From private residences to hotels, remote island resorts and staff amenities in prestigious office buildings, the first half of the year has yielded some sensational installations.
So, we have prepared a short mid-year retrospective – 10 spectacular installations to inspire your next bathroom project.
‘All is water.’
Thales of Miletus
Jonathan Adler, an American potter and designer, recently refurbished his Greenwich Village home, encapsulating his bold and glamorous style. Eclectic spaces are filled with confounding juxtapositions, making all rooms memorable. The master bathroom is no different. A custom designed apaiser bath, and penny round tiles lend a vintage feel, while unexpected objects such as posters, bar cart and Hermès logo, add quirkiness to the room.
Located approximately 100 kilometers west of Cairns and overlooking the majestic Ngarrabullgan (Mount Mulligan), the remote Mt Mulligan provides the quintessential Australian outback experience. Beautifully designed rooms have an elemental laid-back, yet luxurious feel and a connection to nature. Spacious bathrooms feature apaiser Sublime Basins in Luxe Grey, a finish reminiscent of dry eucalyptus leaves and the stunning surroundings.
Redefining the way, we prepare for the work day. This iconic corporate landmark, 101 Collins St, Melbourne, provides stunning end-of-trip / private amenities for its influential inhabitants. Designed by Gray Puksand, last year we unveiled the ground floor space, where our exquisite Origami freestanding basins in Charcoal had been chosen. The newest bathrooms feature Zen basins in Diamond white, complemented perfectly by black and white marble and brushed gold fittings.
Originally conceived as a 19th century shop front, the Gertrude St residence owned and designed by Kate Challis from Kate Challis Interiors, was also Melbourne’s first feminist bookshop, established in 1970s. Kate set herself upon a journey to transform the time worn space into a functional, expressive and otherworldly family home. Fusing the romantic charm of grand Victorian houses, bold colour palette and one of a kind art pieces, she achieved a fascinating, dream-like like ambience, reminiscent of 19th century escapism.
Despite the moodiness of the palette, there is a remarkable feeling of tranquility and serenity in the bathroom. The play of textures and contrasts creates a dramatic stage for the stunning freestanding bath. With its organic, sculptural form, the apaisermarble® Solar bath (past collections), is the hero of the bathroom.
Explore the rest of this stunning immersive space in our project story.
Over the years apaiser has done numerous projects in the Maldives archipelago, today we are proud to unveil yet another stunning installation.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi spans across three interconnected islands – with amazing views, uninterrupted privacy and multiple dining experiences. All 122 villas have either private access to a pristine white sandy beach or an expansive deck overlooking the Indian Ocean. The villa’s feature apaiser Eclipse baths and custom designed pedestals, offering an unparalleled bathing experience.
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This stunning project from our UK partner, West One Bathrooms, was designed by Katie Agombar from their Clerkenwell, London showroom. The statement piece in this elegant bathroom is our Bijoux bath, created in conjunction with Kelly Hoppen MBE. A soft palette of natural finishes in chalky whites and greys provides the perfect contrast to the bath’s angularity, as do the contoured lines in the contemporary painting above. The use of an elaborate mirror and somewhat traditional tapware, lend a faint English feel and give a distinctly eclectic style to the room. The effect is a visual masterpiece and celebration of the art of bathing.
This private residence located on the iconic Great Ocean Road in Victoria, is a celebration of understated luxury encapsulated in the robustness of its materiality and the earthy colour palette. The delicate curvaceous form of our Lotus Basin and Bath in beautiful, organic Luxe Grey finish, are complemented by carefully selected fittings and furniture. This airy residential bathroom is the very definition of a private bathing sanctuary. Developed by Owen Built.
Ian Schrager’s latest development is located on what is probably the most famous intersection in the world. Edition Times Square in New York is a cutting-edge hotel which epitomises modern luxury and urban energy. apaiser worked with Yabu Pushelberg in to create bespoke baths in a finish unique to the project. To complete the bathroom concept, Made to Measure integrated basins were crafted to fulfill the desire for truly personalised bathing luxury.
Still under construction, YOO8 Kempinski serviced residences in Kuala Lumpur, will be an exciting unveiling upon completion. Designed by Kelly Hoppen MBE for YOO, it will be defined by two concepts, URBAN & SPRING. Urban exudes understated glamour, designed for the inner cosmopolitan, while Spring is designed for the eco luxurist and celebrates natural materials. Made-to-measure Origami baths feature in the Spring bathrooms, while a minimal, bespoke design was developed for urban.
Grand in scope and on the drawing board for several years, apaiser loves a good challenge and we cannot wait to see the completed project. We promise to share when it is finished!