Reece has announced the winners of its Bathroom Innovation Award 2011.
August 29th, 2011
Held at Reece’s bathroom life showroom in Surry Hills, the event was hosted by Senator Matt Thistlethwaite, a representative from the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.
Justin Wagemakers of Blue Sky Design Group took out top honours in the professional category, awarded $20,000 for his ’Bathe’ design – having previously been awarded the prize back in 2008.
Toby Nowland from the University of South Australia was awarded the student prize for his ’Eggshell Bath’ design, winning $10,000 for himself and $5,000 for the university.
Both designs reimagine the traditional bathtub to create innovative new designs.
’Bathe’ features adjustable accessories for a customisable bathing experience.
“The bathtub is now a more utilised fixture where people find sanctuary from their busy and demanding lives,” Wagemakers explained.
“As each person likes to bathe in different ways, the bathtub must adapt.”
The Eggshell Bath was designed to perfectly complement the human body, with in-built lighting in the base to create beautiful and relaxing reflections.
“My objective was to design a bathtub that has a soft, organic feel, and what better way to do so than by observing natural forms,” said Nowland.
On the awards themselves, Nowland said, “I’m honoured to win the Reece Bathroom Innovation Award and encourage all design students to enter, whether in first or final year, as it’s a great design exercise and an opportunity to be recognised both nationally and internationally.”
Visit the Reece Bathroom Innovation Award 2011 website for more on the award and the finalist entries.
Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!
Durable and adaptable seating creates dynamic teaching and learning environments at the new Centre for Creative Industries at St Andrew’s Lutheran College.
Natural forms meet technological sophistication to produce GH Commercial’s Pattern Perfect® Native Collection of carpets. Step inside the factory to see how local flavours inform the design.
Australia’s leading producer of solid-engineered oak flooring has recently launched a new suite of innovative resources to support creativity and ambition in the architecture and design community.
The exquisite Corporate Culture showroom in Chippendale, Sydney hosted the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) International Women’s Day cocktail party on Thursday 6 March 2014.
To see the latest, state of the art lighting systems, look no further than ERCO’s own Technical Centre.
Light up your design statement with Hettichâ€™s â€˜Magicâ€™ cabinet lighting. Catalogue out now.
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
Australian architect and Conrad Gargett principal Dale Swan laments the lack of design culture in some practices across the country. According to Dale, it’s often what leads promising young architects and designers to exit such studios.
Responding to a request to update the lighting for St Mary’s Church in Warwick, two hours south west of Brisbane, Gillard Group CEO Jenni Gillard put the church at the heart of the community.
Fresh from her trip to the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon, Fender Katsalidis’ Nicky Drobis outlines four big ideas that will shape architecture in 2023.