Staff -- Interior Design, 7/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
Dornbracht: Rodolfo Dordoni created Float 1 and 2 as hand towel holders. The free-hanging single or double racks are made of aluminum. Dornbracht, 1700 Executive Drive S., Suite 600, Duluth, GA 30096. www.dornbracht-interiors.com.
PS Craftsmanship: From the new Logo line, the X washbasin, designed by Krzysztof Sikorski, is made of brushed steel and enameled glass. Six colors are offered. PS Craftsmanship, 1040 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101.
Duravit: Norman Foster's bathroom collection includes an oval tub, manufactured by Hoesch, with an outside shell that allows it to be freestanding. Duravit, 1750 Breckinridge Parkway, Suite 510, Duluth, GA 30096.
Porcher: The Cirque2 basin features geometric edges and can be set 2, 4, 6, or 8 in. above countertop level. Offered in white, biscuit, and black. Shown with the Tendence Lavatory Faucet. Porcher, P.O. Box 6820, One Centennial Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08855. www.americanstandard-us.com.
Rohl: From Perrin & Rowe, the exposed thermostatic valve with tub spout (U3552L) is machined from solid brass and plated in a range of metal options. Rohl, 1559 Sunland, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. www.rohlhome.com.
KWC: Suprimo, shown here with a cobalt blue pullout, is made from rust-proof stainless steel. KWC, 1770 Corporate Drive #580, Norcross, GA 30093. www.kwcfaucets.com.
Kohler: The Coralais Loop handle faucet features an ergonomic design. Kohler Co., Kohler, WI 53044. www.kohler.com.
Now and Zen
In preparation for a new showroom opening in SoHo, English designer Christopher Lefroy Brooks has created a new collection of 20 contemporary fixtures called the XO collection. All hardware is handcrafted in stainless steel (with a brushed or glassblast finish) and comes with a coordinating group of accessories, created by using the lost wax technique usually found when casting sculpture. The chinaware is made of white ceramic. "More and more," says the designer, "the bathroom is becoming a temple, a spiritual place in which we treasure privacy and quietude. We're going back to something very simple." Lefroy Brooks, 21 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10013.