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‘Tono’: English Design + Spanish Brand

The CERSAIE International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishing was held in September in Bologna, Italy. This fair is an important part of the design calendar, as it showcases work by the newest and best designers. ‘Tono’ is an exciting bathroom range designed by Foster + Partners for Porcelanosa, the Spanish ceramic tiles and bathroom equipment brand.

The CERSAIE International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishing was held in September in Bologna, Italy. This fair is an important part of the design calendar, as it showcases work by the newest and best designers. ‘Tono’ is an exciting bathroom range designed by Foster + Partners for Porcelanosa, the Spanish ceramic tiles and bathroom equipment brand.

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‘Tono’ is the bold answer to a big, ambitious deal between the Spanish brand and the English design studio, which is based in London. This collaboration has created an extraordinary collection, which displays more than 100 impressive and coordinated pieces, using materials like KRION®, stone, ceramic, timber and brassware. In addition, there’s a substantial palette of color tones. Porcelanosa and Foster + Partners have used many combinations of material and colour tones to create mirrors, integrated timber storage units and benches, bidets, baths, showers, sinks and WCs. The resulting rooms are calm, elegant and sumptuous.

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Every single piece has been created according to the partnership’s ethos: “honesty of material, simplicity of form and the craft of manufacture”. As a result of this, the ‘Tono’ collection can be used everywhere, from commercial luxury interiors to a private residential house.

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Foster + Partners and Porcelanosa trialled their products extensively before producing their range, because they wanted to create a quality collection with efficiency. Each piece has been designed to mix and match with other pieces, creating a signature look. Furthermore, all the design details have been carefully thought out, and some technological innovations were added to create a set of components, that work well together as a fully integrated system.

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Porcelanosa is a Spanish brand specialising in ceramic tiles, and kitchen and bathroom equipment. It is based in Villarreal (Valencia), and was founded in 1973. With more than 850 outlets in the world, consumers can easily access all their products. The brand has partnered with other important designers and architects such as Azahara Hadid, and created other bathroom ranges, such as ‘Noken’.

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Foster + Partners is a innovative international studio for architecture, based in London, with offices worldwide. The studio was established in 1967 by Founder and Chairman, Norman Foster. Now they have a team of more than 1200 people, who speak more than seventy languages between them: truly, a global brand.

www.fosterandpartners.com

Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.