I travelled to Sydney in April to attend DesignEX 2010 and saw so many wonderful products and displays that truly inspired me. So today (May 21st) on The Circle Ch 10 I shared with the girls (and the rest of Australia!) a couple of award winners that truly caught my eye.
Winner Category - Internal Surface Finishes
First company to use a quartz surface with laser technology. The design is lasered into the surface then sandblasted in the grooves. It can be used for a walls, furniture, benches and of course kitchens. When using in kitchens it must comply with the Building Code of Australian Standards. At this time it comes in the Black Crocodile design and the White Lace design.
Skape Tub by Karim Rashid for Xflo
Winner Category - Bathrooms
The tub is made of a Liquid Acrylic Resin tub to help create perfectly shaped curves and its unique seamless finish. The Skape Tub is stain resistant, antibacterial and it is designed to look like the base is growing out of the main surface.
Liquid Tiles for Academy Tiles
Winner category - flooring
These tiles are made from non-slip tempered glass and have been created using high tech-Aerospace technology! Like a surface Lava lamp with colour changing LED's, these tiles are perfect to walk, jump, or bust a move on the dance floor.
Now DesignEX isn't just about the awards, there are some off-the-wall installations (I will be posting soon a brilliant video and pics of one of the design areas soon) and other products.
Here are just a few of interest.
Real Feather wallpaper and rusted mirror
Not all serious business! Gnomes with attitude. www.gardenlife.com.au
Catching up with 'friends' (I wish!) Jamie Durie
Custom design rugs by Hip Home. Perfect "splat"s to hide the mess in life! Nothing like 'Designer-splat'!!