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February 07, 2006

Inspiration from Istanbul

Vitra_1Wallpaper Magazine has selected the Istanbul Collection designed by Ross Lovegrove for VitrA for its “Best Bathroom” design award. Wallpaper said that the collection was “the most ambitious bathroom range of the year”.

This year’s guest judges for the Wallpaper Design Awards were curator Iwona Balzwick, architect Norman Foster, industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, fashion designer Donna Karan, retail guru Murray Moss, and photographer Mario Testino.

While creating the Istanbul collection, Lovegrove immersed himself in Turkish ceramic culture and drew inspiration from ethnicity, architecture and custom. Ceramics were used as they can be molded while still allowing the unique organic forms that typify Lovegrove’s work.

Designed to provide fully coordinated interiors with maximum flexibility for the consumer, the Istanbul Collection offers more than 100 products, and is based on the concept of a seamless wet space, where individual elements are drawn out of the surfaces.

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