Third year Industrial Design Student, Joshua Flowers has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 Reece Bathroom Innovation Awards.
His creation, 'Horizon' is a modern, minimal bathroom vanity design that is innovative in its features and use of materials. Drawers are suspended using a unique runner system that is the first of its kind - allowing the drawers to ‘float’ below the single porcelain bench-top and sink unit.
The bench-top doubles as a table and a sink, utilising a seamless and subtle moulded curve that flows into an invisible slot drain. This feeds into an s-bend that is hidden behind an easily removable panel.
Indented in the wall above the bench-top is a storage cabinet utilising an innovative Tyvek screen. Tyvek allows a dynamic and delicate tactile experience similar to paper, but boasts damage and water resistance. The semi-transparency and texture allows it to be used to great lighting effect and is easily personalised.
Nylon tipped supporting rods help the screen keep its shape and allow it to accordion open and shut, simple magnets securing it closed. The Tyvek is contrasted by black steel handles, complimenting the satin shine of the tap set.
"Horizon aims to be minimal, clean and direct whilst retaining a warmth and humanity by contrasting metal and porcelain with wood and Tyvek," said Flowers.
Winner of the 2014 Reece Bathroom Innovation Award will be announced in Melbourne on August 22.
Find out more on Joshua's website at josh-ua.co.