Friday, June 19, 2009
Check out the blog post on Pure Contemporary's Behind the Curtains by Allie! It features an abstract concrete countertop we did with color patterns!
Friday, June 12, 2009
A while back we had a post, "Small Spaces, no room for a vanity". The post featured a sink, now dubbed, "The Manhattan Sink" that was made for a small unique space. As we all know, Manhattan is filled with huge, unique finds when it comes to hotels, eateries, and bars and sometimes located in relatively smaller spaces. Anyone who has been in a bathroom in New York City knows about space limitations!
The designer, Puccini Group and architects Faithful+Gould wanted to make a statement with these 6 bathrooms located in the lobby/restaurant of the Muse Hotel in New York City's Theater District. They are themed bathrooms and definitely make a statement and the most of their spaces!
These concrete sinks and concrete plumbing covers add to the overall appeal of each individual bathroom. These sinks are not only visually appealing, some have texture too. Three of them have tile embeds to match the walls, one has a metallic sheen in the finish, one is ground terrazzo, and one even has a snakeskin texture so when you feel the sink you can feel the texture of the snakeskin! Concrete is a very diverse material when it comes to design specificity. We take it a step further using GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) gaining greater detail and curves without the limitations of poured concrete. For more pictures email or visit www.jmlifestyles.com
Monday, June 8, 2009
This front desk is at Chakra Salon and Spa in Asbury Park, NJ. The number 1 priority was to capture the attention of the public during and after hours. This desk faces the store front on a busy main street so this front panel/sign in the desk easily captures the attention of any passerby with the fiber optic details in the front facade. With the long low voltage life of the LEDs the desk can stay lit with low power consumption and provide a constant advertising platform.
The desk is bar height for comfort, the legs are cast concrete with architectural tie holes and accent depressions. They also contain attachment embeds for steel supports that allow attachment of the front facade panel as well as stabilize the base as this desk is bar height.
The 4 in thickness of the top gives the illusion of mass while it is GFRC and lightweight. The organic staining patterns blended seamlessly with the wood copper and used brick motiff of the spa. It also matches the spas marketing material and card colors and logos.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Floating concrete vanity with concrete drawer faces. Tile embeds to conceal the drawers in the drop front. Tile/concrete detail around the perimeter of the bathroom to tie in the elements. Concrete tub surround and shower elements as well.