Thursday, August 20, 2009
This fireplace is a two sided fireplace shared but completely different in the Master Bath and Master Bedroom. The bedroom hearth and mantle are a distressed textured finish that looks like leather. Designed by Peter Salerno, fabricated by JM.
The opposite side of the fireplace is in their master bathroom. This has a repetitive carved wave tile pattern, which is carried through in a custom edge detail. The fireplace mantle has fiber optics embedded to emit light upward that highlights the natural wave movement in the tile.
Lighting aspects are very important to the overall look and feel of a room, embedding them in concrete allows for subtle convenient lighting options without fixtures. Spaces that contain a lot of texture or varying dimensions, allow for lighting to create therapeutic environments through light.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Concrete is a completely design specific medium. It allows you to conceive any color, size, shape, thickness and pattern. Pieces like this one really illustrate the limitlessness of the material. GFRC takes it a little farther allowing smaller thicknesses, splashes of color with color inlays, and irregular, free form shape. This conceptual piece also has an area we ground to expose glass. This table is 40"x 72" and 3/4" thick.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This bathroom includes a concrete shower pan, tub surround and concrete vanity with integral sinks and concrete drawers.
The 9 1/2' seamless vanity with 3 self closing blum drawers hangs on our standard wall mount brackets. The undermount drawer boxes allow for easy mounting of finished hardware such as towel bars. Perfectly suited project for GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete). The advantages include long irregular shapes without seams, maximizing drawer space, vanities light weight enough to be mounted to wall brackets. The drawer face panels are able to be mounted directly to the drawer box without the use of bulky face panels on the drawer box.
The shower pan includes a custom stainless steel square drain. These can be made any shape and material. The tub surround is one piece with an integral seat into the shower, and the face panels finish off not only the tub surround but the interior of the shower under the seat.