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Materials Guide

Hand-washing basins in commercial washrooms have traditionally been made from vitreous china. At The Splash Lab, we craft our sinks from two materials only: solid surface and marble. Here, we compare both materials to help architects, contractors and your clients make informed decisions when specifying their washroom projects. Provenance: Marble The city of Carrara is […]

Modular Monolithic Design

Monolithic design Cast, carved, or excavated from a single piece of solid material most commonly from stone. The most unembellished form of monolithic architecture is a rock-cut structure, such as the monolithic churches of Ethiopia built by the Zagwe dynasty, or Petra in Jordan. Though non-modular design can often be difficult to customise and repair, […]

Origins of Design

At The Splash Lab we thoroughly plan and consider every detail within our design however before we start designing and our concepts become a physical project we explore, develop and curate. We see the great power and value in sketch. Sketch is about more then a render of finished product it shows a process and […]

No More Surface Phobia

 We take extra care in the detail of our designs. We consider a careful selection, by looking into all the different elements and how our products and materials can be beneficial to people; improving their everyday lives by finding solutions that combat the current challenges. With the ever-increasing necessity for hygiene and concern surrounding surface […]
Case studies Design Materials Projects

Follow the design concepts behind our brand new LA Showroom

The Splash Lab, working closely alongside McLaren Excell started out by outlining the scope of the brief; to create The Splash Lab’s US flagship showroom within a 1930’s factory unit. We wanted to create something unique that resonated with our passion for design, experience and exploration. We did, however remain open minded as to how […]

TSL & COVID-19

In light of recent global and national events surrounding Covid-19, the Splash Lab team is doing all we can to reduce the spread of the virus whilst ensuring we can maintain our level of customer service and project support. We are taking measures internally to reduce the impact of the virus for our staff, their […]

5 simple principles from the best in office washroom design

Good and bad design surrounds us at any given moment of our lives. Nonetheless, defining each of these can be a complex and subjective process, often with no correct answer. There are certain principles, however, which when applied, allow a space or products form and function to align and offer a frictionless experience. As Dieter […]
Design Materials

How to Specify Corian Basins That Last A Decade: Expert Guide

Since we launched the original Monolith Basin system in 2012, we have seen many imitators emerge in the market.  Too often, we hear of the challenges they present at specification, installation, and post hand-over.  We chose to write this 5 part comprehensive guide to give specifiers the core requirements for longevity, whichever solid surface basin […]
Design Opinion Voice of an Architect

Voice of an Architect: Scott Brownrigg

If you’ve ever walked through Terminal 4 at Heathrow airport, you’ve experienced first-hand the architecture of British design practice Scott Brownrigg. Offering architecture, interior design, urban design, town planning and masterplanning services across all major sectors including office, hospitality, sport and leisure, advanced technology, education and defence, the award-winning practice is in the Architect’s Journal AJ100 top […]
Design Processes Projects Voice of an Architect

Voice of an architect: Mangera Yvars Architects

One of the reasons we wanted to feature Mangera Yvars Architects in our Voice of an Architect series is because we have always been impressed by the firm’s commitment to the cultural impact of design beyond the building. With a focus on sustainable cities and the way architecture can influence not only the way people interact […]