25.03.19One 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 […]
13.03.19“The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.” Michelangelo More than 2,000 years have passed since the first block of Carrara marble was quarried high in the Apuan Alps in […]
29.01.19With automation technology like artificial intelligence, autonomous cars and 3D printing increasingly dominating our cultural landscape, it may feel as if the need for craftsmanship in commercial production is reducing. One may even question the relevance and need for craftsmen in a modern manufacturing organisation like The Splash Lab. However, over the past decade, there has been […]
29.11.18Currently, washrooms are only designed with one function in mind – what we euphemistically call ‘elimination’. At The Splash Lab, we believe that washrooms can be so much more than just spaces of ‘disposal’. According to research we conducted earlier this year, we discovered that 74% of British workers purposely visit the washroom to gain solitude during the working […]
08.11.18At the Splash Lab, pioneering and experimentation are two of our core values. As part of the building journey for our new London showroom, when the suggestion came up for a four-metre waterfall using our TSL-881 capacitive taps, we decided to get down and dirty and build a full-size prototype at our Manchester lab to […]
06.11.18Using simple forms and natural light, Polish studio Sarna Architekci is known across Europe, Africa and the Middle East for modern, minimalist interiors. Designing for both commercial and residential projects, they create useful spaces with clean aesthetics that deliver on functionality and beauty. For our third Voice of an Architect feature, we speak with architect, interior […]
29.10.18Touch-free taps in the washroom are a good idea: they are hygienic, intuitive to use and achieve reliable water savings. Modern ‘smart taps’ utilise one of two technologies to produce a wave-activated water flow: capacitive sensors or infrared (IR) sensors. To discover which tap technology is suitable for your project, we break down the pros […]
09.10.18What is the Golden Ratio? The Golden Ratio is a mathematical ratio often found in nature that can be used to create aesthetically pleasing compositions. It is often symbolised as the Greek letter Phi. How does it work? From Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man through to Le Corbusier’s Modulor project, the Golden Ratio, also known […]
08.10.18When our designers were creating The Splash Lab product range, they were faced with a challenge: how to produce diverse restroom products in a range of finishes while maintaining consistency and quality? The solution was Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD), a vacuum-coating technique that vaporises the source material into a plasma of atoms or molecules and […]
24.09.18In the second instalment of our Voice of an Architect series, we speak to RIO Architects Interior Designer Gareth Davies. With a minimalist architectural aesthetic, use of biophilic elements and focus on green and sustainable commercial construction, we are consistently inspired by the ambitious work of this Cardiff-based architecture practice. Here, Davies reveals why Japanese brutalist architecture informs his work […]
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