Design Materials Processes

The Practical Magic of PVD

When we speak with a new architectural practice, the difficulty of specifying high quality restroom fixtures and accessories in a coordinated finish is a consistent pain point. Finding one that also works with today’s clean aesthetic – like matte black – renders that search near impossible. But The Splash Lab product line was built with […]
Basins Design The Monolith

A modern classic relaunched

The Monolith Basin System is now available in series. A just-released animation illustrates the system’s flexibility across size, installation and colour via the 6 new options in the series. Seamless on the outside, clever on the inside, and simple to specify.   Why did we choose a series structure for the relaunch? We wanted to […]
Design Materials Processes

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Design Materials Processes The Aerofoil

Why we use Carrara marble

“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 […]
Design Materials Opinion Processes The Monolith

Is craftsmanship important in modern manufacturing?

With 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 […]
Design Opinion Voice of an Architect

Voice of an architect: Sarna Architekci

Using 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 […]

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