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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 […]
Opinion Processes

Experimentation: The power of thinking with your hands

At 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 […]
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How we used the Golden Ratio in our product design

What 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 […]
Design Materials Processes

Why we use PVD for our washroom products

When 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 […]
Opinion

Why BREEAM matters

Every year, Earth Overshoot Day calculates the day humanity officially uses more natural resources in one year than it can regenerate. Last year, by August 2, the world had reached its limit, and by the end of the year, we had consumed 1.7 times more natural resources than the planet can sustain. Put simply, humanity […]
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Can the sink be the new architect’s chair?

What the chair has done for living spaces, the sink can certainly do for washspaces™. The chair has historically been seen by architects as a statement; a chance to distil their wider design philosophy into a single object. The Peacock Chair, pictured, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1921, paved the way for other iconic […]

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