NotesDesigned by in-house design and engineering team at GWA Bathroom and Kitchens, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in collaboration with Marc Newson Ltd, London, England, 2012-2014.
Made in Italy, 2014.
Marc Newson talks about the Caroma Collaboration here
From the Caroma website:
"Crafted from CRISTALPLANT(r) for a matte, stone-like finish and long, stylish life. Soft to the touch, non-porous, hygienic and restorable. Adjustable resin feet and an integrated pop-up waste with CRISTALPLANT(r)waste cap combines beauty with function. Made from Cristalplant a contemporary matt stone finish with stain and scratch resistance properties.
- Easily repairable given its homogeneous composition.
- Adjustable feet accommodates uneven surfaces and improves the ease of installation without comprising style.
- Unique waste design closes flat for an even, smooth surface.
- Extra bath depth allows for a more luxurious bath experience
Material: Solid Surface
Waste position: Centre
Minimum Bath Size: 1700"
Caroma (2015), 'Caroma Marc Newson 1700 Freestanding Bath',
http://www.caroma.com.au/bathrooms/baths/marc-newson/caroma-marc-newson-1700-freestanding-bath (accessed 2 June 2015)
- is a technologically advanced and unique compound, made up of high percentage of mineral extenders from nature (ATH derived from bauxite) as well as a small one of high-pureness polyester and acrylic polymers; therefore, it is an inert, hypoallergenic and non-toxic material.
- is a "solid surface 100% made in Italy" as it was designed, patented and produced at the R&D Centre of Nicos International's Italian headquarters located in Portobuffolè, in the Province of Treviso.
- is 100% recyclable, practically fireproof (class 1), strongly UV-resistant, solid and non-porous, hygienic and healthy, resistant and agreeable to the touch for its velvety and natural stone-like finish.
- is 100% restorable, i.e. it can bring back the original state and look by simply using an abrasive sponge and a detergent, thus removing even cigarette burning rings. These properties of durability and restorability make it an ecocompatible material."
Cryistalplant (2015), http://www.cristalplant.it/cristalplant-en.html, (accessed 2 June 2015)