Authentic and honest, the long-standing geode aesthetic has officially moved onto larger surfaces. Describing an aesthetic that is both irregular and rough, handworked and weathered; the raw aesthetic claims our senses beyond just the visual. Textured slabs of stone demand our touch, raw timbers exude a soft scent and patinated brass has a warmth that only comes with age.
Take b.e architecture’s timeless exploration of granite in their Armadale project as case in point. Rather than highly finished and glossy, b.e architecture has taken 260 tons of granite and transformed it into a delicate backdrop made for modern living (read the full article in Issue 27)
Regardless of the raw materials origin, stone has been a favoured building material since, well, the dawn of time. However, with recent advancements in quarrying and an increasing appeal for ‘greener buildings’ natural stone has fast become a go-to material. Below, we celebrate b.e architecture’s minimalist bathroom that embraces the real and the raw but also considers the luxurious.
Burnished Brass Basin Set
Pure gold. Showcasing a minimalist sophistication and quality, the Burnished Brass Basin Set from Pinch (at Rogerseller) will develop a beautiful and unique patina as it ages.
Den Holm sculpture
Steven John Clark is the talent behind Den Holm; a stone mason and artist living in Melbourne, Clark’s creations are a contemporary mix of art and furniture with a strong focus on both texture and form. We dare you to try choosing just one…
Delta Spy Trimless Downlights
Here’s a highlight for any bathroom. The Spy Trimless downlight from Inlite is a real winner when it comes to illuminating the traces of quartz found in those huge slabs of granite.
Fibonacci Terrazzo Tiles
When it comes to terrazzo, history suggests we trust the Italians. Made by mixing marble, granite, quartz or glass chips into a cement or binder, Terrazzo is a durable, cost-effective and sustainable material that comes in a huge variety of colours and combinations. We can’t go past these Fibonacci Terrazzo Tiles.
Set the mood with this handmade in France, mouth-blown glass, scented candle. The epitome of luxury Byredo’s Ambre Japonais is infused with notes of coriander seed, black pepper, sandalwood, sesame, bourbon and vanilla for a spicy, comforting aroma that will envelop the whole bathroom.