Archetech Issue 30 2017 - Page 33

E stablished in 2006, Blu Bathworks is a Canadian modern bathware design-house + manufacturer, based in the heart of Vancouver’s design community in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Founded by designer Michael Gottschalk, Blu Bathworks owes its continued growth to its design philosophy based on producing bold architectural bathware that balances form and function. Collaborating with established designers and premium factories in Europe, Gottschalk has quickly reached a high level in both aesthetics and design structure. Blu off ers the complete modern bathware solution, fully certifi ed for the Global market, with a product range that includes freestanding bathtubs, sinks, shower bases, tapware, shower systems, toilets and bidets, furniture + accessories - all designed to work in harmony or as standalone pieces. Blu’s off ering has been tailored as a series of collections - all showcasing an integrated, minimalist style with a surprisingly extensive use of bold colours and high-end fi nishes. The jewel in Blu’s crown is the brand’s signature eco-friendly blu·stone ™ collection which is available in a luxury range of bathtubs, sinks, countertops and shower bases. blu·stone ™ is a unique material comprising of 80% quartzite stone and 20% bio based resin. Products are developed in high pressure injected molded forms that allow endless opportunities to support the most stunning forms and shapes. With virtually no production wastage, due to its recyclable nature, this eco-friendly material is anti-microbial, non-porous and lasts a lifetime. European know-how and an investment in technology have been key to Blu’s evolution, with the majority of the product line now manufactured in Europe. Ever-growing brand Blu is available through selective showrooms. |