Like most hospitality design projects in recent years the bath was a major focus for the redesigned guestrooms and 12 new super luxury accomodations at the Hotel Bel-Air, as well as for the Swiss beauty spa that all resulted from the thoughtful collaborative between internationally reknowned architecture design firms in Alexandra Champalimaud and Rockwell Group.
Beginning in 2002, Sentosa Island, just off the coast of Singapore, embarked on a long-term plan to rejuvenate itself and its Southern Island friends to create a more memorable experience for its visitors. Now nearing its final phase, the Sentosa Cove project is poised to become one of Asia’s most exclusive and coveted oceanfront residential communities.
On August 8, 2008, the eyes of the world shift to Beijing, Mainland China, for the commencement of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Beijing, literally translated as “Northern Capital,” is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and the second largest city on the Mainland.
As the calendar year flips to 2007, it’s full steam ahead for the ceramic tile industry. As technology and innovation spark new products and new ways to use them with striking regularity, the ceramic tile market continues to flourish and prosper, with sales representing nearly 13 percent of the lucrative $24.5 billion floor covering industry.
These days, it’s hard to find anybody in the design world that hasn’t heard of - or worked with - Phillipe Starck. The Paris-based master of interior design has revolutionized the industry with his ultra-modern, high-design creations that have a way of turning even the smallest details into part of a flowing design concept, changing the way the industry looks at space.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we spoke with various professionals in the industry about Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs (GPTP) and what the future holds for the innovative, trending products. One of the issue’s installation case studies, “An Attention-Grabbing Design,” features these larger-than-life products in a residential setting, highlighting their advantages. Also make sure to check out our Contractor Spotlight with Ken Ballin, owner of Skyro Floors in New Jersey, and much more!