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 focus on current tile trends and waterproofing and sealers that are crucial to every tile installation. Through a detailed trend report, see how the current pandemic has been affecting the tile industry, and browse a selection of some new tile collections that were introduced this year. Also make sure to check out two detailed technical focuses by industry professionals and the catered product showcase, which highlights the newest waterproofing and sealer products on the market.