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  • special issue kitchen & bathroom

    living in design

    The social kitchen. Bathrooms for wellness. Design solutions for your home: create rooms to nourish and cleanse.

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    As well as the people that live inside, it is the products within a space that help create atmosphere and bring our home environments to life.

    30. Health & wellness Whether its the quality of the water we drink and bathe in, or safety features that set our minds at ease, health and wellness in the kitchen and bathroom is of the utmost importance.

    38. Culture Some of the most rewarding luxuries in life experiences such as sharing a meal with loved ones or the weekly ritual of relaxing in a hot bath take place in the kitchen and bathroom.

    45. Efficiency Becoming more economical in energy usage and in our use of space is a key concern not just for environmental reasons but also in terms of saving cost, which is also a major driving factor in the quest to be more efficient.

    52. Design There are some products which serve a dual purpose. They are useful, and they also bring happiness to your everyday life, simply by being beautiful, interesting or so completely functional that it feels as if they are organic, rather than designed by man. This second emotional reason is just as important as the first. Combined, they are irresistible.

    What are these spaces we call the kitchen and bathroom? What do they mean to us? We ask global industry members to share their views.

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    68. The psychology of wellness Studies show that physical health and emotional wellness can be created through design particularly in these crucial spaces of the home. Leanne Amodeo delves into the research.

    80. Guide to eco-living How can we really be sustainable in the rooms which are so closely tied to water and energy use? John Gertsakis navigates the greenwash.

    87. Economy of space UK Editor Johanna Agerman Ross and Dr Michael Trudgeon of Crowd Productions talk to us about the growing need for space effiiency in the kitchen and in the bathroom.

    98. 400 years of the home The kitchen and bathroom both play a role in our collective cultural psyche. Elizabeth Farrelly follows their history and evolution.

    111. Cooking up the modern kitchen MoMA curator, Juliet Kinchin, discusses social, historical and political paradigms in the kitchen.

    118. The ideal construction Take some practical steps towards creating spaces in your own home.

    128. On ritual & resistance Creative consultant Marco Velardi delves into the way we talk about the kitchen and bathroom.

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  • 134. Kitchens Some kitchens use energy, budget, or space efficiently; some are highly social, connecting people with each other, or with the outdoors. Others are simply pure design magic.

    159. Bathrooms Here is a range of bathrooms that will have you dreaming about the possibilities in your own space. Discover ways to think big on a modest budget, take the design to the next level, or create a safe-haven of wellness.

    184. Art exhibition Take a look at some historical artefacts or pure flights of artistic fancy that celebrate the kitchen and bathroom.

    Getting down to business. Kitchen and bathroom projects to inspire and the myriad design strategies that were employed to create them.

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    In this Habitus special issue you will see a number of stories that are highly researched pure editorial and opinion, some sponsored pieces (shown through the habitus & title), which explore editorial themes using a product or brand as an example, and some pure advertorials (shown through the habitus promotion) that promote a brands product or service. We trust you will enjoy them all.

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  • Health & wellnessCulture Efficiency & sustainability Design

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  • Health & wellness

    Designed by Benedini Associati, Drop by Agape takes on the difficult task of creating a bathtub that can be used simultaneously in different positions by more than one person. Made of Cristalplant Biobased, the material is ideally suited to Drops sanitary and health-focused nature. Completing the series is a washbasin designed to sit on a shelf, as well as a freestanding pedestal version.

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    Get set for bathroom exercising. Origine has all the functionality of classic Swedish wall bars and with a rubber band, bench and mat, you have everything you need to practise most keep-fit activities.

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    The organic element and material of the uncoated Bare Brass Ionian Kitchen Tap and Fittings designed by Perrin & Rowe offers the user a warm and tactile experience. In a world where cold, stainless steel and chrome is the norm, bare brass invites the celebration of ageing, applauding the natural beauty of a rich patina. The anti-microbial properties of the brass makes it the perfect material for a kitchen tap, offering peace of mind for health and hygiene.

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    Promising the utmost safety in the kitchen, the new Piano Flush Cooktop by Ilve incorporates state-of- the-art technologies that prevent hazards while cooking. With the latest technology in gas cooktops, the Piano Flush utilises forward-thinking innovations such as: automatic re-ignition, protection against gas leaks and a sensor to detect the temperature of each burner. The ideal choice for skilful chefs, families with young children and novice cooks who could use some reassurance in the kitchen.

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  • Using Bipolar Controlled Ionisation technology, the Falmec E-Ion Cookerhoods not only decrease unpleasant odours, but also re-establish optimum ionic balance in the living environment. The result? A significant benefit to human health. The action produced by the ions is one which neutralises all polluting airborne agents such as bacteria, viruses, dust mites, pollen, foul odours, cigarette smoke sanitising and optimising the air you breathe.

    abey.com.au Featuring energy-efficient steam technology that offers up to 22 per cent higher vitamin content and 36 per cent less fat in the meals created, the V-Zug Combi-Steam Xsl Oven and Xslf prepare food with the aim being to retain goodness. In addition, the design incorporates ease of use with pre-programmed recipes available at the touch of a button.

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    The bathroom is a haven within the home, creating the possibility of escape from daily life and allowing us to find a place of peace, balance and renewed strength. Corian surfaces are cool, sophisticated and calm, warm to the touch and have no grout, making them easy to clean and maximising the hygienic nature of the surface. It takes minimal effort to keep CorianSolid Surface looking like new, since it is designed for long-lasting beauty and durability. Sustainable, hygienic and elegant, Corianhas been exploring and supporting the health and wellness agenda for over 40 years and their surfaces are the product of this ongoing dedication.

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    Designed by Antonio Bullo, Clean Rim The Gap is the latest toilet launched by Roca, known for their emphasis on improving the wellbeing and comfort of people. Suitable for both commercial and domestic applications, the Clean Rim toilet has a rimless design, allowing water flow to be distributed more efficiently. A feeder supplies water to both sides of the bowl, covering the entire perimeter and guaranteeing unbeatable cleanliness and hygiene.

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    The psychology of wellnessWhere is human-centric design more important, than in the spaces that people use the most? We uncover the ways in which kitchens and bathrooms help us to live well.

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    When Eileen Gray designed the seminal E-1027 project in the late 1920s she displayed an inherent regard for the wellbeing of the occupants.

    Unlike its Modernist counterparts, this house was not merely a machine in which to live, rather an extension of the human experience. As a living, breathing organism it worked to fulfil the desires, whims and moods of the people who inhabited it and functioned to make their everyda

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