The Vienna Secession building, above, inspired a whole new range of bathroom vanity units & bathroom furniture. Below we've shown a wide range of design options, but as these are made to order you can adapt these to your own requirements. The colour combination of white lacquer & gold detailing makes for very elegants designs. The designs show many combinations of size and the detailing used from the building. Mouldings have been taken from the building for authenticity. The actual cabinets themselves are quite straight forward to make, it is the detailing that really makes them, as it did on the original building. Pieces like this will appeal to all serious Sucession fans, as the 1st new work in this style in 100 years. Made to order. We don't give out sizes until a spec has been agreed with a customer.
A 2 door vanity unit is probably suitable for most bathrooms hence shown first. Top left shows the doors with the gold laurel leaves panels from the front of the building. Top right shows the door panels incorporating the detail from the roof 'pylons' on the building. Both of the top 2 have a curved splashback, with comes from the roofline of the building; this curve was echoed in the plinth. Bottom left shows a 2 door vanity with the 'Ver Sacrum' line along the top, finished gold. Ver Sacrum seems especially relevant in a bathroom, since it means sacred spring. The doors can be on push catches or have square brass knobs. The worktop can be in stone, Corian, painted, etc. Carrara Marble, a soft grey, seems to go very well with the colour scheme, but you could emphasis the gold detailing with a richer top. Shown with under mounted sinks (for a clean look), although they could have sit on basins for a more contemporary look. The taps you can choose, but we would recommend a brass/gold finish to compliment the gold cabinet details. The taps could be more traditional in appearance or more contemporary.
Above left is an asymetrical vanity, with 3 doors, combining the 'Ver Sacrum' words & a 'pylon' style left hand door design. Above right is shown another 3 door vanity design with the gold laurel leaves designs.
The 4 door vanity unit above would make for a stunning piece of bathroom furniture. It includes so much detailing from the Sucession building, with the Ver Sacrum words, the massing of the 2 roof 'pylons' (with their panel designs) and the curved upstand in between. From Wm Morris to the Sucession was a shared ideal, that art could be practical and seen & used everyday. These pieces of furniture fulfil that criteria. Shown with light Carrara marble worktops, undermounted sink & brass taps. The stepped worktop adds real interest. Above right is shown the vanity with one of our Otto Wagner style mirrors. But below is shown a design for a real tour de force vanity & mirror. The mirror frame is based on a painted large panel by Koloman Moser, with discreetly angled naked ladies holding a large swag & gold trees in background. This would be painted at the same time as the vanity, so the colours matched. I*n a big bathroom this would look so impressive.
These 2 large vanity unit designs start to take on the proportions of the Secession building. They include most of the design elements in the original, from the gold laurel leaves, to the 'pylons' on the roof to the plinth mouldings. The left hand version has a large mirror shaped top which echoes the golden dome on the building. The mirror is frameless for a cleaner contemporary look, but it could equally have a white frame. The right hand version shows a more architectural shaped mirror frame which has matching gold laurel leaves design. The cabinet interiors can be fitted out as you want. The units offer plenty of storage in a very artistic piece of furniture. They are shown with a pale grey Carrara marble top, but this could be whatever you prefer. We don't give out dimensions until we've agreed a specification with a customer. Made to order.
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