STYLEPARK VILLEROY & BOCH
Luxury on the “River of Love”
The first impression visitors to sub-tropical Kaohsiung in Taiwan get is that of skyscrapers by the water: The second largest city in the island state has developed into a cosmopolitan metropolis on the Ài-hô, the so-called “Love River”. The city’s motto seems to be: “reach for the stars, something that is reflected in the architecture, too: Those who can afford to do so reside high above the hustle-and-bustle of the streets and thus enjoy a marvelous panoramic view of the harbor. To ensure optimum relaxation up near the clouds, Oliver interior design is relying on quality from the Saarland. In fitting out the bathrooms of the generous luxury loft, the designers have opted to exclusively rely on sanitary fittings by Villeroy & Boch throughout.
Specifically, the interior architects decided to employ products from the collections “Subway 2.0,” “Architectura,” and “O.novo”. The rectangular version of the “Subway 2.0“ vanity has a compact footprint that leaves enough space for placing numerous products, such as soap dispensers, extensive dental care, etc., at hand. The corresponding base cabinet provides additional storage space. In addition, the wash basin is very easy to clean thanks to its dirt repellent “CeramicPlus” surface. Yet the unmistakable star in the ceramics ensemble is the freestanding “Aveo” bath tub: With its oval shape, industrial designer Sebastian Conran has created a retreat with spa character. In order to bring this atmosphere to the entire space, Oliver interior design has opted for a genuine wood floor that feels warm to the touch. During the morning rush, the flush-to-floor shower tray in black-and-white marble makes for a refreshing start to the day. Grey stone provides a hint of industrial flair as well as a contrast to the warm wood flooring and precious marble. Shiny chrome accents and large mirror surfaces round off the luxurious ambience of the bathrooms. Meanwhile, the rimless toilet and urinal from the “Architectura” and “O-novo” series used throughout are timeless design pieces. (am)