Carlos Álbanez from Build & Bruin and Leticia Peironcely from Decolook have developed the project for the public bathrooms of Casa Décor 2017.
The objective of the space is to visually enliven the waiting experience by creating a suggestive and embracing space that evokes the feel of an urban tropical garden.
The wallpaper is the most visually striking aspect of the space, with a banana leaf pattern of broad leaves that envelope users in the tropical landscape of the space.
A large carpet with tiles
The floor, work of the personalised service of Hisbalit’s Art Factory, follows the same colour pattern to reinforce the enveloping effect of the walls. The design, created exclusively for this project, simulates a large carpet.
The idea was to provide added luminosity with the materials. Hisbalit’s white, slightly pearlescent, white tiles offer just the
effect the designers were looking for. To pick up the pattern of the green leaves, the floor design also incorporates tiles in
the same tones of green.
The concept was based on creating a versatile décor that is both harmonious and aesthetic but also functional. This combination works providing it is done with good judgement. This has always been the leitmotif of designs by Leticia Peironcely and Carlos Álbanez.
They want visitors to Casa Décor to make a brief stop in their urban orchard while they wait or before entering the
auditorium, or even to sit and take notes or hold an impromptu work meeting.
In the bathroom area, tropical banana motif is combined with renderings of African wildlife using wallpaper evoking traditional African ceramic arts.
All the bathroom fixtures are inspired in nature: the counters, the porcelain sinks and taps, the name of which, PuraVida, is itself a declaration of intentions.