This Barococo Futurism bathroom is about combining uber-traditional frilly architecture and moldings with uber-minimalism to create a quirky and eclectic mix.
Jonathan Adler uses the glowing Rococo Boudoir from 2001 Space Odyssey to inspire the surreal environment. The intention, like the monolith in Kubrick’s classic film, is to elevate everyday hardware like bath fixtures to the level of art. Rococo, also referred to as “Late Baroque,” is an 18th century style that developed as Baroque artists gave up their symmetry and became increasingly more ornate, florid, and playful. Rococo rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings.
Featured throughout this room is KOHLER Honed WhiteTM. Inspired by nature with a perfect balance of bold and sensual, Honed White offers unique possibilities in bath décor. Like stone that has been smoothed and softened by time, Honed White brings enduring warmth and sophistication to plumbing fixtures and faucets. Uniquely paired with Honed White to attain the Rococo style is KOHLER Moderne Gold. It resembles the color of honey or authentic 24 carat gold. Since the beginning of recorded history, this precious metal represents the universal standard of excellence and has been used in jewelry, sculpture and other ornamental goods. Incorporating some of that history and sense of prestige and leadership, Kohler has two unmatched finishes: Vibrant Moderne Brushed and Polished Gold, which resonate in today’s more contemporary interiors.
About the designer
|In 1994, a little-known potter named Jonathan Adler was thrilled to receive his first order from Barneys New York. Since then, Adler has become a highly sough-after interior designer with an international gift and design company, elevan stores nationwide, a thriving on-line site and a wholesale business boasting more than 1,000 locations around the world. His contemporary yet timeless aesthetic mixes modernist forms with bold colors and groovy graphics--a style he calls "Happy Chic". Fully committed to producing beautiful collectibles for the ages, he hews to the company’s motto: “If your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it.” His high-profile projects include Parker Palm Springs Hotel, the High Roller suites at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, the retro-glam interior for the "real" Malibu Dream House for Barbie's® 50th Anniversary, and the luxury fabric collection, Volumes of Velvet. In 2010 he launched Jonathan Adler Junior, a collection of furniture and home accessories for the younger set. A highly sought-after author and expert, Adler also served as the lead judge on the Bravo series, "Top Design".|
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