Bathroom closeup: Warehouse Apartment, Collingwood by edifice property
Join us as we take a look at the finer details behind edifice property’s Warehouse Apartment bathroom and delve into how they created an ‘entertainers dream’.
Located in the former Foy & Gibson factory in Collingwood, this high-end warehouse apartment was designed and detailed with refurbished character timber flooring and a bespoke kitchen. The bathroom boasts a contemporary colour palette, enhanced by perfect symmetry and high-end finishes.
Phoenix caught up with edifice property’s managing director Jason Barry, who talked us through the design journey.
Phoenix Tapware: Can you talk us through the design intent for the Warehouse bathroom and what you wanted to achieve?
Jason Barry: The design intent was formulated over many months working in close consultation with the client whose vision was to blend the old with new whilst maintaining the heritage of the Foy & Gibson factory warehouse.
What brief did the client present you with and did this change much over the course of the project?
The client brief specified dark tones and a contemporary design to enhance the black colonial architrave windows and warehouse feature door. To ensure the design complemented the warehouse features and was not overshadowed, we later introduced grey and white tones, restored timber flooring and bespoke lighting.
Can you talk me through the design process for the project – what inspired you, how you went about creating the design.
edifice property used a series of online mood/inspiration boards to collaborate with the client. When the client researched a product or design they liked, they uploaded this onto a share site allowing us to refine the design over time. Because of COVID-19 and our inability to visit showrooms, we were able to build up a library of options to choose from.
The client wanted his apartment to be an entertainer’s dream and a space he was proud to invite his family and friends over to enjoy. This meant aesthetics and quality were a priority and translated to choosing features and products that were sophisticated, but also practical to ensure longevity.
Did you encounter any challenges? If so how did you overcome these?
During construction, we faced many disruptions due to COVID-19, including the coordination of subcontractors. To ensure the highest standard of quality was achieved in line with edifice property expectations, we had to remain flexible and pivot when there were impacts on the delivery of supplies.
What made you choose Phoenix products for the project?
Phoenix products were selected due to the minimalist design and features that blended seamlessly with the overall design intent of the project. The Progressive Cartridge and HydroSense technology used for the mixers and shower rose gave the apartment a modern edge the client was hoping to achieve.
How did they add to the overall look and feel of the warehouse apartment?
The fixtures added a contemporary feel to the apartment and didn’t over complicate the design with bulky tapware often seen in other bathroom designs.
At what point did you look to include Phoenix’s products?
The client and edifice property were researching the fixtures for over a month to find the perfect products for the apartment. When we came across Phoenix Tapware, the client loved the Axia and NX Orli ranges and knew they were the perfect product for his apartment.
Interior design: edifice property
Phoenix Products: NX Orli Shower Arm & Rose, Axia Shower / Wall Mixer, Axia Wall Basin / Bath Mixer, Gloss Towel Rail, Robe Hook and Toilet Roll Holder.