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Doppler™ EZ-Seam™ PANEL ©2018 modularArts, Inc.

The Luxury of Wellbeing - By Michele Keith

Product Design Is Paramount
Interior designers concentrate not only on the appearance of a home spa-materials, colors, furniture,
walls, and flooring-to help achieve tranquility, but the look of the high-tech products they install as
well. The professionals we spoke with say it hasn't been an issue to find products that not only perform,
but enhance their designs. Nor have they found it necessary to camouflage them in any way.
The only possible problem is put forth by Pavarini: "It's not a challenge if the items to be used are
identified prior to construction, but an incredible problem if they have to be retrofitted into an
existing space."
Morrison says her customers "desire functionality and performance, paired with elegant designs.
Creating a space to truly relax and unwind in at home is more important than ever and designing pieces
to meet every aesthetic is DXV's goal. Features, like chromatherapy and soothing waterfalls, induce a
calming, spa-like component to the everyday functionality of the bathroom experience, yet don't interfere
with the aesthetics of the space. Our tranquility-inducing Aqua Moment Airbath, inspired by Japanese hot
springs, is such a bath."

WALL =
SCULPTURE

When it comes to materials, DXV focuses on "the simple yet sophisticated," according to Morrison.
"Our Modulus collection, for example, features finish options of natural oak, canvas white, polished
chrome, platinum- and brushed-nickel, and matte black. We're constantly working to integrate the
latest advances into all DXV products, while incorporating new design styles."
The interior designers are on the same page. For Gallop, it's light, neutral colors, earth and water
tones, combined with such natural materials as marble, quartzite, and basalt or manmade ones with
the same look, porcelain tiles, quartz counters. For Pavarini, "whites always work as their goal is to be
non-stimulating. Pale tones contrasting with wood are also a favorite, and non-porous materials-think
glazed tile, quartz, and Corian-are chosen not only for their good looks, but to prevent bacteria growth.
"We always encourage our clients to design their homes for themselves and their own comfort level,"
adds Pavarini, "as it will make them feel and function at their highest self. Then, if that's not enough,
it's always good to remind them that the more deluxe a master bath, the more appealing the home is
to potential buyers."
With all the noted benefits, one thing is certain: As technology increasingly infiltrates the bath, the
potential for a healthier population grows with it. General wellbeing becomes a very feasible concept
when homeowners need go no further than their own bath to de-stress and rejuvenate. As this space
transforms for the better, so too will those who incorporate such innovation into their homes and
daily lives.

Ventanas™ PANEL style: fracture™ ©2019 modularArts, Inc.

Crush™ PANEL ©2011 modularArts, Inc.

with silver mirror inserts
wall panels align
to create seamless, sculptural wall surfaces of any
size. Add drama and intrigue to any space, with
durable, lightweight, natural gypsum.

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modulararts.com

MICHELE KEITH
is a New York City-based writer whose work has
appeared in The New York Times, ASPIRE Design and
Home, Luxury Listings NYC, and DESIGN, among
other magazines. She also has written two coffee table
books for The Monacelli Press: Designers Here and
There and Designers Abroad.

Simplicity reigns in this
residential spa-bath with yellow
cedar benches in the steam
room surrounded by custom,
frame-free glass. The shower at
right features Riobel's chrome
tile body jets set flush in the
tiled wall. Princess white onyx
fashions the counter-tops, while
the floor is made of honed
Calacatta marble.
(Image: Paul Grdina)

206.788.4210

made in the USA


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