A Homage to Australian Nature
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The new Elvire Collection by Caroma celebrates contemporary minimalism with timeless, natural and thoughtfully crafted Australian materials from Tasmanian Timber.
For Tasmanian Timber, there is nothing quite like the experience of Australian nature within the home. Beautifully produced and meticulously refined, the Tasmanian region has produced some of the most exquisite timbers across the globe. Amidst the evolution of the industry, simple and sustainable materiality is more important than ever, making Tasmanian timber an undeniable superior choice for any environment.
In the past, bathrooms may have been seen as an after-thought of the overall design process. Originally resolved as a space of pure functionalism and practicality, recent years have seen it transform into an artful form of materiality and personality.
Since 1941, world-renowned brand Caroma has changed the way we look at bathroom environments. A global pioneer in unsurpassable luxury, the recently launched Elvire Collection is a representation of when masterful artistry and unique materiality unite. Caroma has consistently reshaped the face of bathroom environments in every shape and form, demonstrating the finest of progressive Australian design. Award-winning designer, Luke Di Michiel saw an opportunity to revitalise the charm of the everyday bathroom into a sanctuary of personality and charm, elevated by bold materiality. In collaboration with Tasmanian Timber, Elvire pays homage to the innate beauty and exceptional functionality of Australia’s natural materials.
Created with sustainability at the forefront, the collection is adorned with materials of Tasmanian Oak and Tasmanian Blackwood. The timber’s integrity and tactility is the soul of the collection – creating a personalised experience in the bathroom like no other.
After two years spent in the research and development stage, the whole team wanted to celebrate the individuality of this Australian product, with every grain of timber being completely unique. Dynamic and versatile, the materiality honours the heritage of the Australian land and our unique relationship to nature and its efficiency as a building material in the contemporary wet space.
The use of natural timber throughout the collection has been intricately designed to redefine our relationship with our surroundings and what it means to live well. It speaks to a sense of comfort, warmth and familiarity – transforming the bathroom into a place of serenity and exclusivity within the home. The timber is carefully treated and sealed for durability and water resistance to withstand the requirements of the bathroom.
With the collection’s distinct sustainable identity, Tasmanian Timber products are the ideal and environmentally friendly choice.
Titled as the ‘ultimate renewable,’ it contains the lowest embodied energy with low carbon and environmental impacts than any comparable building material. It has become the preferred ethical design solution that looks towards a better and more sustainable future, without compromising on style. Offered in a lighter option of Tasmanian Oak and a rich, deeper tone of Tasmanian Blackwood with Elvire, the wood is refined for durability and resilience to suit any setting.
Close collaborative relationships are at the heart of the Elvire Collection. The partnership with Tasmanian Timber demonstrates Caroma’s passion for supporting the local manufacturing market to elevate the Australian design industry. This collection encapsulates inspiring design in a meticulous composition of honest materials, featuring an exquisite range of tapware, toilet suites, vanities, basins, a freestanding bathtub and a one-of-a-kind gunmetal showerhead. Elvire explores the best of modern Australian ingenuity with a range that represents a bigger conversation centred on sustainable innovation – ultimately revolutionising the holistic bathroom experience.