At this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), surface leaders and Italian furniture manufacturer Riva 1920 revealed a collaboration that might just change how you think about bathrooms. Designed by architect and designer , is a freestanding bathroom vanity that hides away a sink, storage, mirror, and lighting behind two doors that slide into the sides. The credenza is crafted out of 50,000-year-old Kauri wood adding a storied past to this modern concept.
Along with the white Dekton by Cosentino sink, the interior features a faucet from the AF/21 collection designed by Naoto Fukasawa and lighting from .
Wanting to re-think bathroom design, Germani managed to ensconce mundane necessities within a beautiful package utilizing and Kauri wood, which was salvaged from New Zealand after being buried under mud for thousands of years. With the doors closed, it stands as a piece of furniture that aims to be a “modern day heirloom” that can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Daniel Germani says:
When it comes to the kitchen there are ingenious, innovative design solutions to hide and store everything. But that’s not always the case in the bathroom. I realized bathroom storage has at its core remained the same.
DeKauri can also be made with inlays of Walnut, Wenge, and Cedar.