Four Seasons, Denver


Custom Bathware Design and Manufacturing

Introduction

Consulting as part of a diverse team of project Architects, Interior Designers, Engineers and Builders, Designer Doorware was engaged to help complete the development of the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in downtown Denver, Colorado.  Designer Doorware custom-made unique five-star, quality bathware to solve a number of functional and installation issues while meeting the client's budget requirements.

Design Brief

The overall project brief was to deliver five-star luxury while value-engineering the entire project. This meant finding ways to maintain the original design concept and finish, without sacrificing budget.

An elegant, architectural finish was required for bathroom accessories. They also had to suit a range of different bathroom suites and the Hotel’s Spa, while economically delivering an uncompromisingly high quality finish.

One of the key design challenges within the bathware brief, was the need for towel bars to fit a range of very tight installation spaces, some of which were subject to joinery variances.

Our Solution

Applying our custom step-by-step design and manufacturing process, we developed custom-made bathroom accessories.  We then complemented these with door furniture from our high quality 'off-the-shelf' range to deliver a total architectural hardware solution.

 

The special, adjustable towel bar was developed so that it could be re-sized on site to negate joinery variances. We made these from highly polished stainless steel with scores at pre-determined lengths so they could be cut to allow for variances, while the finishing remained unaffected, as manufactured in our factory. End caps were separately supplied so they could also be also fitted onsite. This gave the contractors greater efficiency in completing the bathroom installations, by avoiding the need to check measurements or unnecessary ordering delays due to any variances discovered onsite at the time of installation.

We also custom developed a specially fixed, back to back towel rail and shower door handle. Fixtures of this nature may typically become loose over time with use, so we value engineered a special fixing system that served to pull the two handles together upon installation. These rails were made from solid brass plated with polished chrome to match the highly polished stainless steel vanity rails. Many different lengths were made to accommodate the different types of bathroom suites across all of the floors.

Creating these custom products involved designing, prototyping, manufacturing and test fitting each of the items onsite to ensure they would function and perform perfectly for many years to come.


For more information view Custom Products and Step by Step Hardware Design, or you can download our Custom Design Brief and email us.

Call +613 9300 8888  to speak with our friendly, specialist consultants and find out how we can help you with invaluable design and manufacturing expertise.

 

*Images courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel.

 

About Designer Doorware's Capabilities

Designer Doorware designs and manufactures superior quality door furniture and architectural hardware including door handles and knobs, door pull handles, sliding door hardware, door hardware accessories, door closers, locks, cabinet door handles, and bathroom accessories. Our products offer timeless qualities to suit a variety of architectural styles and budgets, with thousands of product options and combinations to choose from.

If you are looking for something extra special, our custom design service can create hardware to complement any commercial or residential project, no matter how unique your requirements. We regularly work with Architects, Designers, Developers and Builders on award winning projects of all sizes across Australia, Asia-Pacific and the USA. With know-how gained through many years of specialised design experience, a well-established international network and best-of-breed manufacturing capabilities, we can operate to short lead times and quickly deliver doorware and accessories anywhere in the world.

Our new Selector Tool makes it easy to visualise, compare and select architectural hardware online. You can review a wide range of products, find related products, get tailored specification sheets, make them into a PDF book and request a quote for your specified products. We also make doorware selection easier with customer services that incorporate interior design advice, specifying, scheduling and more. Contact our friendly, highly qualified team to help create that final complement to your project.

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