Hidden bathroom with smooth concrete walls and plaster walls

Modest contemporary bathroom with concrete floors, plaster walls and warm counterpoints of wood and brass

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This multi-use room provides little visual clue to the bathroom attached to it. A long, linear handle in rolled brass designed by Chindarsi, operates the quiet pivot entry door, concealed in the wood cabinetry

A multi-purpose room may not always suit an obvious connection to an attached bathroom. One solution? Hide it away in the woodwork.

This bathroom or powder room is adjacent to a space whose function may change over time. Designer Joe Chindarsi decided to err on the side of discretion, asking his cabinet maker to create a pivot door for the bathroom that would blend with the adjacent cabinets. Only a custom folded brass handle, designed by Chindarsi, provides a clue as to the bathroom's existence and even that doesn't look like a handle.

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A wall niche in Tasmanian blackwood is in a similar shape to this bathrooms wall-hung wood washbasin, almost as though the basin has simply been removed from the wall. The back-lit niche is used to display the owners collection of vintage Japanese kokeshi dolls. The ceiling above the sink rakes up to a high-level window which adds to the diffuse light from the brass pendant.

Inside, the bathroom is finished entirely in polished cement, providing the occupant with a comforting, cocooned effect, says Chindarsi.

"The clean-lined timber sink hangs off the wall as a sculptural element. This offers a warm, textural contrast to the concrete floor and walls, and also to a black honed granite blade wall that separates the shower from the toilet."

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This discreet bathroom by designer Joe Chindarsi is walled and floored in textural polished concrete. The cement and a black granite blade privacy wall are contrasted with the warmth of a wooden wall sink, brass fittings, and a micro-etched brass pendant.

Brass mosaics line the back of the shower and this metal is seen again on the basin mixer and spout, as well as on the long entry handle.

In the washbasin area, a Tasmanian blackwood niche echoes the form of the basin. The internally lit cubbyhole is used as a display case.

Credit list

Joe Chindarsi,
Taps and shower fittings
Astra Walker Icon by Sea of White
Toilet actuator plate
Geberit Sigma 50, with smoked reflective finish, from Sea of White
Black granite, flamed and brushed, from Granite and Stone Warehouse; Ardex Pandomo Loft concrete finish
Black granite, honed, from Granite and Stone Warehouse; Brass Deco mosaics from Alloy Design
Fantech Inline System
Agape Cube by Artedomus
Axa Uno from Reece Bathrooms
Strap by Roger Seller
Allduro Uno Griggio polished plaster from Concrete Mode
LED strip lighting from Lighting Options Australia; Brightgreen W200 Cube LED wall light, and Tom Dixon Cell tall pendant from Mondoluce
Hot water systems
Chromagen gas-boosted solar system

Story by: Charles Moxham

Photography by: Dion Robeson

17 Sep, 2015

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