A contemporary, luxury hotel is situated in the Autostadt complex in Wolfsburg, surrounded by automotive, art, design and architecture, overlooking the harbour. Its design is chic and minimalist, with vast rooms and marble clad bathrooms.
There are many experiences to capture your attention at this five-star hotel in Wolfsburg, Germany: specialty gin cocktails and a papyrus leaf-lined humidor at Newman’s Bar; an outdoor pool floating in the harbor basin; spa treatments featuring renowned organic product lines and a location within the Autodstadt theme park offering access to an impressive array of attractions that encourage interaction and exploration.
One of Curzon Street’s oldest houses, dating from circa 1785, is this five storey Georgian townhouse.
Located on one of the principal streets in London’s premier district and conservation area, Mayfair, the Curzon Street property has been refurbished and designed to an exceptional standard.
The property has been fully refurbished in a style that impeccably blends classic and contemporary design, to create a comfortable three bedroom contemporary residence, offering wonderful entertaining space, with working fireplaces, balcony, secluded terraces and a dumbwaiter connecting terrace, principal kitchen and secondary kitchen.
The kitchen and master bedroom ensuite both use fittings and accessories from the contemporary Czech & Speake DCA/FSD bathroom range. This range incorporates a handle design that has a comfortable, almost organic feeling, rather than the typical association of stark, modernist fittings resulting in a product that is aesthetically crisp and sharp but with a beautifully soft grip.
The ensuite is clad with Calacatta marble, with matching marble double bowl vanity basins, complete with DCA cross top taps and a rain shower. Accessories include the FSD Shelf, FSD Hooks, with Bristol Blue glass tea light holders and tumblers used to hold toiletries.
Camp Delavan was a 25 acre boy scout camp located on a glacial lake in Wisconsin. The site had been closed since 1980, till it was bought by couple Jennifer and Alec Litowitz in 2005, who transformed the spot into the ultimate holiday home getaway fro their family and friends. The pair decided to use Czech & Speake fittings from our Edwardian collection in parts of the lodge.
“Jennifer’s directive was ‘I want it to feel like Wisconsin in the 1940s,’ ” recalls Fox. “One of my inspirations was a childhood memory of going to family lodges in northern Michigan in the summer,” says Jennifer. “I had this idea of a Midwestern hodgepodge that transcends time periods, a very comfortable aesthetic.”
A multi-tenanted house in Knightsbridge crescent terrace was commissioned to be transformed into a single family residence by Tim Flyn Architects “creating a classic home for modern living and entertaining that reflects quality and luxury living throughout.”
“The house has been completely rebuilt internally, and involves facade retention and two new sub-basements which culminate into eight storeys. Careful consideration has been given to elements such as the specialist joinery, metal work, floor finishes and stonework, ensuring a harmonious relationship between the building structure and the interior design.
This distinctive design also features a glazed circular lift and curved stone staircase, ascending towards an opulent roof garden terrace, wine cellar, gym and sauna.”
Pangu Palace in Beijing is a 7 Star Hotel situated in The Pangu Plaza, which also compromise of an office block, apartments, clubs and retail. The hotel was designed by Taiwanese architecture firm, C.Y. Lee & Partners, and it consists of 234 luxurious guest rooms, two pavilions, a temple and two fine dining restaurants.
“This photo shows a huge bathroom, designed by Sir David Tang, originally part of the palace, I believe in a villa. When you are in the bath one overlooks the Olympic Aquatic Centre called the spaghetti building, designed by Chinese artist Ai WeiWei” – words by Frank Sawkins, Czech & Speake founder.
Czech & Speake fittings and accessories from the Edwardian Collection were selected to fit the luxurious bathrooms of the Hotel.
Iconic American TV chef and domestic lifestyle innovator, Martha Stewart, chose to fit her kitchens with Czech & Speake taps across a number of houses, including her TV set.
Above left, the Edwardian Cross Top Kitchen Mixer beautifully compliments the Vermont statuary marble sink in her circa-1925 farmhouse in Katonah, New York. The same taps are used in her iconic Turkey Hill kitchen, pictured right. Photos via Country Living and marthasteward.com.
Above, the Edwardian Cross Top Kitchen Mixer fits perfectly with the Shaker-style cabinetry in her Bedford home on Maple Avenue.
The Edwardian Cross Top Kitchen Mixer even features on her TV Set.
“Unlike many television studios, “The Martha Stewart Show” set features a fully functional kitchen. Everything from the adjustable shelving in the island to the marble countertops is exactly the same as it is in Martha’s own kitchen.” via marthasteward.com.
Czech & Speake Edwardian Fittings and Accessories were selected for the beautiful bathrooms of Hotel Villa Feltrinelli in Italy, looking over Lake Garda.
This exclusive villa is set in impeccably kept grounds and offers outstanding service and Michelin-starred cuisine to match. The rooms are elegant and cosy with the living areas seemingly melting into one, and meals are served anywhere on the property. A stay feels like a visit to a friend’s elegant country home. Via The Telegraph.
Czech & Speake Edwardian Bath Mixers, Basin Mixers and Heated Towel Rails feature in the luxury bathrooms.
The Art Nouveau, 20-room villa oozes intimate elegance yet exudes a welcoming and relaxed feel. It was built in 1892 and has a highly decorated façade painted in warm terracotta and golden hues, topped by small castle-like turrets. It has witnessed its fair share of history too. Between 1943 and 1945 it became the home of Mussolini and his family. The interiors are elegant, sophisticated and tastefully furnished, with intricate frescoes, high ceilings and a wide staircase leading up to the rooms that adds to the villa’s grandeur. It’s exceptionally cosy too, with a library and wood-burning fireplace, and shelves lined with classic works of literature.
Czech & Speake were delighted to be chosen to fit the ‘Tatoosh’ yacht with our bathroom fittings.
Custom built by German shipyard Nobiskrug in 2000 and refit in 2015, TATOOSH is one of the finest superyachts available today. At 92m and with top speeds of 19 knots, she is designed for luxurious long-range cruising. The thoughtful layout of the five-deck luxury yacht includes a master suite and a salon on the top deck. Impressive features make TATOOSH ideal for socializing and entertaining with family and friends. These include a cinema, massage room, gym, and expansive deck spaces. Other features include a French limestone fireplace and a six-foot-deep swimming pool on the aft deck. Guests have the option to tender to and from shore by helicopter, a custom 40-foot Hinckley powerboat, or a Hinckley sailboat.
Czech & Speake luxury Bathroom Fittings were selected to be fitted on board of yacht ‘Athina III’.
About the boat:
The 199’2 / 60.7m Custom motor yacht ‘Athina III’ was built by Feadship in Netherlands at their Aalsmeer shipyard , she was delivered to her owner in 1996 and last refitted in 2011. Previously named Méduse, her luxurious interior was designed by McMillen Design.
Athina III’s interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 13 guests overnight in 7 cabins, comprising a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 18 crew onboard in 8 cabins to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.
CONSTRUCTION & DIMENSIONS
Athina III features a full displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to Lloyds Register ✠100A1 Yacht (P) G6, ✠LMC, UMS classification society rules, and is MCA LY2 Compliant.
Motor yacht Athina III is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilization system which reduces roll motion effect and results in a smoother more enjoyable cruising experience underway.
Powered by 2 Caterpillar (3516 DITA (A rated)) 1,710hp diesel engines and propelled by her twin screws propelles Motor yacht Athina III is capable of a top speed of 16 knots, and comfortably cruises at 15 knots. With her 135,882 litres fuel tanks she has a maximum range of 5,380 nautical miles at 13 knots. Her water tanks store around 28,198 litres of fresh water.
Cinema, Jacuzzi (on deck), Elevator / Lift, Helipad
With much pride, iconic British-born Superyacht designer, Terence Disdale, designed SCOUT II Yacht opting for Czech & Speake fittings and accessories for the bathroom. The SCOUT II Yacht is fitted with Czech & Speake Edwardian Bath and Basin Fittings and paired with the Edwardian Tumbler Holder and Towel Rings, all finished in gold.
About the Yacht
Built by Brooke Yachts, UK and designed by Terence Disdale, 39.6m SCOUT II is a sturdy and well-proven world cruising explorer yacht.
From 2016 to 2018 SCOUT II has undergone multi-million dollar upgrade and refit. The project included a 5m extension aft and a 1m extension forward and the installation of a new mast. Her bow was reshaped, all key machinery and systems were replaced or remanufactured, including Zero Speed stabilizers, new generators and air conditioning. All work was detailed and photographed throughout and approved by Lloyds.
At 397 gross tons, SCOUT II is unrivalled in her class in terms of volume, performance, deck space and versatility.