New to the Dialogue Room, a dynamic showspace created by Cannata – one of South Africa’s most notable stone and marble fabricators – is the brand’s second marble and stone collection (and a collaboration with longstanding clients Make architects).
Sensing the gap for a striking locally crafted bathroom collection, Make has designed vanities, mirrors, lights, side tables and accessories that show stone in a new light. Beyond its reverence for the material, Make’s curiosity for understanding the nature of stone, combined with Cannata’s more than a century of expertise, allowed them to push the envelope and explore both the excavation and fabrication processes associated with stone. The result is two unexpected ranges under the Hydrous collection, namely Evolve and Erode, spearheaded by Ruvimbo Moyo-Majapa and Lauren Bolus from Make.
Make’s choice of palette – anchored by Rosso Levante marble and water-jetted Brown Antique granite – was inspired by Cannata’s annual look-book, produced in conjunction with Haardt Design, which forecasts stone trends for the coming year.
The two seemingly disparate collections play off of one another in a way that highlights different aspects of the material to great effect. Evolve, featuring Rosso Levante marble, has an elegant aesthetic, and high levels of precision, detail and artistry, which has resulted in a clean lined, refined look and feel, while Erode, starring Antique Brown granite, harnesses the stone’s natural, untreated appearance, amplifying and celebrating its raw textures, eroded crust and irregularities.
Each range within Hydrous includes a vanity with integrated basin, mirror, pendant light, wall light, side table and a collection of accessories that includes a robe hook, tissue box, jewellery holder and toothbrush holder.