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GGP December 2013

Letter From India Mirror, mirror on the wall My second Letter from India earlier this In his latest Letter From India, Serge Perkoff explains how the latest glass and mirror technology can transform the aesthetics of a modern bathroom. year explored the historical development of mirror surfaces leading to their modern fabrication and use in India. We saw how people have always searched for mirror-like surfaces. Dark still water collected in primitive containers, polished stones and metals were all once used as mirrors to view one’s own reflection. Of course, mirrors have greatly evolved and were not always used for their reflective properties – their use as a decorative element also has a very long tradition. This creative use in India can still be seen in everyday life in cloths and garments, jewellery, home accessories, and of course interior design and architecture. That second Letter from India dedicated to mirrors explored how the long Indian tradition in crafts lead to the development of proprietary techniques that create stunning and unique signature mirrors. But the article also mentioned the availability of modern, high quality wall hanging mirrors for use in bathrooms, which are part of the Glazz range. The reflective and decorative properties of mirrors have naturally made them common fixtures in bathrooms the world over. An increase in the use of glass in modern bathrooms has followed a sustained trend. Shower doors and enclosures, splash backs and counter tops, basins and, in some cases, even floors are nowadays made from glass. This trend has quite naturally expanded the potential for the use of mirrors in that environment. Technological developments are bringing new benefits such as improved clarity, resistance to loss of visibility through condensation, stunning modern designs, special lighting effects, automatic on/off switches, better “A bathroom is also a personal space for relaxation in the home” hygiene and easier maintenance. The Glazz range brings together all those technologies to create high-end mirrors that can contribute to the elegance, ambiance and functionalities of modern bathrooms. UK based companies are able to stock those mirrors as they are, or customise their design and features to suit their own client base. This article explores the requirements for modern bathrooms, how the features and benefits of this range available from India fulfil them, and how UK SME’s can benefit. Private sanitation Modern bathrooms have become increasingly sophisticated in style and functionality, developing a sense of elegance and modern luxury while fulfilling new key functions in our daily lives. Their most obvious functionality is of course that of private sanitation, a grooming place where one prepares for the day. However their contribution to our modern lives goes far beyond. A bathroom is also a personal space for relaxation in the home. It acts as a small sanctuary where one may, for a short time, retreat and brush off the stresses of daily life. It is unsurprising, therefore, to witness a huge increase in time and money spent in designing Continued on page 82 December 2013 81


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