Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa


Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Completed: 2010


Collections used: Zucchetti Soft & Zucchetti Isystick


Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa on the Gold Coast, Australia, is set amongst 6 hectares of sparkling lagoons and tropical gardens and includes 295 rooms and suites.

Each room comes with a spectacular garden or ocean view and the design for the guestroom embraces and pays homage to the buildings oceanfront, parkland site.


The luxurious Presidential Suites are lavishly decorated and the bathrooms have received special designer attention, with the choice of the Zucchetti - Soft range of tapware, design by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, which was used to accentuate the extensive marble surfaces throughout the wet areas, through the use of the large mirror finish surfaces of the tapware. This range of tapware makes a bold statement yet is softened with gentle curved edges.


The Isystick Kitchen mixer with square spout, designed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez, was used in the bar area for a minimalistic appeal, so as not to encroach on the stunning Australian coastal views from within the space.



DBI Design have been awarded - The Enduring Architecture Award, by The AIA Gold Coast / Northern Rivers at the Regional Architecture Awards for this Project.



Location: Perth, Western Australia

Completed: 2012


Collections used: Zucchetti Soft, Zucchetti Bellagio and Zucchetti Aguablu


Situated on the banks of the Swan River, overlooking the Perth city skyline, and located in Perth’s premier entertainment district, Crown Metropol Perth is a destination within a destination. The 11 storey hotel comprises 395 guest rooms and two VIP Mansions. The hotel underwent a $125 million transformation by Australian architects Blainey North which was completed in 2012.



The exclusive four bedroom, two storey Mansions are 700 meters of indulgent luxury complete with private courtyards and a pool. The interior design, featuring a palette of Spanish limestone floors and walls, was chosen to act as a neutral background to accentuate and frame the expansive views of the Swan River and the Perth skyline beyond, whilst highlighting the richness of accent materials used throughout. Exotic timbers, original artworks and sculpture by Australian artists, as well as custom blown glass chandeliers add bold expressions of colour and movement to the sophisticated design.


The Infinity Suite was inspired by the arresting, ever changing sunsets of Western Australia and the vast horizontal views from the space. the overall interior was seen as a form of moving landscape, drawing from the intense colours of the sunset which reflect throughout the suite in the dramatic mirrored ceilings, creating a constantly shifting reflection, as well as providing the space with a sense of height.


This award winning Presidential Suite is a play on contrast. In a rare vision of world class luxury, this suite includes its own marble clad spa and treatment area. The interiors are resplendent in their sophisticated palette of waxed linen walls, lacquered timber and leather cladding.



'The Best Hotel Renovation' Asia Pacific at the 2013 International Hotel Awards.

Hotel Maria Cristina


Location: San Sebastian, Spagna

Completed: 2012


Collections used: Zucchetti Bellagio


Since opening in 1912 the Hotel Maria Cristina has been closely linked to the history and cultural life of San Sebastian.

In the late 19th century the seaside town became a favourite destination for royalty and aristocrats who came to enjoy the sunshine and newly recognised therapeutic properties of sea bathing.

San Sebastian had passed from being a sleepy fishing village into a thriving cosmopolitan town requiring luxurious, modern facilities to meet the demands of its discerning guests.

This urban blossoming occurred at the height of the Belle Époque era, and today the majority of buildings, including the Hotel Maria Cristina, are constructed in this style.

Since the San Sebastian International Film Festival was inaugurated in 1953 Hotel Maria Cristina has been the rendezvous spot and preferred accommodation of the stars, attracting legendary names such as Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Woody Allen, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt and Susan Sarandon.

The recently restored Hotel Maria Cristina is an integral destination for international explorers. 107 guest rooms and 29 suites, each devoted to the classic, opulent style of the Belle Époque.

The Langham Hotel


Location: Chicago, USA

Completed: 2013


Collections used: Zucchetti Bellagio


The Langham, Chicago resides on floors 2-12C in the former IBM building in the heart of Chicago. The building, situated on the plaza overlooking the River, is the last office building designed by famed German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, known as one of the masters of the Modern Movement.

A rectangular prism of bronze-tinted aluminium and bronze glass resting on columns, it is a classic example of a modern skyscraper. Commissioned in 1966, the building was overseen by van der Rohe until his death in 1969. It opened in 1971 and was given landmark status in 2008.

The Langham, Chicago is the first hotel in the world to reside in a Mies van der Rohe designed building.

As the only Mies building to feature double-paned glass, now called thermopanes, it was on the forefront of the “green” movement.

Given the building’s iconic status, the conversion of 13 of its floors into a luxury hotel involved the work of a group of architects and designers: Dirk Lohan, Goettsch Partners, Richmond International. Notable is the involvement of Chicago-based architect Dirk Lohan of Lohan Anderson. The grandson of Mies van der Rohe, Lohan worked on the IBM building in the mid to late 1960’s with his grandfather. Today Lohan has taken the historic ground-floor lobby level and fashioned the space into a hotel reception area, mindful not to disrupt its original travertine walls and granite floors. Also the sofas featured within this space are patterned after an original piece that Mies designed for his daughter in the late 1940s which was never commercially produced but remained in the family.

Chicago Architect Goettsch Partners and London-based interior designer Richmond International, worked to create a space that marries the traditional aesthetics of the Langham brand within a Mies van der Rohe designed building. Focusing on clean lines, quality materials and precise details, The Langham, Chicago is a light and airy environment where the Chicago River and city’s dynamic skyscrapers serve as the background.

The marriage between fine art, architecture and interiors is prevalent throughout the project. More than 140 artists, inspired by Mies van der Rohe and the Bauhaus School, are showcased in the various hotel’s areas.

The emphasis on art continues on the fifth-floor level, where the 316 guest rooms begin. Guestrooms bathed in light from the floor-to-ceiling windows start at 516 sq ft in size and feature ceilings more than 10 feet high.

Bathrooms bathed in travertine stone, a favourite of Mies van der Rohe, measure 98 sq. ft. and feature double-sinks with Bellagio by Zucchetti faucets and a wet room with a separate bathtub and rain shower. Bathrooms are divided from the bedrooms by a glass wall that can be clear or frosted on demand creating either a single oversized room or privacy between room and shower. Also in bedrooms’ furniture the influence of Mies van der Rohe style is evident.

Camp Hills Residence


Location: Queensland

Completed: 2014


Collections used: Zucchetti Savior and Fully Round


Featured on ‘Australia’s Best Houses’, this award winning house in Camp Hill, Queensland, is certainly luxurious. It is a great blend of old and new, with a classic, natural feel throughout.


The bathroom and powder rooms boast Zucchetti Savior tapware and accessories. It is the second place in Australia, and first residential property, to use these taps - so it’s definitely one of a kind.



2014 winner - Best Individual Home $1.5 - $2mill

Qld Master Builders Housing & Construction Regional Awards