TECMA marine sanitary ware can now be ordered in a real gold or platinum finish – as demonstrated onboard the Majesty 135 showcased at the Dubai International Boat Show 2012
Modern yacht design is constantly evolving to satisfy the most demanding aesthetic and functional requests. Bathroom interior design – including fixtures and sanitary ware – has seen a great deal of interest in recent years in an effort to create unique products that fit into the overall luxurious aesthetic of a yacht or superyacht line.
TECMA is the leader in the production of marine toilets, washbasins, bidets and accessories. The brand TECMA is known worldwide as a reliable partner that reacts quickly to client requirements, and its products combine Italian design with both technical and mechanical robustness. Presented with the opportunity to design a line that met up to the elevated design brief of the Majesty 135, TECMA rose to the challenge.
A “Golden” customization
The Privilege line, toilet and bidet, nominated for the design awards at Amsterdam METS, has been specially customized to match the Majesty 135’s “Golden” theme.
“TECMA is able to offer marine ceramic toilets with a real gold or platinum finishing,” says Valerio Dell’Anna, TECMA product manager. “We have developed sophisticated production techniques to enable this specific customization request. For the sanitary ware used onboard the Majesty Yacht 135, three layers of 21 carat gold have been permanently applied on the exterior surface of the toilets, with each layer being treated with specific baking cycles of up to 1200°C.”
TECMA, which is known the world over for its production of ceramic sanitary products, is located in one of Italy’s most famous ceramic districts: Civita Castellana. Both traditional techniques and know-how borne out of many years in the business of producing marine sanitary ware have enabled this customization option to now be available to the market.
“Using the same technique that we used to create the golden units” – added Dell’Anna – “we are able to create platinum layers as well as other pigments. Both the layers and the pigments have a specific chemical matrix so that they can be permanently fixed onto the ceramic surface through the baking process. We have developed this technique to offer many other customizable possibilities, including matt units, to the most demanding yacht owners and shipyards, of which Majesty Yachts is a stand out example. Driven by a shared interest in innovation, we are sure to bring more exciting options to the market in the near future.”
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