Canadian-born Michael Gottschalk has travelled the globe for almost 20 years designing projects for his award-winning international design practice. Using his education in architecture & landscape architecture combined with a great eye for design, he realized his vision by founding Blu Bathworks in 2006 - offering high quality, attainable modern bathware.
Blu Bathworks was born out of frustration when Gottschalk found there was a lack of European-inspired, modern bathroom fixtures & fittings at attainable prices for his projects. He decided it was time to produce something that did not compromise taste & style by offering attractively priced, architectural bathware balancing form & function.
Part of his vision for the brand's growth has been achieved with the opening of an interactive studio space in the heart of Vancouver's design community, to showcase the design process of Blu Bathworks' products. "The dynamic curated space gives us the opportunity to engage with the architecture and design community, as well as consumers becoming part of the process to evolve our products; like a center for design intelligence" - Michael Gottschalk.
Collaborating with established designers and manufacturers in Europe has allowed innovative Blu concepts to very quickly reach a high level in both aesthetics and design structure. Influenced by shapes, textures and materials from around the world, Gottschalk is able to marry these unique concepts with a practical design style that works for the end user. "I tend to file and compile things I see in my head - like a mental melting pot of ideas" - Gottschalk.
A unique base material developed by Michael is Blu's signature eco-friendly blu•stone™, discovered and refined from Japanese injection molded materials. Durable like stone, any texture or color can be conceived and molded to make stunning forms and shapes - including Gottschalk's recently awarded black embossed blu•stone™ bathtub for Innovative Design.
Blu Bathworks is the designers' choice - designed by a designer and specified worldwide - including Gottschalk's award-winning residences & luxury resorts comprising Abaca Boutique Resort on Mactan Island in the Philipines & The Keefer Suites in Vancouver, to name a few.
An expert spokesperson on global residential and commercial design trends, you can arrange an interview with Michael Gottschalk by emailing Blu Bathworks.