SONAS 2022 Bathroom of the Year Finalist

SONAS Bathroom of the Year TU Dublin

SONAS Bathrooms and TU-D (Technological University Dublin) have announced the winners of the 2022 SONAS Bathroom Design of the Year in a competition held in association with the Interiors Association of Ireland. Students of the Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design, led by one of Ireland’s best known Interior Designers Neville Knott, were tasked to create a luxury bathroom for a contemporary hotel. Third year student, Christian Tamayo who won the Award will now see his winning bathroom design featured at SONAS exhibitions in 2022  including the Spring Ideal Homes Show.

Neville Knott said “This has been a really exciting competition for our students. As SONAS Bathrooms are the largest supplier of bathroom products in Ireland, there has been great opportunities to explore a variety of themes and styles in bathroom design with products from their extensive range. Working on real life projects is always a great experience for tomorrow’s designers and these students have really risen to the occasion with a wide range of amazing designs. I extend my congratulations to ChristianCaoimheand Ava as well as those shortlisted.”

Richard Sloan, MD of SONAS Bathrooms said “There has been an extraordinarily high standard in entries to the competition and we really enjoyed the creativity of these students. SONAS Bathrooms are proud to support the next generation of designers. Sustainability, wellness, and technology all have a role to play in the modern bathroom. It will be wonderful to bring the winning bathroom to life in our showrooms.”

Jackie Carton, President of the Interiors Association of Ireland (IA) said “It is wonderful to see Irish companies, like SONAS Bathrooms investing in the designers of the future. And what a future that is – I have been blown away by the design talent I witnessed as part of the judging panel. The Interiors Association also appreciates SONAS Bathrooms sponsoring student membership for this entire class.”

Pic Credit: Fennell Photography 

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