Architectural Products Products Briefs By Sheila Kim Archetype Porcelain Seriesbellavitatile.comRather than reproduce wood or concrete styles that are curently popular in the tile market, Bellavita Tile has created Archetype , a unique design that draws inspiration from various textures—from handwoven textiles to antique patinas of natural stone—and blends them into one cohesive composition using high-definition ink-jet technology. The units are available in 12” square, 12” x 24”, or 24” square sizes, and are usable on walls and floors.Juteannsacks.comThe subtle texture of Jute, a new glass tile from Ann Sacks, reflects light to give the illusion of greater dimension. Well suited to indoor walls and wet zones, such as showers, fountains, and pools, it comes in a field tile version in two sizes—2” x 6” and 6” x 12”, both 5/16” thick—as well as a 1” x 2” mosaic in a stacked pattern. A total of seven soft colors are available: azure, ecru, mist, oxygen, slate, smoke, and truffle (which features a gloss finish).System Bathtubsduravit.usDuravit has expanded its line of bathtubs with new high-tech, spa-quality versions of tubs from three of its recent designer collections: Matteo Thun's DuraStyle, Sieger Design's Happy D.2, and Philippe Starck's eponymous series. The acrylic fixtures can now be specified with massaging jets, LED lighting, an air-whirl system, and waterproof speakers.Flush-Mount Modern Recessed Controlthermasol.comThermaSol now offers a flush-mount version of its Modern Recessed Control, for use with the manufacturer's ProSeries and AF Series residential steam-shower systems. Measuring 5⅓” x 3½”, the six-button aluminum unit is offered in 14 finishes, such as polished chrome, polished brass, and oil-rubbed bronze. Users can manage functions ranging from temperature to duration of the steam session, as well as control ThermaSol's optional accessories for music and lighting.Moxie Rainheadkohler.comKohler is building on its popular Moxie showerhead series—which integrates a removable Bluetooth-connected speaker—with a new version for bathers who enjoy singin' in the rain. Available in polished chrome, brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, and white finishes, Moxie Rainhead features 90 angled nozzles and an air-induction technology that delivers a rich spray, and a magnetic center that docks the speaker in place. Any Bluetooth-enabled device can be paired with the speaker to stream music, podcasts, and other audio files. May 16, 2014 Calming finishes and spa-like fixtures highlight design that promotes well-being. Share This Story Former RECORD editor Sheila Kim is a Brooklyn-based journalist who writes about commercial and residential architecture, interior design, and products. Post a comment to this article Name* E-mail (will not be displayed)* Subject Comment* Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.