Rene Linssen is one of the finalists at Reece Bathroom Innovation Award – BIA in 2014, a competition exclusively dedicated to design and specific bathroom supplies. Student at University from Canberra, concerned about physics, engineering and architecture, he made his entry into the design field with Sanctus project. Having a name derived from the Latin word for sanctuary, his elegant and futuristic design is based on a successful symbiosis between technology, design and functionality. Sanctus is a modern and sophisticated bathroom with a touch of luxury, centred on an integrated technology that allows you to set and have increased control over the atmosphere and bathroom experience.
This bathroom delights you with an interactive mirror that displays different messages, time and weather forecast, it stands for notebook and companion. Also, the bathroom has LED lighting, speakers and WiFi connectivity and also intuitive water controls. The design of the furniture is characterized by an ordered and airy geometry, with simple and smooth lines that allow a generous offer for storage space. I think Sanctus can provide unprecedented experiences in a bathroom until now, giving the user the joy of a special atmosphere.
About René Linssen – Reece Bathroom Innovation Award Finalist
René Linssen is a South African born, Australian Industrial Designer living and working in Canberra, Australia.
René loves the challenges of Industrial Design, finding a way to improve people’s lives with a product that satisfies a need and that can be aesthetically pleasing at the same time. He also feels strongly about the responsibilities implicit in a career that he believes has a big impact in shaping the world we live in.
Currently an Industrial Designer at Australian product design company Formswell Design, he is involved in a diverse range of design work in industries from sports, outdoors, homewares, government and more.
In 2017, René co-founded the furniture company Furnished Forever with fellow Canberra designer Elliot Bastianon. The company focuses on furniture for high volume commercial and residential applications with an emphasis on local manufacturing.