Hydrous by The Dialogue Room x Cannata

The Hydrous Collection – an ode to stone

The Dialogue Room x Make Studio’s sizzling new stone bathroom collection is a sexy affair.

For the Dialogue Room, Cannata’s dynamic showroom space, their second marble and stone collection manifests as an electric collaboration with longstanding clients Make Studio. Sensing the gap for a sensational, but locally crafted bathroom collection, Make has designed a range of bathroom vanities, mirrors, lights, side tables and accessories that casts a whole new light on stone.

Beyond their reverence for the material, Make Studio’s curiosity for understanding the very nature of stone, combined with Cannata’s 100+ years of expertise in this area, lead them to push the envelope, exploring both the excavation and fabrication processes associated with stone. The result is two unexpected ranges within the Hydrous collection, namely Evolve and Erode.

The palette throughout the ranges is anchored by the use of polished Rosso Levante marble and water-jetted Brown Antique granite. In choosing these stone types, Make Studio was inspired by Cannata’s annual look-book, produced in conjunction with Haardt Design, which is a kind of stone trend forecast and inspiration guide for the coming year.

Seemingly disparate, the two collections play off one another in a way that highlights the unseen capabilities of stone. Uniting them is the inclusion of brass trims and detailing courtesy of specialists Patina Patina with taps and mixers by Lavo Bathroom Concepts.
Evolve, featuring Rosso Levante marble, has an elegant aesthetic, showcasing high levels of precision, detail and artistry, and resulting in a clean lined, refined look and feel.

Erode, on the other hand showcases Antique Brown granite and harnesses the stone’s natural, untreated appearance, amplifying and celebrating its raw textures, eroded crust and irregularities.

Each range within Hydrous includes a vanity with integrated basin, mirror, pendant light, wall light, side table and then later, a collection of accessories that includes a robe hook, tissue box, jewellery holder and toothbrush holder will be released.

Make’s Ruvimbo Moyo-Majapa and Lauren Bolus have spearheaded this design process, whilst the entire Make team of about 10 designers, have worked exclusively on pieces from the collection. The process, and the resulting products, reflect their passion for these age-old natural materials.

Regretfully, the coronavirus outbreak stopped the Hydrous Collection from being publicly unveiled. But that shouldn’t stop you from heading over to The Dialogue Room at 131 Sir Lowry Road in Woodstock, Cape Town to lap up the collection in all its glory. Call or email ahead to make an appointment or admire it all on The Dialogue Room’s website.

Hydrous by The Dialogue Room x Cannata
Hydrous by The Dialogue Room x Cannata

Hydrous by The Dialogue Room x Cannata

Hydrous by The Dialogue Room x Cannata


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WORDS: J-P de la Chaumette
PRODUCTION: J-P de la Chaumette
PHOTOGRAPHY: Karl Rogers and Russell Smith