In their quest to expand their projects on quality shower enclosures and bath screens, Ronán O’ Grady, Cathal Loughnane, Eoin McNally, and Diarmuid MacMahon present the AYO shower panel for Flair Showers, a suite of wetroom solutions designed to enhance the bathroom experience and stand the test of time.
The project has been awarded a 2020 Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The goal of the company was to empower our customers by offering them choice through flexibility.
Engaging in extensive qualitative research with customers and retailers the designers gained a deep understanding of user needs and expectations.
By offering a modular wetroom solution where a customer could decide what components they need and what configuration they want to design to make up their unique showering space.
As such, all AYO components and sub-assemblies are sold separately and are designed so they can function both independently or be assembled together to function co-operatively.
In addition to the end customers, the designers want to understand the requirements of trade installers.
With so many interchangeable parts, it was important to take into account the flexibility the trade installers required to ensure the products could be installed easily and securely.
Each wetroom configuration stands at 2m high with a choice of 8 or 10mm toughened safety glass that has been treated with a hydrophobic coating to resist limescale and grime build-up.
A full suite of mounting fixtures and elegant stabilizing bars in a choice of colors are included in the range to provide flexibility and secure installation.
Throughout the two-year design and development process, there has been a tight collaboration between design, engineering, and manufacturing to prototype, test, refine, and produce this modular range.
Project: AYO Shower Panel
Designers: Ronán O’ Grady, Cathal Loughnane, Eoin McNally, and Diarmuid MacMahon
Manufacturers: Flair Showers Ltd., Co