Studio Seven: bathroom products, Milan 2018
A selection of recent bathroom products from last month’s Salone del Mobile in Milan.
by Hayley Gilbert
Inspired by the changing role of the bathroom from functional space to centre of well-being, Gym Space merges bathroom and gym. Scavolini has collaborated with Italian architect Mattia Pareschi to create a wall-mounted frame dedicated to physical exercise. The customisable frame acts as a base, allowing users to attach their choice of sports or bathroom accessories including lights, mirrors and shelves. Wall-mounted vanity units and tall cabinets are also available in natural wood effect or anthracite, while storage compartments come in white or anthracite in three sizes, 70cm, 90cm and 120cm.
Plural is a new bathroom collection in collaboration with Milan-based American designer Terri Pecora. Plural is inspired by the heritage of communal bathing spaces and rituals, transforming the bathroom into an informal living space in its own right. The neutral palette and timber finishes add visual variety while a key feature allows different pieces to be grouped with overlapping heights, colours and configurations. Ceramic basins for instance can be placed at angles, mounted in an open space or fitted as a column design at free angles. The range also includes a vertical rotating mirror and an angled horizontal version.
Ettore Sottsass is a strikingly beautiful new basin from Glass Design that combines expressive design in the form of a perfect circle. Named after the celebrated Italian designer, it is made from serigraphed glass (using a stencil-based firing process), it measures 13cm in height and 36.7cm in diameter.
Aquamoon is a multi-sensory water experience from Dornbracht. It combines four newly developed flow modes along with light scenarios to create an sensory showering experience. The minimal design is enhanced by a ceiling dome that conceals a light strip within its semi-spherical shape. The flow modes are Queen’s Collar (a semi-circular cascade of water); Embrace (which envelops the body in water while keeping the head dry); Aqua Circle (a gentle funnel flow), and Tempest (large droplets for a rain shower effect).
Relaunching its Atrio tap design, Grohe has pared back this brassware to the bare essentials, creating a minimal look with balanced proportions and cylindrical forms. The elegant body measures the same diameter from spout to base, and there are more than 35 products in the new Atrio series to select from. Available in ‘SuperSteel’ and brushed hard graphite as well as in its original Chrome colour2, Atrio is available as a single-lever basin mixer, one-hole basin mixer with two handles, and three-hole basin mixer all featuring ergonomic handles and state-of-the-art cartridge technology.
Charme is a new furniture collection from Oasis, which plays on the idea of geometries with the aim of finding a harmonious relationship between volume and alignment. The ceramic basin was designed to give the impression of being staggered with a projected area for the towel bar. The freestanding and wall-hung vanity cabinets are available in a range of dimensions as well as a combination of lacquer, glass and metal finishes. Side lamps and a matching mirror complete the series.
German bathroom manufacturer Bette demonstrated the colour versatility of its glazed titanium-steel products with a concept bath in striped enamel. The Deco design was shown on a BetteLux Silhouette bath and was created with designers Tesseraux + Partner. Vertical soft berry and earth shade stripes were applied to the apron of the bath as foils and then permanently fired on.