Product: Bathroom News

By Matt Balmer
March 31, 2018

by Hayley Gilbert


Designer heating brand Bisque has unveiled a new matt black finish to join its existing colour palette. With a soft, satin exterior, it can be found on a range of the company’s most popular models – including the iconic Classic radiator (from £426) and the Deline towel rail (from £225.60). Thanks to the growing trend for matt black baths and brassware, the latter now features matt black as a stock colour.


At the kbb show last month, and ahead of this month’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, Newform revealed six new exclusive metal and six new PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finishes. Available in titanium satin/glossy, gold satin/glossy, and copper satin/glossy, the metallic surfaces are super-opaque as well as anti-fingerprint and highly resistant to scratches and abrasions. The PVD versions are based on the vacuum deposition of an ultra-thin film. Hygienic and easy to clean, they are available as CopperBronze, GreySeven, gunmetal, brushed gunmetal, brushed SkyChrome and brushed stainless steel.

Roper Rhodes

Family-run bathroom specialist Roper Rhodes has extended its comprehensive collection of sanitaryware with the launch of the modern Accent range. Combining clean lines with subtle curves and deep bowls, and with prices from £220 for a 500mm model, basins can be wall mounted with a semi pedestal or chrome bottle trap. Designed to complement its extensive portfolio of fitted furniture, the new collection also includes three WCs.


A new rose gold finish has been added to Abode’s Serenitie range of brassware and showers, which also feature quarter-turn valve technology. In line with the predicted colour trends for 2018, the new finish joins this large family of brassware, which comes with an easy to operate crosshead handle. The collection includes two circular showerheads, a concealed thermostatic shower valve, a combined wall outlet with handshower, and taps for basins and baths. Prices start from £159 for the circular combined wall outlet and handshower with bracket.

Glass Design

Manufactured from Florence Glass Atelier® crystal, the countertop Drop Katino basin by Glass Design, from £895.20, is available in a choice of six vibrant finishes. The basin’s 399mm-diameter body is made from transparent glass, while the base displays a splash of blue, marine, turquoise, red, green, or yellow. Matching fragrance diffusers, beakers, and soap dispensers are also available.


Laufen has unveiled the new VAL Collection, a complete bathroom range featuring SaphirKeramik material. A highlight is the freestanding circular bathtub which, with a 1300mm diameter, appears light and elegant. It can be produced with a single wall, and in one casting with integrated overflow, and costs £4,796.40. The collection is characterised by clear geometric forms, thin walls, narrow edges and gentle radii, with a 1200mm wide washbasin, wall-hung WC and bidet, and a floorstanding WC-combination also available.