by Hayley Gilbert
Designed in collaboration with Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, Watercandy from Zucchetti.Kos can be used as a hand shower as well as to massage the body. Inspired by a speaker with its perforated metal surface, the water is modulated as it passes through holes and can be adjusted to the user’s preference. For ease of use, the back strap makes it possible to hold the shower in a more ergonomic way, while silicon nozzles provide a light massage. Price on application.
Black is set to be big news in 2018, especially in terms of brassware, showers and accessories. BagnoDesign has developed a matt black M-Line range to contrast against natural tiles and lighter hues. Featuring mixers, showering components, and accessories, standout products include a simple mono basin mixer in standard and extended heights as well as concealed thermostatic mixer showers. The Options Round collection is perfect to complement minimal styling. The showerhead is priced £345, with the hand shower costing £165.
Collection Bain is French luxury bathroom brand THG Paris’s new sanitaryware series. Available at Bathrooms International, it’s the company’s first sanitaryware range since the brand was established in 1956. Designed to complement THG Paris’s famous hand-crafted tap fittings, it comprises baths, basins and shower trays in a selection of colours and textures, such as gold leaf and metallic, in a range of freestanding classic and contemporary styles made from MineralStone composite. Shown here are the Fillmore basin, and the Nano three-hole basin mixer.
Simplicity II by Vogue (UK) is a wall-mounted electric towel and robe warmer with a super-slimline design. Offering two swivel pegs as well as another fixed one, it provides multiple hanging options. Manufactured from high quality stainless steel, it was polished to a mirror finish. Its slender pole design is available with round or square tubing, with a choice of heights ranging from 1100mm to 1800mm and heat outputs from 26W to 80W. Prices start from £232.80
Designed by Konstantin Grcic for Laufen, the VAL brassware collection is intended to integrate discreetly into contemporary bathroom schemes. Conical and slimline, its features include a small mixer lever to encourage conscious and careful use of water. The range includes two washbasin models with different outlet lengths, a pedestal mixer for countertop basins, and a concealed wall mixer as well as bath and shower mixers. There’s also an Eco+ function, which ensures the operating lever is always in the cold water range to prevent unwanted hot water and energy consumption. Prices start from £149.81.
A versatile furniture collection from R2, the Type range combines clean lines with a variety of finishes and configurations to suit all bathroom designs. Available in four colours – stone grey, light grey, dark grey basalt wood, and gloss white – the graduated drawers are soft close with chrome handles, while the ceramic basin features a generous washing space with a useful ledge at the back. The 500mm freestanding two-door wash unit and basin costs £349, the 600mm freestanding three-drawer wash unit and basin £549, the wall column unit £175, and the framed mirror £89.