Astro has launched a matt black bathroom collection for the Autumn/Winter season.

Consistent with the brand’s creative ethos that good design demands simplicity, the matt black bathroom collection elevates the brand’s timeless offering to present an edit of classic, yet contemporary luminaires.

James Bassant, Co-founder and Design Director at Astro, says: “A contemporary vision of elegance, the collection is both delicate and striking, with a relevance that complements the growing demand of black brassware in the bathroom.”

Applied to existing collections and new season innovations, the tactile matt black finish has been carefully created to allow each light to stand-alone and be a supporting player within well-established designs.

Astro’s Mascali, Epsilon and Kappa designs are now available in matt black and feature streamlined silhouettes that complement surrounding architecture and provide essential illumination in minimalist form.

Taken as an opportunity to revive legacy designs for contemporary living, the new collection also welcomes updates to Sagara and Kyoto, spherical and cylindrical shapes that present a modern approach to essential bathroom lighting. For added drama, the British lighting designer presents a new season design in matt black – Tacoma and Tacoma Twin. Best paired with either a ribbed or smoked glass shade, the statuesque metal stem injects gothic style with a contemporary twist.

Reflecting the essential role lighting design plays within residential and hospitality settings, tone and texture were key in establishing a finish that sustained the enduring credentials of an Astro product.

“Light is often not looked upon for its essential human need,” explains Bassant. “Today, it provides a form of creative expression, using materials, colour, and texture to create both experience and function. With an Astro design, neither the light nor its physical form is compromised.

“We create strikingly beautiful luminaires that act as seamless vectors for what is in its pure form, light. Our latest matt black collection epitomises this concept, delivering well-designed lighting that is both bold in design and illumination.”