Leading bathroom manufacturer Ideal Standard is launching its new La Dolce Vita® range, the latest addition to its design-led Atelier Collections. The range has been designed by chief design officer Roberto Palomba and has been inspired by its famous namesake expression – the sweet life. 

Roberto Palomba said about the collection: “With this new range, I aimed to reinterpret La Dolce Vita. The phrase conjures a lifestyle where there is time to savour the beauty in small things; in the everyday. La Dolce Vita® creates a tactile, expressive space whose sensuality sparks inspiration and dreams, where new ideas are born. It was important to me to capture this essence and bring it to life in every detail of this collection.” 

La Dolce Vita® features solutions for the entire bathroom, from vanities and vessels, toilets, bidets and bathtubs to mixer taps, shower products and accessories. What’s more, the new range is compatible with Ideal Standard’s wider product portfolio, thanks to the company’s Singular™ philosophy, meaning designers and customers can indulge in whatever suits their vision. 

Launching alongside La Dolce Vita®, Ideal Standard’s Finesse furniture series complements the range but is compatible with many other collections, offering endless possibilities for designers and homeowners. Finesse features a modern design with subtle, recessed handles and a choice of four matt colours and two wood finishes, with one, two or four-drawer options, open shelving, and a variety of depths to fit different room sizes and ceramic collections. Sustainability was a key consideration during development, which is why the entire range is crafted from Chain of Custody-certified wood sourced from sustainably managed forests.

Aesthetically, La Dolce Vita’s beauty balances geometric forms and shapes inspired by nature. The tapered and curved edges of the ceramic vanities and toilets elegantly set them apart, while the deep, flower-shaped vessel basins are eye-catching in both square and round designs. The accompanying vanities are available in six sizes, including standout asymmetric models with a practical storage surface. As a statement piece, the freestanding bathtub commands the space in any bathroom but still echoes the understated elegance of a relaxed Italian lifestyle.

Fittings and accessories align with the design ethos, featuring basin mixers, vessel mixers, wall-mounted models, and bath and shower mixers, all sharing the same design DNA. Available in classic chrome or Ideal Standard’s sophisticated PVD colours: brushed gold, magnetic grey, and silver storm.

La Dolce Vita excels not only in style but also in innovative technology. WCs feature either AquaBlade® technology or RimLS+® on wall-hung bowls, providing excellent flushing performance and improved hygiene. The toilets are designed to flush efficiently with low water usage, only using 4L for a full flush. EcoFlow regulators in the taps and shower products further reduce water consumption, promoting sustainability. Additionally, the FirmaFlow® ceramic cartridge in the taps ensures durability, while PVD technology enhances the hard-wearing and scratch-resistant nature of the coloured fittings and accessories.

La Dolce Vita and Finesse will be available as of June 2024. To find out more about the collection, please visit: https://www.idealstandard.co.uk/products/collections/la-dolce-vita