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Sivida by Starck is Duravit’s first washing-area range with mineral-cast material washbasins and bathroom furniture designed by Philippe Starck at an attractive price point.

Sivida utilizes DuroCast®, a mineral cast material gaining popularity in bathrooms for its robust, smooth texture. This sturdy material boasts an effortless-to-clean surface, suitable for the private bathroom or guest toilet as well as in the commercial sector.

The vanity tops adjacent to the washing-area solutions offer practicality for everyday use. Round or angular above-counter basins sit on precisely shaped consoles, both crafted from DuroCast® for seamless integration. Opting for no colour, a furniture washbasin in White Satin Matt is available.

“Sivida is unique. It is a very essential design but with a colourful twist of life. Pale green, white and dark grey are available to create duo combinations that fit all environments. Elegant, joyful and functional, Sivida is the new collection for our everyday life,” explained Philippe Starck.

For those seeking colour, choose from Matt Dark Green or Matt Pale Green for the above-counter basin and console. Noteworthy is the two-tonality concept; basins are optionally available with a white interior or exterior, adding flair to any bathroom.

The gentle aesthetic of cast mineral basins is elegantly balanced against the straight lines of the furniture. Sivida by Starck offers various colour options, from subtle tone-on-tone to striking high-contrast combinations, allowing for virtually limitless design possibilities. Optional metal elements, such as handles, towel holders, or furniture feet, are available in Chrome or Diamond Black.

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Completing the ensemble, the matching mirror features candle-like lights arranged on the side, echoing the metal accents and furniture surfaces for a cohesive look.

Optional practical shelves further enhance functionality. Internal dividers for drawers, which can be added later, help organise the bathroom, while tall cabinets provide additional storage space for towels and toiletries.

About Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck, a world-famous creator with a wealth of inventive ideas, is always focused on the essential, his vision: that creation, whatever form it takes, must improve the lives of as many people as possible. This philosophy has made him a pioneer and a central figure of the “democratic design” concept.

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Architect and designer Antonio Citterio’s Aurena bathroom range for Duravit seamlessly integrates balanced proportions with function, offering efficient washing-area solutions to include basins, bathtubs, toilets, bidets, and mirrors. “The idea was to structure surfaces and create a sense of order that positively influences the quality of the overall room,” Citterio explains.

Antonio Citterio’s approach to the Aurena collection emphasizes practicality and efficiency. The perfectly proportioned surface in the washing area is made entirely of ceramic and separated from the wet area. Integrated dividers on the vanity tops simplify accessory storage. A basin can be integrated into this ceramic console, or the console can be combined with an above-counter washbasin made from ceramic or glass.

The architect opted for compact basin sizes, which allowed him to prioritise large vanity tops. An aluminium profile frame with a stainless-steel finish is used to unite the console with the vanity unit, with a projection on one side for a subtly integrated towel holder.

“I try to give straightforward answers to reality. At the washbasin, we need elements for hanging a towel, large vanity tops, and storage space, and it should all fit together perfectly,” says Antonio Citterio.

Crafted entirely from aluminium with an inlaid mesh base, the shelving unit provides an open storage space and is complemented by two drawers under the double washstand for added convenience. The Aurena range includes a closed alternative, a furniture unit with two drawers, which can be mounted in a floating position on the wall or placed on a metal frame with graceful legs.

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The Aurena collection offers a harmonious blend of materials, with ceramic available in White or Black. Choose from super-matte carcass colors such as White, Taupe, or Graphite, which can be paired with identical matte or high-gloss fronts or customized with special front fills.

For a touch of warmth and sophistication, textured wooden surfaces create an inviting ambience. Alternatively, opt for the timeless appeal of white marble-look ceramic panels or the understated luxury of black lacquered glass.

The Aurena series extends beyond the washing area, with matching bathtubs, toilets, bidets, and mirrors designed to create a harmonious bathroom concept. Integrating innovative materials such as DuroCast Smooth and DuroCast Plus ensures durability and elegance, while soft geometric forms and concealed illumination add a touch of sophistication.

Completing the ensemble are accessories from the Starck T range, perfectly coordinated in finish to complement Aurena’s aesthetic. This architectural range caters to diverse settings, from private residences to upscale properties like hotels and medical offices.

Aurena by Antonio Citterio introduces HygieneGlaze® Plus, setting a new standard in hygiene and ease of cleaning. With a keen understanding of residential and commercial needs, Citterio’s design ethos transcends mere functionality, offering a holistic experience that blends aesthetic allure with practicality.

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PJH’s Bathrooms to Love brand has enhanced its comprehensive Mirror collection with a luxurious new range of Cosmetic Mirrors.

This stylish collection features LED Front-lit mains operated cosmetic mirrors and plain cosmetic mirrors. All models are designed for wall mounting and come with ultra-smooth, extendable, double swing arms for ease of use.

The LED front-edge lit cosmetic mirror range is equipped with a touch-activated button, providing excellent illumination via cool lighting. Emitting light at approximately 6,500K, it provides the perfect conditions for makeup application and skincare routines.

Manufactured to exacting standards with a premium finish, the design-led models offer both a standard mirror and a magnifying mirror (with either a x3 or x5 strength), and come in either a classic round or a contemporary square design.

Available in matt black, brushed brass and chrome finishes, this collection seamlessly coordinates with other metallic-finished products in the Bathrooms to Love portfolio, from brassware to enclosures and radiators. Also part of this range is a sleek frameless LED cosmetic mirror which features a frosted acrylic curved edge, adding a touch of elegance to any bathroom scheme.

The LED electrical models offered are IP44 Rated meaning they are protected against sprays and splashes of water in ‘Zone 2’ of the bathroom in accordance with electrical safety standards.

Available from stock and supported with PJH’s Next Day Delivery Service (to 93% of UK postcodes), including the opportunity to deliver to store or home, the new Cosmetic Mirrors from Bathrooms to Love are now available to order via PJH’s class-leading Partners Portal™ e-commerce website.

Further information:

Bathrooms to Love by PJH: T: 0800 8 77 88 99  / www.partners.pjh.uk  / www.bathroomstolove.uk

The new magnetic shower holder from HEWI is designed to improve showering comfort thanks to its user-friendly, safe and easy-to-clean features.

Innovations are usually in the details and mean a significant system or product range improvement. Thus, the international expert for barrier-free sanitary solutions, HEWI, continuously develops products that increase ease of use, contribute more safety and make a difference in terms of hygiene and ease of cleaning. One such product is the new System 900 magnetic shower head holder, which the company has already patented.

Well thought out down to the last detail and timeless in design

In stainless steel, chrome and powder-coated in white, black and grey, the new product follows the minimalist, high-quality and timeless design that characterises all ranges from HEWI and forms another building block in the diverse range of barrier-free solutions.

In terms of handling, the new magnetic shower head holder has been significantly simplified and is, in the sense of universal design, an optimal product for everyone, and especially for users with physical limitations.

Key characteristic features are its straightforward, magnet-function-based height adjustment, which works by sliding the shower head with an intuitive one-handed operation. The shower head holder incorporates a fully rotatable cone bracket and a conscious lack of buttons and knobs that usually feature on such products. Thus, the shower holder can be used without strain and even by those with motor limitations.  Wet hands also no longer hinder use as the traditional clamping mechanism has been replaced by the novel magnetic principle, thus eliminating the need to exert pressure when adjusting the shower holder. As virtually no mechanical forces act on the product, wear is minimal.

Leading bathroom brand HiB has added a wide range of stunning new products to its existing lineup. A new Veles modular furniture range, stunning basins, the latest elegant mirrors and cabinets, and quality brassware have joined its portfolio.

The cornerstone of HiB’s latest launch is the Veles modular furniture range, which it says has been meticulously crafted to offer ample storage, useful sizing and beautiful finishes.

For small spaces, the Veles Compact range offers stunning quality and finish in a reduced depth, while the Veles Standard range offers more storage and larger dimensions ideal for family bathrooms. This new range pairs perfectly with the new Terra basins and countertops. Created from high-quality mineral marble in four finishes, this tactile, durable and stunning basin and countertop combination enhances the complete look, offering an exceptional level of finish.

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Along with the introduction of the Terra basin range, HiB has expanded its basin category offering to include a whole host of new options, including the Opia and Dexter vessel basins and Cerys corner wall-mounted basin, allowing customers to choose from a wider variety of designs to suit their desired look. Each basin seamlessly integrates with HiB Novum furniture ranges and other units to provide style and function, transforming daily routines into moments of indulgence.

HiB has also launched a selection of mirrors and cabinets, offering the latest bathroom technology, blending contemporary style with practical solutions. The new Rubin and Alba illuminated mirrors include the latest heat pad technology, covering more than 75% of the mirror’s surface. The feature reduces a greater area of condensation, further enhancing visibility.

HiB has been a pioneer in bathroom products for more than 30 years. With an unwavering commitment to innovation, quality and design, HiB has consistently pushed the boundaries of bathroom aesthetics and functionality. This latest launch is HiB’s biggest yet, demonstrating the company’s desire to bring new and exciting products to the market for customers across the UK, Ireland and the Middle East.

To see all the new HiB and HiB Novum products, see the latest brochure at https://www.hib.co.uk/brochure

The Shower Lab, one of the UK’s leading shower space companies, has launched a range of new
hinges and customised cover plates.

The new hinges are constructed from solid brass and benefit from fully adjustable spring action and soft impact closure with firm pressure to the adjacent seal. The hinges have 8mm of horizontal adjustment.

The Axis are optional hinge cover plates, only available for use with TSL hinges. The Axis are a range of glass-to-glass or glass-to-profile hinge cover plates which beautifully complement The Shower Lab’s design-led shower spaces.

The Axis are highly specified and are constructed of solid brass and beautifully conceal the workings of the hinge. The Axis can be fully customised to match handles and profiles.

The Axis wrap-around solid brass cover plates are available in three styles; 3D, Knurled or Fluted, with eight finishes.

Leading mirrors, storage and accessories specialist Origins Living invites you to master the art of the shelfie with their new Docklands Shelf. Designed with an original mirrored back, which will instantly reflect the light, this can help you create a glamorous display in a bathroom (or any other room in the home). 

Co-founder Sofia Charalambous explains: “Our new Docklands Shelf has been designed with attractive aesthetics,  from the mirrored back to the sleek matt Black frame, to complement every home. In the bathroom, our open shelving will enable you to create your own personalised shelfie by storing and ordering your prized possessions to create a sanctuary of calm. Simply pick your favourite personal possessions in a variety of heights, sizes and textures then get creative and style your individual space. “

The new Docklands Shelf has been designed in stainless steel for durability with a contemporary matt Black frame and concealed fixings, for industrial styling and a modern minimalist look. This piece measures 400mmW x 120mmH x 135mmD, costs £130 and it comes with a ten-year guarantee as standard.

Mirrors, storage and accessories specialist Origins Living has added a new finish – Brushed Brass – to its comprehensive Tecno Project collection designed by Sonia. Designers can select from a choice of 12 individual pieces.

Co-founder Sofia Charalambous explains: “Our Tecno Project collection already features a superb selection of highly functional pieces to help create a bathroom retreat.  Created by Spanish manufacturer Sonia which is renowned for using only premium quality materials, such as solid brass,  which is showcased throughout this collection,  they have introduced a contemporary brushed metallic finish to add a different aesthetic.”

Highlights include three toilet roll holders, each in an individual design, to suit personal needs, a stylish soap dispenser or dish and functional WC brush sets. the range also includes three towel rails, two in a linear design and one which features a ring and a versatile tumbler holder for a neat display or storage solution. All accessories come with concealed fixings for a sleek design detail.

For more information on our new Brushed Brass Tecno Project collection, please contact co-director Sofia Charalambous at sofia@originsliving.uk


Award-winning bathroom supplier HiB has released two new ranges to enhance its illuminated mirror offering.

Both designed in their own distinct style, with a range of practical features, the Arcane and Cassini mirrors are perfect for use above a bathroom vanity unit and across other areas of the home.

Cassini’s clean and modern design concept makes it a versatile mirror suitable for a variety of spaces. With no straight edges, a deep band of illumination around the mirror and a chamfered diffuser to create a gentle glow, the Cassini Curve and Round both offer soft styling that focuses on maximising illumination.

The Cassini mirrors are operated using a touchless sensor and feature integrated colour temperature-changing technology and a heated pad to reduce condensation on the mirror’s surface, greatly enhancing the user experience after a bath or shower.

The Arcane range also includes a heated pad and touchless operation to operate the mirror’s color temperature changing-enabled illumination. Available in two finishes, black and brushed brass, with Curve, Round and Pill shapes in a variety of sizes, there is plenty of choice to suit every style of bathroom and requirements.

Ash Chilver, HiB sales director, said: “Round and curved mirrors have a strong popularity among bathroom designers and these new ranges offer a plethora of options that maximise style, while also offering the features we know our customers love.

“Each mirror has been designed to be hung portrait or landscape, opening up wider options for installation within a bathroom design. It’s fantastic to see Arcane and Cassini launched as our latest products to the market and I am looking forward to watching them flourish.”

Also new for 2023 is the 100cm Bellus mirror, an expansion to the existing Bellus range in a larger dimension, perfect for offering extra drama and opulence to the space.

To see the latest products, visit hib.co.uk  

 Notes to editors:

About HiB

HiB is a major supplier to UK and Irish Bathroom Retailers and is a market leader in innovative bathroom products such as mirrors, cabinets, lighting and furniture. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, the company is renowned for providing innovative, creative solutions which make bathrooms beautiful and substantially improves the lives of retailers, partners and the wider community.

Since HiB was established in the 1990s, the company has grown significantly. From humble roots as a fledgling business founded by Chairman Warren Ginsberg, to a 100 plus-strong operation with centres both in New Southgate, North London and a 85,000 Sq.ft national distribution site near Tamworth in the Midlands, the company has been responsible for many bathroom industry ‘firsts’.

Revamping the bathroom or guest toilet doesn’t have to be difficult or too costly: matching bathroom accessories – from toilet-paper holders and toilet brush sets through to towel holders and hooks and soap dishes – can create an elegant, upscale look in the bathroom, whilst enabling you to display your personal furnishing style. Available in a uniform design, they offer the perfect solution for any furnishing style.

Timeless, modern and varied
Duravit’s “Karree”, “D-Code”, and “Starck T” accessories collections with their classic Chrome finish offer harmony and structure, with a timeless design for any taste and budget, the perfect bathroom accessory.

Matt Black is totally on trend and can create fashionable highlights in the bathroom. Whether a stylish wood optic or calming natural tones – accessories in Matt Black create a sophisticated, and timeless impression. Duravit satisfies all wishes in this category with its “Starck T” series, Design by Philippe Starck.

To stick or to drill?
It is not always possible to use a drill to fit bathroom accessories, Duravit offers the “Starck T” series as a self-adhesive variant and is especially appropriate for rental properties.

The size and price of the self-adhesive accessories from “Starck T” are also ideally suited as a unique
gift idea, e.g. as a house-warming present.