The new magnetic shower holder from HEWI is designed to improve showering comfort thanks to its user-friendly, safe and easy-to-cleanfeatures.
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 Wet hands also no longer hinder use as the traditional clamping mechanism has been replaced by the novel magnetic principle, thus eliminating the need to exert pressure when adjusting the shower holder.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 brasswarehave 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Leading supplier HiB has unveiled the new ‘Sound cabinet’, which brings the latest music technology to the bathroom.
Using integrated speakers and Bluetooth connectivity, users can enjoy their best-loved music, podcasts and audiobooks with ease. Boasting fantastic sound quality and simple operation, the ‘Sound cabinet’ enhances bathroom entertainment effortlessly.
Charging devices is also easy, thanks to integrated USB and 2 pin charging sockets, located inside Sound’s soft-close mirrored doors, which offer stunning LED illumination and include heated pads to reduce condensation on the mirrored surface.
Ash Chilver, Sales Director at HiB said: “Sound offers the perfect blend of clean, elegant design and technology that customers are looking for. Being able to listen to music in excellent quality whilst the bathroom is a real advantage, there’s no need for wires or additional speakers.
“Sound also has a clean, minimalist design that really showcases LED illumination at its finest. The lighting is operated using a touch switch on the side of the cabinet and because of the mirrored surfaces, the cabinet will suit any bathroom aesthetic.”
To maximise storage, Sound features adjustable glass shelving, to accommodate most everyday essentials. The cabinet is available in three sizes 50cm, 60cm and 80cm with the larger options featuring a central divide to enhance useability even further.
Features by Diane Larner founder and editor of Bathroom Review & Kitchens Review. Diane Larner launched both titles over 12 years ago and has been writing about the bathroom and kitchen interior design industry ever since, publishing regular features across the two sectors.
In this feature, we consider some of the options available to architects and designers, from crafty solutions that hide the accessories we would rather not see, to designs that add finesse to future-proofing.
Planning accessories early on in the project is a safe way to ensure design clarity and continuity; however, this is not always foolproof, as change is inevitable in design evolution. Even the firmest of resolutions are subject to revision, which will impact each aspect, from surfaces to accessories. Selecting a range with a variety of finishes is one way to ensure leeway at any stage of the game.
Ash Chilver, sales director at HiB, agrees: “Perhaps the most notable development of bathroom accessories over the years is the rise in popularity of alternative finishes. Though still a staple choice, chrome is no longer the only option and many designers and consumers are opting for alternatives such as black and brushed metals to enhance their overall look. This trend is set to continue with further options currently being developed.”
Options such as HiB’s Atto range are available in chrome, black and brushed brass finishes, offering versatility applicable to various trends. Pieces in the range can be matched with brassware and mirrors with the same finish, creating a consistent style throughout the space.
Ritmonio’s ELEMENTA collection (pictured very top and above) has also been created to deliver a ‘made-to-measure’ approach for design flexibility. Available in 19 finishes and various materials, including stainless steel and acrylic stone, the clean design means individual elements can be combined to create unique compositions for countless types of accessories.
Selecting products that will outlive current trends is key to creating design with longevity. Accessories that stand the test of time may be considered in terms of shape and colour. One option is to build in geometric styling; this centuries-old style plays well with a wide range of surroundings delivering elegance and flair.
James Sketch, country manager of KEUCO UK agrees: “Now more than ever before project managers and specifiers are looking for elements that have a practical aspect, and a design style that will last, and ensures the bathroom maintains a contemporary look for many years to come.”
Scavolini’s Jemoetrica collection(pictured above) is a perfect example of this. Created in collaboration with world-renowned designer Luca Nichetto it is heavily influenced by three iconic 20th-century designs: Ellsworth Kelly’s Sculpture for a Large Wall, Gio Ponti’s multifunctional wall units and Donald Judd’s three-dimensional structures. The wall panel accommodates a series of holes onto which shelves, containers and small accessories can be attached and moved as required.
Another alternative is KEUCO’s REVA accessories series; the collection has been crafted as a clear geometric shape – ideal for various styles and living environments, regardless of fashion trends.
Attention to detail
However necessary (and beautifully designed) accessories are, they must work hard to look good. Creating clean lines and an uncluttered feel can be difficult once you add shelving and accompaniments.
One way to combat this is to build in recesses or to include accessories that hide away. A squeegee will always be a little awkward, yet, KEUCO’s shower shelf (pictured above) has a hidden extra that remedies the problem – a glass squeegee is invisibly integrated into the design, a detail that is both creative and practical.
Unidrain’s REFRAME collection is also packed full of cleverly engineered designs. It has been created with keen attention to detail to guarantee the ultimate user experience. For example, the newly launched soap dispenser has a robust construction with a non-slip base which keeps it upright and stable, but the most noble design feature is the angled nozzle. This has been crafted to dispense a specifically measured quantity of soap and due to the angle, the soap lands in your hand and not on the washbasin.
Bathroom accessories are, by default, hands-on, and we know haptics play a significant role in our sense of well-being. This makes shape and texture a key consideration when planning accessories and is especially pertinent to future-proofing or accessible design; for example, a supportive, comfortable grab rail will deliver a heightened sense of safety.
HiB’s multigenerational accessories are an excellent option for families with many age groups living under one roof. Careful planning early on in the project is key when building an accessible design; products such as foldable shower seats can be a stylish but practical solution that aids mobility and access without imposing on the available space.
Designing a bathroom with the finer details in mind has never been easier, thanks to HiB’s collection of stylish accessories.
The Atto range, which features a series of products including robe hooks, toilet roll holders and towel rings, is available in chrome, black and brushed brass finishes. The range of options allows designers to create a space with the complete look in mind, ensuring that accessories can be matched with finishes across the wider interior, including complementing mirrors, cabinets and furniture.
Among the key products in the range is the Toilet Roll Holder with shelf and anti-slip mat, which offers a stylish yet practical solution to device storage in the space.
Discussing the range, HiB aales director Ash Chilver said: “Atto is a particular favourite among our customers because it offers people the chance to match their accessories to their desired scheme. Alternative finishes to chrome are becoming more popular and to be able to offer a complete range of bathroom accessories in brushed brass, is fantastic.”