Bette glazed titanium-steel baths, shower trays and washbasins combine high-end design with robust eco-credentials.
Glazed titanium-steel is one of the most luxurious materials, but it can also be one of the most sustainable, especially as it is extremely long-lasting, made from natural materials and 100% recyclable.
Bette also strives to improve its sustainability every year through a host of initiatives that cover everything from the energy it uses, to the packaging that protects its products.
Bette currently produces two-thirds of its own energy requirements through investment in solar technology at its factory in Germany, and its aim, over the coming years, is to produce all of its own energy through investment in renewable energy technologies.
Bette also has a policy of buying its materials as locally as it can, with 99% being bought from Europe. This not only helps with its carbon footprint, but also with continuity of supply.
This year Bette will be launching its first annual sustainability report. It will include detailed facts and figures on Bette’s sustainability performance and will be updated every year to give its customers an accurate picture of its sustainability credentials.
For more information see www.my-bette.com/en or telephone 0844 800 0547.
Vitra’s Plural range has been extended to include a distinctive collection of mid-century inspired furniture, designer basins, and complementing WC.
In addition to White, Matt White, Matt Taupe, Matt Mink, and Matt Black, the monoblock basins, vanity basins, and bowls are now available in Matt Clay Beige, Matt Moss Green and Matt Terra Rossa.
Turning bathrooms into a social hub is the design philosophy behind Plural. Conceived by Milan-based American designer Terri Pecora, in collaboration with Design Studio VitrA, VitrA’s Plural collection is inspired by the heritage of communal bathing spaces and rituals. Plural introduces the bathroom as a space for shared intimacy where people meet and reconnect with themselves, close friends and family.
Plural’s design highlights include three innovative and technologically advanced waste solutions that conceal the untidy look of pipes, enabling washbasins to be fitted in any part of the room. Plural washbasins can be positioned away from the wall, even in the centre of the room, allowing for complete design freedom. The wall-hung vertical mirror swings from side to side, allowing different people to use it. The striking Plural basins and vanity basins can be used without Plural furniture to create standout pieces.
Margaret Talbot, UK and European regional marketing manager for VitrA, explains, “Plural offers something unique in the market, in that it encourages people to see the bathroom as a social space. The new colours and finishes complement the furniture in the range beautifully. The updated Plural offer unlocks some fabulous design possibilities.”
Kaldewei has expanded its washbasins range with a new third product group for the Cayono series and new additions to its Ming and Miena collections.
Kaldewei’s third product group for the popular Cayono series joins its bathtubs and shower surfaces. Whether as a trendsetting washbowl, classic countertop or under-counter solution – the three versions maintain the clear consistent lines of Kaldewei’s design elements to its washbasins. The Cayono washbasins have a generous interior depth and combine pure aesthetics with intelligent functionality. An overflow placed to the back of the washbasin ensures a consistently harmonious look and the generously proportioned interior of the basin makes cleaning particularly easy.
The washbasins are made of sustainable steel enamel and can be used in a number of ways – from guest bathroom, private spa, it for the office and hotel sector. When combined with the bathtubs and shower surfaces of the Cayono series, a perfect match is created with a uniform design language. Creating unique moments of well-being at a particularly attractive price point.
Further product highlights are the Asian-inspired Ming washbowls, now available in four different colours: lava black matt, polished black, alpine white and alpine white matt. The legendary musician and excellent photographer Bryan Adams photographed as part of the 2021 campaign “Natural Union”. Continuing to raise awareness of the need to maintain good hygiene in turbulent times.
Miena is now available with a new palette of strong blue and purple tones, the sheen and glow of the steel enamel makes the coloured washbowls similar to a bold piece of jewellery, but by contrast, they are easy to clean and durable.
Available in a “Soft Touch” Mint, “Sweet Love” Pink, “Deep Dream” Petrol, “Navyblue” matt and in the new colours of the Coordinated Colours Collection.
White Tulip is the first complete bathroom range created entirely by Philippe Starck for Duravit. The range includes free-standing ceramic washbasins, round above-counter basins, matching free-standing and wall-mounted toilets and bidets, bathroom furniture, matching mirrors, taps and bathtubs.
The elegant shapes of the components within the series echoes the organic silhouette of a tulip in bloom; exuding an almost sculptural feel.
The monolithic design of the free-standing ceramic washbasin is particularly eye-catching. The washbasin can be attached to the wall or the floor as required.
Designed in the same style, the round above-counter basin has an aesthetically pleasing delicately outward sloping edge. The right-angled washbasin, when viewed from above, also reflects this form. Also available as a furniture washbasin and as a hand rinse basin, both come in two sizes and complete the range.
Bidets & Toilets
Matching free-standing and wall-mounted toilets and bidets complement the impressive ceramic elements. The White Tulip style is also found on the matching urinal. The toilets are equipped with the new HygieneFlush technology.
All new HygieneFlush toilets come with the tried and tested HygieneGlaze ceramic glaze as standard to guarantee even greater hygiene. Fired into the interior of the toilet, HygieneGlaze ensures that approx. 90% of bacteria (for example e. coli) are eradicated after six hours, and approx. 99.9% after 24 hours. The outstanding quality of White Tulip is also reflected in its new lifetime guarantee, which Duravit offers on the ceramic elements in the range for selected countries.
The corresponding furniture is as extraordinary as the entire range. The miter-cut, extremely finely crafted edges are testament to the precise composition of the White Tulip furniture, which comes in widths of between 350 and 1300 mm.
Matching mirrors from the White Tulip series are available in versions controlled by sensors or an app. Creating a special visual effect, the mirrored glass has been brought forward which makes the mirror’s surface appear almost transparent around the illuminated area.
The free-standing bathtub with its seamless acrylic paneling mirrors the form of the ceramics. The oval version is available in two sizes: 1800×800 mm, with 1600×900 mm for smaller rooms. The round bathtub with a diameter of 140 cm, offers a spacious interior.
White Tulip also includes the first range of taps developed by Philippe Starck for Duravit. The consistent design element is the tulip-shaped handle that echoes the shape of the washbasins and bathtubs and is particularly easy and pleasant to operate thanks to the polished surface, whilst the 160 finely engraved vertical stripes produce a truly sophisticated effect. Washbasin mixers are available in various “comfort” heights S, M, and XL. The range also includes bidet, shower and bath faucets.
The unusual design of the White Tulip series will add a stylish touch to any setting. Well-engineered technologies such as HygieneFlush and HygieneGlaze, tip-on technology and self-close action as well as mirror heating and app-controlled, customizable lighting complete the feel-good factor.
Kaldewei has completed its Cayono range with a new trendsetting washbowl, countertop and under-counter option. Delivering a complete solution for the private sector, the range is also suitable for offices, commercial residential construction and hospitality; the under-counter washbasin with a mirrored overflow is ideal for use in hotel bathrooms.
This latest addition means Kaldewei now offer a perfectly coordinated bathtub, shower surface and washbasin option, creating harmony and visual calm that reflects the current demand for serenity.
Combining quality, price and aesthetics Cayono delivers a complete economical design solution. Furthermore, It has been developed to suit the layout and design of the modern bathroom since the soft contours combine minimalist aesthetics with intelligent functionality.
The generous interior washbasin depth creates a comfortable and spacious experience for every user and is the perfect match for the comfortable Cayono Duo bathtub (with central waste) and the floor-level Cayonoplan shower surface,
Everything is made from sustainable Kaldewei steel enamel, particularly easy to care for and 100 percent recyclable.
Bringing spa-inspired luxury to the domestic bathroom, RAK-Des from RAK Ceramics is a collection that ensures this most private of spaces is as comfortable and relaxing as any of our living spaces, while never compensating on practicality.
With clean, minimal lines for a sleek and streamlined finish that emulates the hotel feel, one of the many highlights of RAK-Des is the versatile range of bowls and freestanding washbasins, ensuring a solution for every bathroom. Freestanding, wall-hung and countertop basins all feature beautifully ergonomic shapes crafted from quality ceramic.
The washbasins can be combined with RAK-Joy vanities and RAK-Precious countertops for perfect harmony in the bathroom. RAK-Precious provides a luxurious alternative to the functional ceramic white, with surfaces that emulate the natural properties of materials such as stone, marble and cement, bringing the trend for industrial styling into the bathroom in a functional way.
With hidden fixations, the RAK-Des WC can be wall-hung or installed back-to-wall and features the latest in flushing technology for the ultimate in bathroom hygiene. RAK Ceramics WCs set new standards of
All in all, RAK-Des provides a complete sanitaryware solution for the modern bathroom that successfully combines form with function and gives designers creative freedom in this more personal of spaces.
D-Neo from Duravit is a completely customisable range of washbasins, furniture, WC’s, baths and basins and comes with a lifetime guarantee on the ceramic elements in the range for selected countries.* The sophisticated entry-level range, by Belgian designer Bertrand Lejoly, has been created to outlast short-lived trends.
Versatile D-Neo is component-based and includes a wide range of washbasins: from furniture and built-in variants to hand rinse basins and above-counter basins. The washbasins feature an all-round rim and the matching vanity units are eye-catching and practical with added storage space. The above-counter basins are available in oval or round variants.
All the toilets come with the Duravit Rimless® technology and can be ordered with the antibacterial HygieneGlaze ceramic glaze, achieving perfect flushing results with just 4.5 litres of water. The D-Neo series also offers a matching bidet.
A further highlight in this price segment is the free-standing DuraSolid® bathtub with its velvety look and feel and a style reminiscent of the oval above-counter basins. At just 1600 mm in length, it also perfectly showcases smaller bathrooms.
Built-in bathtubs made from sanitary acrylic with one sloping backrest are available in five sizes ranging from 1500 x 750 to 1800 x 800 mm. The 1800 x 800 mm version can also be ordered with two backrests.
The built-in bathtubs also come in a whirl version for that extra-special feel-good factor. Six flat water-air nozzles arranged in the side walls create a beneficial massage effect.
Available in widths of 410 to 1400 mm and numerous design options, the D-Neo furniture perfectly complements any bathroom. Three new wood-look décors complete the selection of D-Neo furniture finishes bringing the total to 13. A harmonious overall picture is produced when combined with the ergonomic handle in a diamond-black finish; this mirrors the curve of the console panels and washbasins. The indirect light provided by the matching circular mirrors from the Light + Mirror range creates a pleasant ambience. The mirrors and mirror cabinets are available as a rectangular option with LED edging lighting at the top, guaranteeing ideal illumination of the washing area.
Washbasin mixers with the FreshStart feature are also available for the first time: cold water flows in the central position. Hot water is only added when the user deliberately moves the handle to the left, limiting the energy-intensive production of hot water to situations where it is actually needed.
Thanks to the selection of D-Neo ceramic elements, the high-quality furniture, wide range of bathtub options, and matching faucet range, it’s possible to customize any bathroom in top quality and for an attractive price.
*Lifetime garantee us for the ceramics only – not the complete range.
As consumers continue to focus on adjusting home environments to cater for changing needs, creating a luxurious bathroom sanctuary not only helps when more family members are in the home, it also delivers a private space to relax or rejuvenate as we manage the day-to-day pressures of the ‘new normal’.
Ben Bryden, Sales and Marketing Director for RAK Ceramics UK, agrees: “As the effects and aftermath of the pandemic continue to be felt in the months ahead, home comforts will be important to consumers for the foreseeable and an investment in making areas such as the bathroom will be noticeable. In the bathroom, luxury, sanctuary and escapism are paramount for 2021.”
Small bathroom spaces
RAK Ceramics offers its own solution when it comes to solving the problem of creating luxury results in compact spaces; RAK-Petit is designed specifically with small bathrooms in mind. The collection includes deep-based washbasins that can be installed alone or combined with RAK-Joy vanity units in domestic bathrooms, as well as freestanding washbasins that are statement pieces in their own right.
If you have the luxury of designing for larger bathroom spaces, freestanding baths deliver the ultimate in opulence and style.
Roca’s two new baths Ariane & Raina have been created using Roca’s Stonex® material, it not only looks sophisticated, but it is also warm to touch and has an indulgently smooth texture. David Bromell, Head of Marketing for Roca UK comments: “The bathing experience is so personal and remains the focal point in achieving a sanctuary-like space where you can unwind and renew. By expanding our collection of bath options, we are enabling this individual approach, both to wellness and the overall bathroom design.”
Acquabella has also added freestanding baths and basins to its portfolio with the introduction of Acquawhite. Best-known for its award-winning trays, the Spanish manufacturer’s new Acquawhite collection has been created using its environmentally friendly Dolotek material which is UV resistant, anti-bacterial, silky to touch and easy to clean.
Selecting the right material is also a key factor when individualising bathrooms and washrooms, acrylic is warm to touch and retains heat, whereas composite materials such as Marbond by Laufen are hygienic, easy to clean, antibacterial and slip-resistant.
Laufen has added six brand new bath design lines to its existing wellness collection, offering a luxurious bathing experience across fifty two individually designed bathtubs. The company offers three different materials for its baths, each of which has distinctive characteristics that define its shape, design, function and finish. Click the link to find out more.
Designing in colour
Adding colour to your bathroom design is also simply executed if you have a freestanding bath. Kaldewei’s Classic Duo Oval (pictured top) is now available in individually designed optics. The strong enamel colours are ideal for harmonising with the rest of the bathroom, or for implementing a contrast.
Adam Teal, Head of Sales for Kaldewei UK explains: “Freestanding bathtubs are increasing in popularity and are on track to be a key trend for 2021. Alongside their ecological stance, Kaldewei offers creative, on-trend designs; such as the new bio-colour designed free-standing bathtubs available in three of their freestanding bathtub models: Centro Duo Oval, Conoduo and Ellipso Duo Oval, available in alpine white, alpine white matt, black gloss and lava black matt – these offer a wide range of eye-catching combinations for the modern bathroom.”
For a coordinated design, Kaldewei’s popular Cayono product family completes the series with the introduction of high-quality washbasins – whether as a trendsetting washbowl, countertop or under-counter solution.
Kaldewei has launched a new addition to its popular Cayono range of bathtubs and showers surfaces at ISH.
Kaldewei has completed its Cayona series with high-quality washbasins – whether as a trendsetting washbowl, countertop or undercounter solution. The perfectly coordinated design of the bathtub, shower surface and washbasin brings effective harmony to the bathroom in a charming way. The resulting visual calm also underlines the great demand for serenity and relaxation.
Everything made from sustainable Kaldewei steel enamel, particularly easy to care for and 100 percent recyclable.
Duravit has introduced two new additions to its Cape Cod series designed by Philippe Starck.A smaller version of the striking freestanding bath tub is complemented by a new ceramic furniture washbasin.
In white high gloss, the 70cm-wide white ceramic furniture washbasin introduces a brand-new look to the bathroom. The floor-standing chrome frame and integrated shelf are both practical and easy to clean.The shelf areas adjoin the circular basin on the left and right. Minimalistic mirrors with all-round LED lighting add the perfect finishing touch to the washing area.
Another new element is a smaller version of the striking, freestanding bathtub in space-saving dimensions of 165 x 78cm. Like the larger variants, it is also made from the tried-and-tested, high-quality DuraSolid® material, is pleasantly warm to the touch, and has a sophisticated matt appearance. A smoothly shaped headrest set into the backrest guarantees relaxed comfort when reclining and bathing.
The series can be combined with Starck T accessories and selected toilets and bidets from the Starck 1, Starck 2, and ME by Starck ranges for a thoroughly stylish and harmonious look. The SensoWash® Starck f shower toilet offers maximum hygiene and comfort. This symbiosis of toilet and bidet provides gentle, natural cleansing with water.
The elegant bathroom opens up a whole host of design options, especially for smaller bathrooms. With its innovative design for the washing area, Starck creates elegance and a generous sense of space.
The hallmark of the Cape Cod bathroom program is the perfect fusion of material and form to satisfy even the highest aesthetic standards. The untamed nature of New England’s Cape Cod region inspired Philippe Starck creates a bathroom range composed of elements that rejuvenate body and soul.