Bathroom Furniture


Four brand new additions to Utopia’s colour palette for this Autumn reflect the ongoing dominant trends for colour and texture in the bathroom.

Joining Utopia’s already extensive collection of door colours available across the Original Fitted, Symmetry, YOU, and Geo ranges are Bay Green, Carbon Black, Dorchester Oak and Richmond Walnut.

Bay Green (above & below) is a rich, sophisticated colour intensified by its silky matt finish, particularly stunning when teamed with woodgrains and brass accessories. At the same time, the dramatic Carbon Black (pictured at the very bottom) is a deep version of charcoal, a statement finish perfectly pitched to complement and accent other decors in the range.

Additionally, in response to tremendous demand for realistic, natural woodgrains, joining the collection is Dorchester Oak (pictured below), a timeless classic with a golden tone and a light grain texture. The addition of a new carcass and 22mm laminate worktop in the same finish allows the consumer the freedom to create a completely harmonious look or to mix and match.

Richmond Walnut (below) offers a bolder, darker option with a striking vertical grain detail, equally at home in a vintage or contemporary setting.

Helen Clark, head of marketing at Utopia, comments, “Anticipating trends in terms of colour and finish is a key part of our product development programme. Our carefully curated collection of colours and finishes is continually evolving so that we can offer our customers a vast portfolio of colours and finishes to choose from plus the option to combine them for a truly personal design scheme.”  

To help consumers design their dream bathroom, Utopia offers a free sample service for all finishes and tiles. This, combined with Visualise, Utopia’s online planning tool, allows the consumer to explore all eleven furniture collections, experimenting with colours and combinations in the comfort of their own home until they create their ideal bathroom.    

Pictured above – Carbon Black

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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.

Bathroom Review HiB latest launch

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

Us Brits are often tasked with planning compact bathrooms, with the average UK bathroom measuring a modest 2M x 2M1. Fortunately, many innovations and designs allow homeowners to create an inviting yet functional space. Opting for wall-hung fittings within a compact space is an ideal solution to provide additional space while limiting clutter, helping to create a streamlined finish, and these fittings are continuing to grow in popularity as we get more familiar with their benefits.

Today, bathroom experts GROHE, provide a complete buyer’s guide and share all there is to know on wall-hung fittings, including how these design choices can elevate even the smallest of bathroom spaces with reduced outward projections and elevated placement.

Simple Installation

While its recommended wall-hung fittings are installed by professional installers, the fittings are often
not as invasive and complicated to install as often believed, especially when it comes to full bathroom
renovations. Many of GROHE’s models can be installed in front of a solid wall or within a stud wall in
next-to-no-time thanks to the GROHE QuickFix system with ToolFree feature, which requires no tools
to connect hose, inspection shaft, or water supply.

Functionality & Durability

Wall-mounted fittings offer the same functionality and durability as standard fittings and can even provide
improved function in some cases. The ‘built to last’ fittings firmly mounted to the wall allow room for improved cleanliness and hygiene. As the fittings are elevated from the floor space, with just the toilet or basin bowl visible and no exposed pipework or cistern, there’s less surface area and corners for dirt and grime to build up in, making easy cleaning.

A common misconception with wall-mounted toilets and sinks is that they do not offer adequate support, however a correctly installed flush-frame and basin can more than comfortably support the weight of almost any adult without any concerns. GROHE’s wall-mounted fittings carry the German TUV certification for load capacity with the toilets approved for weights up to 400KG and basins approved for up to 150KG.

Future-proof fittings

With modern flushing systems models such as the GROHE Rapid SLX, homeowners can have peace
of mind if future renovations are needed. While the Rapid SLX can work well with the regular WC
pans, it is exciting to note that it has been designed specially to cater to future-planning and features a
built-in electric socket and water connection ready for shower toilet installations, limiting the need for
invasion renovation work. The system is also equipped with various technologies, including GROHE
3 Whisper which prevents sound travelling through walls making it an ideal choice for households where
someone may be waking up numerous times throughout the night.

Wall-hung fittings can also provide enhanced accessibility to users, thanks to the fitting’s height being
adjustable and not limited to the fitting’s pedestal stands. GROHE’s concealed flush-frames have
adjustable feet, setting the height at the desired level and providing additional comfort.

Arranged like a Japanese lunchbox: the new Bento Starck Box bathroom series from Duravit and designer Philippe Starck represents the latest Duravit Artisan Lines addition. Inspiration is drawn from a traditional Japanese bento box – which is subdivided into several internal compartments by separators.

The new series includes a washbasin, toilet sets, plus bathtub, featuring a clear-cut design that is perfectly matched to different variants and dimensions of the bathroom furniture. The spacious Bento Starck Box washbasins offer practical and convenient storage areas. All personal care products and accessories can be placed within easy reach.


The Bento Starck Box single washbasins are made from DuraCeram®, and the double washbasins from DuroCast UltraResist. Enabling Duravit to demonstrate how a range of different materials can be used to produce unconventional designs.

Alongside the 650 mm-wide washbasins, the Bento Starck Box collection comprises above-counter basins
in a range of sizes, all available in White and White Satin Matt: round variants with a diameter of 460 mm, and rectangular versions with a width of 550 mm as individual basins or, for two faucets, in widths of 1140 mm and 1340 mm – made from DuroCast UltraResist. The faucet is mounted inside the inner basin on all models.

Bathroom Review Duravit Bento Box Series


The freestanding acrylic infinity bathtub, sized 1800 x 900 mm, is ideal for a spa-like experience in your home bathroom. A tapered water channel prevents a build-up of water and can be used as a storage area for accessories.

Bathroom Review Duravit Bento Box Series


Bento Starck Box toilet sets harmonize with the design of the ceramic and bathtubs, including a compact model with a projection of just 480 mm and the HygieneFlush version with a projection of 570 mm. The range includes a floor-standing, close-coupled toilet and matching bidets. The integrated push buttons on the seat with the gentle, silent lowering mechanism means it can be easily removed and cleaned.

“The Bento Starck Box collection is the start of an elegant serenity,” said Starck, describing the washbasins and bathtubs. “With intelligently divided wet and dry areas, the clean, clearly structured washing areas and bathtubs enable countless options for personal design.”

Bathroom Review Duravit Bento Box Series

Utopia has refreshed and extended Qube, its popular wall-mounted and freestanding bathroom furniture, introducing a second design style across the range.

Four new doors colours, complementary accent handles and trims, supporting ancillary items, and a new fast delivery option to the retailer are offered.

Qube is now available in a choice of Qube Glide, the original handleless door style, and the new Qube Edge, a stunning alternative style with the option for a top-mounted handle.

The four brand-new door colours include deep Indigo Blue and verdant Wild Green, reflecting current trends for bold colours. The line-up also sees two new sophisticated matt finishes – Matt White and Matt Grey. The four new colours join White Gloss and two existing textured finishes, Anthracite Strata and Sorrento Walnut. As usual with Utopia, samples of all finishes are available free of charge.

Utopia Qube edge wild green

Qube now includes a new ceramic cloakroom basin option and a new tall toilet unit, new mirror options, plus a host of new push button and flush plate options available in Chrome, Matt Black and Brushed Brass with new coordinating basin overflow rings.

Also extended is the choice of worktops to complement Qube furniture. The existing 22mm laminate range has been extended further with three new options, Matt Grey, Cararra Marble and Marquina, and a brand new 12mm compact laminate range of exceptionally realistic natural stone effects have been added. The 12mm compact laminate has a solid colour core with an embossed surface to replicate stone and is offered in White Slate, Grey Concrete and Graphite Slate.

Helen Clark, head of marketing at Utopia Bathrooms, comments, “Our new Qube Collection is all about choice, giving customers the opportunity to build a completely unique combination from the multitude of beautiful co-ordinating elements now available with on-trend finishes and, most importantly, on a quick delivery turnaround, something the market is asking for. Qube has always been extremely successful and we are confident our retail partners will love this extended and enhanced offering.”

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Duravit has launched a timeless bathroom furniture range – Vitrium, by Christian Werner. The space-saving range includes washbasins and furniture, manufactured with the newly developed DuroCast UltraResist material.

Vitrium was presented at ISH 2023 as a series from the Duravit Artisan Lines and represents the first washbasin project for designer Christian Werner. To date, the designer has worked with Duravit on bathroom solutions for many years and has completed six furniture projects.

Two different, delicate washbasins are available: a round above-counter basin and a rectangular, seamlessly integrated c-bonded version with a refined outer edge.

The console vanity unit has a fine metal frame and a choice of fronts made from backlit glass, wood, or various décor finishes. The metal frame is available in White or Anthracite.

“The starting point for this design concept was a rigorous interrogation of the habits we take for granted. With Vitrium I sought to redefine the design of the bathroom and the associated routines. As well as the kitchen and living room, for me the bathroom, too, is a place of comfort and refuge,” said Christian Werner.

Space-saving design

The reduced furniture depth with the projecting above-counter basin makes the design ideal for compact

“The basic design idea for the framed fronts and transparency of the furniture has been realised exactly as I imagined. Timelessly modern and unadorned – that’s the look I wanted for my Vitrium concept,” said Christian Werner.

PEFC*-certified wood

The bathroom furniture made from PEFC*-certified wood is enhanced by rectangular and round mirrors and comes with a mirrored cabinet for built-in versions. All feature integrated LED illumination.

“Vitrium epitomizes the rituals that take place in the bathroom and sets the ambitious framework for sophisticated and contemporary bathroom cultures,” said the designer, describing his idea.

Bathroom Review Vitrium by Christian Werner


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’.

Bathrooms to Love by PJH has welcomed a bold new matt graphite grey option to its premium fitted bathroom furniture range, Texture, that features a beautiful soft fluted finish to its drawer and door fronts.

Offering high specification storage incorporating luxurious soft-close hinges and drawer boxes, contrasting oak-effect interiors, durable 18mm doors and panels, and plenty of interior drawers and shelves to help organise space, the new Matt Graphite Grey Texture fitted furniture range sits at the top end of the Bathrooms to Love furniture portfolio.


An elegant soft fluted, tactile design creates an aesthetically pleasing play with the light and the range is a perfect choice for adding individuality to bathroom schemes. What’s more, with three handle choices in Matt Black, Brushed Brass or Chrome, designers can coordinate with other products in the scheme, like, as pictured, with Matt Black brassware, shower, enclosure, mirror and lighting.

Responding to the growing trend for adding new textures and finishes to the bathroom, this super-matt Graphite Grey fluted furniture style is a good choice for showroom displays with its beautiful bold looks, flawless fitted design and inviting tactile finish. It is available in a number of unit options, including Basin, WC, Tall, Drawer, Base, Wall and Mirrored cabinets.

It also teams up perfectly with the choice of complementary basins, WC’s, worktops, and colour matching plinths and panels, all available from Bathrooms to Love.

Available from stock on a Next Day Delivery service from PJH’s Partners Portal™ platform, the Graphite Grey Texture range comes fully assembled with a five-year guarantee. Contact PJH to find out more about display deals, point-of-sale material and all marketing collateral.   

Further information:

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

The future for bathroom design is curved, colourful, textured and sustainable, according to Richard Shore, head of product design at Utopia.

Presenting his predictions for 2023, he sees five distinct themes dominating the home interest sector for the coming year ahead.

            1. The rise of a warming colour palette where inviting, rich colours such as terracotta red will abound.

            2. An increase in interesting textures, particularly ridged surfaces, overlaying linear patterns and organic materials or prints.

            3. In terms of design, soft, tactile curves encouraging interaction will offer an alternative to the sharp lines and angles of minimalism.

            4. The boutique hotel look continues to influence design with a whole new generation of ‘spathrooms’ encapsulating wellness, luxury and experience.

            5. Expected sustainability!

Helen Clark, Utopia’s head of marketing comments “As ever, Richard’s predictions continue to shape and drive our new product development plans for 2023 and beyond. The recent introductions of new doorstyles and finishes are just the start of a host of new product launches scheduled for 2023 in response to incoming trends and customer feedback.”

Expanding the almost limitless versatility of Benita, the fully fitted furniture range from PJH’s Bathrooms to Love Collection, two new in-demand super matt colours – a Matt Latte and a Matt Sage Green – have been added to the popular collection.

The luxurious Matt Latte and Matt Sage Green options open up new design possibilities for the Benita Fitted Furniture range with the new colours, stunningly accentuated by the collection’s woodgrain textured finish, meeting the consumer call for on-trend luxurious wall-to-wall styling – and of course flexible storage space.

Benita’s popularity has flourished due to the range’s enduring shaker style simplicity, which together with its practical storage possibilities, allows a continuous flush run of furniture units to be created for bespoke bathroom solutions.

Joining three other colourways in the Benita range (Indigo Ash, Grey Ash and Satin White Ash), the addition of the new super matt shades provides Bathrooms to Love retailers with more beautiful choices for the consumer to help create personalised bathroom spaces. Bathrooms to Love also offers a comprehensive choice of complementing ceramics and worktops to coordinate with the Benita range.

In addition, with a choice of chrome, brushed brass and matt black door handles and knobs available too, further options remain to customise the look yet further.

Benita is a high specification furniture collection supplied fully assembled with colour-coordinated cabinets, soft close doors and drawers. It is available in a range of unit types and sizes, including Tall, Drawer, Base, Wall and Mirrored units, as well as matching plinths, end panels and WC seats. Quality is assured with a five-year guarantee.

Ready to order now from PJH’s online Partners Portal™ platform, new Matt Latte and Matt Sage Green finishes, together with the existing Indigo Ash, Grey Ash and Satin White Ash finishes, are available from stock and via PJH’s Next Day Delivery service if required. Contact PJH to find out more about display deals, new point-of-sale material and all marketing collateral.   

Further information:

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