D-Neo Minimal is a new bathroom range by designer Bertrand Lejoly for Duravit. With a pared-down aesthetic designed to counter-balance the current fast pace of life, the range includes bathroom furniture, taps, a washbasin, bathtub and mirrors.
The clear, minimalist and geometric forms are complemented by muted brown and subdued beige colour tones. tones that work equally well In all bathroom schemes, from Scandinavian to urban.
Duravit considers the design elements to suit urban individualists whose lifestyles are defined by jettisoning anything superfluous. for this demographic, the bathroom is a haven of peace with clear forms and minimalistic design that make the daily rituals a regenerative experience.
Taps & washbasin
The D-Neo faucets feature a clear-cut design that holds its own in any room. they pare beautifully with the 800 mm asymmetric washbasin, a highlight of the D-Neo range. The vanity unit with open racks and a drawer provides plenty of storage space. With four glass shelves, the semi-tall cabinet also offers ample storage in a compact space.
The new Oak Black finish furniture is calming to the eye and designed to open up the room.
The 1600 x 750 mm free-standing D-Neo bath has the velvety look and feel of the DuraSolid® material, which was developed by Duravit, making the piece an eye-catching choice for bathrooms of any size.
Circular mirrors from the Universal Light & Mirror range provide indirect lighting to pleasantly illuminate the washing area.
Founded in 1817 in Hornberg in the Black Forest, Duravit AG is today a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. The company is active in more than 130 countries worldwide and stands for innovation in the fields of signature design, comfort-enhancing technology and premium quality. In cooperation with an international network of high-profile designers such as Philippe Starck, sieger design, Christian Werner, Cecilie Manz and young talents such as Bertrand Lejoly and Kurt Merki Jr., the company develops unique bathrooms that enhance quality of life for users on a sustained basis. Duravit’s product portfolio comprises sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture, bathtubs and shower trays, wellness systems, shower-toilets, tap fittings and accessories as well as installation systems.
PJH has announced that for the second time this year, it is unveiling a brand new collection of bathroom products to add to its Bathrooms to Love portfolio.
New and updated ranges feature in the furniture, ceramic, worktop, bath and accessory categories, and include new design-led collections as well as beautiful new colours and finishes, and product specification upgrades.
A refreshed new 332-page consumer brochure accompanies the launch (Bathrooms to Love – Issue 18), including aspirational new lifestyle photography and, as always, supported with a package of stockist sales assistance, such as new point-of-sale material, furniture colour swatch samples, display deals and competitive pricing. PJH’s e-commerce platform, the PJH Partners Portal™, now lists all new products, making online ordering even easier, especially with the use of convenient functions such as live stock information and order tracking.
The evolving Bathrooms to Love Collection welcomes a number of new furniture ranges, including the luxurious “Statement” modular furniture family available in a super matt finish including a stunning Antique Rose colourway, as well as the hi-spec “Gatsby” modular furniture range with integrated LED lighting and high quality Blum fittings.
The popular “Lucia” ‘transitional’ furniture range see’s a new wall-hung cabinet option added to its choices, and the fitted furniture range “Benita” welcomes some new unit options. More contemporary worktops have been added to the furniture category along with a stunning marble-effect vessel basin – a real centrepiece!
Meanwhile, the modern freestanding bath range now offers a number of designs available in a new matt grey finish, available from stock for immediate delivery without having to pre-order – so great news for stockists with no lengthy ‘painted-to-order’ lead times.
RAK Ceramics today unveiled its latest collections at Cersaie, an international ceramics exhibition that takes place annually in Bologna, Italy.For the bathroom, RAK will be highlighting RAK-Valet, a collection of sanitaryware solutions designed by Patrick Norguet.
Designer bathroom collections
RAK-Valet brings together the creative flair of its French designer and the manufacturing quality of RAK Ceramics.
The RAK-Valet collection, available in matt and glossy finishes, features thin-profiled washbasins, a generously sized, luxurious bathtub and sanitaryware with elongated lines.
The RAK-Valet collection is completed with details such as metal legs and towel rails or the functional and highly elegant little ceramic shelf, yet another design triumph by Norguet.
RAK-Valet also coordinates perfectly with the newly released RAK-Joy Uno cabinets and mirrors.
Natural marble tile collections
Through-body veining is a RAK Ceramics innovation that enables natural marble veins to pass through the entire thickness of an unglazed porcelain slab with breath-taking results.
Thanks to innovative printing technology, pattern repetition is kept to a minimum and the delicate lines throughout the slab surface appear random and natural. From floors to wall surfaces and kitchen worktops, the effect is particularly dramatic when the product is used over large areas, with RAK-Preziosi being just one example set to be shown at Cersaie.
RAK-Preziosi has a smooth to the touch finish and a distinctive patterning that make this porcelain surface a stand-out backdrop feature wherever it is used.
The epitome of luxury and sophistication, this maximus marble collection is also available in the trend-setting open book effect in a huge range of sizes, thicknesses and design solutions and can be chosen in several colours, including Green, Ocean, Pearl, Rio and Rock.
Abdallah Massaad, Group CEO, RAK Ceramics commented:
“We are proud to present our new collections at Cersaie 2021, especially at such an extraordinary time. Cersaie is an essential event on our marketing calendar and one of great strategic importance for RAK Ceramics. In recent months we have put all efforts into strengthening our positioning as a lifestyle solution provider by developing new collections for bathroom floors, surfaces, large-format tiles, sanitaryware and accessories, all of which are perfectly coordinated.”
In the wake of the pandemic, bathroom spaces have become a place to recalibrate. The 1918 influenza pandemic shaped the modern bathroom with a new focus on sanitation and, in the same way, the COVID-19 pandemic has not only freshened up our hygiene focus, it has renewed the zest for beautiful design as we prioritise space to relax and rejuvenate.With home entertaining also now back on the agenda, creating the wow factor is back in vogue.
Designing a statement bathroom can be achieved in a myriad of ways from introducing a bold colour scheme to utilising a standout statement piece such as a freestanding bath or totem basin. Whilst selecting one stand-out piece will anchor your own personal style, selecting products from a cohesive collection guarantees symmetry.
Round and about
Liquid from VitrA is a new comprehensive range designed in collaboration with Tom Dixon and is the first-ever bathroom range by the acclaimed British designer. Like much of Tom’s recent work, the new collection is aligned with his increasing use of round-edged aesthetics. The designs have been inspired by elements of pop art, such as Jeff Koons and his Balloon Dog and the work of Claes Oldenburg, as well as the sculptor Barbara Hepworth’s geometry of soft forms and use of rounded marble.
VitrA’s design director, Erdem Akan tells us “If you get the core pieces right, you can create combinations and potentials – creating more with less. The result is Liquid, a range that is wholly new and yet somehow familiar.”
Freestanding baths effortlessly deliver the wow factor bringing drama and elegance to bathrooms. Oval or circular baths promote a contemporary aesthetic and are spacious enough to cater for all family bathroom needs.
Studies on the psychology of shape tell us circular shapes are pleasing to the eye and promote a sense of well being. Sven Rensinghoff, head of marketing and product development at Bette agrees “Baths with contemporary curved shapes are becoming even more popular as they can be comfortable for both the eye and the body. Taking their inspiration from nature, they can help to create a welcoming bathroom design and can also be extremely comfortable to use.”
Bette baths are available in over 400 colours so adding a touch of individuality is simple to do from the outset. The BetteEve Oval is natural, comfortable and perfect for two to bathe together because the ellipse has two focal points. The BetteEve baths are a generous 180 x 100 cm, with symmetrical backrests on both sides and a central waste outlet.
When it comes to smaller spaces, Helen Clark, head of marketing at Utopia Bathrooms tells us “You don’t necessarily need a large bathroom to create a statement. People often associate impact with a very spacious bathroom where there is a clear focal point such as a freestanding bath or large walk-in shower but in reality it’s what you achieve with the space you have and the materials you use that can add stunning visual appeal. “
Utopia delivers a contemporary Geo arrangement that combines minimalist style and stunning finishes for a chic effect. This is also a look that can easily be scaled down to suit a smaller space with no loss of impact.
Paint it black
Design schemes that break the mould are also achieved with clever use of colour, this strategy is useful for modest bathrooms where monochromatic options help build impact and create the illusion of space.
Marianne Shillingford, creative director Akzonobel Dulux UK agrees “When it comes to creating instant impact in the bathroom you can’t beat a slug of gutsy colour. Fortune favours the brave in small spaces where we should be able to enjoy a full immersion sensory experience in everything from invigorating water on our skin to texture and colour.”
Black and white tones are also ideal for creating a rustic-inspired bathroom with retro accents. White bathroom walls are the starting point for this look, Absolute White from Dulux, delivers a crisp finish, and dark oak doors and cabinetry pair beautifully with Victorian-style silver taps and pipework.
Sustainability is the watchword for 2021 and is set to stay at the top of the agenda indefinitely. Combining luxurious statement design with sustainability appears to be an incongruous pairing, but it is key as we move into a new era of eco-responsibility.
Adam Teal, Kaldewei UK head of sales agrees “Sustainability has always been at the core of Kaldewei’s business and is a constant and consistent theme when designing and creating new products, our steel enamel solutions add a luxurious air creating a feeling of ‘luxstainabilty’ – luxury and sustainability – to any setting.”
The SUPERPLAN ZERO is the latest product from Kaldewei. This impressive enamelled shower surface is the perfect addition to a statement bathroom and has been created by the Berlin designer Werner Aisslinger. The style is reserved yet extremely comfortable underfoot.
Geberit has unveiled its biophilic en-suite design, created in collaboration with award-winning interiors blogger, writer, workshop presenter and social media influencer Lisa Dawson.
Featuring Geberit’s sleek and slim Renova Plan furniture in light hickory, the compact and versatile AquaClean Tuma shower toilet and luxury concrete and chrome flush plate, Lisa’s design incorporates a mix of natural, botanical and sustainable influences.
Documenting her journey through Instagram, Lisa has shared the entire design process from beginning to end, from the initial room sketches, mood boards and trends inspiration to product decisions, sneak peeks and finishing touches.
Lisa’s followers were invited to join her every step of the way and encouraged to participate in the design journey, assisting in decisions on colours, patterns, accessories and finishes.
Sophie Weston, channel marketing manager at Geberit, said: “We’re thrilled to able to unveil the completed en-suite design we’ve been working on with Lisa over the past few months. Lisa has designed and planned a beautifully functional space, the result being a cool, calm room with lots of natural materials, subtle colour and plenty of plants to aid creativity and enhance wellbeing.
“Together, we wanted to prove that bathrooms shouldn’t just be functional – they should be beautiful too, and we think Lisa’s finished design proves just that!
“The final biophilic design incorporates our brand new Renova Plan range in light hickory, a new colourway we’ve added to complement the existing White high gloss coated and Lava matt coated. We’ve also incorporated some spa-like luxury to the room by featuring the surprisingly versatile and cutting-edge AquaClean Tuma shower toilet.
“Whether you’re considering what colour palettes work best for the bathroom, are wondering how to incorporate technology, maximise storage or boost biophilia in your home – we hope the room Lisa has designed will give those in planning mode some inspiration they can take away and implement in their own homes.
Lisa Dawson added: “I’m delighted to have partnered with Geberit once again to talk all things bathrooms, and to set about my exciting mission to design an en-suite that not only works really hard but looks stunning and makes you feel good too – that’s very important!
“The design process was great fun and I got my audience involved in some of those all-important styling decisions too and wow, did they do a great job! I’m thrilled with the finished result and hope the journey we embarked on together with help inspire others starting to plan their own bathroom spaces.”
The Acquawhite collection from the leading Spanish bathroom manufacturer, Acquabella was launched at the beginning of the year and is making its debut here in the UK for Summer 21.
The collection certainly captures the enduringly popular spa theme, with more than a soupçon of hotel glamour, all beautifully understated. The entire Acquawhite collection is made from Acquabella’s unique environmentally friendly, silky-to-touch, UV and shock resistant, easy-clean and anti-bacterial material, Dolotek® which can be moulded into complex shapes.
The new collection comprises bathtubs, totems, basins and worktops and joins the growing Acquabella portfolio of trays, furniture, wall panels, shower columns and accessories.
The new Chalfont furniture collection by Burlington brings a selection of storage solutions designed to add a traditional feel to the bathroom. Suitable for any design scheme, homeowners can choose from four sizes: 550mm, 650mm, 750mm and 1000mm, for seamless integration into cloakrooms, master family bathrooms and everything in-between.
Featured in three deluxe colourways all with a single drawer, Classic Grey, Blue and Matt Black, the Chalfont finishes bring an eye-catching centrepiece to complement every bathroom colour scheme.
Providing impressive design flexibility, Chalfont units can be wall-mounted or paired with optional legs, available in matching coloured paint or Chrome, Nickel and Gold finishes for a statement floor-standing design. Homeowners can pair the legs with matching handles for an ultra-luxurious look from top to bottom. For added grandeur, bathroom schemes can be enhanced with Burlington’s Gold, Chrome and Nickel brassware, including new Riviera brassware, for a cohesive and truly elegant design.
For a striking contrast, Chalfont’s silky Matt Black finish can be paired with stunning herringbone metro brick tiling, white surfaces and glorious gold finishes for a subtle pop of luxury. A more contemporary look can be attained with the soothing Matt Grey unit; this understated finish can be paired with geometric style flooring, grey wood panelling and traditional influences – resulting in an interior setting that is both sophisticated and on-trend.
Designed with plenty of storage to keep the bathroom looking its best, the new Chalfont furniture collection from Burlington promises a tranquil bathroom scheme that exudes quintessential British style.
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.
The new Romea furniture from Roca offers a classic bathroom vanity with a touch of colonial style to deliver a stylish focal point as well as practical bathroom storage. It is available in three widths and two timeless colours, Satin White and SatinDark Grey.
Fine elegant details and hints of colonial style characterise this classic bathroom vanity, yet it is as nostalgic as it is practical and comes equipped with all the functionalities of the 21st century. This vintage design has a romantic touch designed to create a warm and elegant bathroom environment whilst serving as a considered storage solution.
Dimensions and colours to suit all bathroom spaces
Available in widths of 600, 800 and 1000 mm, this bathroom cabinet adds a touch of distinction both to small bathrooms where space is limited and to large spaces where more impact is needed. The collection is available in two stylish, timeless colours. In Satin White finish, Romea fills open spaces with subtleness and in Satin Dark Grey it highlights its personality and the texture of the wood even more. Inside, its drawers with internal dividers optimise storage and stand the test of time thanks to practical metallic handles and the ease of their soft close mechanism.
Romea’s integrated ceramic basin provides a large surface and two side decks to place all your toiletries. The elegant, classic bathroom vanity also stands out for its practicality when installed with a side towel rail or two robe hooks.
Manufactured in high-quality materials and with Roca’s durability guarantee, the Romea classic bathroom cabinet can be complemented with a matching mirror with a wooden frame that provides even more brightness when the Starlight LED spotlight is added.
Roca is a company dedicated to the design, manufacturing and marketing of products for the bathroom space, as well as ceramic floor and wall tiles for architecture, construction and interior design. The company operates in 170 countries with 84 production centers and a workforce of 24,000 professionals worldwide.
The family company is the market leader in Europe, Latin America, India and Russia. It also has a strong presence in China and the rest of Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Africa. Thanks to this, it is a world leader in its activity.
Extending its well established traditional portfolio, Riviera by Burlington is inspired by the Art Deco and Style Moderne designs of the 1920s. Riviera embodies a style that continues to grace luxury hotels, grand public buildings and private residences to this day and delivers a design suitable for period properties and contemporary settings.
Drawing inspiration from the late 1800s into the early 1900s, Burlington Bathrooms embodies a complete collection of period-style bathroom ceramics, furniture, brassware and coordinating accessories, giving designers and homeowners notable choice to recreate their perfect traditional bathroom scheme. As the product of modern technology and product innovation, every collection by Burlington provides exceptional functionality to withstand continuous use.
With a commitment to offering inspirational and luxurious traditional bathrooms, the introduction of Rivera to Burlington ensures the continuation of Burlington’s dominance within the traditional market. For full collection details, please see the lookbook.