The Zencha bathroom collection by Sebastian Herkner was inspired by traditional Japanese rituals and combines above-counter basins with minimalistic furniture. The collection also includes a bathtub and mirror and can be combined with toilets from a range of Duravit lines.

Modular bathroom furniture

The modular Zencha furniture collection has the flexibility to be organised as open shelving or drawers with easy to operate open and self-close technology. Combined with an above-counter basin, they create a beautiful centrepiece in the bathroom.

As a storage area for everyday items, Zencha offers structure to the room and creates a feeling of calm. The furniture frame comes with an easy-to-clean surface and anti-fingerprint effect and is available in the subtle colours White Super Matt, Taupe Super Matt, and Graphite Super Matt.

The cabinet fronts add a playful element and are offered in a range of variants. While the options in Natural Oak and Oak Black produce a warm and tactile effect, white plate or black textured glass introduces a degree of sensual elegance into the bathroom.

“I’ve always wanted to develop a bathroom series for Duravit,” said the designer from Offenbach.

Above-counter basins

The above-counter basins are made from DuraCeram® and consist of two differently shaped above-counter basins: a curved square measuring 420 x 420 mm and a rounded rectangle measuring 550 x 390 mm – with or without a tap panel – in White, White Satin Matt, Gray Satin Matt, and Anthracite Matt.

The square variant of the above-counter basin with its ceramic cover is a particular talking point in the bathroom and is covered by Duravit’s lifetime warranty. It can be combined with toilets from a range of Duravit lines.


The free-standing bathtub is made from DuraSolid® and measures 1250 x 1250 mm. Bathers are invited to immerse themselves into the deep water, an experience reminiscent of a Japanese Onsen bath. The bathtub is available in two compact versions measuring 1600 x 850 mm and 1800 x 900 mm, optionally with the air whirl system integrated into the base for a gentle massage effect.

Duravit Zencha

RAK-Cloud from RAK Ceramics is a collaboration with Italian designer Giuseppe Maurizio Scutellà that brings maximum comfort and luxurious styling to the modern bathroom.

RAK-Cloud is a range of back-to wall, or wall-hung sanitaryware, elegant freestanding bathtubs and washbasins, softly curved bowls or wall-hung solutions. While the RAK-Cloud WCs feature rimless technology for maximum hygiene and ease of cleaning, the washbasins, which include a beautifully elegant floorstanding piece, are available in two shades of white – Matt White or Glossy Alpine White.

A centrepiece of the collection is the RAK-Cloud freestanding bath, made of RAKSOLID, a durable material composed of a mixture of natural minerals and resins. The elegant matt white finish is pleasant to the touch and provides anti-slip safety, while the bath’s exterior can be chosen in White, Greige, Cappuccino, Grey and Black.


About Giuseppe Maurizio Scutellà

Giuseppe Maurizio Scutellà was born in Alcamo, Sicily. An industrial designer focused on and sensitive to the entire range of significant design and artistic currents of the past century, his designs are technical and artistic at the same time. Taking both the “Form Follows Function” and the “Function Follows Form” approach to his work, he boasts a significant technical background. For 12 years he was a Senior Project Tech Designer of die-casting and plastic moulds and designed equipment and moulds for companies including Kawasaki, Ducati, Artemide and Mercedes. For Artemide, he designed his “Pirce” collection of lamps in 2008 (Good-design 2008, Red Dot Award 2009, IF Design Award 2010) and “Alcatraz” in 2011.

Created by the designer Christian Haas, the Theano freestanding bath in the new matte colour of grey almost appears to have been carved from stone. The sculptural statement piece breaks away from the traditional white look in bathrooms with a monumental effect inspired by nature.

Warm grey shades are a top trend in modern bathrooms: evoking images of natural materials such as stone and rocks, they create a relaxing atmosphere for daily bathing routines.

The impressive freestanding monolith bathtub combines balanced proportions with geometric contours in a precise and delicate design.  Despite its narrow edges and thin walls, the bath is extremely strong. This is thanks to the high-quality Quaryl® material, a blend of tried-and-tested sanitary acrylic and the mineral quartz.

Freely positionable and sitting directly on the floor, the Theano bath impresses with its understated beauty in a strikingly streamlined design that adds an elegant and natural touch to the warm matte grey – a perfect choice for extravagant bathrooms in which minimalist elements create a natural, urban homely feel.

Unveiled at KBB earlier this year, leading Spanish bathroom brand, Acquabella, is formally presenting its new Chrea range; comprising a stunning freestanding bathtub and basin.

The bath has a clever, ergonomic design to optimise comfort, practicality and enjoyment. The soft rounded shape offers a beautiful fluid look and is perfectly complemented by the gorgeous countertop basins.

Acquabell Chrea

The style informed large basins are moulded to deliver a contemporary sculptured look. Chrea is made of Dolotek, a resin and mineral material, renowned for its high technical performance, resulting in a super-smooth, impact-resistant anti-bacterial surface in purest white.

Product and POS available to Acquabella stockists in the UK

Ideal Standard has added to its award-winning Atelier Collections with two new beautifully crafted ranges: Calla and Joy Neo.

The collections combine classic features with modern technology and innovative design. Created by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, the products in the Calla and Joy Neo ranges have been developed with flexibility in mind, allowing them to integrate with a variety of different interior styles.

Streamlining the design process for customers, architects and specifiers, these two collections bring together the company’s sector expertise and design vision, as well as the complete range of Ideal Standard’s products.


Inspired by the Victorian age and early ceramic production, Calla features simple geometric shapes with strong horizontal and vertical lines, for a timeless end result.

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Atelier Collections – Calla

Calla comprises a wide range of ceramic pieces, including elegant basins and pedestals, sophisticated toilets and bidets, and a stunning statement piece – a free-standing bathtub. The basins can also be combined with the more contemporary leg set, giving the product a completely different and more contemporary identity.

Joy Neo

Joy Neo represents an evolution of classicism, combining features from the more contemporary and cylindrical Joy collection with classic, square design elements, and either cross or lever-handles. The result is a highly versatile and sophisticated range of fittings that can be perfectly combined with neo-classical ranges similar to  Calla, but also with more minimalist ceramic lines, such as Ideal Standard’s Extra.

Joy Neo offers a comprehensive variety of pieces, including single lever basin mixers, dual control basin mixers, wall-mounted basin mixers and 3-hole basin mixers as well as different bath and shower products. Available in two finishes, Magnetic Grey and Chrome, the collection is adaptable to suit any space.

Sustainable features

The EcoFlow regulator reduces water consumption down to 5 litres per minute for a more sustainable use of water without compromising on comfort. It is effortless to install, with EasyFix® decreasing installation time by 30%.

The Magnetic Grey products are produced using the latest technology – Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) – to preserve the vibrancy of the coloured brassware. PVD is a thin protective coating applied in a vacuum, which ensures products are ten times more resistant to chemicals, wear, impact, discoloration and corrosion. Additionally, SmartShine® finishing on the chrome models increases longevity, while also making cleaning easier.

Speaking on the new collections, Roberto Palomba said: “It was never our intention to create collections that can only be used in classic interior design, but instead our aim was to design products that can be adapted and fused with elements from other eras to give customers freedom to express themselves. Innovation, heritage and the needs of the modern day are key elements represented in the neoclassical Calla and Joy Neo ranges.” Both the Calla and Joy Neo ranges are available as of April 2022.

Both the Calla and Joy Neo ranges are available as of April 2022.

Calla pedestal & bath – Joy Neo basin mixer

More information about the Calla is available here: https://www.idealstandard.co.uk/products/collections/calla

To find out more about Joy Neo, visit: https://www.idealstandard.co.uk/products/collections/joy-neo

Not everyone’s dream bathroom is a giant wellness temple. Using products that optimise available space opens opportunities for personal expression, even in small bathrooms.

Dura Square

From the washbasin through the shower and toilet right up to the free-standing bathtub – Duravit says its portfolio includes compact product variants that incorporate a range of materials, surfaces, and colours to create that personal feel-good factor.

Popular designer ranges such as Cape Cod by Philippe Starck (pictured top) or Viu/XViu from sieger design offer the perfect choice for compact rooms. With its organically curved forms the free-standing Cape Cod bathtub, measuring 1650 x 780 mm, is eye-catching in a room of any size.

No compromise is needed with the matching tall and semi-tall cabinets they provide excellent storage space for small bathrooms. Vanity units, starting at a size of 420 mm, offer additional storage options, such as the otherwise unused space under the washbasin.

The feel-good atmosphere in the compact bathroom can be further enhanced with the strategic positioning of bathroom embellishments, accessories, and plants as well as the interplay of welcoming light sources.

XViu with Viu


German glazed titanium-steel bathroom products manufacturer, Bette, launched a number of products at  HIX, including a new type of almost invisible anti-slip surface, which can be used on its shower trays and baths.

BetteAnti-Slip Sense is a new glossy, smooth and easy to clean anti-slip surface and provides the highest level of slip protection on shower trays and baths. A new type of surface treatment for maximum slip resistance (in accordance with evaluation group C of DIN 51097) it is almost invisible, and the anti-slip effect occurs when the pressure of the body weight and water come together.

To achieve the slip-resistance, Bette treats the surface with a suspension containing the finest micrometre-sized ceramic particles, which form a permanent bond with the BetteGlaze surface. They are almost invisible to the eye, and the surface does not become rough as a result. The shower trays and baths retain their glossy looks, smoothness and continue to be easy to clean, as dirt and germs find it hard to adhere to the surface, which has a 30 year warranty.

While the primary role of the new Anti-Slip Sense surface is to increase the slip protection on shower trays and baths, it can also help to make a bath more comfortable. Applied to the entire interior of the bath, it can help the bather to maintain a comfortable position and avoid accidentally slipping down in larger baths.

The new BetteAnti-Slip Sense can be used to provide the highest level of slip protection on Bette’s gloss white glazed titanium-steel shower trays and baths. For shower trays in matt colours, Bette offers its almost invisible BetteAnti-Slip Pro.

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Anti-slip Sense from Bette

For further information on Bette: www.my-bette.com/en or telephone 0844 800 0547.

Pictured very top: BetteEve with rectangular surround

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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.

Bathroom Furniture

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.

About Duravit

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.

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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. 

21/22 bathrooms to love Collection

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.

For more information, contact PJH on Tel: 0800 8 77 88 99; or visit  www.partners.pjh.uk  and www.bathroomstolove.uk

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.”

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 RAK P- ad 30 stand C58 – D57