Styled to include the signature features of modern bathroom design, each range perfectly accompanies any contemporary countertop basin. Available in Matt Black, Brushed Brass and Chrome, the Drift and Fuse collections both allow for colour matching across an entire bathroom design.
The Drift range features a rounded finish and includes a Basin Mono, 2 Hole Wall Mounted Basin Set, Tall Basin Mono, Bath Filler, Bath Shower Mixer and Floor Standing Bath Shower Mixer with prices ranging from £159 to £899.
The Fuse range features a more sleek and squared finish and includes a Basin Mono, 2 Hole Wall Mounted Basin Set, Tall Basin Mono, Bath Filler, Bath Shower Mixer and Floor Standing Bath Shower Mixer with prices ranging from £169 to £999.
The three new tap collections from Duravit – Wave, Circle, and Manhattan – offer new Bronze or Polished Gold finishesat an attractive price point.
This wider range provides added value to architects and developers with sustainable features such as FreshStart, MinusFlow, and EasyClean. Duravit’s Best Match, a proprietary configurator, helps users select the best combination of tap and ceramic for each bathroom.
Functionality and sustainability The washbasin taps are available in sizes S and M and include energy and water-saving features such as MinusFlow (flow limited to 40% = 3.5 l/min) and FreshStart. With FreshStar, cold water flows at the start and hot water is only added when the user deliberately moves the handle to the left. These systems limit the energy-intensive production of hot water.
The thermostat taps have HeatLock scald protection, and all the washbasin taps feature an EasyClean aerator, where dirt and limescale can be rubbed off the silicone nozzle with a finger. The new tap collection comes with a five-year guarantee and a 15-year availability guarantee for spare parts.
Faucet applications for the whole bathroom
The washbasin mixers are offered in three different spout heights (S, M, and Highrise) with variants such as concealed mixer, three-hole tap, and pillar tap.
Wave, Circle and Manhattan also provide solutions for any installation scenario in other bathroom areas, such as the bidet, shower and bathtub.
Users can choose between single-lever mixers, thermostat taps, and surface-mounted and flush-mounted solutions for the shower area and bathtub.
The Wave and Circle ranges feature a rim-mounted tap fitting, and the shower systems come with showerheads and height-adjustable hand showers, offering practical solutions for retrofitting.
The Duravit BlueBox® is a universal installation system for various tap designs (lever mixers or thermostats) and can be used for concealed installation. This allows the design decision to be taken even after installing the primary set.
Wave – gently dynamic
Wave (pictured above) is contemporary and youthful with a slim, cylindrical base. It is available in Chrome, Matt Black, and three additional scratch-resistant and durable PVD surfaces – Brushed Stainless Steel, Brushed Bronze, and Polished Gold.
Starck T accessories and matching accessories from the whole portfolio complement the range. Showerheads, outlet fittings, furniture handles, actuator plates, and siphons are also perfectly coordinated with the tap finishes. For the first time, Duravit can offer an entire colour-coordinated bathroom fit-out with no compromises.
Circle – simplicity all round
Circle (pictured left) is a minimalistic design for modern bathroom ranges. The Circle range is available in Chrome and creates a harmonious overall picture when combined with accessories from the D-Code series.
Manhattan – precise edges
Pictured top – the cube is the defining design element of the Manhattan range and is available in Chrome and Matt Black. The Karree accessories series is a suitable accompaniment to this range.
Leading bathroom manufacturer, Ideal Standard, has announced the latest addition to its i.life B range – a Glossy Grey finish is available on a selection of i.life B’s vanities, toilets, and bidets.
Designed in collaboration with the Italian studio Palomba Serafini Associati (PS+A). The entire collection is built to be flexible, offering various models for both large family bathrooms and smaller ensuites.
Ideal Standard’s Singular™ approach ensures compatibility since any of Ideal Standard’s portfolios can be brought together to create tailored solutions without compromising.
The manufacturer offers matching furniture options and shower trays in grey, with various models to suit any space. Partnering perfectly with the glossy grey finish, Ideal Standard’s range of Silk Black fittings, accessories, and shower enclosures enable customers to create a fully coordinated look. Equally, the new grey ceramics can be combined with Ideal Standard’s wide range of brassware collections in chrome or durable PVD colours for fully tailored solutions and truly cohesive space.
i.life B also boasts powerful flushing technology, while the lack of an overhanging rim means these WCs are easier to clean for a more hygienic space.
Making the installation process more accessible, the innovative EasyFix+ installation system means wall-hung toilets can be installed faster and by just one person – saving time and resources.
Ideal Standard’s UK marketing director, Leanne Martin said: “The i.life bathroom collection provides a smart, adaptable collection where design, comfort, and hygiene all come together. No matter the size or shape of your bathroom, i.life can bring style to any space, and the addition of Glossy Grey to this range offers a contemporary and sophisticated look.”
At Clerkenwell Design Week 2023, Ideal Standard unveiled a plethora of new ranges at its London Design and Specification Centre (LDSC), including additions to Atelier Collections such as the new Solos range.
Launching in October 2023, this year’s highlight was the minimalist Solos range characterised by its sleek lines and defined edges. Part of the design-led Atelier Collections, the visually-striking collection features basin and fitting, as well as a range of showering solutions.
As well as exploring the latest products, visitors were also able to take part in a drop-in pottery workshop with London based ceramics studio, Social Pottery, and contributed to the creation of a ceramic tile display, between 2-4 pm on Wednesday 24th May.
Yiota Toumba, senior designer at Ideal Standard, said: “Clerkenwell is one of the most important design events of the calendar.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase our new solutions, as well as highlight how we are integrating sustainability into products with ranges like Alu+. We’re also excited to discuss our new ESG report, as well as how sustainability is influencing the future of design.
‘Quiet Luxury’ is a trend into a movement that brings understated elegance into a space. This trend has been gaining recognition within the interior design sphere of late.
Influenced heavily by trending interiors that favour understated craftsmanship and quality design over mass trend-led styling and overbranded buys, ‘Quiet Luxury’ requires each design decision to be conscious, considered and refined.
In a recent YouGov study, it was found that 23% of UK adults view the environment as one of the top three most important issues currently facing the country1. Since their research began in 2011, YouGov noted that those acknowledging environmental issues as important matters have steadily risen over the past decade, from having hovered between 5%-9% until 2014 to consistently staying above 20% ten years on. The societal demand and continued awareness around sustainability is a key driving trend for manufacturers to provide premium performance showers that cater to an eco-friendly and environmentally conscious lifestyle.
GROHE lifestyle & portfolio
With quality, sustainability, and human-centric design at the core of the GROHE product portfolio, GROHE says it naturally embodies the ‘Quiet Luxury’ approach to design and specification. Alongside premium quality products created with expert craftsmanship in timeless designs, the portfolio is subtly equipped with GROHE’s innovative technologies to deliver the very best in experience as well as offering sustainable benefits.
GROHE & Caesarstone Collaboration
GROHE’s latest collaboration with premium quartz surfaces brand Caesarstone, for their brand-new Private Collections, is an extension of GROHE’s beloved premium models, Atrio and Allure Brillant. The collection provides a customisable design experience with a choice of colour, finish, material, and handle options.
Integrated within a number of the fitting’s body is GROHE’s water-saving technology, EcoJoy, which reduces the water flow by up to 50%, without compromising on performance.
GROHE recently announced Spring 2024 as the market launch of its first-ever water-recycling shower GROHE Everstream. The shower system is currently being field tested and a training programme for installers is expected to start in the second half of 2023. In addition, GROHE is also aiming to have all GROHE concealed showers water-recycling-ready by 2030. GROHE Everstream has been designed to create the showering experience users expect but consuming as little fresh water as possible – and using far less energy. The Everstream system uses as little as a quarter of the water and a third of the energy typically required by traditional showers.
British manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom fittings, Perrin & Rowe, has introduced Armstrong – its latest bathroom collection. There are 15 new pieces to choose from in a choice of six finishes, from hand-polished Chrome (electroplated to a thickness beyond industry standards) through to 24-carat plated Gold.
Combining an industrial aesthetic with a designer’s eye for balance and proportion, Armstrong offers a luxurious take on a pared-back design trend.
The Armstrong bathroom collection is one of the most comprehensive ranges Perrin & Rowe has ever launched. Choose a single lever basin mixer or a three-hole tap, either wall-mounted or deck-mounted. An iconic freestanding bath-shower mixer is available, as is a complete Shower Set with hand-shower and overhead rose. Accessories include robe hooks, a paper holder, a towel bar or towel ring, and a matching built-in soap dispenser.
Every piece can be specified in Chrome, Nickel or Pewter along with 24-carat Gold, Polished Brass or Satin Brass for a golden glow. Perrin & Rowe’s two brass finishes are unlacquered, so will develop a unique patina over time, enhancing the beauty of the alloy. For a true industrial look, English Bronze offers a darker metallic finish that brings out the detail of the knurling.
Each tap is made with the highest quality brass, poured by hand at 1700° Fahrenheit into moulds. After machining, specialist polishers develop the deep, lustrous finish. It’s a time-consuming and painstaking task. The freestanding bath-shower mixer, for example, can take over four hours to perfect.
The launch follows the recent success of Perrin & Rowe’s award-winning Armstrong kitchen collection, which has rapidly become one of Perrin & Rowe’s most popular ranges. Now, homeowners and designers can choose industrial-styled brassware across both the kitchen and bathroom.
Perrin & Rowe launched the Armstrong bathroom collection simultaneously at London Design Week and at the ISH 2024 industry trade event in Frankfurt, Germany, in March 2023. First customer deliveries are likely to be in the Autumn.
Perrin & Rowe’s foundry in Wolverhampton is just a short walk from the site of the old Stafford Road Railway Works. From 1858, it produced over 800 steam engines for the Great Western Railway. Most were designed by two brothers, Joseph and George Armstrong. Intended as durable workhorses, their locomotives still stir the emotions today. Perrin & Rowe’s Armstrong bathroom collection has been inspired by these brothers, transforming an industrial aesthetic into a model of timeless elegance.
BAGNODESIGN, the trend-leading luxury bathroom brand from Sanipex Group, introduces Orology, a collection of high-class bathroom mixers that are sleek and contemporary.
Combining trend with tactility, Orology uniquely draws inspiration from stylish watch bezels, with its versatile features offering a sense of understated luxury, allowing variations and combinations to maintain timeless contemporary elegance.
With flexibility and functionality at its core, the Orology brassware collection comes in five stunning finishes to offer the ultimate luxury of choice in bathroom design. The versatile options include PVD Gold, Anthracite, Chrome, Brushed Nickel, and Soft Bronze, each adding individual perspective and depth to the finish.
The PVD Gold sets an example for achieved luxury aesthetics, blended with glamour and style, while the Anthracite hits notes of dark, moody, sporty, and functional. Chrome and Brushed Nickel combine contemporary luxury with understated elegance, while the Soft Bronze finish offers an industrial chic look, all of which are unmatched in quality and finesse.
Offering much more than mixers for your bathroom, BAGNODESIGN also presents a diverse selection of furniture options to match each finish, including stylish terrazzo, matt black, alpine and marble integrated basins, stylewood grain furniture, and statuario tops. The Orology range comes with complete solutions for vanity units showcasing the fluted design, additional bathroom accessories, bathtubs, and sleek shower heads that spoil you for choice.
Created by esteemed French designer Toan Nguyen, Laufen’s new Lua collection comprises rimless wall-hung and close-coupled WCs and bidets; single and double washbasins; freestanding and back-to-wall bathtubs in durable Marbond composite and acrylic drop-in bathtubs.
The Lua collection is designed to complement LAUFEN’s Lani furniture of wall-hung vanity units, wall cabinets and tall cabinets with a timeless aesthetic to suit any bathroom décor, the series offers savvy storage for compact and spacious bathrooms alike.
Beautifully designed inside and out, Lani furniture offers plenty of space for essentials, with safety glass shelving and compartmentalised drawers. A range of mirrors completes the look.
The Lua ceramic collection is available in Laufens innovative Clean Coat (LCC) finish, which is baked on over the original glaze. This creates a pore-free, practically indestructible surface that ensures grime, limescale and bacteria are easily rinsed away by running water.
Lani furniture comes in a standard palette of White Matt, White Glossy, Traffic Grey and Wild Oak. Also available are three metallic finishes – Gold, Copper and Titanium – and 37 matt colours, ranging from Sage Green and Smokey Blue to Antique Pink and Ochre Brown.
Pictured very top: Lua wall-hung rimless WC, £525, Lua wall-hung bidet, £525, Lua bidet mixer, £270, Lua freestanding bathtub in White, £2901, Lua wall-mounted bath mixer and hand shower, £294, Lua double washbasin, £1217, Lua basin mixer, from £223, Lani vanity unit in Wild Oak, £1110, Lani tall cabinet in Wild Oak, £794, Lani mirror, £891.
British bathroom specialist Aqualisa has introduced a range of matt black models to its premium Downtown™ taps collection. With a refined and contemporary finish, the matt black Downtown taps make a bold and punchy impact, adding contrast to any modern interior, and continuing the ongoing industrial trend for black bathroom brassware.
Each tap features an angular, soft square lever style with ultra-smooth movement, allowing precise and effortless operation. The matt black surface is both easy to clean and scratch-resistant, ensuring durability and longevity. Available from the end of April 2022, the new line-up includes a small and large pillar mixer tap, a deck-mounted bath filler and a bath shower mixer.
Aqualisa Downtown Matt Black Small and Large Pillar Mixer Taps Available in small (130mm) and large (147mm) sizes, these elegant basin mixer taps are equipped with an integrated aerator for a softer, non-splash flow. Suitable for both high and low-pressure water systems, each model is machined from high-quality brass with a zinc handle, and comes with a matching, flush-finish metal click clack waste.
Aqualisa Downtown Matt Black Deck-Mounted Bath Filler Engineered to the same soft square design as the individual pillar taps, the Downtown deck-mounted bath filler incorporates dual levers for hot and cold water. Engineered from brass with zinc handles, this durable bath filler can be used with high and low pressure systems, and thermostatic technology ensures a safe temperature for family bathrooms.
Aqualisa Downtown Matt Black Bath Shower Mixer Adding the convenience of a high-performance 65mm hand shower, this stylish shower mixer features a thermostatic brass body, zinc handles, a 1.25m matt black smooth hose and wall-mounted handset holder. The hand shower is equipped with rub-clean jets for easy maintenance. This unit is also suitable for high and low water pressure systems.
Aqualisa Midas™ 220 in Black with Downtown Taps Combination In addition to the individual models, the Downtown large pillar tap will also be available as a combination with the Aqualisa Midas 220 in Black mixer shower, with a choice of overhead shower column and adjustable head, adjustable shower only or bath shower mixer.
All models in the Aqualisa Downtown collection are quick and efficient to install, with the reassurance of Aqualisa’s long-standing reputation for reliable and trusted bathroom solutions that are built to last. The full range is WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approved, and each product carries a five year manufacturer’s warranty after registration, plus the backing of Aqualisa’s in-house sales and service support teams.
Pricing and availability The Aqualisa Downtown Matt Black collection will be available from the end of April 2022. For pricing and more information, trade partners can contact their Aqualisa representative or the Aqualisa Customer Support Team on 01959 560020 or 01 864 3363 (Ireland).
International Bathroom brand VitrA has launched Root, a comprehensive collection of brassware with over 130 SKUs including basin, shower, and bath mixers, all in four different finishes. Two different design choices are available – Root Round and Root Square.
Every product is available in chrome, gold, copper, and brushed nickel. The hardwearing colour is applied using an advanced VitrA process that gives a resilient and beautiful finish.
The versatile range includes deck-mounted or built-in basin mixers in a range of sizes including compact, standard, and tall. The range also includes several bath and shower mixer options, including deck-mounted and floor-standing bath mixers and a range of built-in shower mixers, diverters, and spouts – complemented by wastes and bottle-traps as required.
The bath and shower mixers in the range are compatible with VitrA’s V-Box concealed thermostatic valve.
Root brassware features an exclusively designed flow regulator and the collection’s Unified Water Label certified mixers reduce water usage by 60% even in the lowest consumption category (5 litres/minute water flow). The basin mixer cartridge with heat regulator and flow rate control provides extra savings in both energy and water consumption. Being able to control the amount of water and energy used helps to conserve natural resources and reduce heating bills.
“We believe that Root brassware will be a great success in the UK market, says Margaret Talbot, VitrA Marketing Manager for UK and Europe. “The Root range is elegant and stylish, and the sheer breadth affords retailers maximum design potential. The Root collection will be joined by new bathroom furniture later in the year – a range like the brassware that will be comprehensive, striking, and hardwearing.”
Pictured Top: Root Square deck mounted mixer in brushed nickel