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 brasswarehave 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.
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.
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.
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.
Artist by Crosswater delivers a range of bathroom storage in four sizes and three different finishes; Onyx Black, Cashmere Matt, Storm Grey and Matt White. The collection can be installed as a wall-hung unit or assembled with coordinating legs and finished with a signature oak worktop.
Combining innovative design with the latest bathroom aesthetics, this new range ensures high-quality storage solutions for bathrooms of all styles and sizes.
Finished with a solid Oak worktop and beech veneer legs, Artist is produced from sustainable sources and is specially formulated with an anti-UV varnish to protect the wood from fading. The unique nature of the real wood means that homeowners can achieve a completely natural appearance that will last for years to come.
Crosswater also offers a breadth of countertop or semi-inset basin options to pair with the furniture units alongside matching Artist towel warmers, back-lit mirrors and WC furniture units to create a unified and cohesive scheme. The units can be further complemented with two or four section dividers, ensuring a completely organised space for everyday bathroom essentials.
Roca’s New Victoria furniture offers simple and elegant designs with generous storage space and maximum functionality. Available with drawers or doors and in four timeless finishes.
With a neutral look and a wide range of size options the 2 drawer vanity furniture units are available in widths of 600mm, 700mm, 800mm and 1200mm. The 3 drawer option is available in 600mm, 800mm and 1200mm offering plenty of generous storage space. There are also 2 door cupboard options available in 600mm and 800mm and to maximise storage and floorspace there is a matching slim column storage unit available.
The collection offers a larger range than the popular Victoria Basic range and includes useful new options such as the 700mm, 2 drawer vanity unit and the 1200mm double basin solution with 3 drawers for large family bathrooms.
Another practical feature is the lower drawer which offers improved storage space and higher sides allowing taller bottles to be stored upright – a useful addition to any bathroom vanity unit.
The New Victoria furniture range is available in a wide selection of contemporary finishes, ensuring there’s an option for every style of bathroom design. Colours include Gloss White, Nordic Ash, City Oak and Anthracite Grey.
The elegant soft-close drawers feature new slim modern chrome handles for easy functionality and a touch of style, to compliment all the timeless colour finishes.
The New Victoria furniture collection can be wall hung for a contemporary look or paired with optional sleek Aluminium Finish feet.
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.
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.
The stylish new Victoria Maxi back-to-wall furniture collection from Roca provides the ideal solution for maximising bathroom storage while discreetly concealing pipework for both the basin and WC areas. The functional, contemporary design and simplicity are common features of this range which offers practical yet timeless design for all bathroom spaces.
This new affordable collection of WC and semi-recessed basin units with worktops, combine ease and versatility, offering the perfect pairing with Roca’s popular ranges, Debba, Laura and The Gap.
The Victoria Maxi back-to-wall furniture collection comprises stylish back-to-wall WC Units, contemporary and compact semi-recessed vanity units, as well as co-ordinating worktops. Basin units feature soft and self-close doors as well as a convenient shelf inside, providing flexible storage. The 600mm Basin and WC units can be installed individually, in separate locations in the bathroom, or combined alongside each other and united seamlessly with a matching 1200mm worktop.
The collection is available in a range of finishes to suit every bathroom style including Gloss White, Anthracite Grey and Rural Oak.
David Bromell, Roca’s Head of Marketing comments: ‘The new Victoria Maxi back-to-wall furniture collection complements our existing floor-standing and wall-hung furniture options, expanding our storage proposition. With average UK bathroom sizes often not much greater than that of a King-Sized bed and space always at a premium, the modular character of the collection offers greater choice and a very accessible way to bring storage into any bathroom design.
Today, Ideal Standard is introducing its brand-new design-led range, Atelier Collections, created in collaboration with renowned Italian studio PS+A.The bold designs have been created to work in harmony to allow complete customisation on every project.
The products bring together the skills of Palomba Serafinia Associati (PS+A), through its founder Roberta Palomba, with Ideal Standard’s broad manufacturing expertise.
The ranges draw inspiration from iconic Ideal Standard products of the past to create exciting new collections for the present. Roberto Palomba, with 25 years of experience in international design, has created unique collections that include an exclusive range of ceramics, brassware and furniture.
Inspired by Ideal Standard’s leading product lines from the past, the Conca range (pictured top) nods towards the iconic Ideal Standard basin, offering minimalist designs. The Blend range of WCs has been created to perfectly complement these basins.
Core to the Atelier collections is colour. PS+A have created a new, bold colour palette, some of which draws on colour influences that can be found in Ideal Standard’s design heritage, and others which reflect and define new colour trends. Launching in March, the colours have been applied to the Ipalyss range of super slim washbasins, designed by Robin Levien. Incredibly striking in colour and design, new shapes and sizes are also being introduced, creating an extremely durable and versatile range, made possible by Ideal Standard’s Diamatec® technology.
Additionally, there is also new brassware, with two new lines of mixer taps, Check and Joy. They are available in chrome and PVD finishes to offer a stylish simplicity.
Commenting on the new collections, Roberto Palomba said: “We are particularly proud of the results of our partnership with Ideal Standard. We maintain a very simple approach for our creations: quality paired with intuitive design that also keeps an eye to the past, while ensuring the levels of practicality, purity and elegance meet the needs of modern society.”
Torsten Türling, Chief Executive Officer at Ideal Standard added: “Throughout our history, we’ve worked closely with the leading designers of their era. Master designers have a unique ability to capture the essence of the time and translate that into designs that shape the evolution of society and influence the culture of design beyond the bathroom. This essence of design is what we wanted to capture again and this is reflected in Atelier Collections.”
The Atelier Collections will be available exclusively through independent retailers, with Ideal Standard committing significant investment into showroom and marketing support for the collections.
David Barber, Managing Director for Ideal Standard UK and Ireland said: “The Atelier Collections mark a new era in Ideal Standard’s design journey and we understand the importance of these ranges for our retail partners. Not only are we committing to a consumer advertising campaign to drive footfall to showrooms, but we are also working with retailers to provide support and tailor-made packages to ensure they are fully equipped to serve their customer base.”
Ideal Standard International is one a leading manufacturer of high-quality private and public bathroom solutions. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the privately-owned company employs around 9,000 people and operates 16 manufacturing sites, serving over 100 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Using the latest technologies and working with world-class designers, the company is focused on developing innovative bathroom solutions across multiple product categories including bathroom Ceramics, Taps & Fittings, Bathing & Wellness and Furniture & Accessories. Its products are sold under strong international and local brands such as Ideal Standard, Armitage Shanks (UK), Sottini (UK), Porcher (France), Ceramica Dolomite (Italy) and Vidima (Eastern Europe).
Nuie Bathrooms has unveiled BLOCKS, its aspirational new modular furniture range.
With its geometrical styling, BLOCKS takes the front cover slot on nuie’s new 2021 bathroom collection brochure, the contemporary Blocks Furniture Collection features a different fascia design to the usual bathroom cabinet and boasts a tile-like pattern of ‘blocks’ of varying square and rectangular sizes on the drawer and door frontages.
The clean geometrical lines give rise to an ultra modern and efficient look and the collection is available in three beautiful satin finishes, white, grey and blue, enabling stockists to offer the consumer a colourway to coordinate with most bathroom styles.
Available in a comprehensive choice of unit sizes, cabinets include both wall hung and floor standing options and are supplied rigid for easy installation. Basin units, at either 500mm or 600mm in width, can be integrated with either a ceramic or polymarble basin in a choice of three profile depths, or can be teamed with a choice of countertop basins and vanity worktops.
Other furniture units in the Blocks range include a 500mm floor standing WC unit and a 300mm wall hung tall unit. The drawers and doors maintain their sophisticated look with a sleek curved brushed chrome handle, and all cabinets and drawers are soft-closing.
Perfect for eye-catching showroom displays, why not showcase this bold new furniture collection and take advantage of nuie Bathrooms’ highly competitive display deals.
For more information contact nuie Bathrooms, part of the Roxor Group, on Tel: 01422 417100 or visit the web site: www.nuiebathrooms.com
When it comes to stylish modern furnishing black surfaces and finishes catch the eye, offering a luxurious appearance especially in the bathroom. If black is destined to be a key colour in the bathroom; KEUCO has an extensive range of products on offer within their Black Concept collection.
KEUCO EDITION 11 bathroom furniture is available with a stylish black metallic-pigmented lacquer finish. The rectangular vanity units, sideboards, high and low storage units in this collection are all designed to be handle-free with a soft-touch closing system.
This noble matt-black look exudes an air of elegance yet the velvet matt quality of the bathroom furniture ensures the room maintains a cosy atmosphere. The black finishon this collection is easy to care for as each surface has anti-fingerprint protection.
It’s not only furniture that is available in stylish black the inventive IXMO shower range is also available with a PVD brushed black chrome finish. IXMO combines aesthetic design with functionality; as the single fitting elements allow a variety of functions, the number of visible fittings required is actually reduced. This allows greater freedom when planning the layout of the shower and bathtub in the bathroom.
The large rectangular EDITION 11 head shower creates a minimalistic look, the light metallic shimmer of the brushed black chrome surface works equally as well on light and dark surfaces, display8ng to perfection the modern yet honest design elements of EDITION 11.
Fittings & Accessories
EDITION 11 fittings and accessories in brushed black chrome create an elegant contrast when combined with white ceramic washbasins;
The Black Concept is available in all areas of the bathroom, the ROYAL LUMOS light mirror has a black all-round anodized rim, and the two LED illuminating sources (main illumination and washbasin illumination), can be dimmed intuitively via the control panel. There is also an option to vary the colour of the light and activate the mirror heating option preventing misting.
The colour theme flows through the bathroom including accessories. KEUCO shower shelves are the perfect combination, a stylish design that provides practical storage space for the shower. There are two wall mounted variants plus one that can be hung over the shower wall, these spacious shelves are made of grey-black powder coated aluminium. (The shower shelves can be mounted on the wall without drilling by using the easy-to-use two component adhesive.)
The iLook_move cosmetic mirror with brushed black chrome PVD coating adds the finishing touch to this darkly accentuated, colour coordinated bathroom design with matt-black surfaces, metallic optics and luxurious KEUCO bathroom furnishings resulting in a sophisticated interior.