Furniture Design


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.  

Victoria Maxi furniture collection

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.

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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.”

To learn more about the Atelier Collections and to view the full brochure please visit: https://www.idealspec.co.uk/sectors/design-solutions_s63_c1.html

The Atelier Collections can also be seen in person at the London Design & Specification Centre in Clerkenwell, London. To book an appointment at the showroom visit: https://www.idealstandard.co.uk/about-us/contact-service/london-design-and-specification-centre

About Ideal Standard International

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.

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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.

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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.

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Two new furniture ranges have been added to HiB Novum’s growing repertoire, along with a number of additions to the company’s established illuminated mirror, brassware, countertop and basin ranges.

Satisfying the growing demand for colour and texture in contemporary bathroom design, the Fabrica bathroom and cloakroom furniture range (pictured top) paves the way for opulence, luxury and importantly, choice.

Available in Dark Emerald, Midnight Blue and Carbon Grey, Fabrica combines the latest trends with a variety of interchangeable personal touches. Handles and brassware options are available with finishes such as brushed brass, black and chrome.

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HIB Novum Blend Furniture Range

Those looking for enhanced customisation will enjoy the multitude of style and configuration choices offered by the new Blend range.

Blend offers the opportunity to mix and match styles and arrangement with countertops and drawer units in three distinct finishes of Matt White, Greystone and Sherwood Oak. The range’s contemporary characteristics and emphasis on practical storage and functionality make it a modern and versatile choice for any bathroom.

Also new for 2021 are compact grade countertops, new vessel basins and brushed brass, black and chrome brassware, offering more choice than ever before.

Ash Chilver, Sales Director at HiB said: “HiB Novum’s new furniture ranges offer the new level of design and customisation that the bathroom market is looking for. The vast number of options offered by Fabrica and Blend allow customers to create unique looks that complement a range of bathrooms and it’s the combination of choice, style and quality that really make the HiB Novum’s new products stand out.

“The new furniture ranges along with the extensive list of new countertops, brassware options, basins and the launch of brushed brass illuminated mirrors, reinforces our reputation as a key bathroom brand that is focused on innovation and product development.”

HiB Novum’s new and existing ranges are available to view online at www.hib.co.uk where you can also download the latest brochure.

Utopia has refreshed its Halo range of contemporary wall mounted bathroom furniture with the addition of a beautiful new oak finish, an extended choice of basins and a number of co-ordinating ancillary items.

The introduction of Washed Oak, a warm, natural finish with a beautiful woodgrain effect, brings the number of Halo finishes to six, while a new slimline ceramic basin offers an alternative to the existing Gloss and Matt Coralux solid surface washbasin options.

Also new to the range are co-ordinating bath plinths to accompany bath side and end panels, co-ordinating worktops for toilet units and filler panels to allow for a corner installation.

Helen Clark, Head of Marketing at Utopia Bathrooms, comments “The appeal of Halo lies in its modern minimalist design which makes it the perfect choice for a contemporary bathroom. Our new Washed Oak finish complements the simple linear styling of the furniture offering a natural, spa-like feel and will undoubtedly broaden the appeal of the range still further.”

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As part of its major Summer product launch, Utopia has greatly extended the colour choice for its Symmetry, YOU, i-Line and Geo furniture collections.

In all, 11 new finishes have been introduced taking the overall selection to 24 door finishes, the widest choice ever available at Utopia. The new colours are Azure Blue, Blush, Burnt Copper, Coastal Oak, Glacier Grey, Glacier Grey Gloss, Latte, Pewter Fusion, Silver Fusion, Sea Green and Storm Grey.  Of these, Azure Blue, Blush, Sea Green and Storm Grey are the brand new super matt, soft touch door finishes, featuring an innovative material technology that results in a luxurious feel with the added benefit of repelling grease marks such as finger prints.

In addition to the new finishes, the collections have also benefited from further range developments. Symmetry, the elegant curved furniture range available in fitted, freestanding and wall mounted configurations, has been extended with the addition of a central two door washbasin unit and curved single base units in left and right hand options as well as two additional cladding panel finishes in Glacier Grey and Coastal Oak.

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Geo washstation in new Burnt Copper with White Gloss

For the popular YOU modular collection, a slimline ceramic basin has been added to extend the choice of slabtop and sit-on washbasins within the range, offering a sleek, lower profile. Finally, Geo, the collection that offers boutique hotel style, also benefits from the 11 new door finishes and two further new carcass options – Glacier Grey and Coastal Oak.

Helen Clark, Utopia’s Head of Marketing, comments “With this greatly enhanced colour choice, we are offering an incredible range of colour combinations from dazzling new on-trend options through to tried and tested favourites. Our newly extended Visualise interactive planning tool on the Utopia website allows consumers to experiment with their own choices quickly and easily until they find their ultimate combination.”


Bathroom Storage RAK Ceramics

Because bathroom storage is an essential element of good bathroom design, RAK Ceramics has upgraded its popular RAK-Resort collection, which now features a range of contemporary furniture in a compact format that uses space economically, making the bathroom feel luxuriously spacious. 

Designed to be wall-hung, the furniture is available in five unit options – in widths ranging from 450mm to 650mm plus a corner unit – and in five colours of White, Grey, Mushroom, Stone and Denim Blue.  Also designed as a retro-fit item, the furniture can easily be utilised to upgrade any RAK-Resort full, half pedestal or wall-mounted washbasin.

With ample storage space within to ensure the smallest of bathrooms or cloakrooms can be kept in an orderly fashion, the unit features soft-close mechanisms as standard and has been designed for combining with RAK-Resort ceramics for complete co-ordination. 


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Utopia Bathrooms is increasing the appeal of its popular Roseberry range of painted timber bathroom furniture with the addition of two new colourways and five new handles.

Rose Quartz is a very delicate shade of pink which looks stunning as both a stand alone finish or teamed with the existing London Grey or Dove Grey shades. The new Emerald Green finish is a rich, vibrant shade of green which perfectly enhances the woodgrain detail of Roseberry. 

Richard Shore, Head of Design at Utopia Bathrooms, comments “Our new colours are right on-trend this year and also work perfectly with our existing heritage shades. We expect Rose Quartz and Emerald Green to appeal particularly to a younger customer demographic, keen to experiment with luxury finishes and design.”

The Roseberry collection is a modern interpretation of traditional luxury painted timber furniture, featuring a classic raised and fielded door. It is spray painted to the customer’s specification at Utopia’s manufacturing facility in Wolverhampton. The range is available in fitted, wall mounted and free standing configurations to suit all types, sizes and styles of bathroom.

In addition to the new colours, Utopia is introducing five more options to the collection of authentic handles specifically designed to complement the Roseberry range. A classic bar and knob are available in both brushed steel and matt black, while a pewter knob completes the new styles.

Commenting on the additions to Roseberry, Helen Clark, Utopia’s Head of Marketing, said “Since the launch of our Roseberry Collection in 2016, it has fast become one of our best selling furniture collections and we are confident that the new introductions will further enhance its appeal.”

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Utopia Bathrooms has announced that its major product launch for Spring/Summer 2020 is now set to be unveiled.

Colour and texture are key to this latest product launch. Reflecting the vital role colour plays in any environment and particularly in our bathrooms, seven new foil finishes are being introduced across several of Utopia’s furniture collections, along with two stunning new colours to extend the colour palette for the heritage-inspired Roseberry painted timber collection. In addition to the new colours and finishes, there are significant additions and upgrades across several of the collections plus a striking collection of new handles including fabulous matt black options for the first time.

Anticipating trends for both colour and finish, the seven new foil finishes are Azure Blue, Blush, Sea Green, Storm Grey, Silver Fusion, Pewter Fusion and Burnt Copper, all available across the Original Fitted, YOU, iLine, Symmetry and Geo ranges. Silver Fusion and Pewter Fusion have a lightly textured surface appearance giving visual depth to the colours while Burnt Copper has a tactile metallic finish. Four of the new colours – Blush, Sea Green, Azure Blue and Storm Grey – feature a brand new and highly innovative super matt, soft touch foil finish. 

Helen Clark, Head of Marketing, comments “Innovation is the life blood of our business so we are particularly pleased that our new product development programme lost none of its creative impetus during the lockdown. We’re so proud of our team for delivering a whole world of exciting new products and colours on time and against this challenging background. In a way, it feels more than a product launch, it’s our way of demonstrating that it’s business as usual at Utopia, manufacturing beautiful bathrooms all designed and made here in the UK.”