Furniture Design


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.”


VitrA introduces the Voyage collection, a collaboration with the award-winning multi-disciplinary artist and designer Arik Levy.  

With more than 130 products available in the range, Voyage is one of VitrA’s most extensive collections to date, offering endless possibilities for customisation. The vast number of furniture and sanitaryware pieces can be individually tailored using the extensive range of colour, material and size options, and by taking advantage of the variety of horizonal and vertical units and wall panels to create the ideal layout to suit any bathroom space or style. 

Inspired by his time living and working in Japan, Arik Levy worked closely with VitrA’s in-house design team to create a bathroom collection that allows both mind and body to relax. He comments: “Taking time for ourselves in the bathroom each day can be extremely purifying. Our daily habits are deeprooted, but I hope that the Voyage collection will help us to indulge ourselves and make time to enjoy our daily rituals”.  

The collection is entirely wall-hung, making it exceptionally versatile and ideal for small or awkward spaces. Both open and closed storage options are available – from hooks and open shelving, through to mirrored wallboxes and a variety of storage units – and each piece can be positioned anywhere in the room to suit individual needs. Coordinating accessories including a heated towel rail and a toilet roll and brush holder is also available to complete the look. 

Voyage bathroom furniture is available in five different dual colour finishes, including flamed grey and natural oak, planked sand and stone grey, and flamed grey and forest green. 

Cast from hygienic and easy-to-clean ceramic, the Voyage collection includes a range of countertop and wall-hung washbasin units which offer a convenient combination of wet, dry and semi-wet areas, blurring the lines between a traditional bowl and a vanity unit.  

This collaboration is the latest in VitrA’s long-standing programme of working with world-renowned designers to create distinctive and modern bathroom collections. Arik Levy joins a group of designers such as Ross Lovegrove, Sebastian Conran, Terri Pecora, and most recently, Claudio Bellini, each of whom has worked closely with VitrA’s in-house team to create bathrooms that reflect their own vision and aesthetic style.  

Levent Giray, Managing Director of VitrA UK, comments: “The Voyage collection highlights the importance of taking time to practice self-care on a daily basis and we are delighted to see it in production. Arik Levy worked closely with our in-house design team to ensure that his vision was expertly manufactured and engineered to be as versatile as possible, ensuring maximum convenience and choice for our customers.” 

Saneux, best known for modern bathroom furniture, has branched out by launching a traditional ceramics and furniture range which combines traditional craft with contemporary design. Comprising of ceramic basins and carefully hand-crafted floor-standing units, the SOFIA range is unlike any other traditional bathroom furniture range on the market. 

As most traditional bathroom furniture ranges feature simple and clean shaker doors, Saneux’s designers wanted to provide users with a more detailed and delicate traditional collection. This is evident by the finer details visible on the units and in the colours they’re available in: cotton white, dove grey and Prussian blue; all elegant and soft finishes that can fit into any bathroom style seamlessly. 

Although this is a stunning traditional range by design, the durability of these units has not been compromised. Modern-day technology has ensured that the furniture is not susceptible to water damage by having 8 individual layers of anti-fingerprint lead-free paint, allowing SOFIA to be well suited even in the busiest of bathrooms.

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The SOFIA floor-standing door units are available in 40cm and 60cm configurations, perfect for ensuites and family bathrooms. Both sizes provide essential storage space plus extra with the addition of a hatch compartment. 

The basins compatible with the units come in 3, 1 and no tap hole options, allowing a variety of choice when it comes to pairing the unit with traditional brassware. To complete the look, matching framed mirrors are available in the same colour options as the units themselves.

The range doesn’t stop at furniture, as it features a stunning ceramic pedestal, chrome 60cm washstand and a rimless close-coupled WC. Essentially, Saneux’s new SOFIA collection provides you with the perfect traditional bathroom space. 

View the full SOFIA range here.

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Terri Pecora’s award-winning Plural Collection was on display at Sleep + Eat 2019. The new range which includes free-standing bathroom furniture, WCs and bidets, has been extended with a selection of urinals.

This innovative range reimagines the bathroom as a living space, by using smooth, rounded edges and solid woods to emulate furniture usually found in other rooms of the home. The Sleep & Eat set featured a number of Plural washbasins including a monoblock basin and countertop bowls, as well as new wall-hung urinals.


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Duravit bathroom series

ISH 2019 for Duravit was a very exciting and extremely busy show, with the launch of two new bathroom series, Happy D 2 plus, Viu and XViu. Both have been created in collaboration with sieger design, with their completely contrasting styles, one with precise angles the other with curves. They both created a huge buzz, especially when sieger design joined us on the stand to view the products in- situ.

The stand also welcomed Philippe Stark, who has created a sleek accessory series designed exclusively for Duravit and new exciting technological innovations for the shower toilet – Starck f; In addition a natural progression in relation to functionality and style were apparent within the new faucet series launched at the show.


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