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.
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.”
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.”
Bright white can sometimes appear clinical in a bathroom, using lighter shades creates a more inviting and warmer space. “Off White” has become increasingly popular as a feature shade within the bathroom, this mixture of white and gentle beige is used to create a modern, urban feel.
Duravit uses shades of white within its new Duravit Viu/XViu (pictured top) and Happy D.2 Plus bathroom ranges. This subtle, understated look creates scope for both individual design and creative options.
The new Viu ceramics series and the XViu bathroom furniture range from sieger design combine a post-industrial elegance in the structure and design of the furniture, which appears to emerge from the softer, organic lines of the washbasin and bath.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Villeroy & Boch presented its new Collaro collection at ISH.
Collaro washbasins feature a linear and yet homely look, with attractive narrow edges and slender walls. The premium bathroom collection reflects the trend towards greater lightness achieved thanks to Villeroy & Boch’s TitanCeram material. With a wide selection of washbasins, Collaro offers the perfect solution for different tastes and room configurations. From vanity unit to surface-mounted or wall-mounted, single or double basin, round or square, the 15 different models open up extensive scope for interior design.
Collaro bathroom furniture offers a selection of spacious vanity units co-ordinating with the washbasins and available in 10 on-trend colours. The range features dimmable lighting in the recessed groove and the collection includes matching tall cabinets and side cabinets, delivering additional storage space. One practical extra feature is the option of an integrated laundry hatch in the tall cabinet. Collaro surface-mounted washbasins can be combined with furniture from the Legato and Finion series.
Collaro acrylic bathtubs feature a dynamic shape with a wide rim on one side of the tub to co-ordinates with washbasins while at the same time providing a practical surface for storage. The integrated outlet and overflow solution in Chrome, Champagne, Gold or Black Matt is another striking design feature. One particular highlight is the optional water inlet that fills the bathtub like a softly flowing waterfall. The collection Collaro includes three different back-to-wall bathtubs and built-in baths in different sizes. The monolith baths can be supplied with an elegant panel in your personal favourite colour. The optional whirlpool system further enhances the relaxing experience.
With Collaro, Villeroy & Boch is delivering its premium TitanCeram material to the mainstream segment, making it an ideal option for customers seeking high-quality materials and modern design at an attractive price.