Designer    Feature 07 Jul 2017

Delving deeper into the best finds from this year’s ISH exhibition, we focus on bathrooms

Duravit launched its extensive DuraSquare collection in Frankfurt, showcasing a range that somehow manages to combine a square design with a softer aesthetic than might be expected. Designed by the German brand’s own design team, DuraSquares’s washbasins, bathtub and WC can be matched with furniture from the L-Cube range and brassware from the Kurt Merki Jr-designed C.1 collection.

The freestanding DuraSquare bathtub is made from DuraSolid and has been designed to complement the washbasins. The L-Cube furniture and mirror by Christian Werner and the C.1 tap by Kurt Merki Jr. The bathtub is made from cast mineral material DuraSolid, giving it a warm feel. It is available in a freestanding (1850 × 850mm) or a back-to-wall and corner version (all 1800 × 800mm).

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Grid (as featured above) is one of two new designs for German brand Kaldewei by Studio Aisslinger unveiled at ISH. The design story revolves around the reinterpretation of bathtub and washbasin as sculptural yet functional structures. It plays with multiple colours and striking framework structures, bringing together bathroom functionality with other furniture elements.

Not only does the Grid’s framework contain the steel enamel bathtub or washbasin
but it can also integrate handy baskets for accessories.

Designer Werner Aisslinger believes the bathroom is a particularly interesting area
of product design, and one in which future creative potential abounds: “In future, bathrooms will be the only places in the home where daily rituals are more important than the omnipresent digital world. For designers, that means creating an oasis of wellbeing that is also more colourful, material-oriented and ever more unconventional and imaginative.”

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The Junit range from Burgbad is based around a modular construction idea that gives it maximum exibility to suit various bathroom con gurations. Aesthetically, it brings real de nition to the space, with the black framing containing the various functional components and offering the choice of open or closed storage elements as required.

The collection includes mirrors, understated and without the black frame styling, leaving the furniture itself to make the maximum impact.

Junit was one of several new bathroom collections launched by Burgbad at ISH.

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