Bath­room

Be in­spired by the lat­est col­lec­tions from the Mi­lan De­sign Week and trans­form your bath­room into a beau­ti­ful per­son­alised space where you love to linger

Singapore Tatler Homes - - OCT/NOV 2018 -

Be in­spired by the trends seen at the In­ter­na­tional Bath­room Ex­hi­bi­tion

1 THE LIV­ING BATH­ROOM

This April, the “liv­ing bath­room” was the star at the In­ter­na­tional Bath­room Ex­hi­bi­tion in Mi­lan. “The bath­room will soon look more like a liv­ing room,” shares Mark Bick­er­staff, di­rec­tor of new prod­uct de­vel­op­ment for kitchen and bath of Kohler. “There will be fur­ni­ture and soft sur­faces in the bath­room, and the ma­te­ri­als that we use will con­tinue to evolve—this con­cept goes be­yond the func­tional as­pects of the bath­room, turn­ing it into a re­laxed, per­son­alised zone where you’ll love to linger.” The fair showed bath­room col­lec­tions with stream­lined de­tails and var­i­ous fin­ishes that can be cus­tomised to com­ple­ment mod­ern in­te­ri­ors, along with ver­sa­tile stor­age so­lu­tions that work well with many dif­fer­ent dec­o­ra­tive styles. The liv­ing bath­room con­cept sug­gests a va­ri­ety of ways that home­own­ers can freely in­cor­po­rate fur­ni­ture and light­ing that were pre­vi­ously not part of typ­i­cal bath­room con­fig­u­ra­tion. Dec­o­ra­tive yet func­tional pieces like a bench, a lounge chair and ta­ble lamp can be added to the bath­room to per­son­alise it fur­ther.

“THIS CON­CEPT GOES BE­YOND THE FUNC­TIONAL AS­PECTS OF THE BATH­ROOM, TURN­ING IT INTO A RE­LAXED, PER­SON­ALISED ZONE WHERE YOU’LL LOVE TO LINGER”

2 BOLD COLOURS

Lively, eye-catch­ing shades took the spot­light at this year’s fair. Stand­out col­lec­tions in­clude the Bagno se­ries—de­signed by French de­signer In­dia Mah­davi for Ital­ian mo­saic spe­cial­ist Bisazza, the bath­room range com­bines var­i­ous dy­namic shades with a Pop Art-in­spired aes­thetic. Bring­ing a lit­tle shine to the show is Hans­grohe’s Axor Uni­ver­sal Ac­ces­sories range, a mod­u­lar col­lec­tion of ac­ces­sories de­signed by renowned Ital­ian ar­chi­tect and de­signer An­to­nio Cit­te­rio. Kartell by Laufen amped up the retro mood at the fair with ac­ces­sories that in­cluded state­ment pieces such as sun­burst frame mir­rors, racks and other pieces in a dy­namic ar­ray of shades.

3 UN­USUAL SHAPES

Bath­tubs and sinks in dy­namic shapes were also spot­ted dur­ing Mi­lan De­sign Week— they can serve as the state­ment piece in the mod­ern bath­room. One ex­am­ple is Apaiser’s Sam­pan col­lec­tion (fea­tured on the open­ing page), which is de­signed by lo­cal ar­chi­tec­tural prac­tice WOHA. Pair­ing Asian tra­di­tion with con­tem­po­rary ge­om­e­try, the col­lec­tion com­prises bath­tubs and wash­basins in­spired by the sil­hou­ette of the tra­di­tional wooden boats.

4 SOOTHE YOUR SENSES

The lat­est in­no­va­tions in bath­room de­sign aims to recre­ate a spa-like ex­pe­ri­ence within the home and the right faucets can make all the dif­fer­ence. Top picks in­clude the new Grohe Atrio col­lec­tion of faucets, which fea­tures a pared-back de­sign and a range of pol­ished and brushed me­tal fin­ishes. The rain shower is an­other dis­tinc­tive el­e­ment of the spain­spired bath­room. The Aquamoon by Dorn­bracht, which takes its cue from the moon, con­sists of a ceil­ing-mounted shower that melds seam­lessly into a mod­ern scheme. Within the semi-cir­cle is a light strip that cre­ates the per­fect mood light­ing that con­tin­ues to glow dur­ing the shower. Com­plete the tran­quil tableau with the Moon Dance line of Led-lit bath­room mir­ror lights de­vel­oped by Sieger De­sign for Aliseo to pro­vide just the right il­lu­mi­na­tion for per­sonal groom­ing and make-up ap­pli­ca­tion.

THIS PAGE The Xi col­lec­tion of lamps from Poltrona Frau; the Ar­ti­facts faucet col­lec­tion from Kohler fea­tures a vin­tage look with an ar­ray of six fin­ishes; the min­i­mal­ist sil­hou­ette of the Me­tallo quartz wash stands from Vic­to­ria + Al­bert op­ti­mises the use of space in petite pow­der rooms

LEFT TO RIGHT A bath­tub, wash­basin and mir­ror from Bisazza’s Bagno col­lec­tion; ac­ces­sories from Kartell by Laufen in­clude shelves and sun­burst mir­rors in vivid shades; the Uni­ver­sal ac­ces­sories range from Axor; Kohler’s Purist faucet col­lec­tion

LEFT TO RIGHT The Aquamoon shower from Dorn­bracht; the Moon Dance mir­ror from Aliseo; the Atrio faucet col­lec­tion from Grohe

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