Spoil yourself with the latest luxury bathroom trends from around the globe.
1. Horizontal indulgence: Dornbracht’s Horizontal Shower is the ultimate in opulent, spa-like relaxation. The shower is fitted with an Ambiance Tuning Technique, which can be operated while lying down, allowing the user to create a personalised showering experience by adjusting water temperature, flow and quantity. The horizontal layout also removes the need for standing while showering, thus ensuring that the muscles remain in an entirely relaxed state.
2. Curvaceous creations: Inspired by the organic architecture of Spain’s capitol, Victoria + Albert has launched the Barcelona Collection. The ergonomically designed, pebble-shaped range creates a calming bathroom environment through flowing lines and gentle curves. The naturally white baths and basins are formed in a single piece from extremely long-lasting and highly scratch-resistant Quarrycast — best of all, the Barcelona bath is large enough for two.
3. Florentine glamour: Custom-designed bathroom consoles from Terme lend an elegant glamour to the bathroom. The highly polished, traditionally crafted and hand-finished consoles are influenced by 17th and 18th century Florence and take from the aristocratic palazzos of the time that were furnished with gilded tables inlaid with semiprecious stones.
4. Natural flow: The Murano Basin Mixer by Hansa creates a completely unique and luxurious hand washing experience. Created by Mercedes-Benz designer Bruno Sacco and Reinhard Zetsche and modelled after the Trevi Fountain in Rome, the mixer is designed to reproduce the natural flow of water. It also features a glass dish handmade in Murano, Italy.
5. Textured tiles: Designer Carlo Dal Bianco creates a textured effect with Bisazza glass mosaic tiles through the use of subtle pattern and shade changes. Moving away from monotone tiles, this feature wall, called Insula Grey, is an artwork in itself.
6. Freedom of choice: With more than 80 elements to chose from and combine in the Axor Bouroullec bathroom range, the choice is yours. The range embraces elements that reinterpret how the bathroom should be used and includes fittings that can be positioned freely around the basin and shelves with integrated mixers from which water flows, thus freeing those elements from their usual positions.
7. Making waves: The Ocean Wave bath, by Manuel Dreesmann for award-winning Swiss company Bango Sasso, is a prototype designed to move beyond the plain bathtub and explore its own architectural language through unique combinations of form, texture and material.
8. Design purity: Pheonix Design and Hansgrohe sought to combine purity and sensuality when designing their latest bathroom range, PuraVida. The Freestanding Bath Mixer and Baton Hand Shower pictured include a “caress function”, with five jets that create a massage effect. In pure white and chrome, the slimline designs allow the range to blend seamlessly with the space, making for a truly relaxing and sensuous bathing experience.
By Sarah Knox
From Luxury Kitchens & Bathrooms magazine 11