The natural look
Seamless from countertop to basin, Lundhs Antique natural stone is a completely natural stone, and is easy to maintain with high water, scratch, UV and stain resistance. The combination of the brown tone with hints of blue and purple crystals complements the elegant bathroom scheme. The oldest of the real stones from the Norwegian natural stone specialists, Lundhs Antique boasts natural variations, such as lines and darker areas within the stone, making each piece unique.
Website address: www.lundhsrealstone.com/uk
Laura Ashley luxury
Featuring curved doors, soft rounded edges and sinuous lines, the curved Marlborough basin units provide generous storage space, handy for any small bathroom. Measuring 610mmW by 830mmH by 515mmD, the 600mm curved unit is topped with a honed marble worktop and underslung ceramic basin, all of which are priced from £1,241. Also pictured is the York basin mixer with click waste, £191.50, and traditional mirror with demister pads, from £254.
Website address: www.lauraashleybathroomcollection.com
Roper Rhodes’ SVSET44 Factor shower system features a dual function concealed thermostatic shower valve, which can be installed vertically or, for a more contemporary look, horizontally. The 300mm stainless steel ceiling-mounted showerhead recreates a drenching rain shower effect, which provides a spa-like showering experience, and it also has an air-drive single function handset. The SVSET44 has an easy-clean PVC shower hose and brass wall elbow and a rectangular brass riser rail. It requires a minimum pressure of 1.0bar and is compatible with the company’s optional water and energy saving flow regulators, which can reduce water flow to 6, 7 or 8 litres a minute. It is priced around £690.
Website address: www.roperrhodes.co.uk
Strait to the point
Featuring uber sleek, straight lines, the new Strait bath from Waters Baths of Ashbourne will add a luxurious touch to your hotel bathrooms. Joining the company’s comprehensive i-Line acrylic bath collection, the back-to-wall Strait features gentle, rounded corners. It combines the aesthetic of a freestanding bath with the space-saving and practical benefits of a back-to-wall bath. Its back shelf provides space for storing and displaying toiletries, candles or other items. Strait is made from white Lucite acrylic with a sleek, glossy finish and measures 1660L by 800mmW by 580mmH. It has a maximum capacity of 289 litres and is priced around £1,795.
Website address: www.watersbaths.co.uk
Zen is an elegant collection of mosaic tiles inspired by natural stone, marble and wood. The products launched by Designworks Tiles offer a matt texture in a range of soft colours. All of the new mosaics draw inspiration from nature while also providing the tiled space with a fusion of reflections and textures. The warmth of wood and the subtle veining of stone also benefits from all the practical qualities and the longevity of recycled glass.
Website address: www.designworkstiles.com
Victoria + Albert Baths has now unveils its brand new bath, which has been created by leading British Architecture and Interior Design Studio, Conran + Partners. The Eldon has a contemporary back-to-wall design is endowed with the curvaceous lines and aesthetic of a freestanding bath but can easily fit into the more compact spaces. The overall form has been kept intentionally simple, wrapping a crisp edge around the bath and back to the wall, creating a natural shelf, where hardware can be deck-mounted. The pipework is hidden beneath a full width tap deck, while a moulded tile upstand allows tiles to be easily installed around the rim to create a watertight seal. The bath will be available to purchase from the end of July 2017.
Website address: vandabaths.com/en
The luxury collection
Discover a range of luxury amenities brought to you by ADA Pacific Direct in partnership with British perfumers Floris. This elegant range features the brand’s bestselling fragrance Cefiro, which is suited for both men and women, with crisp lemon and lime, warmed by spicy notes of cardamom on a fresh floral jasmine heart, leading to a clean, musky, woody base. The collection includes 50ml and 100ml clear bottles modelled on the brand’s iconic fragrance flacon, accompanied by a 30g and 50g pleat-wrap soap. Other sizes such as 300ml dispensers are also available.
The Uno choice
The operation of the new Axor Uno taps has been reduced to the essential: the flow of water is started or stopped by pressing the Select button, by turning the ‘Zero’ handle, or by lifting the ergonomically shaped loop handle. Created in collaboration with Phoenix Design studio, Axor Uno also boasts two precisely shaped cylinders joined together at a right angle. The special surface finishes bring an added element of the radiance to the collection, which comprises over 70 products for washbasins, showers and bathtubs.
Website address: www.hansgrohe.co.uk
The ‘Clear’ choice
The Formoso bath is made from ClearStone, a sedimentary stone composite. Using international designers, Clearwater Baths brings together a range of freestanding baths using the finest materials and engineering. Available in a brilliant white colour palette with a high gloss surface, the baths are designed to be an ideal match for modern sanitaryware, blending into any existing bathroom decor.
Website address: www.clearwaterbaths.com
A touch of Luv
The design of Cecilie Manz’s bathroom series Luv combines Nordic purism and timeless elegance. The selection of materials and colours is testament to Danish designer, Cecilie Manz’s refined sense for nuanced form. Her colour palate of matt lacquers and glazes in soft shades was developed exclusively for Duravit and emphasises the character of Luv. Three sizes of oval above-counter basins made from DuraCeram have subtle lines, generous inner basins and clean edges. The optionally glazed exterior is available in satin matt white, grey or sand which together with the furniture surfaces underline the character of Luv.
Website address: www.duravit.co.uk
Designed by industrial designer Christoph Behling, the Geberit AquaClean Tuma has an elegant, streamlined design and compact shape (with a projection of just 553mm). This new shower toilet can be tailored to suit any bathroom due to its design cover, which is available in several colours and materials. The Geberit AquaClean Tuma complete solution also features an odour extraction unit and a Rimfree toilet pan for optimised hygiene. The product also features an ergonomically designed toilet seat with heating element, a warm air dryer and a user-friendly remote control. An app will also be available from summer 2017 enabling the device to be controlled via a smart phone.
A striking tub
Geminus can be located adjacent to a wall or sat in the middle of the bedroom. Taps can be rim mounted through tap holes, wall mounted or atop Albion’s solidly made brass stand pipes. Manufactured in three sizes from the compact 1670mm model to the 2000mm long tub, the feet are made using traditional grey iron and two styles are available for traditional or modern settings. The exterior of the bath can be finished in any Dulux Trade or Farrow & Ball colour or one of Albion's three metallic ‘Burnished’ finishes (gold, iron, bronze).Price: £1591.00
Website address: www.albionbathco.com
The duo option
The new Cayono Duo is an extension of the popular Cayono bath family and the first double ended bath at Kaldewei’s entry level price point, boosting the attractiveness of the bathroom without putting undue pressure on the budget.With two comfortable backrests, roomy interior and centrally-positioned waste and overflow outlet, there is plenty of space for two people. The Cayono Duo made of robust Kaldewei steel enamel is available in two sizes: 170 x 75 cm and 180 x 80 cm, making it ideal for many different room layouts.
Website address: www.kaldewei.co.uk
Kiwi from Astro -
The Kiwi family joins Astro’s bathroom collection, which brings design unity across a lighting scheme. The family features wall, ceiling and pendant options. The pendant is height-adjustable and the wall lights can be mounted to point up or down.
Quality die-cast construction is complemented by a plated chrome finish, with the wall light also available in polished copper.
Kiwi is IP44-rated (splash proof), designed around a dedicated LED with integrated driver.
The Lavabo Kayan Plata ceramic basin boasts a white satin-finish interior and a contrasting silver exterior. The piece has been inspired by the women of Kayan tribes who wear the beautiful metal rings around their neck and are often referred to as ‘giraffe women’. The basin is: 37.5x37.5x14.5cm and is also available in gold. RRP £1031.26.
Website address: www.realstoneandtile.co.uk