Rigid yet refined geometries, curves inspired by the lines of nature, concealed elements and objects of great utility: the bathrooms presented at the latest Salone del Mobile adapt (truly) to any space and need, because they can count on highly versatile modular systems and precious finishes that can be customised. Here are some of the best solutions (in our opinion).
Code Riga, ARBI (opening image)
The new variant of the Code collection retains the distinctive elements of the latter – e.g. the 45° handle grip and the customisable, modular composition – while adding new finishes, such as the Rovere Riga and Laccato Riga variants. The wide choice of solutions gives extreme freedom of composition, allowing anyone to find the ideal solution for a made-to-measure bathroom in perfect Italian style.
Face à face, AGAPE
The first collaboration between Agape and the French architect Jean Nouvel inaugurates a new concept of bathtubs and washbasins, under the banner of natural marble that enhances the geometric language of two-dimensionality. In the bathtub, thanks to a system of invisible joints, the tops appear to be simply juxtaposed, creating an imposing yet light effect. And the washbasins also juxtapose vertical and horizontal surfaces in a rigorous architectural structure.
CRIXT486, Cristina Rubinetterie
This new shower column, available in ten colour variants and designed like the Thermo Up thermostatic mixer by the Makio Hasuike & Co studio of Naomi Hasuike, stands out for its great geometric rigour, accurate finish and efficiency. The small shelf above the control can be used as a support surface, making any other accessories superfluous and thus proving particularly useful in small shower enclosures. Everything focuses on visual cleanliness, simplification and versatility.
Soleil by Starck, DURAVIT
With its subtle lines, this new series designed by Philippe Starck creates a natural, tranquil atmosphere, while the soft, flowing curves, like dunes sculpted by the wind, give the feeling of being in front of the sea. The compact range of washbasins, sanitary ware and bathtubs blends seamlessly into any environment with a wide variety of furnishing styles and impresses with its minimalist and timeless design. “For eternity,” suggests Starck.
The name refers to a butler and, in fact, the collection of wall-mounted furniture composed of columns that can be configured with shelves, internal drawers and garment racks, designed by Andrea Federici for Falper, is conceived precisely to have everything at hand. But nothing is left to chance: Butler is embellished with details in aluminium, glass, solid walnut or oak wood and in matt and glossy lacquered finishes. At the base, always the idea of the bathroom as an extension of the living environment in a fluid space, a harmonious synthesis of functionality and aesthetics.
This new collection of ceramics and bathroom furniture is designed to offer maximum freedom of composition, thanks to the new WCs – both wall-hung and floor-standing – in the new matt finish. The washbasins (with a 5.5 cm rim in the Light version and only 1.5 cm in the Slim version) give a sense of extreme lightness and functionality, while the modular furniture allows you to create different compositions according to your taste and availabilitỳ of space. The new drawer, then, without a cut-out for the siphon passage, gives greater storage capacity and better organisation of interior spaces.
This elongated rectangle available in nine types of marble is designed by Matteo Nunziati, has a height of 12 cm and slightly rounded corners. What distinguishes it are four elements inside that soften its imposing geometry. With different depths, these ‘containers’ come in various sizes and are easily removable, interchangeable, and can be used in contact with water or as soap dishes. The drain is hidden by one of them.
At the basis is the idea of developing, both in height and width, different solutions thanks to an articulated programme of complements and accessories (washbasins resting on metal consoles or integrated sinks, equipped accessory bars, towel rails, mirrors, wall bookcases, consoles and columns), created for the bathroom but open to use in other rooms of the house as well. In addition, Sartus is distinguished by the wooden frame that outlines the contours of the furniture and also acts as a handle, the drawers with open compartments and the structures made of metal tubing that can be freely equipped.
Diesel Misfits Bathroom, SCAVOLINI
The new bathroom design created by Scavolini in collaboration with Diesel Living is characterised by a different interpretation of the Misfit storage elements, already present in the Diesel Get Together kitchen collection. Here, the shapes of the Misfit trolley and sideboard are redefined to accommodate the washbasin, either freestanding or built-in. At the centre of this collection is in fact the one-piece washbasin holder available in two versions – Misfit Cart and Misfit Chest – and distinguished by the painted metal structure available in Coal Black and Soft Grey.