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Bathroom fittings: the latest trends to keep an eye on
A selection of juicy news in the world of high design bathroom fittings: Dornbracht, Axor, Duravit and Treemme
Vaia, the latest bathroom fittings line by Dornbracht
Hear hear, bathroom fittings have quit their merely functional life in favour of a relevant ornamental upgrade.
The extensive array of mixer faucets, variously shaped rosettes, material palettes and finish options available on the market makes the world of bathroom fittings a lively and constantly evolving business. At this year’s edition of ISH, the international leading trade fair for bathroom-ware happening biannually in Frankfurt, we had the chance to check out the latest trends in the sparkling galaxy of bathroom fittings and mixer taps.
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Vaia collection - Photo by Filippo Messina
Together with Alape in the Dornbracht Group, Aloys F. Dornbracht has long being a supporter of the claim “Culturing Life”, while pushing his product design philosophy across the borders of water-related everyday rituals. On the occasion of the ISH 2017, he partnered with interior designer Rafael de Cardenás and the studio Neri&Hu to synthesise the new “Transitional style” trend into 2 different installations aimed at displaying the brand’s most innovative bathroom fittings collection, Vaia (photo above). Conceived by studio Sieger Design under the creative direction of Mike Meiré, Vaia boasts a charming design and comes with dark platinum matt, platinum matt and polished chrome finishes. The handles are available as both cross-handles or levers.
Montreux collection, Axor
Form follows perfection: here is the motto of Hansgrohe AG brand, Axor, widely known for being the ideal cocktail of design, functionality and excellent craftsmanship when it comes to essential bathroom and kitchen-ware. Montreux (photo above) is its latest collection, resulting from the work of Stuttgart-based studio Phoenix Design. Early 20th century classical bathroom fittings were a major source of inspiration, although revisited with a hi-tech touch and unmatchable quality standards.
Treemme Rubinetterie at ISH - Photo by Filippo Messina
Active in the field since more than 40 years, the Italian leading company Treemme Rubinetterie stays true to its eco-sustainable and environmental-friendly approach. During the days of the ISH 2017, they shook up the fair with a jungle setting aimed at turning an ice-cold stand into a earthly heaven of lavish tropical greenery. The brand’s green mission has been shaping all latest collections of high design bathroom fittings, manufactured from top-quality materials with eco-friendly coating and ultra-modern geometries.
C.1 by Duravit
Let’s move on to Duravit, whose legendary style in terms of bathroom furniture has definitely gone contemporary. Recently presented at the ISH in Frankfurt, the brand's latest programmes include several technological innovations and extended product ranges, together with a total of 3 tap & fitting lines: B.1, B.1 and C.1 (see the bathtub fittings pictured above), whose essential and discreet design provides the best fitting solution for any versatile and yet elegant setting.
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