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Design bathroom taps: the latest collections on show at Cersaie
Elegant, ergonomic shapes, luxury details and an ample range of finishing: next year’s must-haves in the new design taps collections presented in Bologna
Cristina interprets today’s desire for a luxury bathroom presenting the new ‘Italy Collection’: Italian quality and style on show at the Bologna fair
What will be the next modern bathroom taps trends? The answer comes from the Cersaie fair in Bologna, where all the latest novelties and previews from the most important brands are on show. The most noticeable trend is a constant aesthetic renewal. Bathroom taps have definitely evolved from functional fittings to leading decorative elements adding personality to the home’s most private room.
Behind the most recent collections, we often discover the signature of a prominent designer and an accurate study focusing on offering the widest variety of solutions – starting from the shape of the handles and kind of spout to an exponentially growing range of different, more and more sophisticated finishing.
The brand Cristina chooses the Bolognese stage for the launch of the new Italy collection by trio Busetti Garuti Radaelli: a contemporary reinterpretation of 1930s style shapes, focusing on elegant, timeless outlines. The collection includes an exclusive array of faucet spout plating finish, ranging from gold to pink to polished or brushed yellow gold, including also brushed steel and black chrome. In addition to this, there are 6 different kinds of precious marbles, including Guatemala Green, Calacatta and Marquina, perfect for a bathroom with total black fixtures. With 50 available combinations, one is decidedly spoilt for choice.
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Alpi, too, evokes typically Italian style and elegance with the new Portofino collection, with an exclusive preview at Cersaie. A complete range of bathroom taps designed to lend style to your bathing experience. In combination with silver or matte gold chrome finish, black or white Carrara marble knobs, or, for the most sophisticated, jewel-like polished brass knobs.
For the shower area, besides the Santa freestanding faucet, Alpi presents the new Fred showerhead, equipped with LED lights, self-powered by means of an inner microturbine. The water flow, controlled by the faucet, provides the necessary power to turn on the LED lights, spreading a warm, embracing light without drawing from the domestic electric grid. Available in a black or white version, Fred can be installed both on the ceiling and on the wall, even in already existing shower boxes.
In one of the most refined set ups we saw at Cersaie, Rubinetterie Stella displayed their iconic collections like as many works of art in a museum. The stand, designed by Michele De Lucchi, has been arranged as a succession of display cases where visitors can admire the design of the renowned brand’s mixer taps and faucets, the variety of the catalogue finishings – Chrome, Silver, Gold, brushed Nickel, bronze, and Brass for vintage bathroom taps lovers – including the latest novelty, the delicate Pink Gold. A further novelty is the possibility to get the exclusive, rigorously handmade guilloche decoration, which, until today, has been employed only in jewel making.
The new bathroom taps collection by Mamoli stands out for the quality of its manufacturing and the innovative shapes conceived by famous designers, among them Marc Sadler, author of the Bold series, and Paola Navone, who designed the Paola&the Bathroom mixers. A strong emphasis has been given to the new, updated version of the bathroom taps collection designed by great master Gio Ponti – a stainless, timeless beauty.
The new taps range by Paffoni has been extended with the addition of a new collection with simple, elegant outlines, launched at Cersaie 2017 as a prototype in two different versions: Tango, with the lever tap placed on top of the tap dispenser, and Rock, equipped with a side knob. Even the Ringo and Green collections were present at the Bologna fair, duly equipped with Energy&Water Saving technology.
Treemme Rubinetterie has launched another prototype featuring a decidedly cutting-edge design: Hook, that will be put into production by 2018, displays sharp, bold outlines while the knob is integrated into the tap dispenser, standing out against the stainless steel tap with its black finishing.
New technologies can combine the elegance of marble and the practicality of ceramics
…and concrete-like ceramic: trompe-l’oeil effect at Cersaie