R.I.G. Modules from MA-U Studio
“I designed the R.I.G. Modules bathroom variations to bring elegance to the rituals of this space of relaxation and revitalisation, through an aesthetic element,” says designer Mikal Harrsen of his new bathroom system. R.I.G. Modules from MA-U Studio comprises tailor-made mono-block units and basins in wood, lava stone, Corian or marble, complemented with a selection of mirrors, either rectangular or round, and with or without integrated lights. Other modular elements include light bars and towel racks. The designs are ideal for wall or freestanding compositions, creating a sense of modernity both in residential and commercial spaces.
Round Fisher by Piero Lissoni for CRS Boffi
Piero Lissoni’s Round Fisher, made in collaboration with CRS Boffi, is the most minimalist of bathtubs as there is nothing superfluous in its design. In a grey matt satin finish, the original oval design was inspired by the natural beauty of Fisher Island, a private island off the coast of Miami Beach that was once owned by the Vanderbilt family. Made from smooth Corian, the huge half-sphere is sensual to touch and offers a sense of protection, while water embraces the body. Of his tub Lissoni has said, “I re-designed the circle.”
Tarsie geometriche by Martinelli Venezia Studio for Lithea
Tarsie geometriche, designed by Martinelli Venezia Studio, is a collection of marble wall claddings. The innovative decoration is created by ‘inserting’ coloured mastic filler into an engraved marble surface. Inspired by traditional stone production methods, in particular, intarsia, this ancient crafting technique has been reinterpreted by using mastic as a filling material. Normally mastic is used to repair marble items; however, in this collection contrasting colours inserted into the background surface are used in such a way that they become the focal point. The material guarantees precise results quickly and easily, resulting in three-dimensional geometric designs for marble basins, tables, stools and other items.
Quadra collection by Massimo Luca for ADL
The Quadra collection by Massimo Luca combines technical rigour with minimal aesthetics. The square aluminium door frame with central glass pane is designed to house large panels of safe, shatterproof glass (of up to 7 m2 for sliding doors) which create actual moving walls. Opening as a sliding system, it comprises a telescopic track. The system allows the track to be perfectly level, guaranteeing that the doors always slide fluidly, thus creating a sense of space and increasing the light in any given room.
RAK Ceramics’ latest sanitary ware collections were unveiled at ISH Frankfurt, where various collaborations were presented. RAK-Cloud, created with Italian designer Giuseppe Maurizio Scutellà, comprises wall-mounted or wall-hung sanitary ware, elegant freestanding bathtubs and washbasins, softly-curved bowls and wall solutions. RAK-Variant is a modular collection designed by Italian design duo Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri featuring countertop, drop-in and under-counter washbasins. RAK-Sensation features rimless technology, symmetrical shapes and the new RAK Ceramics Touchless Flushing System. Other collections include RAK-Precious washbasins, and counter slabs made of porcelain tiles thanks to RAK Ceramics’ Maximus big slab technology. The other countertop collections are RAK-Feeling and RAK-Washington, characterised by strong lines and modern technology.
Laguna Collection from Jacquar
Jaquar Group’s latest project is the Laguna Collection, designed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez, which is defined by its lightweight, timeless beauty and minimalist design. Taps, accessories, furniture, showers and bathtubs can be composed with various metal finishes, or go with oak and walnut wood. While keeping its strong character, the collection includes three colour groups and a wide range of additional parts. The series was developed over two years for private and contract projects. Thun and Rodriguez have said of the collaboration: “Laguna unites Indian craftsmanship, excellent know-how in finishings and a pure design language. Jaquar’s upscale quality transmits the spirit of a hand-made product but ensures value for money.”