Smooth soft forms are consonant with nature and are pleasant to the human eye, so they are firmly established in today’s interior. The Soft Minimal trend and bathroom did not go around. It’s time to think about updating it, focusing not only on New Year’s discounts, but also on timeless author’s design.
1. Fontana, Flaminia bath
The round shape is perfect, but rarely used for a free-standing bath — this fact highlights Fontana company Flaminia. A model made of a durable composite Pietraluce (a mixture of hydrated aluminum oxide, titanium dioxide and polyester resin) with a diameter of 135 cm designed Giulio Cappellini. Milan architect, designer, entrepreneur, curator, producer — figure, without which modern design in general and Italian in particular are unthinkable. The head of the legendary company Cappellini, it was he who became the first to understand that global strategies are well absorbed by those brands who work as a star factory.
2. Architectura, Villeroy & Boch sink
Collection overlay model Architectura from Villeroy & boch stands out not only in impeccable timeless form, but also in the shade « alpine white ». One of the best collections of the German brand was designed by Oliver Conrad’s studio. A studio from Dusseldorf united supporters of the puristic style and minimalism. With Villeroy & Boch, she has been collaborating since 2000. Architectura — is not just a collection, it is — a comprehensive system concept that provides the client with many opportunities to create an individual interior. The labels indicate QR codes with complete information about the installation and characteristics of the item.
3. Tono, Noken mixer
Company Norman Foster Fosters and Partners is known for its large-scale architectural projects — to tempt the interior with an object from the most influential designer in the world. For a Spanish concern Porcelanosa Foster team developed a large collection Tono, from more than 100 items combined with each other. Among them is a one-time brand mixer Noken. Tono is flexible: almost any interior configuration is possible with it. Combined in a series with a common simple design language, each subject emphasizes the honesty of the material, the simplicity of form and the art of manufacturing.
4. Happy D.2, Duravit toilet
Round corners — leitmotif Happy D.2 German brand Duravit. The series, launched in 1999 and updated in 2013, is striking in the accuracy of proportions. Different types of models are presented, but one can be recommended especially: the pendant is suitable for both a spacious room and a small one. Rimless ® careless technology guarantees hygiene — the toilet is easier to keep clean. Authors Happy D.2 — Ziger brothers, Sieger design. « The essence of theesthetics of Happy D. remains unchanged, — says Michael Ziger. — She brings elegance ». « The entire twentieth-century design corps — is an incredible source of our inspiration, — continues Christian. — Among our landmarks — the legendary Pentagram. Working in this agency, managed to combine business, art and design … »
5. Starck shower, AXOR shower leuk
« If the life of an ordinary collection is limited to five years, then the design has been successful for decades », — says the creator of the brand Axor Philip Groe. Most of all, the collaboration of the brand — with Philippe Stark, with a reputation as the most popular designer in the world. Among the joint work — collection for the shower Starck shower collection. Switching of jet types occurs by rotating the shower disc. « Design should serve people », — says Stark. Straightforward forms are timeless and more than 20 years again and again convince: design should not distract, but help live.
6. Stairs, Agape hanger
The designers of Benedini Associati named their invention: Stairs (freel). A hanger in the form of a ladder appeared in 1996 and is still included in sales hits, ridding the bathroom of numerous hooks. On crossbars it is convenient to place both towels and clothes. Thin dark silhouette — graphical accent, important in the minimalist interior. Material: oak in toning. The family-run studio Benedini Associati was founded in 1999, Bibi and Camilla Bendini joined the company of his father, architect Jampaolo Bendini, whose professional activities cover many areas of — from the design of Bugatti to bathtubs and mixers. He — co-founder Agape, the flagship of Italian minimalism.
7. Talo, Artemide lamp
Wall model Talo designed for an Italian factory Artemide designer Neil Poleton, Scot from Paris, specializes in creating « deceptively simple » lighting. His works receive design awards almost annually. Poulton’s End — technological lighting design. In 2019, Neal was introduced to the Napier University Hall of Fame in Edinburgh and was simultaneously named one of the 100 best designers in France. Compactness combined with efficiency — the main advantage of Talo. And also a clear, verified form, not burdened with unnecessary details. Dimensions 21 x 12 x 10 cm.
8. Nimbus, Menu mirror
The Copenhagen Alumni Studio of the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Madsom Setter-Lassen and Emil Croyer promotes an honest approach to design. « We are creating logical projects that demonstrate an understanding of culture and the Danish design heritage ». Small desktop mirror Nimbus, designed Krøyer Sætter Lassen for Danish brand Menu, can be an easy accent that will soften the overall rigor of style. There is his wall interpretation. The model with smooth bends is designed to recall the shining halo — halo that surrounded the heads of Greek gods and heroes. The mirror gives the interior femininity in demand today and with a slight taste of nostalgia.
9. Tempo Clock, Magis watch
Clock Tempo clock illustrate the axiom of the minimalist interior: if you decorate, then with a useful thing. Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa designed for company Magis a plastic model of two colors, in this case white and gray, but there are other options: white with black or red. The author knows how to deal with budget material in such a way that he looks impressive. « Minimalism — is not just a concept, not one concept or thing, when looking at which you can understand something. This space is entirely — the whole atmosphere that surrounds us. All the elements in such an environment are perfect for each other, which creates a sense of completeness, completeness ».
10. Wet Room Paint, Flügger paint
The bathroom is strongly associated with ceramic tiles, but modern technology offers more interesting solutions. Paint Wet room paint Danish brand Flügger designed specifically for wet rooms. It prevents mold and fungus from forming, is durable, durable, easy to care for, it can be used even for the shower. Dyed walls give the bathroom more « residential » view, they are much easier to update and repair than tiles.