Milan-based architect Victor Vasilev produced the Kub basin in 2010. Its styling, lines and considered designed elements stand classic three years on. Made from carrara marble and glass, this piece challenges the traditional solid styling of bathroom vanity systems. I like this. Born in Bulgaria, Vasilev moved to Israel and later to Milan where he studied. Years later, he still hasn’t left the city. He is an architect who established his own firm taking commissions in architecture, interior and industrial design. He has produced collaborations with the like of Boffi and is clearly dedicated to his craft and the discipline of minimalism. His studies in Scandinavia have also added to an extension of this dedication. The Kub system is one that challenges convention and is incredibly beautiful.
Spout is the lastest design concept from Melbourne-based industrial design consultancy Charlwood Design. Spout is a sink designed with a internal sensor: when you place hands in the sink, the water is activated. You can adjust the temperature with a simple dial and in the center of it there’s a button that can be pushed to a continuous water flow. A great example of minimalist design, joining the faucet and the sink in just one product… Will this be the end of faucets? Spout was a finalist in the Reece Bathroom Innovation Award.
A place to indulge while you cleanse your mind and body. Il Bagno Alessi One, designed by Stefano Giovannoni and manufactured by Laufen reflects elegance of restraint and intimacy. Italian industrial designer and architect Stefano Giovannoni work is part of the permanent archive of Centre Georges Pompidou and the MOMA collection, in NYC. Each bathroom piece has simple, feminine curves. The body hugging, oval tub is one amazing piece; the sink makes me think of a drum and the toilet of an egg. The red accented wall helps the white curvaceous fixtures stand out as art pieces. Think of it as the new bathroom aesthetic: bathroom as art gallery.
British/Irish design collective UsTogether have treated us to the Ebb bathroom series. The white lines and glass sides form a striking, sculptural picture. All elements are made of LG HI-MACS, a natural acrylic stone material, giving the surfaces a high-quality, modern feel. One for my next house…