Ukrainian designer Ekateryna Sokolova has a number of conceptual washbasin designs in her portfolio, all of which seem to take inspiration directly from nature. The Vitamin washbasin is reminiscent of the layers of sedimentary rock that form part of the Earth’s crust.
At Maison & Objet this year Antonio Lupi revealed a new high-backed, angular bathtub created by Italian Architect Carlo Colombo. The Cuna bathtub is designed for reclining and relaxing and ultimately reinvents the bathing experience. This elegant bathtub, with its clean lines and crisp edges, will sit comfortably as the centrepiece in any minimalist and
Dutch designer Beerd van Stokkum has given the classic cupcake case a new lease of life with his design, which he has aptly named Sweet Cake. Enlarged to extraordinary proportions the cupcake case has become a multi-purpose object. It can be used as a baby’s bath, flower box or garden pot, or a charming basket
The Tub-T is an elegant bathtub made from diamond polished stainless steel and complimented with glass steps. There is a blasted swirl pattern on each step. Each step contains an LED light which illuminates the tread. The hand rail which is also made from diamond polished stainless steel is in the form of an
With showrooms in Germany and Poland, Unique Wood Design offers contemporary wooden bathtubs and basins that help bring nature into the bathroom. With a history deeply rooted in boat building, the Polish company uses a combination of traditional carpentry and specialist modern boat-building techniques to create truly unique, handmade bathrooms.
Italian mosiac manufacturer SICIS Art Mosaic Factory have introduced a fashion inspired bathtub for all those shoe obsessed fashionistas out there. The stiletto shoe luxury bathtubs will be the talking point of any bathroom they feature in and are the perfect tribute to footwear for those with a shoe fetish. The bathtubs are decorated in
Russian designer Yaroslav Rassadin has designed this intriguing bathroom concept for Jump the Gap, an international design competition held by sanitaryware manufacturers Roca. Landscape is made from thick silicone or rubber and can be moulded into different shapes depending on how it is to be used. The use of an air-pump can completely change the
This year saw the launch of a brand new competition in bathroom design. ‘Future Talents’ is run by brassware manufacturer Triflow Concepts and was held as part of this year’s London Design Festival in September. The competition aimed to encourage students and designers to submit designs for a pioneering new kitchen or bathroom tap or
Portuguese sanitaryware manufacturer Sanindusa has launched a new bathroom collection aimed specifically at children. The new range, named WCKids, was unveiled at Cersaie in Bologna, Italy in late September/ early October. Designed by Emanuel Rufo, the range is aimed at children aged between two and six years old and is available in an eye-catching blue
I first spotted this bathtub back in July of this year when it was still a prototype and I loved it even then. Part of the aptly named Love project, designed by Arter & Citton for Italian Manufacturer Novello, this bathtub was first shown at ISH in Frankfurt earlier this year. The sleek smooth lines
The idea behind the Badkamer [Dutch for ‘bathroom’] is basically a sliding system that enables the user to make the most out of even the smallest bathroom space to create a fully functioning bathroom in a space no larger than 2m x 1m. By sliding elements to the side a space for showering can be created,
The compact and very much multi-function Ladybird is a freestanding Vanity and Bath unit, aimed at apartment and loft-style living where space is at a premium. The vanity/lid of the Ladybird can be removed to reveal a tub within. The tub is a ‘sit’ style bath which is smaller in size than a typical bathtub and is an