Whether applied to sleek modern designs or more ornate traditional fixtures and fittings, accents of gold have been seen across the trade shows this year on various new bathroom product launches. A finish that is more commonly associated with the 80s and early 90s, gold is being used to add an element of contemporary luxury to new bathroom spaces.
Part of Kartell’s acclaimed 2013 Collection in collaboration with Laufen, the intricately pleated All Saints Mirror by Milan-based designers Ludovica & Roberto Paolomba is made of PMMA plastic finished with a 24K gold leaf.
The Venezia Series by Italian brand Fantini features handles made of Murano blown glass combined with faucets in gold chrome, nickel and silver finishes.
Launched this year, the Mida bathtub by Devon & Devon adopts the ancient Florentine tradition of gold leaf application which is manually applied to the tub’s external surface.
Kohler’s Rhythm undercounter lavatory is constructed of durable 20-gauge stainless steel and finished in Mirror French Gold.