Wood and Water: Bathroom Trend
Both solid and supple, natural, ecological and recyclable, wood is being used by contemporary designers to bring a little warmth into otherwise clinical bathroom spaces.
Designed by Claudio La Viola, the exacting lines of the Base collection for Italian brand Falper are softened by the use of Cristalplant with warm oak-veneer. The line includes small elements such as accessory holders, washbasins and high quality tops.
Manufactured and distributed by Swiss company Laufen, Italian brand Alessi‘s Il Bagno Alessi bathroom system is made up of sanitary ware, baths, showers and furniture. The collections’s standout piece is the Tuna washbasin. Mounted on a set of walnut drawers, the Tuna washbasin exudes graceful curves in a fluid form. The taps and mixers are produced by Finnish company Oras.
Introduced in April this year, Boffi‘s Flyer bathroom shelves are equipped with special brackets that make them look as if they are gracefully floating. As well as the solid wood finish seen here, Corian®, Cristalplant® or stone finishes are also available. The Suspended tops can be complemented with suspended push-opening drawer units in veneer wood or matt Silcover.
Showcased at ICFF earlier this year, the DuraStyle collection by world renowned designer Matteo Thun for bathroom brand Duravit includes washbasins, mirrors, bidets, furniture, bathtubs, and innovative rimless toilets. Thun’s clever use of of real walnut and oak with white ceramic creates a pleasing contrast and a warm ambience.
Now over fourteen years old, the Woodline collection by Benedini Associati for Agape has proved itself to be a design classic. The rectangular washbasin from the line is available in waterproof birch plywood with light, medium, dark oak veneer or teak.