Great Minds Think Outside of the Box
According to designers Claudia Danelon and Federico Meroni, FREE’s different wall-hung modules can be arranged to create a variety of compositions anchored by a floating plane, which can have either an integrated stone basin or a countertop ceramic basin. The different components are unified by a backsplash panel, which protects the wall and helps to give the system its distinctive character. Above and below the horizontal plane, the system incorporates open shelves, cabinets, closed storage, columns and mirrors.
BRIT – by Danelon and Meroni – combines contemporary and vintage features and brings a sense of warmth to the bathroom. Like finely crafted furniture, great attention has been paid to the smallest details and joints. The wood panels are carved and machined to create a refined vertical handle in the front panel, and the subtly chamfered legs are integrated with the side panel.
“The concept for the WATERSPACE is ‘water for life’ – to define the value of water for people and its importance in the bathroom,” said designer Joan Lao. The collection is offered in two earthy, textured wood finishes – drift gray and ebo gray, and it is available in three heights. The wall-hung or floor-standing vanity features two soft-close doors with finger pulls and GRASS hardware that opens 90 degrees. Sinktops are available in various shades of marble or white ceramic.
The serene UNITY collection by Kurz Kurz Design features simple shapes and colors with a glossy white palette; natural plywood edges; and a symmetrical, U-shaped design. It includes open shelves, wood drawer organizers, a woven drawer liner, electrical and USB outlets, stainless steel legs and a ceramic sinktop. A wall-hung version is also available, as well a touch-activated LED mirrored medicine cabinets.
The NOCE collection, designed by Antonio Rodriguez and Matteo Thun, is offered in American walnut or American walnut with Sabbia beige drawers/door fronts and sides. It features glossy black legs, and the vanity includes a hutch and an integrated LED mirror and is available in four sizes. Above-counter vessel sinks in white ceramic are offered in square and rounded square variations.
Phoenix Design’s STACK features a layered, asymmetrical appearance and combines contrasting materials, colors and shapes. It includes integrated bench seating and side cabinet storage with removable cups and trays and features smart storage ideas for smaller spaces, as well as a ceramic sink and walnut drawers with removable woven liners.
Phoenix Design’s WIDE is inspired by Bauhaus design and provides a clean, minimalist look. Vanities and cabinets sit on tapered legs, and the ceramic sink has flared edges. It is available in two color combinations; and the vanities, which include three full-extension, soft-close drawers with finger pulls, outlets and USB ports, are offered in two sizes.
The VENTO – or wind – collection by Paolo Lugaro of Pininfarina features a sleek sink top design offered in white ceramic or matte white solid surface that is supported by a vanity base cabinet. Two finishes are available, and each vertical wall cabinet is available with soft-close doors, finger pulls three fixed shelves and a door that can open to the right or left.
MARCO by Ramon Esteve is a contemporary, linear collection with a clean design that focuses on the essentials. It is made up of a square-tube steel frame base that is finished in bronze and features a trough-style sink with a removable drain cover that makes the water look like it is disappearing. Touch-activated LED mirrors and side and wheel cabinets round out the collection.
“The mirror cabinet offers two side storage compartments,” said designer Alexander Zhukovsky of PURE. “Such a solution helps us split the cabinet space to several zones you can use depending on your needs. It’s very convenient.” The collection includes a wall-hung vanity cabinet, ceramic sink top, LED-mirrored cabinet and matching wall cabinet.
Ora Ito’s PEBBLE is an organic and seamless collection that represents the designer’s concept of “Simplexity,” giving an object with multiple functions a simple look. It features a glossy white finish, pebble-like shapes inspired by the shore. “The sink and cabinets are perfectly sculpted and polished by the surf,” he said, “like the pebbles on the beaches in Nice I remember from my childhood.”