Taking some time out to plan your bathroom’s design and furnishing is very important as this space actually becomes your very own private escape. Looking out to bring you the most indulgent and innovative bathroom solutions, here is a selection of some of the very best out there
When designing and doing up a house, one factors in the best of everything available. So, while the bedroom, the living room and the kitchen take precedence and are kitted out with the latest and the extravagant, a very special section of every house is sometimes a little neglected. We are talking about the bathroom which is the most private and peaceful corner of the house which allows for some me time, and therefore deserves to be taken seriously when being furnished. To help you build a sanctuary of taste and tranqulity in your bathrooms, here are some select international brands with some very innovative offerings, all available at EtreLuxe, a lifestyle retailer for high end interiors in India.
We begin with a brilliant collection of hand-crafted, sculptural faucets from Spanish brand, Mestre. The brand has decades of experience with bringing the lovers of premium lifestyle the choicest designs that use noble metals like pure gold or silver accented with Swarovski crystal embellishments. The range of handcrafted faucet has a starting price of INR 4 lacs and as the customization increases, so does the price. The collections explore sculptural shapes inspired by natures and myths – birds, fish, dragons – and for those who like simplicity, there are also some sleek and clean designs to choose from. Available in nine rich finishes, the products use semi precious stones as well.
WaterLounge by Hoesch, from Germany, is a very savvy product and has a number of stylish features which allows the user to immerse himself in a fascinating wellness experience. This bathroom concept by NOA design bureau is a luxe interpretation of bathing and living as it breaks down conventions and creates smooth combinations you can delight with. You can lie down comfortably in the transparent glass cube and let the light, water and delicate air massage regenerate your body and soul as the combination of aesthetic and functional values creates space for new visions and imaginations. The Water Lounge transcends the classic boundaries of a bathroom as you can not only relax in the water-filled glass cube but can also make yourself comfortable on your terrace, for instance. The ergonomic recliner seat on rolls consists of a high quality frame made of brushed stainless steel and relaxing supports made of teak. The control panel is conveniently integrated in the handy tray and operative via capacitive keys. The reading lamp, which can be swiveled 90degrees, creates optimum lighting wherever you want and comes equipped with a color changer which can transport you into different moods, while the reading lamp, surprisingly, also serves as a water inlet. This beauty is priced at INR 65 lacs upwards. Check out the designs at hoesch.de
My Bag by Olympia Ceramica is a beautiful washbasin that literally folds up into a bag. A multi award winner, designed by Gianluca Paludi from Italy, it is a perfect contemporary bathroom design product which is self-sufficient in its unique design and comprises of furniture for wash basin and mirror, a wall mounted mirror, a washbasin, a towel holder, a leather bag, foldable wash basin tap, a siphon and connector pipes. The product has a pure leather finish/cladding that can be customized to any color of choice for the customer, to match the exterior with any type of an interior. This quirky contraption is priced at INR 6 lacs and above with customisations. Check it out at olympiaceramica.it
From the creative hands of designers, Nespoli and Novara, Dressage by Graff is a collection of furniture with a handcrafted aesthetic and a manufacturing flair, where the warm welcome of solid wood meet the functionality of an innovative material such as DuPont Corian. The strong artisanal component represents one of the distinctive elements of a collection designed for the bathroom but inspired by the world of interior design. The main furniture piece is a free-standing unit in solid wood, compact and functional while all the elements for the water supply and discharge are housed inside, invisible from the outside. It can be equipped with a sink in solid wood and DuPont Corian and accompanied by a shelf, a towel hook, a set of drawers and a rotating mirror. The tub is made from a sheet of thermoformed DuPont Corian coupled with solid wood with its transverse cut inviting you to enter the bath as you stretch and relax. The tub’s free-standing version with head-rest and a shelf for holding cosmetics can stay put in the centre as a self-contained unit which can be added to or further simplified, and is available in the following finishes – canaletto walnut, oak, wenge, matte white. As this is a complete bathroom furniture solution, the price depends on the selection is, hence, on request. Look it up on graff-faucets.com