Soft minimalism: 10 timeless bathroom ideas

Smooth soft forms are in tune with nature and pleasing to the human eye, so they are firmly established in today’s interior. The Soft Minimal trend has not bypassed the bathroom either.

1 /10 Fontana, Flaminia bath The round shape is perfect, but not often used for a free-standing bathtub – this fact makes Fontana by Flaminia stand out. Made of durable Pietraluce composite (a mixture of hydrated alumina, titanium dioxide, and polyester resin), 135 cm in diameter, designed by Giulio Cappellini.

2 /10 Architectura, Villeroy & Boch washbasin The overlay model from  Villeroy & Boch‘s Architectura collection stands out not only with its impeccable timeless shape but also with its alpine white shade. One of the best collections of the German brand was designed by Oliver Conrad’s studio.

3 /10 Tono, Noken mixer Norman Foster’s company Fosters and Partners is known for massive architectural projects – it’s tempting to decorate the interior with a piece from the most influential designer in the world.

4 /10 Happy D.2, Duravit toilet Rounded corners are the leitmotif of the Happy D.2 of the German brand Duravit. The series, launched in 1999 and updated in 2013, impresses with the accuracy of proportions. Models of different types are presented, but one can be especially recommended: the hanging one is suitable for both a spacious room and a small one.

5 /10 Starck shower, AXOR shower head “If the life of an ordinary collection is limited to five years, then the design one is successful for decades,” says Philippe Grohe, the founder of the AXOR brand. The brand has the most collaborations with Philippe Starck, who has a reputation as the most popular designer in the world.

6 /10 Stairs, Agape hanger Designers Benedini Associati called their invention Stairs (stairs). The hanger in the form of a ladder appeared in 1996 and is still one of the bestsellers, saving the bathroom from numerous hooks. On the crossbars, it is convenient to place both towels and clothes. A thin dark silhouette is a graphic accent important in a minimalist interior.

7/10 Talo, Artemide lamp The Talo wall model was designed for the Italian factory Artemide by designer Neil Poulton, a Scot from Paris who specializes in creating “deceptively simple” lighting fixtures. His work almost annually receives design awards. Poulton’s horse is a technological lighting design.

8 /10 Nimbus, Menu mirror The Copenhagen studio of Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts alumni Madsom Sötter-Lassen and Emil Kroyer promotes an honest approach to design. “We create logical designs that demonstrate an understanding of culture and Danish design heritage.” Designed by Krøyer Sætter Lassen for the Danish brand Menu, the Nimbus small table mirror can be a subtle accent that softens the overall austerity of the style.

9 /10 Tempo Clock, Magis clock The Tempo Clock illustrates the axiom of a minimalist interior: if you want to decorate, then use it as a useful thing. Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa designed a plastic model for Magis in two colors, in this case, white and gray, but there are also other options: white with black or red. The author knows how to deal with budget material in such a way that it looks impressive.

10 /10 Wet Room Paint, Flugger paint The bathroom is strongly associated with ceramic tiles, but modern technology offers more interesting solutions. Wet Room Paint by the Danish brand Flügger is designed specifically for wet rooms. It prevents the formation of mold and fungus, is strong, durable, and easy to clean, it can even be used for a shower. Painted walls give the bathroom a more “residential” feel and are much easier to renovate and repair than tiles.

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