Monolith by Geberit

Proven technology, contemporary design
The Geberit Monolith sanitary module has been recognized with several international awards and is already a hit with designers and homeowners. All the working parts, including tank and fill and flush valves, are hidden inside a sleek metal-and-glass housing, available in wall-hung or floor-standing models.

Designed for ease of installation
Monolith upgrades the look of any bathroom, with minimal effort. The floor-mounted model is designed to replace a standard tank and toilet, attaching to existing supply and waste connections without structural modifications. Installation can be performed by a plumber alone without raising much construction dust or noise. The toilet can be ready to use in just a few hours.

Pareo Hood from Faber by Samuel Codegoni

Minimalism and Japanese elegance inspire furoshiki, the refined technique of wrapping objects in silk cloths and fabrics to conceal, protect and at the same time enhance the contents of the package. Designer Samuel Codegoni followed the same principle for Pareo. He transformed a sheet of stainless steel, used for wire cloth, into a telescopic hood. Using Faber’s up&down technology, the product gently moves close to the burners. The cylinders which make up the appliance are operated by simple remote control. They slide into each other, closing or opening the telescope, like a cloth folded and refolded on each occasion to create the most appropriate garment – or silk-wrapped package.

VIIVA by Angeletti Ruzza Design for Omikron Design

Conceived by Angeletti Ruzza Design, VIIVA is a wall lamp which also functions as a shelf and has been specifically designed for installation on mirrors of various sizes. Its goal is to provide a linear product that suits any environment and ensures optimal color rendering by using two LED sources, for both direct and indirect lighting. Available in two sizes, it can be installed either symmetrically or off-centre.

Essential Checklist For Creating A Contemporary Bathroom

What interior design makes a great bathroom is always going to be subjective, but there particular styles will always have basic facets of design that make the stand out and discernible.

Modern interior design is no different and, no matter what your tastes are in terms of patterns, colour and fittings, there are some basic rules to follow for creating a contemporary bathroom – follow this checklist below and use your own interior design instinct for a perfectly modern bathroom.

12 Creative Wooden Wash Basins

Although they may seem rather unexciting, wash basins have stood the test of time due to their obvious usefulness, unlike its bidet counterpart which is slowly becoming somewhat of a rarity. They have evolved from early forms of a simple bowl accompanied by a vase, sometimes found outside by pumps, to internally plumbed fixtures that offer clean hot and cold water in an instant.

If you ask someone to picture a wash basin they would most likely envisage a neutral coloured ceramic installation, with metallic fittings and an overall clinical feel. This style is usually adopted to emit the impression of a clean environment. However there are other materials that can be used to spice up your everyday wash basin, giving it an aesthetic overhaul whilst preserving its core function. Marble, metal and glass are all valid choices, but more and more people are opting for wooden basins, allowing them to sculpt impressive creations. Although they require a more careful approach to cleaning due to being prone to chemicals and corrosive fluids, they have an average life of 10-15 years; much longer if they are cared for properly.

We have explored the internet and handpicked our favourite wooden wash basin designs, from both established and young designers.

Designed by: Matteo Thun 

This self-titled ‘Water Jewel’ is part of an extensive range of fixtures designed by Matteo Thun. It opts for a simplistic design with emphasis on curved edges and smooth surfaces, and is a great example of ‘less is more’.