First launched in 2003 as a subset of the Salone, the Salone Internazionale del Bagno, held every alternate year, brings together the most recent and innovative bathroom solutions. Luo Jingmei spots some interesting designs.
Austrian design collective EOOS buckles the trend for smaller bathrooms with the new Inipi B Super Compact sauna for Duravit. It comes in 2 versions – 120 x 120cm and 240 x 120cm, the latter of which can accommodate 2 people enjoying a sauna while lying down.
Inipi B Super Compact sauna from Duravit
Also at Duravit was Philippe Starck’s own version of the hi-tech shower-toilet seat. The sleek SensoWash® can be combined with the Starck 2, Starck 3 and Darling New ranges and is operated with a wireless, intuitive remote control.
SensoWash® from Duravit
At the Neutra stand, Steve Leung presented the Inkstone collection. Smooth to the touch, it takes inspiration from the Chinese inkstone, which is traditionally used to grind ink sticks in calligraphy.
Part of the Inkstone collection from Neutra
The tactile Gestalt collection from Sign caught our eye with its intricately detailed bathroom furniture and sophisticated pairing of materials.
Gestalt collection from Sign
Ludovica and Roberto Palomba’s 2012 collection for Laufen
The prowess of the design couple was seen yet again at Zuchetti.Kos where they presented a glowing Outdoor collection that includes a mini pool that comes in either a standalone or built-in version.
Ludovica and Roberto Palomba’s Outdoor collection for Zuchetti.Kos
Last but not least, the modularity of Philippe Starck’s Axor Shower Collection allows mixer components to be mounted in a variety of compositions for ultimate customisation.
Philippe Starck’s Axor Shower Collection