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Villeroy & Boch has brought out the Squaro Edge 12 collection, which has a narrow bath rim creating a sense of lightness and modernity.

Available at Puya: www.puya.es

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The Fl’eau freestanding bath designed by Joel Roberts has evolved from a single surface corian body celebrating the beauty of fluidity. The concept was inspired by the movement of water. The design has cleverly overcome instability by the overlapping sides that give the bath its distinctive curavacious look. Available at Banni in Marbella: www.banni.es

 

Bathrooms these days are more environmentally friendly than ever. Toilets flush a lot less water and bathroom materials are now more ecologically sustainable. Bathrooms are now no longer seen as a service room but more of a sanctuary – a very personal area – where the design of the room is just as important as any other room in the house. Furniture, domotics, gadgetry and even vertical gardens are seen more and more in the contemporary bathroom. Always with the emphasis on hygiene, minimalist designs look great with touches of metallic or warmer shades to give good balance. For a sleek look, built-in handles and good cabinetry are very important.

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The Beyond Crystal collection designed by Rémi Tessier for THG Paris includes crystal lattices and pure shapes by renowned glass manufacturer Baccarat, and a majestic spout inspired by tall waders. You can choose rim mounted fittings with a slight touch of light thanks to LED put inside the crystal cross handles. www.thg.fr 

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Pastel colours in a bathroom can look striking without being garish, making the room harmonious and relaxing. The harshness of metallic faucets can be counterbalanced with softer colours as presented by Zucchetti’s ON collection designed by Ambrogio Matteo Nespoli and Alberto Novara. www.zucchettidesign.it

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Copper has been appearing more in contemporary homes, adding a sense of warmth and glamour. Lead and copper baths as well as light fittings, sinks and accessories within a more traditional bathroom setting can really make a dramatic statement. Camelot collection available at Devon&Devon: www.devon-devon.co.uk

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The Memento collection from Villeroy & Boch is minimalistic, offering great versatility. The clean lines of the washbasins and bathroom furniture and the simplistic accessories combine outstanding modern design with optimum practicality. Available from: Puya www.puya.es

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Good looks and functionality and beauty and comfort, together with attention to detail and the use of high-quality raw materials, are the distinguishing traits of this brand’s quality and commitment to perfection. Westminster collection available at Devon&Devon: www.devon-devon.co.uk

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This handmade, freestanding bath designed by Michael Schmidt for Falper is made of an innovative material called matt Ceramilux, which is used as ceramic and designed, thanks to 3D technology, with an effect similar to natural stone. It is 100 per cent recyclable and very durable. Available at Banni in Marbella: www.banni.es