Milan 2012: Best in Bath

Milan 2012: Best in Bath
Blu Scavolini

Salone del Bagno, the bath fair that runs concurrently with Milan’s epic furniture show, hosted hundreds of exhibitors debuting the latest pieces for the home’s most private space. Innovations from Catalano, Laufen and Scavolini caught our attention.

1 Blu Scavolini

Italy’s über-popular kitchen manufacturer is now in the bathroom business. Its new Blu brand offers an extensive line of furnishings, including wash basins, suspended or freestanding taps, mirrors, and a variety of wall units.

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2 Impronta by Catalano

Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas’s sink features a basin that references the movement of water with organic bumps and hollows that guide its flow. An adjacent solid surface provides a place for storage, while a thin metal bar below is for hanging towels.

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3 Trame by Tubes

This radiator’s steel tubes gently wave to create a multi-planar effect without disrupting the surrounding space. Designed by Stefano Giovannoni, Trame’s valves are connected remotely. The model comes in three sizes.

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4 Palomba Collection by Laufen

Ludovica and Roberto Palomba are long time Laufen collaborators. Inspired by coastal inlets, cliffs and lanscapes carved out by water, this year’s collection includes a tub, freestanding and mounted sink, toilet, bidet and wall units.

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5 Inipi B by Duravit 

The compact version of Eoos’s sauna was made especially for small space dwellers. It comes freestanding or wall-mounted and features an integrated control panel and a function that saves heating energy during rest phases.

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6 Horizontal Shower by Dornbracht

The Swiss manufacturer raises eyebrows with a shower system that requires the user to lie down on either her back or stomach. Six rainshowers are positioned above to offer different water flows and temperatures.

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