Bisazza and Wanders. Axor and Nendo. At the pre-eminent tile and bath show in Bologna, a handful of manufacturers teamed up with notable designers to create beautiful new collections.
1 Starck 2 by Duravit
Longtime Duravit collaborator Philippe Starck introduced additions to his curvaceous Starck 2 line. It now includes an oval washbasin, a rectangular tub with an integrated headrest, and the Slimline shower tray with a 20-millimetre rim.
2 Bonola by Flaminia
For Italy’s Flaminia, Jasper Morrison created a six-piece collection of perfectly round porcelain washbasins in freestanding and surface-mounted versions.
3 LampShower by Axor
Nendo’s Oki Sato combined a lamp and a showerhead for Hansgrohe’s luxury bathroom brand. The lighting fixture’s cage rests atop a donut-shaped shower head, its illumination providing a cozier atmosphere. It is available ceiling- or wall-mounted and in chrome or brass. (Get our October issue to learn more about Axor’s collaboration with Nendo, as well as Swedish studio Front.)
4 Frozen Garden by Bisazza
For Bisazza’s first enamelled collection, Marcel Wanders designed a faceted hexagonal tile that also comes in a version adorned with a daisy-like blossom in the centre. The tiles come in white or black and can be arranged to create an array of patterns.
5 Dream Forest by Ceramica Bardelli
For the Italian tile brand, Dutch designer Tord Boontje applied his signature whimsical motifs to these double-fired and screen-printed tiles measuring 40 by 40 centimetres. Dream Forest is available in black or white with a glossy or matte finish.