At ISH, the bi-annual bathroomware fair in Frankfurt held earlier this year, the world’s foremost bathroomware technology and design was on show. With a range of stylistic intentions evident, minimalist designs demonstrating precision and functionality piqued the interest of architect Andrea Barzotto, Marketing Manager at Metrix Bathrooms, one of the country’s most well-known importers of European bathroomware.
“In New Zealand, our architectural language is evolving with designs enveloping more minimalistic and Nordic influences,” Andrea says. “And that is one area of bathroomware that stood out at ISH.”
In particular, two new ceramic ranges seem to Andrea to sit well within New Zealand homes. The first combines striking rectangular lines and precise edges. “A fusion of exact edges and precise shapes come together in the basic forms, which are mainly straight lines with the softer organic, flowing inner contours,” Andrea says. This new range, designed by Duravit is known as DuraSquare. It’s a minimalist, contemporary lofty aesthetic that holds its own with a certain timeless appeal.