ISH 2013 Part 2

Posted on April 9 2013, Bathroom Trends

Final part of our trip to ISH 2013, which by now was somewhat railroaded by heavy snow closing the airport, meaning we were stranded in Frankfurt for the night, with no hotel booked!  After several lengthy phone calls to our airline, much hassle etc we found rooms, but this had curtailed the time spent at the Fair.

Baths by Aquamass

All sort of brightly coloured, fun and funky designs from French company Aquamass.

Flaminia

Funky furniture and designs from Flaminia – we’re loving the cookie cutter / quiche dish basins!

Moving onto a busy Dansani stand which stunningly showcased their units including a few prototypes as well as new colours and styles to their existing ranges; Calidris, Curvo, Zaro, Luna and Mido and Special Collection.

Dansani at ISH 2013
Dansani at ISH 2013
Now we come to the Victoria + Albert stand.  A beautifully understated stand that unveiled their new ranges of baths which were just waiting for us to try out, so we did!  We can tell you how comfortable they are, even climbing in and out in winter gear in trepidation of marking them.  With scuffs easily rubbed out being a feature of the Quarrycast© material the baths are made from, our minds were put at ease.

Drayton

the new Drayton re-works the original slipper bath adding modern refinements of a stylish rim, but keeping the comfort of the iconic reclining slipper bath we know and love.

The new Staffordshire Bath Shower Mixer in Chrome enhances any freestanding traditional styled bath.

Drayton basin on a furniture unit

New Drayton basin sitting on bespoke furniture (furniture is not for sale).

Close up of Victoria + Albert Drayton basin

Victoria + Alberts Drayton basin with a classic rimmed bowl shape, reminiscent of bygone years with all the praciticallity of a modern design and finish.

Victoria and Albert Radford Bath with Staffordshire Bath Mixer

Also new from Victoria and Albert is the opulent double-ended Radford bath also shown here with a Staffordshire Bath Mixer.

The Staffordshire Bath / Shower Mixer with Freestanding Standpipes in brushed chrome.

The complementing traditional styled Radford Basin on bespoke furniture (furniture is not for sale)

The Radford Collection from Victoria + Albert on display at ISH 2013.

The Cabrits bath from Victoria and Albert at ISH 2013

The Cabrits bath is contoured to fit the body and offers enhanced support for bathers.   A cosy and comfortable bath that would enhance any bathroom.

Victoria and Albert’s Mozzano bath at ISH 2013

 The new Mozzano bath – you miss some of the incline on the back in this image which you can see more clearly here …

Mozzano Bath from Victoria and Albert

A beautifully crafted rimless freestanding bath, with curves and ergonomic design. The 1644mm length makes it ideal for compact bathroom spaces.

Our thoughts on Frankfurt; many of the giants of the bathroom world including Duravit, Bette and Dansani have re-tweaked / re-invented / re-vamped their ranges by slimming them down and making them current for the 21st Century.  Hansgrohe Select combines stylish appearance that is a excellent for ageing customers with stiff fingers but also much less intrusive on the wall for younger clients, winner all round.

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