The gently curving lines that have been making their way into furniture design for the last few years are now turning up in kitchen and bath design. Among the many examples is the new Allaria bath collection luxury brand Brizo has just launched. The line, which includes lavatory and tub filler configurations, custom shower trims/components, as well as accessories, celebrates the pleasing simplicity of rounded forms, tempering a clean-lined modernism with soft curves. Very handsome. You can see the full collection here.
Another bath design trend Allaria reflects is the new enthusiasm for split finishes and handles. In this line, I like the subtle contrast of glossy and matte blacks. Hard to pick a favourite but my current obsession is matte black with clear handles. I do also love the mix of matte black and gold. (No I DON’T think I’m going to get tired of it, thanks.) Although, the luxe gold with clear handles is also awfully pretty.
With black, chrome, nickel, clear, and gold finishes available, there are combinations to suite every taste, and every space.
These faucets aren’t just fine-looking, they’re highly functional bath design. It’s worth noting that the collection includes:
- H2Okinetic technology, available on a variety of showering components, which creates the feeling of a high-flow spray while using only a fraction of the water.
- WaterSense labeled lavatory faucets that meet EPA’s specifications for water efficiency and performance, and are backed by independent, third-party certification. That means they perform as well or better than their less efficient counterparts and are at least 20 per cent more water-efficient than average products in that bath design category.
- ADA-compliant products. That refers to the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design, which states that all electronic and information technology (like websites) must be accessible to people with disabilities.