First Bathroom Collection by Foster + Partners for Porcelanosa

Architecture firm Foster + Partners has created the minimal Tono bathroom range for Spanish brand Porcelanosa.

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More than 100 different pieces feature in Tono, including mirrors, taps, baths, storage units and furniture. Details have been kept to a minimum, with taps featuring subtly ridged handles, and sinks tapering outwards like a funnel.

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Mirrors are housed in simple illuminated frames, and stone baths feature flecked patterns. Each piece has been designed to mix and match together.

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The collection’s minimal aesthetic is designed to convey an “honesty of material, simplicity of form and the craft of manufacture,” according to the firm.

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Foster + Partners also produced a set of prefabricated showers, sinks and WCs, which are designed to be easy to install and flexible enough to adapt to different buildings.

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The units are similarly pared-back in detail, with flat, circular shower heads and floating shelves.

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The collection is designed for both residential and commercial interiors and covers a wide range of materials and colour finishes.

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While best known for its architecture, Foster + Partners has a long record of industrial design, including pieces like the Arc table for Molteni&C and the Dot lamp for Lumina.

London’s Aram Gallery hosted an exhibition of the firm’s products and prototypes earlier this year, showcasing work dating back to the 1980s.

 

Another architect to recently venture into bathrooms is David Adjaye, whose Ritual tap for Axor frames the flow of water within a bronze channel.

Foster + Partners’ Tono range was revealed at the Cersaie International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, which ran from 25 to 29 September 2016 in Bologna.

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