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The Joy mixer.

Atelier gets Joy, Conca into its fold

Ideal Standard, a manufacturer of bathroom and washroom solutions, has integrated its new design-led portfolio, Atelier Collections, with two new ranges of mixer taps: Conca and Joy.

Created in collaboration with Italian design studio Palomba Serafini Associati, the inspirational new collections aim to strengthen the brand’s “design philosophy” and shape the bathrooms of the future.

The inclusive design of the Atelier Collection reveals an intentional design choice, offering a comprehensive range of solutions, allowing the perfect match between ceramics, furniture and taps, whilst allowing complete customisation of the project.

The two new lines of mixers, Conca and Joy, are available in chrome and PVD (physical vapour deposition) finishes, options of silver storm (brushed nickel), brushed gold, and magnetic grey (dark grey, gunmetal).

The formal lightness of Conca, obtained through a flat proportioned, square and very slim design, with a slightly curved handle, completes the skyline of the basin, allowing perfect integration, according to Ideal Standard.

Joy, a cylindrical one piece mixer, stems from the desire to create a smooth and continuous surface, free of discontinuity.  The body is entirely obtained from a single fusion, with the aim of creating a very direct visual and tactile interaction with the user. Its continuous surface makes the mixer easier to clean and hygienic.


Elementa ... for customised bathrooms.

Elementa ... for customised bathrooms.

Ritmonio accessories allow unique compositions

Ritmonio, a specialist in designer taps and fittings for bathrooms, has launched Elementa, a new collection of accessories designed to create unique and highly customised bathroom environments.

Available in 19 finishes and in different materials, including stainless steel with its purity and the acrylic stone with its versatility, the accessories consist of modules of various sizes and lengths, which can be assembled together to suit the homeowner’s tastes or functional and aesthetic needs.

With their clean design, the individual elements can be combined with each other in a game of joints and shapes, to create unique compositions and countless types of accessories.

“As an example, the hangers for the bathrobe, combined with the rods, become practical towel holders,” says a spokesman for the Italian company. “These elements, combined with the shelves in acrylic stone – full or perforated, available in different sizes – allow you to create personalised accessories. In this way you can create original combinations: from the classic shelf for objects to specific elements such as soap dispenser and toothbrush holders, for a bathroom that brings the whole concept of personalisation.”


Accademia ... open storage system.

Accademia ... open storage system.

New Cimento furnishings launched

Cimento of Italy has introduced a new furnishings collection that is designed to fit perfectly into the most diverse environments: from historical houses to contemporary architecture.

The Cimento collection – made of Cimento, which comprises more than 90 per cent of mineral aggregates mixed with a cement binder –  has been enriched with new elements that transform cement into three-dimensional and sculptural forms, says the company.  These include the Burano rocking chair, Torcello seats, Accademia open storage systems and tables and Murano and Vignole coffee tables.

The colour palettes enhance the monolithic character of the collection: they are inspired by the natural colours linked to places such as the Venetian Lagoon, the Adriatic Sea, and the Orient. 

Accademia storage systems (self-supporting or wall-mounted) stand out for their aesthetic and formal balance given by symmetry, by the alternation of full and empty spaces, by the different thicknesses of horizontal and vertical elements, and by the combination of two contrasted materials, Cimento and wood. Burano reinterprets the traditional rocking chair and is available in different colours and in smaller version designed for kids.

The Murano family of coffee tables is inspired by Murano glass goblets combined with the colours of the Venetian Lagoon; while the Vignole coffee table collection consists of four elements that are at the same time homogeneous and heterogeneous in height, shape and colour.

Finally, the Torcello family of seats is inspired by the familiar shape of concrete benches, with a contrast between its massive proportions and the lightness of the construction.