Spa bathrooms | PRODUCTS

This Bette

bathroom design mixes textures and contrasting colours with clean blacks and whites and neutral wood finishes

Creating a space that engages all of the senses can be a good starting

point when considering wellness-

inspired bathroom designs Paul Bailey, category specialist at Grohe UK

The Acquabella Vars bathtub is the centrepiece of this space that has a double shower on either side for symmetry

shower can give the same effect. Luxurious baths

Bathing has always been central to the spa experience and has been throughout history as far back as Greek and Roman civilisations. David Bromell, head of marketing at Roca and Laufen, sees the power of bathing and water, he says: “Bathing has been at the heart of well-being for centuries, with the natural beauty of water and its calming attributes being well-documented. Taking a deep, relaxing bath is an everyday luxury that everyone can enjoy.” Artist and designer Arik Levy, who designed Vitra’s new Voyage range, believes bathing is something more primal. He says: “A warm bath for many of us is a place to relax and refresh

and take a moment to March 2021 ·

reconnect with what’s important. We’re all different, but I do believe that – just because we all emerge from the womb – humans share an instinctive joy in contact with water and the sensation of immersion.” Freestanding baths are often seen as a luxurious option and just simply moving the bath away from the wall and into the middle of a space creates a central focus and gives the bather more room to relax in.


A holistic approach to design sounds a little hippy, but wellness is often not just about the physical space, it’s also about emotions and mental health. One way of engaging multiple parts of a person’s psyche is to engage more of their senses. Paul Bailey, category specialist at

Grohe UK, explains how to add some sensory elements to the design. He says: “Creating a space that engages all of the senses can be a good starting point when considering wellness- inspired bathroom designs. “Lighting is key. It should be warm and, if the budget allows, adjustable, so that the user can create an experience that meets their individual needs. Built-in sound systems for music, steam and lighting modules that can be controlled via Bluetooth, can be specified for larger, more premium bathroom designs. While features such as underfloor heating can also add a nice touch.” Colour is a big factor in creating a good atmosphere. While white bath- rooms will never go out of style, as they evoke a sense of cleanliness, colour can be a way to add to the overall

The Jackoboard bench by Ceramique

Internationale is a way to create a sauna feel within a wet room

ambience of a room. You don’t have to be a colour psychology expert to see how different colours change a room. Bette, which has been releasing a number of colourful baths over the past few years, recognises the way colour is used in the bathroom. This could also be through flooring, tiles and architectural features, not just the sanitaryware. “We are seeing more customers adding colour into the bathroom to increase the feeling of cosiness and to aid relaxation,” says Sven Rensinghoff, head of marketing at Bette. “While white is still the most popular choice, the use of darker colours is increasing in popularity, to create a cosy and relaxing interior space in which to switch off from the stresses of the outside world.” The natural world is


also an „

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64