Designer Bethan Laura Wood gives Kaldewei a swirl of colour

With her ‘Avocado Dreams’, designer Bethan Laura Wood has given four key and iconic pieces from Kaldewei a new look with a strong statement…

designer Bethan Laura Wood in colourful kimono and beret holding colourful basin from her collection for Kaldewei

Referencing the ubiquitous bathroom of the 1970’s, the unique signature of the British designer is immediately noticeable in this Kaldewei collection. Wood was inspired by the organic contours of the Meisterstück Oyo Duo bathtub and the purist simplicity of the Meisterstück Centro Duo Oval, the straight-lined Superplan Zero shower surface and the delicate Miena washbasin bowl, all of which, now make up the Bethan Laura Wood Avocado Dreams collection.

grey and green and yellow applied pattern in abstract geometrical swirls to Kaldewei basin

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This outstanding product line features three, almost psychedelic-looking pattern and colour variations. ‘Avocado Swirl in shades of green, ‘Avocado Sea’ in blue and purple tones and the expressive colour mix ‘Avocado Disco’. The characteristic lines and silhouettes of Kaldewei bathroom objects are preserved within Wood’s interpretations.

freestanding Kaldewei bath with abstract surface pattern by designer Bethan Laura Wood

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With the Oyo Duo, Wood enchants a true masterpiece from Kaldewei. This freestanding bathtub is reimagined, as it becomes immediately apparent that luxury and sustainability, circularity and design can go hand in hand. The double-walled bathtub, inspired by Japanese porcelain manufacture, is made of 100 per cent recyclable and therefore sustainable steel enamel. Its precise shaping is only made possible by the highest German engineering skills. Wood’s ‘Avocado Disco’ design for the Oyo Duo quite literally allows you to dive into other spheres.

detail of yellow, blue and grey abstract pattern on the inside of a washbasin

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In addition, the Meisterstück Centro Duo Oval freestanding bathtub with its ‘Avocado Swirl’ colour swirl guarantees more than 15 minutes of fame. Kaldewei’s earlier collaboration with the design icon Ettore Sottsass resulted in the classic, linear form of the Meisterstück which particularly impressed the British artist.

Wood has designed further eye-catching creations for the bathroom with the Miena washbasin bowls. The single-walled washbasins combine purist design with a unique, almost filigree touch and their soft contours add an extraordinary air of lightness. The incomparably diverse pattern of the Avocado Dreams design now metaphorically clothes the Miena in an extravagant and highly dramatic garment.

flush design of shower tray by Kaldewei with blue and grey abstract geometric surface design

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The fourth design object in the Wood collection is the Superplan Zero floor-level shower surface. The enameled shower surface is impressive with its relaxed style and sustainable properties. Installed flush with the floor, the shower surface in turn becomes part of the bathroom floor. Characterised by its elegant and precise lines, it can be walked on from three sides without a threshold  and in collaboration with the ‘Avocado Sea’ interpretation, promises an even more exhilarating showering experience.

These Kaldewei products are united by a common thread – they are plastic-free and made of 100 per cent recyclable steel enamel. Giving each an elegant, gleaming surface, plus an exceptionally long service life. As such the products in the Bethan Laura Wood collection fit perfectly into Kaldewei’s Luxstainability world.

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