Villeroy & Boch on integrating form and function in the bathroom

Energising in the morning, relaxing in the evening, the washbasin plays a central role in our daily routine – Villeroy & Boch take us through some design considerations in the bathroom…

Villeroy & Boch burnt orange handbasin against black surface in the bathroom

No other bathroom installation fulfils quite so many functions as the washbasin. This is where we carry out many of our daily hygiene routines, from brushing our teeth in the morning to getting ready for a party in the evening. But lighting, colour and organisation play a role here too. Cleverly organised furniture, smart illuminated mirrors and ceramics in individual shapes and colours can make the washbasin a favourite place, while still meeting all the functional requirements.

rust artis washbasin by Villeroy & Boch

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When it comes to designing a washbasin area, we need to consider a few important questions: How many people will use it each day and what are their expectations? One collection that meets almost every requirement is Subway 3.0. This collection includes compact single sinks with sizes starting from 37cm, perfect for smaller single or guest bathrooms, while the large double washbasin, with its length of 1.3 metres, is spacious enough for two people to use and is a real multi-talent in a family bathroom. Deep basins and wide ledges ensure ease of use and make the range exceptionally functional. Coordinating vanity units in timeless single colours, soft natural shades, strong on-trend colours and warm wood looks create a homely feel and provide lots of storage space. With optional highlights such as lighting inside drawers that switches on automatically on opening, and LED floor lighting with an emotion feature for atmospheric light effects and orientation in the dark, the installation is as much about function as it is about making a design statement.

statement black washbasin on wooden surface in the bathroom

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For anyone on the hunt for an individual look in the bathroom, the washbasins from the Artis and the Loop & Friends collections are an ideal choice. Selected colours and shapes make the washbasin a favourite place that perfectly reflects the personality of its users. Whether with the new Artis shades of Indian Summer, Sage Green, Rust and Bordeaux or with cool matt colours from Loop & Friends: individual colours and shapes elevate the washbasin to a real style statement. Coordinating vanity units from the Legato collection with an optional LED light strip add yet another highlight. For those who like more daring looks, with its wide range of colours, Finion is the ideal sparring partner for Artis and creates surprising effects.

focussed lighting design options around the bathroom mirror by Villeroy & Boch

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Having the right lighting for every occasion is key to a successful interior, and the bathroom is no exception. A coordinating mirror adds the finishing touch to the washbasin area. The challenge is to ensure it is just as multifunctional and ideal for both energising morning routines and relaxing moments in the evening. Smart LED illuminated mirrors which transition seamlessly between different brightness levels and colours meet every possible requirement. Functional and atmospheric light effects are controlled using an integrated touch sensor or optionally via the app or by voice command.

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