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Japanese design studio Nendo has created the Nendo Bathroom Collection for Italian brand Bisazza Bagno. The furniture design is very minimalist and simple. The bathroom furniture series was presented at the Milan Furniture Fair 2012. Following is a description from the designers, “Our objective for this bathroom collection was to create a strong singular impression by assembling the various elements of a bathroom suite as though they were ‘all in the bath together’.
The feeling of connection that comes from a bath with someone you don’t know at a hot spring or local public bath is an important part of Japanese culture. Our bathroom collection for Bissazza expresses this feeling through its design. The two key parts of the strategy are details that present the different elements as though they have been stored together in a box, and elements that go together well when used in multiples.
The taps are located inside the washbasin and bathtub, submerged in water alongside accessories like a soap dispenser or a water glass. A tray placed inside the basin becomes an island for objects that need to be kept dry. The washbasin stand encloses the washbasin inside a wood frame, through which the water pipe rises up from the floor, turning into the tap. The mirror glass has been removed in different places to mimic the effect of pools of water. This emphasizes the impression that the mirror resides in a frame. The planters are designed as though in boxes, so that they can be stacked.
The small ceramic container can be used as a toothbrush holder, bud vase or holder for other items. The container’s shape was carefully designed to be easily used in multiples. The wall clock can be lined up in multiples, too, creating the visual effect of horizontal continuity.”
Image Courtesy: Bisazza Bagno