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Shell

The Shell bathtub is carved from a solid block of aromatic walnut. With extremely high precision and a great love of detail, this concept is at the edge of what is possible – a wood bathtub cannot be made any more delicate. The exacting production process includes precise positioning of every corner and curve, and the ergonomic optimization of every radius and incline. The sophisticated drain and overflow lie flush with the surface of the bathtub, disappearing into its form.

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Moon

This faucet's organic look and continuity of curves was inspired by the crescent phase of the moon. The Moon Bathroom Faucet integrates both body and handle in a unique shape. A circular cross section rises from the bottom of the faucet to the exit spout creating the Moon Faucet's profile. A clean cut separates the body from the handle while keeping the volume compact.

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Cascade Collection

The Cascade washbasin collection is inspired by the force of the waterfall, a place where water acquires strength and power. The design makes an emphasis on the perceived quality. The thick walls and subtle lines give a bold and refined appearance. The hallmark of these products is a flowing line, a single journey around the product that ends in the characteristic falling movement of the cascade, hinting a slight gesture towards the user. This surface is a design detail that enhances usability and cleanability avoiding spilling water.

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Intelligent Care

Intelligent Care addresses infection control concerns in healthcare water supplies by taking a revolutionary approach to tap and shower design. The range directly addresses many of the challenges of water control in healthcare environments such as waterborne pathogens, cross infection, scalding risk, outlet contamination and rising water costs. Combining leading clinical aesthetics with highly precise control and digital intelligence, the product range fulfills the needs of both professional and patient users and is not only reassuring, friendly and comfortable to use but will also save lives.

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Silvia

Silvia bathtub is inspired by the shape of a terracotta bath from 1700 BC and discovered in the palace of Knossos on Crete. Silvia is functional and ergonomic, so that it corresponds to human shape and is wider in shoulders and gets narrower towards feet. This shape also brings reduction in water use, from 280 to 130 liters. The overflow integrated in a thin wall is a solution that so far has not been applied in mass production. The bathtub is made of cast marble, with natural dolomite powder, ensuring warmth and comfort of use.

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Viv

Viv washbasin is inspired by spherical waves and circle geometry. Its light, natural and simple shape was designed with the idea of sustainable development in mind and gives new approach in conscious of water consumption while washing hands. The washbasin leads to lower water use thanks to a shallow basin and a hollow at its center. In result, the user is encouraged to reduce the flow of water from the faucet by observing how it gradually accumulates in the basin.

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