Have Fun with the Bathroom
What is the normal impression of bathroom accessories and furnishing to you? Heavy? Clumsy? Not with Ex.t.
This collection of bathroom furniture is designed by Kasper Ronn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, aiming to make furniture that can be used not only in the bathroom but in other rooms in the house. Thus, this design is very light and durable, making it more flexible to fit the other function of the other rooms and move to another room. Just like what they have said, “from the very beginning our goal was to create design objects that were beautiful and sculptural yet at the same time light and airy, in an industry sector – bathroom furnishings – that often tends to be dominated by visually heavy furnishing elements.”
To make it easier for the designers to match the furniture of the house, the bathtub and basin are made in similar form. They are both molded from a lightweight artificial material called Living Tec which is consisted of aluminum oxide and polyester acrylic resin. The white oblong bases with straight sides of the bathtub and the basin allow their different function with the required depth.
For the Stand design, the designers take their inspiration from the details of the 1920s and 1930s which is characterized the Victorian era and the subsequent Art Nouveau and Art Deco decades. In this period of time, there are also a lot of light weighted and elegant cast icon details like this the slim metal legs on the bathtub. This makes it different from the ordinary heavy bathtub.
“In line with our minimalist philosophy, we tried to reinterpret the Modernist style of the 1920s and 30s, stripping it of its decorative excesses to reach the point where there is nothing more to add or take away in order to make the product better,” said the architects.
Other interesting products created by the designers include the Felt shelf which can also be used in the bathroom and other location of the house. This design is also very flexible as every section of the shelf can be changed by the user. User can put a shelf into the metal frame or just leaving it empty as for room to hang the towel. There are also two colour choices for user so he or she can have their one of a kind shelf.