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6th October 2017
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Putting ergonomics into bathroom design with Geberit Acanto
The new Geberit Acanto bathroom series is designed to meet the needs of the individual, with how we use the bathroom and what we store in it, informing its design.
The result is a range of furniture and ceramics that centres on ergonomics, ensuring that frequently used items are stored within an optimum reach zone to maximise on user comfort.
Geberit's research revealed that up to 90% of personal hygiene products and 50% of cosmetics stored in the bathroom are used daily, with items such as extra toilet paper, clean towels and cleaning products needed once every few days or weekly. Geberit Acanto responds by ensuring that frequently used items are stored within an optimum reach zone - within 0.28sq.m of an average adult's reach. Other items, such as clean towels and toilet rolls, can then be stored within a longer reach of of 0.37sq.m so they still remain accessible.
Geberit's research into how we use the bathroom involved a detailed look at the importance of placing the most used items within optimum reach, as the diagram shows. This informed the design of the Geberit Acanto series, which includes the Studio cabinet (pictured right), which provides a new level of functionality.
Geberit Acanto furniture is available in three colours - Lava, Sand and White - and the base units and tall cabinets have flexible interiors allowing a different arrangement of the drawers, compartments and shelves creating an uncluttered environment.
A special feature is the addition of wall-mounted magnetic boards - enabling storage trays or boxes to be attached precisely where smaller cosmetic items are needed, transforming the mirror cabinet above the washbasin into a beauty centre, complete with built-in magnifying mirror.
The range features various materials - glass, metal, painted and wood finishes - which combine in one series to create solutions that are both unique and highly durable.
Ceramics within the Geberit Acanto series are just as versatile, with washbasins in many different shapes and sizes but all with a distinctively soft, organic and slim rim design. The toilet and bidet follow the same clear design lines, with a Rimfree design that not only looks good, but is also easy to clean and more hygienic.
A luxurious bathtub completes the series and fits in perfectly with the overall aesthetic to offer an indulgent bathing experience. Made from acrylic to help the water stay warmer for longer, the bath has a smooth surface and echoes the level of comfort that is felt throughout this range.
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