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15th March 2019
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First bathroom manufacturer to exhibit at Clerkenwell Design Week: Bette takes the bathroom in a new direction at Design Fields
German glazed steel bathroom manufacturer, Bette, will be the first bathroom sanitaryware manufacturer to take a stand in a Clerkenwell Design Week exhibition, when the event opens on 23rd May.
The company pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved in bathroom product design, and it was this focus on innovation that led to Bette being invited to exhibit at Design Fields, which will showcase leading product design from around the world. Bette will be using the exhibition to show how the bathroom can be taken into a new direction with the UK launch of contrasting new collections.
Alex Howard of Clerkenwell Design Week comments: "We are excited to welcome Bette to our showcase of the best international design brands in Design Fields. The company's inclusion is testament to a commitment to innovation and boundary pushing design."
UK launch of upholstered bath and washbasin: BetteLux Oval Couture
Clerkenwell Design Week will see the UK launch of Bette's most innovative collection to date: a free-standing bath and floor-standing washbasin in glazed titanium steel, which have been upholstered in a comfortable, yet highly durable fabric.
The design concept of an upholstered bath was presented at last year's Salone del Mobile, and such was the reaction and requests to order, that Bette, with designer Dominic Tesseraux, has developed the concept into an original and functional collection of bath and basin in four colour options.
The BetteLux Oval Couture combines glazed steel and homely fabric to bring sensuousness and comfort to the bathroom, in a way that has never been seen before. The baths are upholstered in a woven, functional fabric by German specialist JAB Anstoetz. The soft-to-the-touch, easy-care fabric is more usually used in high quality outdoor furniture, and is resistant to water, mould and damp climates.
Striking Geometric Statement with BetteLoft Ornament
CDW will also be the first UK exhibition opportunity to see the BetteLoft Ornament bath, which will be available from August.
The BetteLoft Ornament is a large free-standing bath that creates an optical highlight in the bathroom. While the interior is comfortable and pared-back, the expressive exterior emphasises the symmetry of the bath with statement embossing.
A wall-hung washbasin with the exterior in the same geometric pattern, is also available in two sizes and pattern options.
Bette will be showing other innovative bathroom products on the stand, including the multi-award-winning BetteLux Shape range and permanently water-proof flush-to-floor shower floor, BetteFloor.
Colour, Bespoke and Solutions
Bette products are available in a huge range of colours and sizes, as well as bespoke sizes, and its innovative designs are combined with practical solutions that elevate the bathroom. The company's development labs have been responsible for solutions including 'no silicone' options and advances in sound insulation.
Bette's baths, shower floors and washbasins are created from natural materials and finished with its highly durable BetteGlaze. Sustainability is central to Bette's approach, and the company has been awarded an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) which complies with ISO 14025 and EN15804
Bette specialises in glazed titanium steel bathroom products: baths, shower areas, shower trays and washbasins. The German family-owned business was founded in Delbrück, Westphalia, Germany in 1952, and specialises exclusively in steel-shaping and enamelling processes. The Managing Director is Thilo C. Pahl. Today, 370 people are employed at the production and administrative centre in Delbrück. This German site is the company's exclusive manufacturing facility for more than 600 bath and washbasin designs in a wide range of different colours.
Bette's assembly processes combine high-tech industrial production techniques with hand craftsmanship: more than half its products are customised according to customer requirements. Bette uses natural raw materials - glass, water and steel - to produce high-quality products in a wide range of different shapes, sizes and colours. BetteGlaze then gives these products a durable steel/enamel finish.
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7th April 2017