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18th January 2019
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Minimalist vanity basin, WC & electronic-flush urinal for Istanbul
The Istanbul collection designed for VitrA by Ross Lovegrove has been an international success since it was first launched in 2004. The sanitaryware and furniture collection draws its inspiration from the organic shapes found in nature and the fluidity of water. The latest addition to this design classic is a minimalist vanity basin which reflects the curved theme that runs through the Istanbul range.
The ceramic vanity basin incorporates an elegant shallow inset bowl with a curved upstand edge. The basin is supported by a chrome frame featuring Istanbul's characteristic curved lines at its joints. Also new is a wall hung WC and a urinal with electronic flush.
"The vanity unit is a beautiful addition to the Istanbul collection," comments VitrA marketing manager Margaret Talbot. "The top is extremely difficult to manufacture as it is all made from one single piece of ceramic so all credit to our highly skilled team for turning Ross Lovegrove's creation into reality."
The new vanity basin, which measures 100 x 600cm, was revealed at Sleep+Eat 2018. It includes a slimline tap and pebble shape basin mixer and was paired with the illuminated mirror.
The urinal (shown left in black) has the same curved tear drop shape as wall hung pans and bidets within the Istanbul collection and the accessories, which include a WC brush holder, roll holder and towel ring, all reflect the smooth, curved lines that define the range.
From 16 production facilities in Turkey, Germany, France and Russia, VitrA produces a full range of bathroom products including over five million pieces of sanitaryware along with complementary bathroom furniture, baths, brassware and bathroom accessories, which are distributed to over 75 countries on five continents. VitrA UK, based in Didcot Oxfordshire has been supplying the UK bathroom market for over 25 years and is an active member of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association and the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation.
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