The bathroom could be a purely ultilitarian space, if not for designers contantly thinking up new ways to make the space more inviting and tactile. These new  bathroom designs were just some of the latest items that stood out for us at this year’s Salone Internazionale del Bagno, the bathroom section of the Milan Furniture Fair. Watch for them!

Add another element of pampering to your bathspace with luxurious sanitaryware, fixtures and accessories in gold and copper from Kartell by Laufen and Dornbracht.

Kartell by Laufen bathroom featuring the square freestanding washbasin, All Saints mirror and Rifly lamps. Laufen is available from Carera.

Dornbracht‘s new Cyprum finish for its MEM range is made from 18-carat fine gold with genuine copper. Dornbracht is available from Interior Affairs.


In keeping with today’s nomadic lifestyles, here’s a washbasin that you can bring along with you anywhere! Hidden, designed by Giulio Gianturco for Makro, is a box that contains a washbasin made of Corian, an integrated stainless steel tap, a mirror fitted with a magnifying lens, lights and a drawer.


Balancing out hard cold tiled floors and glossy surfaces are friendly rounded forms for sanitaryware, presented by Rexa and Scavolini.

The Fonte series by Monica Graffeo for Rexa

Ki bathroom by Nendo for Scavolini


Is this the start of a flood of see-through fixtures? Philippe Starck reinvented the bathroom faucet with the Axor Starck V by Hansgrohe, which has a clear body where you can see the vortex of water rise and spill out through the spout.

Find inspiration to design your bathroom here.
To look at bathroom fixtures and accessories, go here.

For what the Milan Furniture Fair had in store, read these blog posts:
Milan Furniture Fair Report #1 — Our Picks From Brands We Love
Milan Furniture Fair Report #2 — The Best From Young Designers
Milan Furniture Fair Report #3 — Quirky & Unconventional Designs