How can designers create a spa-like experience in the bathroom? Product choice is so important. Here are some of the latest offerings:
Native Trails’ Cozumel Vanity Top displays artisan-crafted mastery. It’s forged from high-quality recycled copper and hand hammered for strength, visual interest and an appealing texture. Cozumel’s integrated sink and clean lines make for simple maintenance.
“With its rich artisan history, high sustainability factor and incomparable aesthetic, hand-hammered copper has always been one of our foundational materials here at Native Trails,” said Native Trails’ founder and CEO Naomi Neilson. “We are excited to launch this truly sumptuous piece that builds on our company legacy of combining artisan tradition with contemporary design and sustainability.”
Sustainability is key. “Sustainability is important to the luxury market,” Neilson added. “Recycled and repurposed materials are in high demand, such as our recycled copper and nickel sinks and tubs. Products made in a socially responsible manner are making an impact on people, as the world is more connected than ever.”
MTI Baths’ Designer Collection now offers the Hamilton freestanding tub. Flowing lines and graceful curves blend into a distinctive profile that was thoughtfully engineered with generous proportions, a deep bathing well and strategic lumbar support. Available as a soaker or air bath, the Hamilton mineral composite tub is crafted from a signature blend of high-grade minerals mined from quarries in Georgia. It is treated with a high-performance polyresin coating resulting in a high-gloss white finish that is highly insulating for a soak that stays warm longer. The non-porous surface is highly durable, resistant to stains, scratches and UV damage, and is easy to clean and maintain, according to the company.
Russell Adams, president and chief creative officer of MTI Baths, added, “The Hamilton tub offers a classic, timeless, yet distinct, design. We feel the name Hamilton captures these design elements.”
For some hotels, creating a good experience means finding ways to maximize space in an elegant way. “While developing Ginger bathroom accessories, we try to find new and innovative ways to maximize the use of space,” said David Emmons, marketing director for Brasstech, Inc., parent company of Newport Brass and Ginger. “For homeowners and properties that have space restrictions, this is especially valuable.”
Shown here is a product from Ginger’s Chelsea collection. “Unique products such as shelves with integrated towel bars are dual purpose because they provide functionality while also adding a decorative element to the bathroom,” he said.
For its part, Hastings Tile & Bath’s Class collection is all about design flexibility. Scaled up or down, one sink or two, tonal or technicolor—each vanity is part of a modular system. The collection comes in a wide range of color and finish options and is distinguished by streamlined matte black metal frames for a clean, architectural style.
Bob Gifford, director of business development, Hastings Tile & Bath, said, “The Class vanity system from Hastings Tile & Bath speaks to today’s need for customization. While it has the convenience of a modular system in terms of the structural components, the detail options of materials and finishes are almost limitless.”