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Villeroy&Boch, Architonic

Ceramic masterpieces

Villeroy&Boch is creating a stir with a new material. By combining natural raw materials such as feldspar, quartz, clay and titanium dioxide, a material has been created that combines the properties of high-quality ceramic with exceptional strength: TitanCeram. It enables the production of remarkably filigree shapes with sharply-defined edges, which at the same time are particularly stable and robust. The innovative material and the special production process ensure high material and product stability. Thanks to the specially prepared glaze, the washbasin is given a brilliant and durable surface. With this new technology, creativity knows no bounds.

The best example of this is the Octagon free-standing washbasin. It features a faceted effect inside the basin in an edelweiss-matt appearance, with the octagon, a symbol of perfection, realized here in ceramic form. A masterpiece of precision and craftsmanship that combines everything made possible by the material innovation TitanCeram. With its high-quality leather, stone or wood-veneer cladding surfaces, the washbasin complements the design. Octagon has won the Good Design Award 2015 and the iF Design Award 2016. Also made of TitanCeram is the new Artis countertop washbasin range. These premium washbasins come in four puristic, filigree shapes and 17 different colours. They can thus be used in many different ways when designing individual bathrooms, and provide touches of style.

Inspired by the colours of the seasons in Paris, interior designer Gesa Hansen has developed four harmonious colour schemes for the Artis series. The green, yellow, pink and blue colour schemes are each available in three different shades. Three elegant black-and-grey tones as well as two stylish white tones round off the collection. The basin interior remains classic white and brings a filigree lightness into the bathroom.

With her new colour schemes for Villeroy&Boch, the German-Dane wants to create a pleasant mood and a feeling of homeliness: “Colours are naturally atmospheric and emotionally charged, and generate corresponding spatial atmospheres. I want to deliberately arouse associations with them, and trigger emotions. Just hearing the name of a colour ushers in very specific ideas – Mint or Lemon, for example, immediately suggest a spicy freshness. Powder in contrast suggests something soft and fragrant, while Frost gives rise to the idea of a clear coolness.”

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