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Delicate functionality in colour – The new, inspiring colour schemes for the Artis bathroom sink series.

Press Release   •   Jan 18, 2016 07:00 GMT

Villeroy & Boch will be presenting an extension to the Artis range at the imm cologne 2016. The Artis bathroom sink series is available in four shapes: round, oval, rectangular and square. It is made from TitanCeram, a new material which Villeroy & Boch developed specifically for the realisation of high-quality premium designs. The colour concept associated with the extension to the range was developed in collaboration with the German-Danish designer Gesa Hansen, who has already designed a colour concept for kitchen sinks for Villeroy & Boch. Gesa Hansen lives and works in Paris and has already won several international design prizes for her work such as the Red Dot Design Award and the International Good Design Award of the Chicago Athenaeum.

Inspired by nature, the seasons and the special lifestyle and atmosphere in Paris, Gesa Hansen has created harmonious colour schemes from green, yellow, rose and blue, in three shades respectively. In addition, there will be a neutral series with colours in the black-grey spectrum.

These colour schemes enable exceptional and individual washplace configurations. The Artis colours provide the customer with numerous new configuration options for exclusive washplaces in demanding private and semipublic areas.

Colour schemes inspired by the seasons, nature and Paris.

To create the new colours, Gesa Hansen dropped the idea of a classic colour concept and replaced it through the play with the different shades of a colour. This resulted in four lively colour series comprising three colour shades respectively, within which the intensity of the shade changes. Similar to a perfume, Gesa Hansen describes these shades as the base note, heart note and head note: The brightest shade constitutes the base, the middle, more intensive colour is the heart note of the series and the most powerful and intensive colour is the head note.

The names of the colours are just as impressive and emotionally charged as the colours themselves and the atmosphere of the room which one can create with them and are actually intended to awaken associations. The expressive shades of green are called Mint, Sencha and Cedar, the bright shades of yellow Macaroon, Lemon and Mustard, the soft shades of rose Powder, Ballet and Rose, and the clear shades of blue Fog, Frost and Ocean. In addition, there are three neutral colour variants: Full Moon, a light grey, French Linen, a more powerful grey and Coal Black. These 15 colours, in addition to the single-coloured models in White Alpine and Star White, provide numerous individ-ual colour scheme options at the washplace and thus in the entire bathroom – from restrained to self-assuredly intensive.

Precise bicolour design.

The coloured Artis bathroom sinks are bicoloured with a bright white inner glaze in White Alpine and a coloured, silk-matt outer glaze and are made using a unique precision engineering method. Thanks to the TitanCeram material which is made of clay, quartz, feldspar, pegmatite and titanium dioxide and enables the production of high-quality sanitary products with exceptionally precise styling with extremely thin walls and sharply drawn edges, the white and coloured surfaces can be separated exactly from each other at the edges. The bicoloured bathroom sinks thus meet the highest quality requirements with regard to material, design and aesthetics.

The attractive bicolour Artis variants provide designers and architects, but also private house builders, with new configuration options for creating expressive washplaces. The bathroom sinks thus bring colour with a particular sense of lightness into the family bathroom or guest toilet and by the same token add self-assured form and colour accents in trendsetting designer bathrooms. The finely shaped Artis sinks and their attractive colours also provide high-quality, superbly designed washplace solutions in hotel bath-rooms or in the sanitary area of restaurants or bars.

All Artis bathroom sinks can be combined with the bathroom sink cabinets in the Legato furniture range. Tap fittings from the Just series complete the well designed, trendconscious washplace.

Villeroy & Boch:

Villeroy & Boch is one of the world's leading premium brands for ceramic products. The family business, which was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Mettlach/Germany, stands for innovation, tradition and exceptional style. As a renowned lifestyle brand, Villeroy & Boch offers products from the sectors Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware, and is active in 125 countries.

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