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Upbeat bathroom design with Badu, the new all-rounder collection from burgbad

  • With its new Badu furniture collection for the bathroom, the Schmallenberg-based specialist is launching a reinterpretation of the popular mid-century style for the bathroom.
  • Badu features an attractive combination of organic and geometric forms as well as on-trend metal and upmarket wood effects for individual and lifestyle-oriented bathrooms.
  • Thanks to an original double vanity and a small solution for guest bathrooms, Badu is a complete collection with options for rooms of all shapes and sizes.

At the ISH 2019, bathroom furniture specialist burgbad will be presenting Badu, a charming design series that represents excellent value for money and includes a wide range of vanity units, half-height and tall cabinets, mirror cabinets and illuminated mirrors. The clever design permits individual solutions for bathrooms of any size and has an extremely upbeat appeal that helps get the day off to a positive start.

As the new family member of the SYS 20 design line, the furniture collection brings a lively feel to the bathroom while always remaining elegant. With its combination of organic and linear forms, Badu’s design is inspired by the mid-century style that’s popular throughout the interiors sector right now and translates this look into the modern bathroom. Bicolour combinations and trendy metal and wood effects underscore the cosy character of the bathroom and leave plenty of scope for individual creativity.

Attractive asymmetry thanks to the combination of a rounded basic component and geometric add-ons

Created by in-house designer Teresa Meister, the Badu design concept features soft, rounded shapes that transition into straight lines and slender rectangular forms – an element of suspense that’s also typical of the mid-century style and combines flowing, organic curves with understated geometric forms. The classics created in the 1950s and 60s by Charles Eames, Walter Gropius and other renowned designers – many of them associated with the Bauhaus – went far beyond the kidney table aesthetic that was fashionable at the time and influenced an entire era; even today, they are still considered iconic.

What’s striking about Badu is the harmonious shape of the curved fronts, which continue around the corner in a dynamic sweep so that the furniture protrudes slightly into the surrounding space. This quality is a convincing demonstration of burgbad’s outstanding expertise when it comes to the design and production of curved fronts, as featured in successful burgbad collections like Sinea.

But Badu isn’t just timeless and elegant, it’s also extremely striking thanks to its creative play with dynamic asymmetry, created by combining the curved basic component – consisting of the vanity unit and mirror or mirror cabinet – with the straight add-on element, which is not as deep and can be configured with doors, pullouts or open compartments. The sweeping motion of the curved component finds its fitting, calm antithesis in the linear add-on element – a suspenseful contrast between round and angular, vivacious and level-headed, feminine and masculine.

Mineral cast vanity sets in three standard sizes, with nine vanity cabinet combinations and a solution for guest bathrooms

With their softly shaped washbasins, the mineral cast vanity tops in the Badu collection – available in Brilliant White or Velvet White – are pleasant to the touch and look unusually thin thanks to the finely contoured flat edge. They are available in two single basin versions measuring 920 and 1,220mm and in a double basin version with a total width of 1,520mm.

A guest bathroom solution with a passion for detail

The Badu range also includes a space-saving solution for guest bathrooms with a vanity top measuring just 520mm wide and 320-330mm deep. Thanks to its asymmetric shape, the entire vanity unit cuts a particularly slender figure. Even in the smallest corner, Badu finds enough space for its upbeat design: the small matching illuminated mirror has a straight edge that fits snugly into the corner, while the other edge (left or right) echoes the sweep of the vanity unit with its integrated, organically shaped and dimmable LED lighting.

Creative scope for bathrooms of any shape and size thanks to asymmetric vanity tops and cabinets

Because of its narrow “waist”, even the double basin vanity (which mirrors the single version as if the narrow side of the cabinet were the mirror line) provides more freedom of movement in tight spaces; as a result, all the Badu vanity sets are ideal for awkward layouts like long, thin bathrooms.

In addition, the asymmetric shape creates a spacious ledge on the side. Thanks to its mix of open and closed surfaces and the design of the drawers, doors and shelves, Badu therefore permits a wide range of individual combinations for both large and small bathrooms. The doors and drawers on the add-on element are equipped with a tip-on/soft-close function, while the rounded drawer fronts of the vanity cabinet are fitted with integrated vertical strip handles with an anodised gold or anthracite finish.

Open or closed: mirror cabinets and illuminated mirrors with sidekick

Badu provides a variety of asymmetric options for above the vanity unit too. The division of the vanity unit is echoed by combining a mirror cabinet in a width that matches the basin section with an add-on element with open shelves, which can also be completely or partially closed off by a mirrored door. The mirror cabinets (depth: 310mm; height: 665mm) are available in widths ranging from 600 to 1,500mm depending on the add-on module selected. Available in 6 variants, all the mirror cabinets have doors mirrored on both sides and a conveniently organised interior. As with the vanity cabinet, the mirror cabinets have vertical strip handles that mark the transition between the main carcass and the add-on element. And Badu’s mirror cabinet variants are available with bicolour effects too: the rear walls of the open shelves can be selected in white or one of the metal effects instead of the same colour as the carcass. Horizontal, top-mounted LED lighting provides atmospheric illumination, and an optional LED downlight is also available for illuminating the washbasin.

Customers who want to emphasise Badu’s organic design and don’t need the storage space provided by the mirror cabinet can opt for an illuminated mirror with an aluminium-look carcass (height: 955mm; depth: 25mm; width: 590mm) that echoes the characteristic asymmetry of the Badu vanities with LED lighting along its top edge.

The Badu collection provides additional storage space in the form of various tall and half-height cabinets (height: 1,760 or 980mm; depth: 320 or 325mm; width: 350mm), some of them with a tilt-out laundry hamper. Here too, customers can opt for individual colour combinations. The tall and half-height cabinets are also available in a particularly eye-catching, wider version (width: 500mm): one side of the vertically divided unit is covered by a narrow door that’s opened by means of its overlapping edge, the other side is open. The optional LED lighting for the interior of the open shelving section shows bathroom utensils off to perfection.

Cool combinations of bicolour, wood or gold effects: almost anything is possible with Badu

For those who want to evoke the mid-century style, Badu combinations with a uniform wood-effect finish look particularly convincing and elegant. But Badu also offers plenty of scope for creative freedom: for those who want to give their bathroom a special, up-to-the-minute look with bicolour effects, burgbad offers the curved fronts and back panels for shelving components in the on-trend metal finishes copper, bronze, gold and platinum, as well as white. Another 14 finishes are available for the top-quality thermoformed fronts: High Gloss Anthracite, High Gloss White and Matt White, High Gloss Linen Grey and Matt Basalt Grey, plus the wood-effect finishes Marone Truffle, Frassino Cappuccino, Velvet Walnut, Flannel Oak, Cashmere Oak, Hacienda Black, Tectona Cinnamon and Merino Oak, and last but not least Mocha Oak, a new, attractive and unusually dark finish for bathroom interiors.

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The company made a decision fifty years ago to switch from the production of building blocks and shelves that it introduced when the company was founded in 1946 and specialize in the production of bathroom furniture. Since then its portfolio and know-how have grown steadily. Operating under the name burgbad, the group of companies with production facilities at its headquarters in Bad Fredeburg in the Westphalian region, in Greding, in Lauterbach-Allmenrod and in Nogent le Roi in France has merged to form a strong brand - with a new logo. The internationally active company has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ECZACIBASI Group since 2010 and feels at home anywhere in the world.

As a global market leader, burgbad offers attractive solutions in all bathroom furniture segments - from family-friendly bathrooms in a lacquered, veneered and country style and design-orientated bathroom furniture with a timelessly classic design through to individual room concepts with progressive architecture. burgbad is well-known for innovative interior bathroom concepts that create a homely feel.


Sabine Meissner

Sabine Meissner

Press contact Head of Marketing - Burgbad AG +49 (0) 29 74-7 72-0
Claudia Wanninger

Claudia Wanninger

Press contact Content Editor +49 (0) 221/620 180 2

Bathroom furniture from burgbad

As a global market leader, burgbad offers attractive solutions in all bathroom furniture segments - from family-friendly bathrooms in a lacquered, veneered and country style and design-orientated bathroom furniture with a timelessly classic design through to individual room concepts with progressive architecture. burgbad is well-known for innovative interior bathroom concepts that create a homely feel.

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