Life Is Too Short to Be Tied Down
Today’s bathrooms are as diverse as the people who use them. Life plans are no longer simple and rigid, but have become more complex and changing. Which is why we don’t present the perfect bathroom, but give you a range of options for designing your dream bathroom. With our inspiration, we dare you to do things differently. Whether in terms of colour, texture or comfort. And we invite you to express your individual personality through your bathroom design. This can be more or less, minimalist or opulent – or something in between. We thus pay tribute to hansgrohe’s brand message: ‘feel alive - be alive’. Our dream bathrooms are in tune with their users and translate lifestyles into lively living spaces. ‘Better Analog’, ‘Better S’ and ‘Better E’ are three stages that represent very different wishes and needs through their mix of surfaces, materials, lighting and accessories.
Better Analog – Minimalism with a Dash of Sensuality
Better Analog addresses a target group that values quality and appreciates the finer things in life. The colour and material schemes are minimalist, with clear lines and rectangular shapes dominating everything including the bathroom furniture. A large mirror blends into a picture wall with minimalist abstract artworks in a Petersburg hanging. The bathroom is thus transformed into a gallery and a space for collectors. Above this, a round ceiling cut-out opens up and hints at where light or perhaps even daylight can enter this very private museum space. We extend the tension of this precise staging through the materials, such as a natural stone-effect porcelain floor and a white tile with a great material depth – a beautifully imperfect perfection. In the shower, the tiled surface is interrupted by a smooth plastered surface. It wraps around the corner, providing a sense of security in the intimate moment of nakedness. Asian accessories are not only associated with minimalism. Their particular aesthetic and pleasure in the object and its detail bring a dash of sensuality into the space. Because our world for connoisseurs and high expectations is never purely minimal.
Better S – A Place of Well-Being and a Place to Linger
Colourful, playful and versatile – this is how Better S presents. By using wallpaper and paint, this bathroom can be changed up quickly and easily. It adapts to your life, for example when your children leave home. And it allows users to be bold and reinvent themselves, depending on what suits them at any given time. Moreover, it serves as a counter-design to the digital world. A handmade tile with a beautiful textural depth forms a large and tactile backdrop. In combination with the many green plants, we create a sustainable bathroom with a dynamic feel, which corresponds perfectly with the softness of the washbasin design and the wooden surfaces. A feel-good bathroom in which to linger, have fun and (re)write stories together.
Better E – A Journey of the Mind Every Morning
Better E is a bathroom for strong personalities. It’s clear that the person who lives here wants to express themselves, loves to travel, and is happy to put their personality on display. The tiles in this bathroom walk the line between ethnic and fashion. And in juxtaposition to the blue wall, they create a tension between dark and light surfaces that makes the room appear larger and more tangible. Travel souvenirs and woven straw objects create a world of accessories that plays with patterns and finds its place on the wall quite confidently and naturally. Their almost disorderly hanging creates a natural nonchalance and expansiveness. Just like the pre-loved, Asian-style wooden bench, they tell stories from a life well lived, and add a very personal layer to this bathroom. Cacti are also plants with a ton of character, like sculptures or another idea of art. All this conveys an energy that shows that the person who resides here lives their life to the full, enjoys creating things, and dares to bring disparate things together.
A Platform for Getting Things Right
All three bathroom designs are about showing that you can do things exactly the way you like. The first is more subtle in approach, the second universally applicable, and the third much more of a bold statement. The beauty of creating your own space is that you can’t really do anything wrong, but you can do a whole lot right, because living is simply inherently personal. Together with hansgrohe, we have created an inspiration platform in the form of these three dream bathrooms that helps you get things right.