Bathroom manufacturer, Bette, is showcasing the trend for the use of wood in the bathroom, in a bathroom inspired by the stilt houses found in the snow-covered mountains near Tokyo. The bathroom is on display in the Bette showroom at the company's headquarters in Germany, and is the first of a series that Bette is creating to capture architectural and interior styles from around the world.
Bette has created the bathroom in a reduced Japanese aesthetic, with light spruce wood, white glazed titanium-steel, smoked glass and black fittings and accessories providing colour contrast. The interplay of light and the balanced symmetries of the BetteComodo bath, BetteUltra shower tray and BetteComodo washbasin create a harmonious and calm bathroom experience.
The exterior structure is made from black-burnt wood, in the traditional Yakisugi technique, used to preserve houses in Japan. The charred outer layer, also known as "alligator skin", is durable, water-repellent, fire-retardant, UV-resistant and colourfast. These qualities are shared with the smooth and glossy glazed surface of the Bette bath, shower tray and washbasin.
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