10 sculptural floorstanding basins to create that high-end hotel look

BathroomsFeatures Wed 31st Aug 2022 by Angelica Hedges

10 sculptural floorstanding basins to create that high-end hotel look

10 sculptural floorstanding basins to create that high-end hotel look

A floorstanding basin is a guaranteed way to elevate a bathroom design and add a distinctive contemporary edge – Angelica Hedges rounds up 10 sculptural models that work for the client who is looking for an individualised look.

1. Duravit’s White Tulip collection was created for the brand by Philippe Starck, with this freestanding piece designed to represent the floral shape of a blooming tulip’s petals. It's formed in white high-gloss ceramic, which is also available with Duravit’s WonderGliss ceramic coating, and measures 500mm in diameter and 900mm in height. The range also includes a round washbasin with a co-ordinating round vanity unit, which achieves a similar sculptural shape but offers practical space for storage. 


2. The BetteLux Oval Couture washbasin from Bette brings a comfortable feel to a bathroom space due to its unique quality – it is made of enamelled titanium steel which is upholstered in waterproof fabric. The fabric is available in three colours – Carbon, Elephant, and Ivory, pictured here. In addition, the basin itself is available in eight gloss colours and six matt colours, and measures 550mm in diameter, with a fabric-covered bath available in the same range.


3. From the RAK-Petit collection by Italian designer Giuseppe Maurizio Scutellà for RAK Ceramics, this freestanding basin features a sleek, cylindrical shape, and is part of a collection inspired by the concept of adding high-end hotel style to smaller spaces, such cloakrooms or en suite bathrooms. Pictured in an elegant Alpine White, the basin measures in at 360mm wide and 900mm tall.


4. The Khorus freestanding basin forms a sleek contemporary shape and is made from Tuscany-based Glass Design's VetroFreddo solid surface material. Measuring 600mm in depth, 410mm width and 900mm height, the basin is available in six different artistic finishes – Silver Leaf, White Gold Leaf, Glossy or Matt White, or Glossy or Matt Black, pictured. The company says that all its finishes add an extra touch of luxury to the sophisticated design.


5. The Dicroico collection of freestanding basins from Artelinea was designed by David Vercelli and looks like a work of art in its own right. Formed from four slabs of stratified glass, the basin features a combination of geometric shapes and triangles, forming a contemporary and colourful piece. The basin measures 416 x 416 x 850mm, and comes in both transparent and white, and is designed to interact with light according to the viewer's perspective.


6. The Aura Pedestal floorstanding basin by Kast has been crafted from durable concrete to form its contemporary pill shape, with fluted surface details and contrasting smooth texture at the top of the basin for a varying and unique look. As one of three patterned basins by Kast, the Aura is pictured here in Blush, and measures 700mm in length, 350mm in width, and 870mm in height.


7. The stunning floorstanding Tipo-Z basin from Ideal Standard's Atelier Collection, which was designed in conjunction with Italian studio Palomba Serafini Associati, has been cast as a singular piece of ceramic, with no separation between basin and pedestal, creating a continuous, flowing look. Measuring 740mm, it comes in varying monochromatic finishes of White, White Silk, Black Gloss, and Black Matt, and comes in one and three taphole variations.


8. From the Beyond collection by Roca, this floorstanding model combines practicality and style with a sleek length and smooth rectangular basin, and a slightly oval shape. It comes in six different finishes – White, pictured here, Matt White, Beige, Coffee, Pearl, and Onyx. Measuring 450mm in depth, 500mm in width and 880mm high, it is completed by an integrated shelf next to the tap for placing bars of soap or bottles of handwash. 


9. The RAK-Sensation collection from RAK Ceramics, pictured here in stark Alpine White, has been cast to form a seamless shape with a sleek outline, and a smooth oval bowl. Measuring 900mm high, 550mm wide and 460mm deep, it comes with an overflow hole, and is available with RAK-ProTek ceramic glaze which is said to make it more hygienic, easier to clean and smooth to touch. 


10. Glass Design's Flower Evolution freestanding basin has been formed from VetroFreddo solid surface to create a flowing shape, which is inspired by nature. Measuring 700mm at its widest, by 460mm deep and 900mm high, it is available in nine different finishes: Gold Leaf 3D, pictured here; Silver Leaf 3D; Ferrari Red; as was well as combinations of Matte or Gloss White and Black; White and Matte Gold;  or Matte Dark Inox and White. 

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