In collaboration with German manufacturer Bette, the British design studio Barber Osgerby has developed the exclusive BetteSuno bathroom collection. The new collection includes washbasins and a bath that combine visual lightness with the strength and durability of glazed titanium steel. With BetteSuno, minimalist bathrooms can be designed in architecturally sophisticated projects, including in private homes, hotels and restaurants.
At the centre of the BetteSuno collection are two circular, one-piece washbasins made of glazed titanium steel: a bowl washbasin and a floorstanding 'Pedestal' washbasin. As modern interpretations of the wash bowl, they share the same 340mm diameter inner, in which the basin tapers conically towards the waste outlet. Their design is extremely reduced and plays with the basic shapes of circle and cone.
"The collection has a beautiful, handcrafted character and its sculptural qualities are emphasised by the circular and conical design," says Edward Barber.
Jay Osgerby adds: "The form invites engagement, and its exactness is achieved through expert engineering and the use of enamelled steel, which is a far superior material for sanitaryware."
The pared-down design approach also characterises the freestanding oval bath that Barber Osgerby has designed for BetteSuno. The completely symmetrical design of the 1800 x 800mm bath appears clear and harmonious and, with its vertically running exterior and wide, outwardly projecting rim, references classic bath design.
Available from October 2023, the bath and washbasins will initially be available in Glossy White and Matt White, with further colour variants in the pipeline. Further washbasin variants are also in the pipeline. All will come with a 30-year warranty.