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Unfortunately,either modern bathrooms, small bathrooms and even luxury bathrooms sometimes they haven’t the right decor! One of the best italian designers, Piero Lissoni signs ‘Pætchwork/ Collection, a original bathroom collection of tiles, bathroom fixtures and fittings and accessories by COTTO.
Symbol of the brand’s strength, among few international companies that offer complete solutions for the bathroom: from tiles to bathroom fixtures and fittings, ‘Pætchwork/ Collection gives witness to the Group’s desire to assert itself even more in Western markets through a unique offer of design and quality, capable of measuring up to the style of a cosmopolitan audience. It is a major challenge that COTTO has undertaken for several years, signing important business and technological partnerships globally.
In perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality, ‘Pætchwork/ Collection is defined by Piero Lissoni’s minimalist touch, in his interpretation of décor through sophisticated style. Distant from traditional ceramic decorum, the textures and the colors of the tiles – in porcelain stoneware and ceramic – are characterized by their all-Italian elegance, characteristic of italian designers. The two finishes, matte and glossy, vary in shades of white, beige, dark blue, dark gray, graphite and eggshell.
The matte versions in porcelain stoneware – offered in the graphite and eggshell colors and 300×300 and 600×600 mm sizes – feature a light frame in relief. Conceived as an original reinterpretation of the Asian woodwork, they can be installed horizontally and vertically mixing the two formats to create sophisticated personalized walls.
Furthermore, textured, the glossy versions – in ceramic, in all color variations, size 400×400 mm – present refined graphic patterns with striped or checkered motifs, that recall a lightly drawn sketches.
The collection also includes two mix versions – gloss and matt finish, in all the colors of the collection, always 400×400 mm size – that combine the four motifs of geometric patterns on a single tile, to be placed freely for seemingly random walls.
Bathroom collection: washbasins, bathroom fixtures and accessories
For this project, Piero Lissoni investigated the new expressive potential of ceramic, transferring the spirit from tiling to the bathroom collection, developing an articulate offer with individual elements in glossy white ceramic. Lissoni designed four sinks: in a suspended version or in a console version with front legs, of which two models feature a double sink. Among these was an original version which combines two basins in different sizes: big and mini.
The rectangular shapes are basic, with rounded rims; the washbasins are large and their tops are defined by the prominent contours of the raised edges, while two wood container elements, integrated in the surface, create a captivating movement.
The rounded edges also feature a ceramic shelf and a wall-container. The wooden boxes, used vertically, can also be combined to the container.
The bidet and toilet, both floor-mounted and suspended, are designed with soft and ergonomic shapes.
The toilets stand thanks to the soft-close hinge with quick release system: just press the side buttons to release easily all the seat, thus facilitating cleaning operations. And thanks to the rimless technology, toilets are characterized by the absence of the rim, by ensuring maximum hygiene.
Taps and fittings
‘Pætchwork/ Collection also includes a series of chromed faucets – counter-mounted, wall-mounted and in the floor-mounted versions for the shower and freestanding bathtub – which are characterized by the collection stylistic purity. The square pipes combine with rounded bases with an effect of absolute fluidity, while the lever has a refined core mechanism which enhances the minimalist aesthetic of the whole collection.
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