Ideal Standard, a leading supplier of progressive and design-driven bathroom solutions has unveiled its latest breakthrough in bathroom design. Concept Space is a range of ceramics, baths and storage options designed to transform any house -nevertheless small or awkward – into a stupendous bathroom.
User-centred design is at the heart of Ideal Standard’s approach to product development, underpinned by a deep understanding of bathroom ergonomics. The company’s main objective is to help people create their ideal bathroom, whatever that means to them.
Bathrooms need to meet a variety of wants in the trendy household. On any someday the bathroom may should be an oasis of leisure, a room for reinvigoration, a space for transformation and even someplace to play.
It is this understanding of the multiple roles of modern bathrooms that lies at the heart of Concept Space, which extends and enhances the Ideal Standard Concept range from award winning UK designer Robin Levien.
The collection combines ceramics, together with brief projection basins and compact WCs, and baths which can be cleverly designed to fit into small or awkward spaces.
With regards to storage, the range is all about producing the best use of available house, whether it’s behind or above the WC, below the basin or wherever else within the bathroom. Wall hung and modular items help create a spacious, sophisticated and contemporary look.
Units can be found in as much as six finishes and are designed with minimal projection to make bathrooms feel and look spacious.
A host of innovative design features are used across the range. Ideal Standard Concept Space wall hung basin units combine soft close external deep drawers with soft close internal shallow drawers to create maximum storage space.
Modular storage containers in three sizes fill the higher drawer but could be reconfigured, permitting for flexibility. Added storage is offered on the side of the unit of the biggest models.
Visitor basin items, accessible as each wall hung and floorstanding items, include an L-shaped door for easy access and scale back door projection when opened. A helpful storage box on the inside of the door permits storage around the waste fitting.
Extra storage space is made available by offsetting the WC to the left or right within the WC storage unit, leaving room for a handy cupboard in the offset void.
The Concept Space storage range is accomplished with a choice of freestyle storage items together with fill in shelf units, high boxes and short projection tall units.
Concept Space Cube basins can be used wall mounted, with semi pedestal, full pedestal or furniture. They have a short 380mm projection, which is a significant space saving when compared with the 480mm projection of a standard Concept Cube vanity basin. Concept Space Arc and Sphere basins are also available in the range.
Concept Space guest basins are appropriate for even smaller spaces. These 45cm basins are used with wall hung or floorstanding guest basin models which, along with the basins themselves, are available as right or left handed variants to fit in any corner and still appear spacious.
A range of compact WCs and bidets is included in the collection. Available as close coupled, back-to-wall and wall hung suites, Concept Space WCs reduce projection by as much as 75mm, allowing for better planning and flexibility in small or awkward spaces. An innovative corner WC has been specially designed to fit where wall space is tight or where there would not usually be enough legroom for a standard WC. The corner WC offers a clever way to utilise the total space in a bathroom.
Concept Space baths are shaped to fit in any space, with square shower baths and Spacemaker baths available. Square shower baths are available both left and right handed and as either 150 or 170cm in length. Flexible brassware positioning allows the bath to be adapted for either double ended bathing or with conventional bath shower mixers. The contemporary square design is combined with the added comfort of the ergonomic Concept backrest making it perfect for bathing and showering. The shower screen sits alongside a generous 85cm deep showering area and opens inwards or outwards, making it ideal where space is at a premium.
Sq. shaped baths can be found in Idealform or Idealform Plus+, which includes double reinforcement and a unique legset for elevated energy and rigidity. Idealform Plus+ also retains water warmer for longer.
A 170cm Concept Spacemaker bath has the same features as Ideal Standard Concept Space baths but narrows to 550mm at one end to accommodate awkward bathroom shapes or obstructive windows or doorways. Concept Spacemaker is available in idealform and, like all baths in the Concept range, it offers ergonomically curved bath rests for ultimate comfort.
Robin Levien comments: “Concept Space brings the concept of A Beautiful Use of Space to smaller bathrooms. With the ordinary UK bathroom no bigger than a king dimension bed, this large pondering for small spaces solves a real downside for consumers.”
Items from the Concept Space ranges mix perfectly with merchandise already provided within the existing Idea range, which provides much more flexibility to Concept Space solutions.