IMM Cologne 2019 – With the RGB collection for German company burgbad, Stefan Diez has taken apart the classic bathroom furniture concept and reassembled it: instead of a program of carcasses or a collection of solitaire furniture, the Munich-based designer developed a system of vertically oriented support profiles that can be used to mount side walls made of glass firmly in front of the wall.
RGB innovative fastening and construction system allows flexible use of the furniture modules which are assembled from semi-transparent, colored panes of laminated safety glass. The aluminum extrusion profiles can be mounted on almost any wall – whether tile, wallpaper or plaster.
Cover, shelves and metal drawers can then be used as required between two side walls. With or without a door, closed at the bottom or open, at the top with transparent end plate or open compartment – everything is possible.
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RGB’s overall impression is tidier: no matter what is stored in the modules behind the wide-opening revolving doors – the semi-transparent, colored glass filters out all other colors, so that the viewer perceives only monochrome outlines.
At the same time, the collection’s transparency tunes all with the existing architecture. Tiles, wallpaper, tiled walls, as well as their color or pattern become part of the series’ design concept. The furniture elements create a connection with the room and create new color impressions depending on the light situation.
RGB is the first of a series of capsule collections planned by burgbad. For the bathroom, the program starts with several cupboard elements, open or closed, that can be combined with a vanity, countertop or hanging laundry basket.
All photos by Gerhard Kellermann – courtesy of burgbad.
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