BORGHI freestanding washbasing by Gumdesign x Antoniolupi - Photo by Antoniolupi.

Tactile Bathroom design. BORGHI freestanding washbasing by Gumdesign x Antoniolupi – Photo by Antoniolupi.

Bathroom design – The ideal bathroom envelops up with all senses, be it the look, aromatherapy or sound. But touch is equally essential. We collected tactile bathroom designs on show at Cersaie 2021, the world’s most influential fair for bathroom design.


Natural and soft-touch

BORGHI freestanding washbasing by Gumdesign x Antoniolupi - Photo by Antoniolupi.

Antoniolupi expands its Borghi collection by Gumdesign experimenting with materials and focusing on customization. The design comes with a 100% natural cork base topped by a washbasin made of Cristalmood, an ecological and clear resin developed by Antoniolupi. The top is soft to the touch and available in a range of hues inspired by the landscape of Tuscany, where the bathroom design is from. 


Smooth ceramics

SPIRE by Elena Salmistrato x Ceramica Flaminia

SPIRE basins x Ceramica Flaminia – Courtesy of the designer.

Ceramiche Flaminia presents Spirecoils, in English – by Elena Salmistraro. Available in a range of two-tone combinations, the washbasins collection is inspired by time-frozen vortexes, smooth to the touch. “I am totally in love with ceramics. It was the first material I started to work with when I began,” explains the Italian designer. “Like a contemporary shell, the spiraling design is dynamic, yet simple and easily adaptable to multiple environments.”


A knot-like metal grip

EAST SIDE by Angelettiruzza x CRISTINA Rubinetterie.

A 1970s New York loft atmosphere inspired Angelettiruzza Design to create the East Side collection of chromed bathroom taps for CRISTINA Rubinetterie. The lever handles come with a distinctive knurling improving grip and the experience of touch.


Waffle-like radiator

WAFFLE by Piero Lissoni x Antrax IT

Waffle is the first radiator designed by Piero Lissoni for Antrax IT that comes with new finishes and materials that were conceived to evoke, even by touch, the historical imagery of cast iron radiators. The design reinterprets also in the surface manufacturing process, characterized by a three-dimensional geometric texture. Waffle combines technology, energy-saving and sustainability.

All photos and video by Antoniolupi, Ceramiche Flaminia and Cristina Rubinetterie.