Steel and steel/enamel: Bathroom objects in a frame
BetteLux Shape – the focus is on the pure shape
BetteLux was and remains the first bath made of steel/enamel with a soft, flowing inside and the extra-flat bath rim. This steel/enamel interior used to disappear in various installation scenarios. The BetteLux Shape is a new variant in which the bath is placed into an open steel frame accentuated by a colour, with the shape of the interior remaining visible from all sides. The product is enamelled on both the outside and inside. Bette has turned this idea into a complete design line: This includes steel/enamel washbasins in an open steel frame, along with complimentary furniture and accessories. The design is by Tesseraux & Partner of Potsdam.
BetteLux Shape is a new steel/enamel bathroom concept that turns things inside out by adopting a new approach towards washbasins and baths. In architecture, skeleton constructions are the highlights of modern building. In interior design, only a few materials allow this trick – and only a very few of these allow it to such a radical extent as with the BetteLux Shape. Instead of bathroom objects being covered, here they take centre stage with a design technique in the form of a steel frame. Not only does this add colour, it also has a real function: It supports the bath and the washbasin on the basis of "form follows function".
The steel frames present the bath and the washbasin in their purest form and also provide design options via a well thought out colour concept. The powder-coated support frames are available in various colour accents – the bath is for the time being available in black and white.
The design principle of the framed bath is elegant – but also completely open. It is enamelled on all sides, which leaves no room for surface compromises and also means that the functional attachments must also satisfy strict aesthetic demands. This demanded a new water drainage and overflow solution. A bath of this type cannot have a visible overflow, which is why a completely new system was developed in collaboration with the specialist drainage company Viega. Even without an overflow hole, this ensures that there can be no bathroom floods.
The Delbrück-based specialist steel/enamel company thought the original idea of a bath in a frame right through to the end and developed a furnishing concept from it. A range of products was developed around the core product of this unusual bath. The washbasin and useful accessories also embrace the frame idea, allowing a coherent and uniform bathroom design. Besides a framed bath and washbasin, this bathroom design also includes a standing mirror, a stool (which can also be used as a side table) and a wall-mounted towel holder to which various shelves can be added.