As a society, we have a terrible aversion to fat. Whether it’s an open loathing for the extra layer that ended up in our stomachs, or a wrinkled nose at a slice of untrimmed bacon, the general feeling is that it’s usually best to avoid the fat. at all costs. And this point of view is so ubiquitous that it has managed to sneak its way quietly into the refined world of interiors, especially when it comes to bathroom design.
For too long, slender shapes have been seen as the ones to celebrate – it’s apparently like a designers race to create the thinnest faucets, thinnest-walled basins and tubs, and smallest cocked showerheads. .
But the tide slowly turns when it comes to bathroom ideas. For the past few years, bathrooms have flirted with soft curves, but now they go deeper and fat takes a festive stance.
Fine ceramics are now giving way to the curved, more exaggerated shapes that we now see in everything from baths to toilets. It’s so easy to see why they work.
They create an instant bathroom softening that can have a natural tendency to feel cold and clinical due to the common clean lines and hard, cool surfaces. They help a space feel more calming and a little more forgiving. They’re also as welcoming as open arms, unlike skinner shapes which often feel more formal and weirdly distant.
BC Designs, The Water Monopoly, and Waterworks are all brands that offer pleasantly plump tubs with round rims that instantly make you want to dive in. And as someone who hasn’t had a bath in over a decade, that says a lot. When it comes to freestanding tub ideas, claw feet are replaced with chubby updos that not only provide support but also a classic and sleek look.
In the recent launch of Tom Dixon’s very first bathroom for VitrA, the collection features chunky shapes and almost cartoon-like shapes that looked quite different from what I’ve seen in recent years.
Inspiration was taken from the Victorian roll-top tubs which always feel studied and enduring – an important part of this new bathroom trend because it means the calamitous among us don’t constantly worry about damage or damage. the breakage. If you’re not in the market for a new tub yet, you can take advantage of the trend with a voluptuous sink.
Smithfield One by Claybrook is one of my favorites and has a nice vintage touch. If you go for faucets, try a portly one with a satisfying grip, like a sturdy rounded post faucet. Or think of the handles. The curved design of the Waterworks Highgate Collection porcelain levers helps to enhance the use of an everyday room.
Plump pieces can help transform a bathroom, so I am convinced that this is less of a throwaway fad and the start of a change from what has been seen as an accepted standard. Good design, after all, can come in all shapes and sizes.