A new generation of bathware from Europe is melding chic design with ingenious gadgetry to achieve a touch of spa-like luxury in the home. Leading the way is Geberit, the European standard bearer in bathrooms, whose subtle yet habit-changing design twists are quickly finding fans in the UK.
A case in point is Geberit’s AquaClean Mera – best summed up as a “shower toilet”. Not only does it combine the functionality of a toilet with the cleaning properties of a bidet, but it also sports a series of international award-winning design flourishes. The first thing to note about the AquaClean Mera, created by London-based designer Christoph Behling, is its sleek styling: Mera’s chrome surface creates an impression of floating, while the hidden cistern will complement most bathroom designs, from contemporary luxe apartments to more traditional settings.