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Crisp-lined and modular with a European heart, Sistema contemporary bathroomware and the Italian Catalano ranges from Plumb-Line offer exciting and practical design options
To make the most of your bathroom, it needs to look great and be easy to keep that way. International design ranges provide a strong "wow" factor, while their simple, clean lines are wiped clean in an instant. Construction from quality materials and practical storage advantages are other important priorities.
To help clients achieve a modern, easily maintained bathroom environment, Plumb-Line offers European-designed and -made china basins to complement its own solid cabinetry pieces, says company principal Geoff Wallace.
"Plumb-Line's own Sistema lines feature style, diversity and practical design, all with a European accent," he says. "It is a comprehensive range of bathroom furniture, made from robust New Zealand materials and featuring strong, simple profiles and user-friendly design."
Teamed with vitreous china vessels and slim Progetto tapware, Sistema cabinetry comes in five ranges: Quadro, Gamba, Progetto, Mensola, Mensola+ and Rhine+. Each piece is made from solid beech, specially lacquered to protect its good looks against moisture.
Depending on the look you want to create, you can choose from three vessel styles, Décor, Linea or Style, mounted on solid beech benchtops. To complement your bathroom decor, the vanities are available in four stains: natural, mid-tan, driftwood and a rich, coffee bean colour. Clean, modern lines are accentuated and complemented by detailing that includes safety glass shelves and doors and stainless steel knobs, handles and hinges.
Quadro offers a square design option, while Progetto features a curved detail at the unit's top and leading edges. The Mensola style has an open-rack design, with the Mernsola+ offering a front drawer alternative. All four profiles can be matched with a European Plan basin or vessel.
For a more streamlined look, the Gamba and Rhine+ offer integrated basins. The Rhine+ features fluid lines, while the Gamba has a crisp, rectangular look. All pieces in the Sistema range are available in several standard sizes.
Plumb-Line also imports the Zero Domino range of bathroomware direct from Italian design house Catalano. This modular system's geometric shapes work well together to suit a variety of contemporary bathroom settings.
"The award-winning Zero range fulfils the modern-day consumer's demand for innovative concepts and smart, functional products," he says.
Basins, for instance, can be installed in a variety of ways: coupled or suspended, under-counter, semi-fitted, fitted or on pedestals. Toilets and bidets can be placed close to the wall or set slightly apart, with options of floor or wall operation points. To complement the minimalist shape of each piece, the fittings have been integrated.
There are four systems in the Zero range, each offering washbasins and toilets that can be matched with Catalano accessories. The pieces in Zero Light, for example, feature compact contours that are well-suited to smaller bathrooms, while the square washbasins from the Zero System can help to create strong visual impact.
Zero Kono, on the other hand, features a semi-circular shape, for a softer, rounded look. Zero+ presents pieces with a sculptural look and generous proportions.
"Thoughtful design and regular shapes allow effective combinations of items from all four systems," Wallace says. "Both Plumb-Line's own Sistema range and the extensive Catalano ranges offer the cutting edge of bathroom interior design."
For more information, contact Plumb-Line, 67-69 Fitzherbert St, Petone, Wellington, phone (04) 568 9898.
First published date: 22 September 2003