101 Bathrooms: Metal
- No longer stuck in the ’50s pink- or yellow-tiled rut, today bath fixtures come in a wide variety of materials. For those who enjoy visibility (and Windex), glass is a clear choice.
- In 1937, as the modern movement in Europe faced the stifling rise of fascism, the leftist French Union des Artistes Modernes hosted a pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair that presented, among other…
- Long considered to be the standard bathroom material, ceramic is no longer boring. New shapes and colors help redefine what was once only basic bisque or beige.
- The same qualities that make plastic so prized by designers—malleability, translucency, vibrancy—also make for one-of-a-kind pieces to place in your bathroom
- Wood has been used for centuries to submerge bathing beauties, but most people still think of it only for cabinets, furniture, and floors.
Designed by Ross Lovegrove for Louis Poulsen, Aeros is an ethereal, floating object with an exquisitely perforated surface at once luminous and shielded. Aeros exudes a mystique reminiscent of Byzantine decoration, while maintaining a distinct ultramodern feel.
Designed by Ross Lovegrove in 2005 / Polyamide shell with fiberglass reinforcement / Available with solid or perforated back
20 watts / Fluorescent / Available as a suspended, wall-mounted, or floor lamp