In fashion, photography and architecture,
monochrome black is used as a stylistic device, because it makes silhouettes
and structures stand out more clearly. This also applies to bathrooms, where
more and more bathroom products, such as fittings, washbasins – sometimes even
entire bathrooms – are created in matt black. Now Bette has added freestanding
bathtubs in matt black.
Delbrück-based, Bette, is offering matt
black in its freestanding BetteLux, BetteStarlet and BetteArt collections, many
of which also offer wall and corner variants. Made of glazed titanium-steel,
with large surfaces, these baths almost look like graphic elements in the
bathroom. The matt black surface "Ebony" helps the baths to develop a
Staging matt black in the bathroom
When staging black bathroom elements, two scenarios
can be particularly emphasised: a subtle tone-on-tone design or an effective
black and white scheme. In a black bathroom, the individual elements fade into the background in
favour of the room architecture and clear structures, with the matt black bath
integrated into the overall picture. If it is staged in a white bathroom, this
impression is reversed: the bathroom becomes a stage and the bath a key player.
The advantages of the used material are also retained in the matt black design of the bathtubs: the glazed titanium steel forgives small mishaps and even a burning candle on the edge of the bath. With its glass-hard surface, it offers, according to the manufacturer, dirt and bacteria virtually no breeding ground and is easy to keep clean.