Antao from Villeroy & Boch: The perfection of imperfection
You can find it on a morning walk through nature: perfectly
imperfect shapes. And it was precisely this shape that kaschkasch wanted to
translate into a new bathroom collection for Villeroy & Boch. It was found
in the shape of a dewdrop, which symbolically served as the inspiration for the
For the Antao collection, the Cologne design duo played with
the perfectly imperfect form and developed a holistic collection in which
design, colours and materials blend into a harmonious whole.
Inspired by nature
The dewdrop is therefore supposed to be the connecting
link for all elements: from
ceramic to bathtub, furniture, mirrors and taps. Its shape is most clearly
recognisable in the surface-mounted washbasins: organic with a slight asymmetry.
In addition to the surface-mounted washbasins in three different sizes, Antao
is also available as a vanity unit – with a softly flowing transition from
shelf to basin.
What makes it so exceptional? Just like in nature, where no
two dewdrops are the same, a separate shape has been developed for each
washbasin size in the Antao collection. As well as giving the items a
characteristic design, the organic asymmetry also has functional benefits, as it allows for spacious storage areas, for example. The taps also pick up on the dewdrop theme with soft
contours and a unique shape, ideally complementing the collection with 11
different models in the finishes of Chrome, Matt Black and Brushed Nickel.
Atmospheric colours, spherical light
The colours are also inspired by nature. As well as classic
white in a matt or glossy finish, the ceramic also comes in the on-trend matt
colours of Matt Black, Almond and the new shade of Morning Green. These mellow,
earthy colours convey a sense of peace and relaxation in the bathroom. The
palette is complemented by natural furniture colours such as Stone Grey, Leaf
Green or Midnight Blue. One particular highlight: the organically shaped Antao
illuminated mirror in three different versions sets the perfect mood in the
room with atmospheric background lighting – via touch-sensor or optionally with
smart ZIGBEE control.
Antao furniture coordinates perfectly with the ceramic
elements in the collection while at the same time adding its own special
highlights. As well as high-quality painted surfaces in mellow, natural trend
colours, the Antao furniture programme also includes real wood furniture in
Honey Oak and Warm Walnut as well as an elegant natural stone panel in real
Botticino marble. The base and panel can be configured freely – from
single-colour looks to exciting combinations such as a painted body with a wood
or marble panel.
The internal areas of the furniture are clearly structured
and can optionally be fitted with dividing modules in oak for clear
organisation. Optional LED drawer lighting provides ideal visibility even in
the dark. The extensive furniture range consists of different sizes of vanity
units and consoles as well as a selection of complementary furniture such as a
sideboard, highboard, tall cabinet and medium cabinet.
A relaxing bath
Another highlight of Antao is the free-standing bathtub. It
naturally reflects the theme of the collection: a subtle asymmetry makes the
designer piece an eye-catching feature in the bathroom. Made from Quaryl with
60% quartz content, the bath feels particularly pleasant on the skin and keeps
the water hot for a very long time. The slender rims and a depth of 48 cm
provide maximum space for exceptional bathing comfort. The Antao bath is
available in single-colour versions in Alpin White, Stone White, Grey and the
new Morning Green. Bi-colour options are also possible with a white interior
and coloured panel in a choice of 200 RAL shades.
Together with the coordinating free-standing bath tap, with
its flowing contours, the bath will transform any bathroom into a haven of
peace and relaxation for a personal home spa experience. The SilentFlow filling
system is also available as an extra comfort upgrade option: the water flows
into the tub from below in the shape of a star – so there’s no annoying
splashing while preparing an indulgent, relaxing bath.