Vitra has unveiled the latest addition to its portfolio of high-profile designer collaborations.
The new Liquid range was designed in collaboration with British designer Tom Dixon and is part of a long-standing programme of working with world-renowned designers. It is Dixon’s first ever bathroom range.
Dixon said he took inspiration from Victorian bathrooms and elements of pop art to create a range that includes sanitaryware, furniture, taps, tiles, shower systems, and accessories.
“I like the feeling of permanence in Victorian bathrooms, with their big chunky taps and fat tubes,” said Dixon. “It’s an aesthetic that’s closely connected to a whole tradition of British engineering and influenced the development of the bathroom.”
The range also includes distinctive wall tiles, available in five designs and with colour options of white, black, grey, sage green and ecru. Vitra says the tile designs reflect ripples in the water and patterns inspired by the classic U-bend, featuring embossed dots and waves that can be creatively configured.
Vitra UK managing director Levent Giray commented: “We are delighted to introduce Tom Dixon’s innovative and contemporary collection as part of our ongoing collaboration with world-renowned designers. Our extensive manufacturing, design and innovation capabilities have ensured that there is a unity to the breadth of Liquid, the Vitra x Tom Dixon collection. At a time when there is a greater emphasis placed on the bathroom space, this cohesive collection has a generosity of design that will sit comfortably in both domestic and professional environments.”
Dixon joins designers including Ross Lovegrove, Sebastian Conran, Arik Levy, Terri Pecora and Claudio Bellini, each of whom has collaborated with Vitra to create new bathroom ranges.