Christmas Bathroom Sets | Britain has a lot to answer when ever you are looking at state housing. I had a pal that lived on a council estate which has been clearly made to remind the inhabitants with their station in daily life. The buildings were pre-war dark bricked edifices with narrow stair wells and dark corners. The waist-high walls of the wind-swept corridors were brick and punctuated every few meters with a small opening covered in iron bars. Every time I visited this friend I would leave feeling quite depressed and breathed a sigh of relief when I returned to my humble but well lit and open home several miles away.
So imaginable my surprise when on visiting Bolzano – a smaller alpine town in Italy, I discovered that their state housing looked a lot more like a private block that you might get in better areas of London.
The buildings had light coloured exteriors and big balconies, covered in window baskets and so the tenants could fill them with colour. And this they did with gusto. They were lovely and head to demonstrate that basic things must not be unattractive and that as we invested added time in good design we are able to lift the spirits of these less fortunate than ourselves.
I noticed exactly the same thing with another latin proponent of proper design. This time it turned out a Spanish Bathroom manufacturer called Roca, who’s basic 4 Piece Bathroom set known as the Roca Polo demonstrates basic does not have to mean unattractive, or lacking quality. The simple toilet and basin have been made to look nice in just about any environment but weren’t over engineered, so they’re still eminently affordable.
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So there it is. Manufacturers and architects take note. Good design makes people happy. End of rant.