Dinosaur Bathroom Set | Britain provides extensive to respond to for when looking at state housing. I had an associate that lived on a council estate which has been clearly designed 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 in the wind-swept corridors were brick and punctuated every few meters which has 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 got back to my humble but well lit and open home a few miles away.
So imaginable my surprise when on visiting Bolzano – a smaller alpine town in Italy, I discovered that their state housing looked more like an exclusive block which you might find in the better aspects of London.
The buildings had light coloured exteriors and enormous balconies, covered in window baskets therefore the tenants could fill them with colour. And this they did with gusto. They were lovely and head to show that basic things must not be unattractive which when we invested added time in good design we can lift the spirits of these less fortunate than ourselves.
I noticed a similar thing with another latin proponent of proper design. This time it had been a Spanish Bathroom manufacturer called Roca, who’s basic 4 Piece Bathroom set referred to as the Roca Polo demonstrates basic does not have to mean unattractive, or lacking quality. The simple toilet and basin are actually designed to look nice in pretty much any environment but have not been over engineered, so they’re still eminently affordable.
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So there it can be. Manufacturers and architects be aware. Good design makes people happy. End of rant.