Farmhouse Bathroom Set | Britain provides extensive to respond to when you are looking for state housing. I had a pal that lived over a council estate which has been clearly meant to remind the inhabitants of these station in life. The buildings were pre-war dark bricked edifices with narrow stair wells and dark corners. The waist-high walls from the wind-swept corridors were brick and punctuated every few meters having 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 in to my humble but well lit and open home a few miles away.
So imaginable my surprise when on visiting Bolzano – a little alpine town in Italy, I discovered that their state housing looked much more a private block which you might get in the greater aspects of London.
The buildings had light coloured exteriors and huge balconies, covered in window baskets hence the tenants could fill them colour. And this they did with gusto. They were lovely and visit demonstrate that basic things must not be unattractive and that if we invested more time in good design we can easily lift the spirits of those less fortunate than ourselves.
I noticed a similar thing with another latin proponent of fine 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 doesn’t always have to mean unattractive, or lacking quality. The simple toilet and basin have been meant to look nice in basically any environment but weren’t over engineered, so they’re still eminently affordable.
So there it’s. Manufacturers and architects take note. Good design makes people happy. End of rant.