Octopus Bathroom Set | Britain has a lot to resolve when ever looking at state housing. I had a pal that lived over a council estate which has been clearly meant to remind the inhabitants with their 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 back 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 a lot more like an exclusive block which you may discover in the greater parts of London.
The buildings had light coloured exteriors and enormous balconies, covered in window baskets and so the tenants could fill all of them with colour. And this they did with gusto. They were lovely and go to show that basic things doesn’t have to be unattractive knowning that as we invested added time in good design we can easily lift the spirits of people less fortunate than ourselves.
I noticed the same thing with another latin proponent of fine 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 already meant to look nice in basically any environment but haven’t been over engineered, so they’re still eminently affordable.
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So there it really is. Manufacturers and architects please note. Good design makes people happy. End of rant.