Plum Bathroom Set | Britain offers quite a bit to resolve when looking at state housing. I had a friend that lived over a council estate which was clearly built to remind the inhabitants with their station in your 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 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 more like an exclusive block which you may discover in the better aspects of London.
The buildings had light coloured exteriors and huge balconies, covered in window baskets so the tenants could fill all of them with colour. And this they did with gusto. They were lovely and check out reveal that basic things doesn’t have to be unattractive knowning that as we invested more time in good design we are able to lift the spirits of those less fortunate than ourselves.
I noticed the same with another latin proponent of proper design. This time it was a Spanish Bathroom manufacturer called Roca, who’s basic 4 Piece Bathroom set called the Roca Polo signifies that basic doesn’t need to mean unattractive, or lacking quality. The simple toilet and basin are actually built to look nice in just about 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 please note. Good design makes people happy. End of rant.