Skull Bathroom Sets | Britain provides extensive to answer when looking at state housing. I had an associate 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 of 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 in 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 much more an exclusive block that you might find in better aspects of London.
The buildings had light coloured exteriors and huge balconies, covered in window baskets so the tenants could fill these with colour. And this they did with gusto. They were lovely and head to reveal that basic things must not be unattractive knowning that if we invested more hours in good design we could lift the spirits of these less fortunate than ourselves.
I noticed the same thing with another latin proponent of excellent design. This time it was a Spanish Bathroom manufacturer called Roca, who’s basic 4 Piece Bathroom set referred to as the Roca Polo shows that basic doesn’t have to mean unattractive, or lacking quality. The simple toilet and basin happen to be meant to look good in virtually 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 notice. Good design makes people happy. End of rant.