Fine, straight lines and extremely thin edges give the basin its distinctive weightless look, with the sophisticated fitting completing the elegant appearance of the piece. Only the graceful spout and control knob are visible, with the supporting technology hidden underneath the basin and no need for an escutcheon ring, making this a truly unique combination.
This minimalist design and precise execution are made possible thanks to advanced technology and pioneering use of materials. The basin is made from Diamatec® - a unique blend of Alumina and Chamotte that can be crafted into highly complex and challenging designs, while maintaining unprecedented strength and durability. In combination with the strong Diamatec® material, the tap hole has been drilled with such great precision, that no breakages or cracks are created for a smooth joining of tap and basin.
The graceful mixer features sequential mixer technology, allowing both accurate temperature and flow control in one simple rotation of the control knob. A second model featuring touchless technology with capacitive sensors also available for a hands-free option.
The seamless combination of basin and mixer builds on the company’s new Singular™ approach, which aims to provide inspiring, holistic bathroom solutions from a complete range of product categories, which can be easily tailored to achieve custom designs and styles.
Designed by Roberto Palomba, chief design officer at Ideal Standard and co-founder of Palomba Serafini Associati, the Solos basin comes in two distinct colours, glossy black or white, and can be combined with fittings in either cylindrical or square shapes. The mixer fitting also comes in a wide range of metallic and matt finishes, including chrome, brushed gold and magnetic grey allowing the piece to suit a variety of settings.
Future additions to the Solos collection will complement the integrated basin and mixer – including a showering solution, an innovative toilet, and matching furniture and accessories – all of which follow the same design philosophy.
Speaking on the product, Roberto Palomba, chief design officer at Ideal Standard, said: Our luxury Atelier Collections are a true marriage innovation and design, offering users quality pieces built to last and create an impression. Solos is the epitome of the collection and represents Ideal Standard’s Singular™ philosophy, showcasing complete harmony between pure, minimalist design and technical excellence. The seamless integration between the elegant fitting and sophisticated, light basin is possible due to Ideal Standard’s leading expertise with both, ceramics and brassware, resulting in a graceful statement piece for the bathroom.”