ILBAGNOALESSI One is a bathroom design that has cast its spell over the home design world for years: It is characterised by a timeless form, sparkling imagination and a hint of eccentricity. This design award-winning ensemble is the creation of Italian designer star, Stefano Giovannoni.

The ceramic elements of a bathroom are regarded as the style-setters of the bathroom – in the case of ILBAGNOALESSI One they play a uniquely dominant role in the bathroom design: The visual anchor and keynote design element of ILBAGNOALESSI One is the floor-standing washbasin, affectionately called Tam-Tam – for its likeness to a drum. Cast in one piece, it encapsulates the technical inner workings in a column. This ceramic object with organic looks, oozes sensuousness and is currently one of the most impressive ceramic pieces for the bathroom on the market – with a Design Plus award to prove it. The other washbasins, impressive bathtub, ceramic shower tray, the WCs, bidets and urinals in the ensemble also speak the same sensuous design language – and define a feminine style in the bathroom.

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Immediately I started work on the Alessi bathroom project the image occurred to me of water that smoothes the stone. I tried to use this symbol in various features of the bathroom: This is obvious in the case of the ceramics, which is always very close to this archetypal symbol. The other symbol we used is the pipe – the other element that makes water useful. The pipe is reflected in the shape of the faucets where it is combined with the reflective surfaces we are familiar with from water. So we come full circle.“