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The new premium collection from Villeroy & Boch – Antheus: Magnificently elegant

Press release   •   Mar 06, 2018 08:00 GMT

Fine materials, balanced proportions and geometric contours inspired by the playfulness of Art Deco and the puristic clarity of Bauhaus – this is Antheus, Villeroy & Boch’s new premium collection of lasting beauty. The exclusive Antheus design was developed by the designer Christian Haas who creates tableware, glassware, lighting and furniture as well as complete interior concepts for renowned customers all over the world. Born in 1974 in Erlangen, Germany, Haas has already worked for Villeroy & Boch Tableware several times, but Antheus is his first collaboration with the Bathroom & Wellness division.

Haas, who is known for his harmonious blend of sobriety and style, has combined lightness and elegance with a contemporary classic look wrapped in an unusual yet timeless design to create Antheus, resulting in unique shapes with an exciting blend of materials. Antheus is an extensive complete bathroom collection consisting of a number of washbasin and toilet solutions, a high-quality Quaryl® bath with an optional stainless steel frame, elegant bathroom furniture and mirrors.

Extravagant ceramics

The washbasin and toilet express their edginess with historically inspired facets, which are reminiscent of classic ceramics from the 1920s and create fascinating shadow and light effects on the surface depending on where the user is standing. The washbasin is made from TitanCeram, an innovative ceramic material developed by Villeroy & Boch specially for the production of expressive premium designs. As TitanCeram allows for sharply defined edges and radii with extremely thin walls, it was possible to give the 65 cm surface-mounted washbasin – showcased on an elegant marble top with a high-quality steel frame – a distinctive cubic shape for the outer part and combine it with the gently flowing inner surface of the bowl. An alternative to the open washbasin design is the 100 cm vanity washbasin with storage on both sides, which can be mounted on the wall or a floor-standing steel frame.

The wall-mounted, rimless toilet has a facet and comes with technical features such as the QuickRelease and SoftClosing functions.

Imposing Quaryl® monolith

The baths combine a delicate design with strength, which was only made possible thanks to the patented Quaryl® material. By blending sanitary acrylic with the natural and hard mineral quartz, it allows baths to have a precise design while shining brilliantly at all times. The smooth, non-porous and pleasantly warm bath surface is not only sturdy, robust and non-slip, but it is also very easy to clean as it is difficult for dirt to stick to it.

To provide flexible design options, there are three different overflows to choose from: without an overflow hole with a push-to-open feature, with a classic overflow hole or with the ViFlow concealed overflow function and electronic control device.

Unusual blend of materials

Christian Haas selected unusual combinations of materials to further emphasise the contrasting blend of history and modernity in Antheus’ design statement.

Elegant marble tops classically showcase the faceted surface-mounted washbasin. The marble in the basic colour black (Nero Marquina with distinctive white quartz veins) accentuates the elegant design.

Polished steel introduces a trendy, ultra-modern component to the collection. As a solid flowing frame, it acts as a visual border in the washing area and provides an optional design highlight for the bath.

Furthermore, the exquisite real wood veneer with its unique grain pattern underlines the timeless character of Antheus and turns every piece of furniture into a one-off. Whether traditional warm American Walnut or ultra-modern Black Ash, Antheus furniture combines naturalness with elegance to create a strong aesthetic. A tall cabinet with an elegant depth, a side cabinet and two mirrors complete the bathroom furnishings. The round mirror has a solid wood frame while the oval full-length mirror cleverly conceals practical storage space behind the mirror face.

The new premium collection from Villeroy & Boch not only meets the desire of discerning customers for lasting values, premium workmanship and enduring design, but also opens up a whole new spectrum of personalised bathrooms at the highest level.

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Villeroy & Boch:

Villeroy & Boch is one of the world's leading premium brands for ceramic products. The family business, which was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Mettlach/Germany, stands for innovation, tradition and exceptional style. As a renowned lifestyle brand, Villeroy & Boch offers products from the sectors Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware, and is active in 125 countries.

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