It’s not as though Hansgrohe exists in stasis, hiding out in some North Pole-like workshop, tinkering with faucets, mixers, basins and showers in a darkened room, away from the world. No, Hansgrohe prides itself on being a sanitary fittings manufacturer, run by inspired people for people who desire inspiration.
“Modern kitchen? It’s absolutely gorgeous Sheryl!”
Going for the ‘Modern’ kitchen is always something of a misnomer. Modern in the year 2019 could be anything from strobe light chandeliers to a full portrait of Andy Warhol above the sink. However, a few themes generally stick beneath this moniker.
The Style: Open Plan
Ah, the modern classic. Keep the natural light, lose the walls and throw in an island for your MasterChef tendencies, and you’re all set. But how to wow with your choice in sink and mixer?
The Sink: Granite (S51)
It even sounds like a futuristic airplane or space shuttle! The Granite (S51) is Hansgrohe’s most elegant range of sinks, coming in three suave finishes: graphite black, stone grey and concrete grey. Nothing says ‘modern’ like a sink which looks chiselled from the very veins of the earth itself, polished to a gleaming lustre and standing proud for everyone to see in your open plan kitchen.
The Tap: The Talis Select S
Another rocket ship, but this mixer actually looks the part. It’s elegant in the way of Marilyn Monroe, it’s smooth in the way of Miles Davis and looks like it was designed by Elon Musk himself. It’s the perfect partner to the S51 and will ensure that your kitchen stands head and shoulders above the rest when you serve your “Trio of Fruits” to your jealous friends.
“Modern bathroom? Ach, it’s stunning Sheryl!”
And so we move into the luscious landscape of the lavatory. Modern bathrooms are all the rage right now, with funky tile designs, arbitrary and abstract wall art, tubs of all shapes and sizes and wallpapers which make no sense to anyone born before 2001.
The Style: Wood-effect and bright white tiles
It’s a strange combination, but one which is currently soaring in the modern trends guide. The wooden floors or panels intertwine with the wooden counters, while the white walls play a nice tune on the eyelids as one soaks in hot bubbles. But how to make the most of it?
The Basin Tap: The Talis S
This single lever mixer is all soft edges and cylinders – and comes across with the threat level of a miniature poodle. It’s the perfect counterpart to the white walls and wood-effect, reflecting both in muted tones and avoiding causing you distress of any level.
The Shower: The Raindance Select E
But really, the only way to really impress is with the proverbial King of the ‘shower jungle’. The Raindance Select E is an EcoSmart, 9 litres per minute, 2 jet showerpipe with a ShowerTablet Select 300 included.
Confused? Good. If it was simple, it wouldn’t be the King.
At the end of the day…
A modern kitchen, a modern bathroom, a modern car or a modern home; it all comes down to your attitude.
Pick your perfect kitchen. Pick your perfect bathroom.