ILBAGNOALESSI dOt is a perfectly balanced collection of objects that do not distract attention away from the bathroom’s actual purpose: the cleansing of body and soul. “All the objects are primarily devoted to relaxation“, the Dutch architect and designer, Wiel Arets describes the design principle of the bathroom that, like its soulmate, ILBAGNOALESSI One was created in close cooperation with the Italian design company, Alessi.
Visually linking the stylish washbasins, shower trays and bathtubs, WCs, bidets, furniture and accessories is the signature “dOt“, a circular hollow or cut-out that decorates practically every object in the series – and is, at the same time, a function detail. Washbasins and bathtubs share a minimalist look, with ultra smooth surfaces, their effect akin to that of an architectural object. These surfaces openly invite you to place bathroom accessories on them. "The putting together of the ensemble is based on the individual strengths of the separate parts. Each of them has to fulfil its purpose without being dominant in the process”.
WIEL ARETS ON ILBAGNOALESSI DOT
“In designing the ILBAGNOALESSI dOt collection particular attention was devoted to assuring that the individual elements did not distract from the original intention of cleansing the body … The composition of the whole is based on the individual strength of its parts. Each of these has to fulfil its purpose without being dominant in the process. All objects should serve relaxation in every detail. The formal composition is very subtle and is the same for every object, so that the object is what is noticed first. It is only on taking a second look that you notice how perfectly adapted the objects are to their use."