Following its debut last year as Clerkenwell Design Week’s first exhibiting bathroom manufacturer, glazed steel bath, shower floor and washbasin specialist, Bette, is using this year’s event to show how its products push the boundaries of bathroom interiors.
Bette’s focus on innovation led to the company being invited to exhibit at Design Fields last year, and it will be using the 2018 event to launch a new bath, show some of its most innovative products and highlight the wide range of colours available, including an innovative new colour.
The geometrically embossed BetteLoft Ornament bath and basin will be displayed in an innovative new colour, unlike any currently available in the Bette range and Bette will also be launching a new bath. The new BetteStarlet Spirit is a classic bath with a refined, minimal bath rim that combines proven styling with modern lightness. The folded bath rim of only 8mm underscores the elegance of this timeless bath and the elegant line looks at home anywhere. The centrally positioned drain and symmetrical lines allow comfortable bathing for two.
Bette will also be showing its minimal and flush-to-floor shower area, BetteFloor Side, which is available in an extensive range of sizes and colours, including matt colours. On display will be Bette’s Exclusive Colours: a range of matt colours designed to coordinate with popular flooring, so that the shower floor can coordinate with the bathroom floor.
Bette’s baths, shower floors and washbasins are finished in a highly durable enamel which can be created in hundreds of different colours, and there is also the opportunity to colour-match ceramic items, such as tiles.
The glass-like BetteGlaze® surface of Bette baths, shower floors and washbasins is harder than marble, plastic or epoxy granite, non-porous, scratch-resistant and easy to clean. Dirt and chemicals/liquids cannot penetrate the surface, so can be simply wiped away. Even nail polish will not mark it. The durability and ease of cleaning are the reasons the majority of hotels choose glazed titanium-steel for their baths, and why Bette is able to offer a 30 year warranty on its glazed steel products.
All Bette products are made of strong and stable titanium-steel for superior strength and formability. This means that Bette can, for example, produce shower trays in very large sizes that remain extremely stable. The material also allows the creation of extremely slim rimmed baths that are also strong and stable.
Bette’s flexible manufacturing process means that customers can order bespoke sized products, such as a shower tray or fitted bath in the exact size required. The steel product can be trimmed or extended before enamelling so that it’s the exact size required.
Bette baths, shower floors and washbasins are made from entirely natural materials and are 100% recyclable. Bette has also invested heavily in green technologies at its factory in Germany and creates 2/3 of its energy requirements from renewable resources. Sustainability is central to Bette’s approach, and this is confirmed by the company‘s Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) which complies with ISO 14025 and EN15804.