Another month, another series. This time we are focusing on bathrooms and to kick off we’re looking at Roca, a Spanish company founded in 1917 in Barcelona. It began by making radiators and gradually branched out into cast iron baths, porcelain and finally taps.
Now, for those of you planning a bathroom who think a bath is just a bath and it’s all white anyway, Roca is where things get interesting.
I’m a huge fan of the urban basin (pictured at the top). The series includes London, New York, Barcelona and Shanghai. But what about the loo above? The water used in the basin is filtered back to flush the bowl. Clever isn’t it?
Roca have also introduced colour back into the bathroom. I clearly remember my mother coming into the house, brandishing a large pot of paint and announcing to my (somewhat appalled) grandmother that she was about to paint the downstairs loo in a new colour she had discovered. It was called Avocado. And so it remained for many, many years, although, I also seem to recall that my Grandmother made a point of hanging many more coats up afterwards than had been there when it was all simply white.
For the moment the colours are just a rather lovely deep red, cobalt blue and grey and are restricted to lids and seats, which, I think works rather well.
So there’s a little bathroom inspiration for you to start the month. For more details visit uk.roca.com