Client: Ideal Standard

Robin has been designing for Ideal Standard for over 30 years, the last 25 with longstanding colleague Dave Tilbury.

The design brief for Tesi came from Ideal Standard in Italy, bearing in mind the pedigree of Italian design we took this as a great compliment.

Tesi was a well-established range in Italy that needed replacing. The shapes were robust and this was a requirement of the new brief.

We decided to play with the relationship between the bowl and the pedestal of the WC by reducing the height of the pedestal. This achieved the robust character that was called for. To compliment the strong shapes we added some lighter touches, a thin rim basin option and a thin sandwich seat for the WC’s.

Tesi has been a big hit in Italy and sold well in all the other markets too.