Kyomi

Client: Ideal Standard

Robin has been designing for Ideal Standard for over 35 years, the last 30 with longstanding colleague Dave Tilbury.

The design brief from Ideal Standard was to replace the famous Michaelangelo design by Paulo Tilche. The essence of the design is captured by the offset elipses on the basin. The outside elipse with its fine edge expresses lightness and is very practical too as it retains any splashes. The idea of Kyomi is to bring practicality to the luxury market where aesthetics usually dominate. Some of the accessories have a double function, like the toilet roll holder and the towel ring which have a shelf above. The green tap handles are a reference to sea washed glass. Kyomi won a Design Week Award in 1997.


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