ISSUE 61  |  Bath & Spa

Architect-Designed Bath Accesssories from Germany

February 26, 2013 6:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Designed by architect Theo Keller and manufactured in a locksmith's shop in Southern Germany, the stainless steel bathroom series for Thomas Hoof Produkt won a Red Dot Award in 2004. All components—from the towel rod to the toilet roll holder—are made from a folded, buckled, and turned stainless steel rod 8 mm in diameter. Keller calls his series “definite, timeless, ascetic”—we think these pieces would work equally well in a traditional or modern bath.

Above: Stainless Soap Holder; available via the Thomas Hoof catalogue for €75.

Above: Stainless Steel Toilet Brush (replacement brushes available); available via the Thomas Hoof catalogue for €49.

Above: Stainless Steel Hook; available via the Thomas Hoof catalogue for €23.

Above: Stainless Steel Shelf with Glass Pane; available via the Thomas Hoof catalogue for €110.

Above: Chrome-Plated Brass Porcelain Soap and Sponge Basket; available via the Thomas Hoof catalogue for €73.

Above: Stainless Steel Spare Roll Holder; available via the Thomas Hoof catalogue for €45.

Above: Ceramic Brush Holder; €79 available online through Thomas Hoof.

Why aren't there more well designed accessories for the bathroom? We have a theory; see Crisis in the Commode.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on April 23, 2009.