ISSUE 93  |  Eastern Europe

A Berlin Bathroom as Art Installation

October 08, 2013 6:00 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

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German bathroom design is typically all about beautifully constructed fixtures and fittings, as easy to use as they are easy on the eye. But in this Berlin bathroom by Karhard Architecture and Design, it’s the plumbing that takes the spotlight.

Images via Karhard

Above: Exposed copper piping stands out in marked contrast to gray tiles.

Above: The plumbing doubles as a towel rail, a case of form integrating with function.

Above: Piping as abstract sculpture, a case of inspired design.

Above: Finished with considered touches of neon color, including Tom Dixon’s Flouro Stool, the bathroom could be mistaken as an art installation.

Is copper having a moment? See 10 Favorites: Exposed Copper Pipes as Decor—and let us know what you think. Looking for more ways to elevate a bathroom? Check out this London art collector’s Victorian town house