Bath to the Future: Wetstyle’s 2012 Collection

Bath to the Future: Wetstyle’s 2012 Collection

Beach-goers might not want to move indoors just yet, but as the weather cools some new styles from bath furnishing manufacturer Wetstyle might catch the attention of water lovers everywhere.

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From showers to storage, this year the Canadian-based company rolled out designs for baths in a range of styles and sizes

Tulip collection (above)

Joël Dupras’s latest design for Wetstyle is based on the shape of a blossoming tulip, the tub fosters two ergonomic sitting positions with room for a pair of bathers. The softly curved rim serves as a headrest and the collection includes a matching vessel sink.

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Couture collection

Inspired by the delicate architecture of seashells, the Couture Collection soaker tub is designed with an asymmetrically sloping rim to recall the shape of a rolling ocean. Designed by French Canadian industrial designer Patrick Messier, designer of Wetstyle’s Be Collection, only 2,000 of the limited-edition tubs will be produced.

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Glacier zero-threshold shower

Designed with safety, functionality, and aesthetic value in mind, the ADA-approved Glacier zero-threshold shower features an invisible slot drain and non-slip surface integrated into and a design that can complement a range of interiors.

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Frame storage collection

Designed with the traditional Japanese principles of minimalism and functionality, the Frame storage collection incorporates a range of materials and finishes with innovative functional solutions—some of them are even hidden, adding to the design’s sense of surprise to the collection.

Wetmar FR contract-grade composite

The company has also released a new composite material called Wetmar FR. Formulated with Wetstyle’s patented Wetmar material, the FR line was created for large-scale, multi-unit projects like condos and hotels. According to the company, the composite material exceeds fire and smoke spread rating requirements mandated by CAN-ULC S102.2, and is offered in three finish options; the trademarked Wetstyle True High Gloss, Matte, and a new semi-gloss Satin finish.

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About the Manufacturer: Wetstyle is a Montreal, Canada-based bath furnishings manufacturer. Beyond its bold and original designs, every product is handcrafted from start to finish and custom-made to order in Canada. The company’s bathtubs and lavs are made exclusively from Wetmar, the brand’s own eco-friendly natural stone composite material, while its furniture is crafted from hand-selected, sustainable hardwoods. Currently available in some 200 showrooms across North America and the Caribbean, the company is presently making a splash in Europe and is poised to expand into other parts of the world.

Posted September 6, 2012 by Jennifer Krichels

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