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Just the Tonic II: Ideal Standard launches the alliance of form and function

Ideal Standard, the leading provider of innovative and design-driven bathroom solutions, has unveiled the latest standout development for its Showroom collection. Tonic II is a new total bathroom solution of harmonious and contemporary ceramics, fittings, furniture and bathtubs.

Tonic II, created by the renowned German design studio ARTEFAKT, has been awarded the iF Design Award. Organised by Messe Hannover since 1953, the iF Awards are one of the most important global design competitions. The jury consists of internationally renowned experts judging against a criterion of design quality, material selection and environmental impact. Picked from almost 5,000 entries from 53 countries Tonic II was bestowed this prestigious award.

With a refined soft geometric design, Tonic II’s clean, beautiful lines aim to create calm and serenity, transporting you from today’s hectic lifestyle to true relaxation.

With a focus on technology and versatility; Tonic II offers a broad choice of solutions and furniture combinations. With subtle, pure lines and a delicately chic colour palette it works harmoniously in any surrounding, creating the ideal space and atmosphere for your bathroom.

The versatility of the range is showcased through a wide range of sizes and models, providing various options, allowing you to create your perfect large bathroom or small cloakroom.

Every piece in the collection is carefully considered, benefiting from innovative features. The very latest technology is built into every product, including: integrated ambient lighting; ingenious spacious storage options with soft-close features; water saving technology; brand new rimless WCs and ground-breaking “Aquablade®” flush technology.

Together these unique features make Tonic II the paramount choice, a contemporary bathroom that delivers against both form and function, enabling a complete transformation, making your experience in the bathroom one of peace and tranquillity.

Achim Pohl, Founder at ARTEFAKT, comments: “Our vision was to design a collection that combines the perfect balance of form, function and emotion. Contoured and considered, the Tonic II collection presents an incredible selection and beautifully proportioned products.

“The smooth, delicate pure lines create an effortless aesthetic and the entire collection presented together creates a feeling of purity and serenity. Yet while indulging in such beauty and luxury, Tonic II also offers clever and spacious storage solutions, large basin washing areas – it is the ultimate contemporary alliance of beautiful form and innovative high-performance function.”

Tonic II encompasses a beautiful range of striking taps, mixers and thermostats, with a unique elegant design that would stand out in any bathroom, adding the perfect finishing touch. Packed with the latest in brassware technology. All basin and bath fittings have a temperature limiter to ensure a cool body is maintained for ultimate safety; along with an adjustable cascade aerator to ensure a water efficient flow of 5L per minute.

Tonic II features gorgeously shaped vessels designed to stand proud on top of furniture pieces or bathroom worktops. For those preferring a more seamless aesthetic, choose a vanity unit and pair with a beautiful basin unit. The vessels and vanities are available with a brown rim and in a choice of luxurious colours.

Its beautiful ceramics work seamlessly with furniture pieces to create a clean aesthetic and pair with stunning baths for an iconic centrepiece. Tonic II features a full complement of bathing solutions, with single ended; double ended; D Shape and free standing baths all an option.

Space and storage solutions within the bathroom are of vital importance in today’s modern living. Not only does Tonic II furniture provide ample storage solutions with robust glass shelves and soft-close drawers, basin storage units feature a brand new unique Space Idealflow siphon.

Usually prevalent with integrated furniture and basin solutions, almost an entire drawer or shelving space is disrupted with the waste system. Ideal Standard has introduced a new space-saving siphon which contours away from the middle of the basin unit, so there is no interference with the internal drawer – providing up to 20% extra storage space.

The collection offers a choice of five furniture finishes, including glossy white, light grey or light brown. The stylish wood effect is available in wood grey and wood brown. Clever features such as internal dividers, storage boxes and an internal light with motion sensor are included within the vanity drawer unit as standard. There are brown colour stripe options for the vessels, vanities and guest basins, all are sure to add sophisticated glamour to your bathroom. Furniture can be paired with contrasting metal handles that can also be used as a towel rail; and come in a glossy white, chrome plated or matt brown with a sumptuous soft-touch effect.

All the new WC bowls launched within the Tonic II range feature the very latest in flushing technology, Ideal Standard’s revolutionary “AquaBlade®” Combining great aesthetics with the best flushing performance in the market, it is easy to clean, offering greater hygiene and powerful flushing, all combined in one piece. Thin, quick release WC seats ensure the toilet compliments the rest of the bathroom in terms of technology and versatility.

Francesca Cheli, Group Product Director at Ideal Standard International, said: “At Ideal Standard we believe bathrooms should be beautiful living places, not just functional spaces. The modern, yet classic styling enables Tonic II to achieve a timeless quality that will continue to look its best for years to come, providing a complete solution that meets the demands of today’s complicated lifestyle”.