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Ideal Standard Plays To a New Tempo

Ideal Standard, the leading provider of innovative and design‐driven bathroom solutions has introduced Tempo, a new affordable range of ceramics and bathing products.

Designed by Robin Levien, Royal Designer for Industry, Tempo combines soft rounded curves with flat topped rims to create the perfect mood for the modern bathroom.

Tempo wash basins come in three sizes of 60cm, 55cm and 50cm with full or semi‐pedestal options. Smaller 40cm or 35cm hand basins are available, which can be wall‐mounted or full pedestal. Additionally, a semi‐countertop version is available at 55cm and a countertop at 50cm.

Close coupled, wall mounted or back‐to‐wall WCs are included in the range, with a choice of 6/4 or 4/2.6 litre cisterns as well as soft close seat as an extra. Bidets are offered in back‐to‐wall or wall mounted fixtures.

Tempo offers two style choices of bath, Arc and Cube. Both are available in either Idealform or Idealform plus finish. Idealform is made from high‐quality acrylic sheet. The material is scratch and stain resistant, which is warm to the touch and provides exceptional insulation ensuring the water retains heat for longer. Idealform Plus+ provides all the benefits of Idealform but with double the reinforcement for peace of mind.

The backrest and curves of the Tempo Arc bath have been designed to link to the shape of the basins for greater design coordination, while the Tempo Cube bath uses a modern square design to give the suite a contemporary feel. Both baths come in a range of sizes from 170cm x 80cm., with the Cube collection having a 180cm x 80cm option. There are right or left handed shower baths, double
ended models, as well as water saving options available. Both water saving baths are a standard 170cm x 170cm with a water capacity of 139 litres instead of the average 170 litres.

Robin Levien, Royal Designer for Industry comments: “Tempo is the speed and pace of a piece of music – a crucial element for creating the right mood and something which inspired us when designing the new range. With the pace of modern life it was important for us to create something which could synch perfectly with busy schedules and opportunities to relax.”

Pieces from the Tempo range have also been designed to combine perfectly with furniture and brassware products already offered within Ideal Standard’s existing Concept, Alto, Ceraplan and Active ranges, offering a total bathroom solution.