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Classic with a twist: Ideal Standard launches the new Tesi Collection.

New collection, Tesi, a wonderful example of supremely functional form, exhibiting exquisite beauty

Ideal Standard, the leading provider of innovative and design-driven bathroom solutions, has blended form with function to create Tesi, a collection of bathroom ceramics, baths and fittings which combine perfectly together to create a versatile and affordable bathroom range.

Created by Ideal Standard designer, Robin Levien, Tesi is a cross category solution, with options which work perfectly in family bathrooms, cloakrooms and en-suites alike. The collection is slender, elegant and agile:  it’s precisely adapted to suit environment and lifestyle needs, performing effortlessly in every role and never failing to achieve perfect balance. 


All of the toilet bowls within the Tesi collection are fitted with AquaBlade flushing technology, offering the best aesthetic on the market with superior hygiene, less splashing and noise reduction. With AquaBlade, the toilet flushes from the top of the bowl, washing the entire inner surface with no tricky to clean overhanging rim, and is unique to Ideal Standard products.


This ease of maintenance is transferred across all elements of the collection’s design. Hidden fixations on the wall hung bowl and bidet create a clean, luxurious look; a first at such an affordable price point. Even the toilet seats, a detail which could be easy to overlook, have been crafted with the customer in mind. The soft close option features a quick release take off mechanism, making cleaning hassle free for the end user.  


There are five basin options.  With a range as wide as Tesi, scaling down for the smallest room is no problem.  There are cloakroom options available, the pure and simple design adapting to smaller sizes with ease.  There are 45cm, 50cm, 55cm and 60cm basin options, with a choice of full and semi pedestals.  There is also a 55cm semi-countertop option for those wanting to install furniture. 


Tesi ceramics integrate seamlessly with Tempo’s elegant and practical bathroom furniture.  The intelligently conceived range of Tempo furniture pieces bring smart discreet storage to busy bathrooms.  With a comprehensive range of units, there is a configuration to fit any room layout.  Neutral, yet unquestionably contemporary, the Sandy Grey and Gloss White finish complement Tesi’s sleek contours.  Ceramic and furniture elements integrate harmoniously for a beautifully streamlined effect.  Soft close doors and drawers bring a satisfying sense of effortlessness to the whole experience.


Tesi mixers express quality, style and versatility in equal measure.    Characterised by clean geometric lines and counterbalanced by soft, round forms, they perfectly complement the stylistic qualities of Tesi Ceramics.  There is a wide range to choose from, each having a perfect home in the right bathroom.  There are four basin mixers:  tall, mini, standard or built-in.  All are wonderfully slim in design and feature a ceramic disc cartridge to control the flow and temperature of water with impeccable precision. The two tap hole bath filler and bath shower mixer co-ordinate with the basin mixers perfectly.  With a light touch of the diverter, you can switch from bath fill to the single function Idealrain shower.  While you are showering, the clever ‘follow me’ swivel outlet keeps the hose well out of the way.


With their flat, linear edges and bold semi-circular back rest, Tesi baths have a pure geometric form that will sit harmoniously within so many of todays bathrooms.   Available in 160cm x 70cm and 170cm x 70cm.  There is also a water-saving option, which doesn’t compromise on the bathing experience.  With a lowered overflow, enabling water restriction to 139 litres.


Ideal Standard International designer, Robin Levien, said: “Tesi delivers the perfect combination of functionality, affordability and beautiful aesthetics. The collection uses contemporary shapes to update a design classic, creating a range of products which can be used to build a bathroom that is unique to its owner, while providing the ease of maintenance and timeless appeal that many end users look to obtain from their home décor.


“This new collection, which launches as part of KBB Live in March 2016, is also the first from Ideal Standard’s Essentials Collection to feature revolutionary AquaBlade technology as standard. Any element of this collection can be coupled with other suites for an individual final result that provides the perfect hit of classic with a twist.”


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