Catalano Sfera Vecchia / Sfera Nuova. Dolomite Perla Vecchia / Perla Nuova. Pozzi Ginori Fastasia / Fantasia 2
There have been many ceramic series in the history of bathroom furniture that have had staggering sales figures. Deserved successes thanks to stylistically beautiful shapes. Even the perfect product becomes ‘old’ with the passage of time, fashions and public tastes. We see this in all product sectors: fashion, furniture, electronics… think of cars (how many times has the Golf evolved into successive series?). In the bathroom world, too, we have seen this stylistic evolution on many ceramic series and their WC covers. Today we will look at the best-known ceramic series together with how their toilet seats have transformed with them.
Catalano Sanitarywares. SFERA old series and SFERA new series
In the ’90s, Catalano launched the SFERA series. One of the ceramic lines that would enable future success for this Civita Castellana-based ceramic company. In the post: ”Catalano and the old discontinued series. Where can I find toilet seat covers?” We have already described it this way: “It is the first version of SFERA, which today, since new versions have been made, we call old. We could already see the direction of the style that modern and recent sanitaryware series would take in the years to come up to the present day. It achieved incredible sales success. Its coverwtar has precise and not very large measurements, you can find it at the following. Not to be confused with the new Sfera toilet seat cover, which has a wheelbase of no less than 22 cm.” So we already anticipated the topic of this post. In the early 2000s, the company saw the success of the series and restyled it, launching the Sfera system. The toilet bowl takes a shape in line with the new flush-to-wall trends, we talked about this in the post: ”The streamlined floor-standing sanitary ware (flush with the wall). Soft, wrap-around shapes. Top-mounted toilet seats are required.(expa)” The D-shape (characterised by a slight half-moon back curve of the first series) was retained, but modified with two sharp 90° angles. The dimensions of the toilet seat cover have been lengthened, the shape of the donut hole has become an oval, but above all, the seat anchorage centre distance has changed from 15/16 cm (classic measure) to a measure (considered a special centre distance) of 22 cm. Utmost care therefore when buying a toilet seat cover. If you are looking for the toilet seat cover for the Sfera series old model you can find it at the following link [ Clik HERE ], while if you are looking for the Sfera toilet seat cover new model you can find it at the following link [ Clik HERE ]
Dolomite Sanitarywares. Perla Old series and Perla new series
It is a best-selling sanitaryware series in the history of bathroom furniture. Perla is one of the representatives of the narrow sanitary fittings category:“Narrow bowls and bidets. Measurements less than 35 cm in width. What are the toilet seat covers for these sanitary fixtures?”. He competed for the role of industry leader with heavyweights of the calibre of Ideal Standard series Ellisse, Pozzi Ginori Selnova and Ceramiche Senesi Donatello. A compact sanitary ware that gives the idea of robustness and practicality. Regular oval shape. At the beginning of the 2000s, Ceramica Dolomite presented the new series, still called Perla (with the addition on the catalogue price list of the word “new”), but for some time it also kept the previous version available for purchase, identifying it with the name Perla Classic.
Perla New bowl (new)
The new version was modified mainly in the upper part where the regular oval disappeared in favour of an almost triangular shape (in practice, the entire figure was enlarged on both sides. It went from a width of 34.5 cm to an impressive 36 cm. In the Sintesibagno store, the two versions of toilet seats are clearly marked and easily available. The toilet seat for the first version (Perla old classic) can be found at the following link [ Clik HERE ], the new version (Perla New) at the following link [ Clik HERE ]
Pozzi Ginori Sanitarywares, Fantasia and Fantasia 2 series
In the ’90s, with this series of sanitary ware, Pozzi Ginori entered the market for large property specifications. In the post: ”Sanitaryware from the ’80s and ’90s. Finding the toilet seat cover.” we have seen series from the same period by other ceramic companies: TESI Ideal Standard, SINTESI Cesame, CLODIA Dolomite and LUCE Ceramica Catalano. Fantasia in the first version that you see in the picture here was very rounded, and a much appreciated feature from a formal point of view was the very slight forward inclination that the foot and the sanitary cover gave it.
Fantasia 2 Bowl
The incredible thing about the restyling that the ceramic company Pozzi Ginori (Geberit) made of this series is that they changed it so profoundly that it went from a perfect oval shape to a rectangular one (you can see it here in the photo opposite). The name of the series is Fantasia 2. For these two series of sanitary ware we have also clearly marked the difference to prevent you from making mistakes when buying a toilet seat. The link for the Fantasia WC (first edition) is at the following link [ Clik HERE ], for the Fantasia 2 series at the following link [ Clik HERE ]