Today we are going to look at series of sanitary ware that we consider unique shapes that are difficult to imitate. We have already seen in other posts, that often a ceramic manufacturer creates a shape and the others behind to imitate, modifying proportions and measurements, and the series of sanitaryware is presented to the market. The series we see in this post could easily have played the role of pioneers of a style, but for a number of reasons (practical handicraft/production difficulties; the competition can’t do certain jobs or were distracted in other projects) remained unique. They have all become part of the history of bathroom furniture and best sellers of the time in which they were produced. We will see the Muse series by Catalano ceramics, the Fiorile series by Ideal Standard and the Memory series by Hidra ceramics.
MUSE series by Ceramica Catalano
A series of sanitary ware proposed by Ceramica Catalano in the early 2000s. Looking at these sanitaryware you have the sensation of softness, reminiscent of a white sheet animated by sea breezes. You get the sensation of something capable of embracing you without touching you. To create this shape, Catalano‘s master ceramists have combined history and production technology. The original Muse toilet seat is still available in the store. [ clik HERE ] and a new PLUS extra-slim version with slow-motion hinges [ clik HERE ]
FIORILE (oval) series by Ideal Standard
We specify the OVAL shape, because the Fiorile sanitary ware was initially presented in this way. In later years the suspended series and the flush-to-wall version of the WC were added. In these cases, while maintaining the “Fiorile” profile of the first version, the straight cut back takes away some of the charm and lightness. Even the toilet seat covers are no longer ovals and are therefore different, be careful when buying (if the toilet is wall-hung or flush with the wall, the toilet seat cover is called Lusso and needs an expansion hinge to be fixed from above (to avoid mistakes we have created a category just for these models and you can find it at the following link [ clik HERE ]). The Fiorile (Oval) version will be in a different category and you will find its toilet seat 46 cm long [ clik HERE ]
The Fiorile series is one of the Ideal Standard series that has been produced in the two whites mentioned in the Post: “White as white can be! So, why is whithe different in Ideal standard sanitaryware?”, where we explain the difference between Ideal Standard white and European white.
MEMORY series by Hidra Ceramica
We consider it the retro version of Fiorile. Very refined and with great attention to details. It is the Memory series by Hidra. It is considered a large toilet bowl and therefore requires a very long toilet seat with a size of 47/48 cm. You can find it in the store at the following link [ clik HERE ]
We have started to see some sanitary ware that have particular shapes that we do not find in any other series. Precisely in these situations it is important to find the original toilet seat or, if it is not available, at least to look for the dedicated version. If you can’t find it or don’t know what to look for among the thousands of toilet seats in circulation, ask us for help. Simply send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or a WhatsApp message to 3341288978 with two pictures of your toilet seat and a few measurements and we will be able to help you choose. Here is the video on how to proceed in the search for a toilet seat: