The vintage style is back and has found its place in the bathroom
When elegance was a way of life, when dancing alone was inconceivable, nothing was left to chance in the bathroom space either. After its launch in 1946, the iconic Carmen basin became a symbol of an era. Because good design lasts forever, seventy years later it returns to rekindle an eternal style. Roca has recovered the outline and character of that emblematic piece combining it with the latest innovations to create vintage bathrooms without sacrificing the trendiest performance and materials.
A comprehensive collection for a classic bathroom
The Carmen bathroom collection is synonymous with a style that never goes out of fashion. Its soft, classic lines fill the entire ensemble with character: from vitreous china to bathroom furniture, from faucets to accessories in which every detail has a reason to be.
Carefully designed and refined rectangular shapes are used to outline not only the basins –available in different dimensions and in a wall-hung, pedestal, in countertop or vanity version- but also the bases that support the WCs and the bidet.
The classic Carmen faucets, with elegant star-shaped handles, are available in a single-lever or twin-lever option –this last one in a compact version, with a high or built-in spout-: four options for four defined basin styles. The epitome of sophistication is achieved with the bath or shower faucets, with a quaint Victorian design that allows you to combine hand-shower and shower-head.
Committing to Carmen and its concept of vintage bathroom style implies surrendering to the versatility of its storage possibilities. With the warmth of wood as a base, you can fit your in countertop basin into a spacious bathroom furniture unit with a length of 1300 mm and combine its two drawers and two doors with an exclusive marble countertop to place your toiletries. The possible wood finishes –Satin White and Satin Dark Grey- can be combined with the countertops available in Venato White and Marquina Black.
You can also choose a two-drawer solution with an 800 mm vanity basin and if you need more space, add the elegant Carmen column unit, where glass makes the difference by shaping the door and the height-adjustable shelves, which will stand out thanks to its LED interior lighting.
To increase comfort and functionality, all Carmen furniture doors feature a reversible opening, so that you can choose how you wish to open them depending on the distribution of your bathroom space. Moreover, both the doors and drawers have a soft close system to prevent knocks and noises during use.
If you are looking for a lighter furniture proposal, you can complete your wall-hung basin with a stainless steel structure unit including towel rail and glass shelf, because simplicity is not incompatible with functionality.
Innovation and high-quality materials
All the pieces in the Carmen bathroom collection are made from Roca’s exclusive high quality vitreous china, whose enamel provides them with great hardness and resistance and a shine and white colour that will remain intact despite the passage of time.
The seats and covers of the WCs and bidets have been manufactured in Supralit®, a new antibacterial resin that not only offers greater resistance to chemical agents and to yellowing, but is also 4 times less porous and therefore more hygienic.
Passion for details
Nothing has been chosen at random in Carmen. In addition to the characteristic vintage edges of the vitreous china pieces, there are also elements like the elegant side handle of the WC that activates the cistern flush.
The passion for details when creating a classic bathroom is also reflected in the return of traditional materials such as wood, marble and glass, as well as in the contrasts of certain finishes: in hand-showers, the combination of chrome and white adds an extra touch of distinction to your bathroom; While in the seats and covers of the WCs and bidets, the classic white colour can be replaced by a more contemporary dark grey.
Finally, a wide range of accessories complete the Carmen bathroom collection recovering vitreous china and combining it with chrome to put the finishing touch to our bathroom space with a hook, towel rail or soap dish filled with personality. Do you dare to live it again?