the bouroullec brothers for axor

by Grace Bonney

our bathroom is probably one of my least favorite parts of our apartment. in general i’ve learned to embrace the various quirks around our space, but for some reason the nasty prison-gray tiles and the aging (read: rotting) wooden sink/cabinet make me want to cry. if we owned our apartment i would have ripped that sucker out years ago, but it’s just not worth it for a rental. so instead i like to pore over images of dream bathrooms in magazines and catalogs. they’re always so clean, fresh, and bright.

so when i saw an email this morning that combined the words “bouroullec” with “bathroom” i knew i was in for another dream bathroom experience. my favorite sibling design team has teamed up with axor to create a beautiful collection of bathroom designs, ranging from basins and faucets to shelves and shower hardware. i love how sleek and simple everything looks, but mainly i love this dream bathroom they’ve cooked up for the shoot. the warm wooden tub frame, the dashes of pink everywhere- that is a bathroom i need to be in. well, not all the time, but a leisurely bath tub soak once a week would be nice. you can check out more images of the collection right here (pdf) or here on vimeo.

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  • Wow, I really love these pieces. Sometimes bathrooms in pictures look great, but then you realize there is literally nothing in them, no toothbrush, combs, shampoo, who does that? I like how these assume you actually have things in your bathroom and offer a beautiful way of keeping them handy.

  • Oh, this is an absolutely stunning restroom. Do they mention what kind of rug is underneath the sink!?

  • How nice to see something truly innovative in the staid world of sink/bath design that is clean, modern and practical, but without feeling though it came out of some weird spaceship.

    • josette

      they won’t be available until the fall- these were intended as eye-candy for the morning. i’ll update when they’re available.


  • OOh!
    these are absolutely lovely !

    But I wonder : what if something happens to your sink, or pipes, and they need repair? In these pictures, everything is almost always hidden in the walls, so you would need to break down some part of the wall ?

    Anyway, it is so beautiful it might be worth the risk.

  • Reading blogs like this one always makes me feel like a kid with his nose pressed up against the window in a taffy shop! The home we have is the one we will keep, and it is a tract home, which absolutely lets out the wonderful modern designs I am always coming across in my Internet surfing. The only way to achieve something like this for us would be to completely remodel the exterior of the home—and the interior as well! Much too expensive, to be sure! But it’s an idea I find myself fantasizing about from time to time, especially when I see designs like these. There is a real glory to what has been done here, and I thank you for sharing these concepts with us.