Ideal Standard International, a leading provider of innovative, design-driven bathroom solutions, has extended its range of bathing solutions with the addition of the ingenious new Ideal Standard FIRST collection of baths.
Designed by Italian-based Marc Sadler, this innovative new collection was designed with accessibility in mind. The collection has a lower step-in height of just 48cms, 7cms less than the average bath making it particularly easy to get in and out of for children and the elderly; however the design ensures that depth and comfort are not affected. Ideal Standard FIRST baths use breakthrough technology combining overflow protection and waste in the same system. Generous water levels can be obtained despite the lower step-in height thanks to the new fully patented Ideal Waste System. A simple open and close control is positioned on the rim of the bath and instead of a traditional overflow hole; a twin pipe overflow is connected directly to the water but cleverly hidden behind the bath. Features • When the bath is filled with water – one side of the overflow pipe fills to the same level of the bath. • If the bath is overfilled the water in one side of the pipe will filter up and over the other side of the overflow pipe directly into the waste system and drain safely away • FIRST baths are available in five sizes, 1800 x 800, 1700 x 750, 1700 x 700, 1600 x 700 and 1500 x 700. • FIRST can be tailored to suite personal tastes with a choice of wooden panels in grey or white oak Brian Grey, Ideal Standard UK's Marketing Manager, says "The FIRST baths accessible design means easier and safer access to bathing, no matter what age the consumer is. Due to its flexible size and forms, the FIRST collection can be easily integrated into the most challenging shaped spaces, making it an ideal solution for inclusive design bathroom'.