Furnishings, interiors, graphics. Paola Vella and Ellen Bernhardt have designed almost everything. Except bath fixtures. But earlier this year, the Bernhardt & Vella partners crossed another classification off their bucket list with the Nouveau suite for Ex.t. Elegant art deco geometry meets modern modularity in “a game of volumes” the designers describe as “sweet and soft but also contemporary and pragmatic.”
Rectilinear and curvilinear converge in asymmetrical basins, fabricated from LivingTec solid surfacing, in such new colors as Rosa Cipria. Countless configurations incorporate stone or marble surfaces. Finish options for the ash and oak cabinets include varnishes and lacquers, while brass and steel supports come in brushed bronze, satin brass, or matte black. Five brass-framed shapes round out the line’s mirror range.
“We translated serene elegance into purity and balance.”