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Low profile at the Forefront of basin design

Low profile at the Forefront of basin design

Low-profile countertop basins are currently at the top of the wish list for bathroom renovators with Kohler reporting a strong preference for simple, pared back models teamed with bench or wall mount mixer taps.

Forefront basin and Stance basin mixer

Perfectly paired – the Forefront Square basin with the Stance Tall basin mixer

Two models epitomise the look – the Forefront Square countertop basin and the Forefront Rectangular design.

The former is ideal for more compact spaces or where there are twin basins installed side by side. Measuring 413mm with a height of 83mm the Forefront Square is a perfect example of timeless, understated design that works well in any style of bathroom.

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The Forefront square countertop basin with the Viteo wall mount basin set

The larger Forefront Rectangular Basin measures 585mm x 460mm and features integrated counterspace for toiletries and has a single tap hole.

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Forefront rectangular basin with the July basin mixer

In addition there is a semi-recessed model, ideal for narrow vanities or bench tops. It features a single tap hole and compact dimensions of 420 x 460mm.

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Forefront semi recessed basin with Singulier basin mixer

Each of the Forefront basins, in sparkling vitreous china, is suitable for installation atop vanities and wall-hung bench tops.

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Bathroom essentials … choosing a countertop basin

Bathroom essentials … choosing a countertop basin

Countertop basins tick all the right boxes for many of us – you can choose from understated, statement piece or refreshing pop of pattern or texture – it really can be the defining point of any bathroom.

The Conical Bell Vessels basin is a beautiful, on-trend countertop basin. Reminiscent of washbasins of past eras, its simple lines and curves suit both classical and contemporary style suites.

Kohler's Conical Bell Vessels Basin with the Cuff Tall Basin Mixer

Kohler’s Conical Bell Vessels Basin with the Cuff Tall Basin Mixer

An Artist Edition version of the Conical Bell Vessels basin features the Empress Bouquet Design. A perfect example of eye-catching pattern, the brilliant detailing is a modern interpretation of 18th century Chinese print work.  Its delicate floral motif features gold and metallic highlights and works beautifully with some of Kohler’s new PVD finish tapware in rose gold.

Conical Bell Vessels Basin - Empress Bouquet

Conical Bell Vessels Basin with Empress Bouquet

For those seeking an understated approach the elegant Forefront series of basins come in a range of shapes to suit any vanity top.

The Forefront rectangular countertop basin offers generous space, integrated counter top and clean lines.  It can be installed with either wall or bench/hob mounted taps.

Forefront Rectangular basin

Kohler’s Forefront rectangular basin

The Forefront square basin’s clean, minimalist lines and graceful curves make the basin a perfect choice for classical or contemporary bathrooms that will stand the test of time.

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Forefront square counter-top basin with Stance tall basin mixer

And for a truly striking piece that will set the scene for any bathroom, check out the Antilia Wading Pool.  Comprising a thick, concave, rectangular slab of cast glass this iconic piece gives the impression of being formed over decades of sitting beneath a never ending waterfall.  And while its subtly rippled surface gives the sense of a time worn piece its beautiful light-reflective form gives a very modern day sense of the shifting fluidity of nature.

Antilia Wading Pool Glass Basin

Nature’s Chemistry – Kohler’s stunning Antilia Wading Pool Glass Basin with Purist Basin Mixer