Ceramics & Sanitary Ware

Geberit caters to wood-look trend

The iCon bathroom series in walnut hickory colours.

In response to the growing interest in bathrooms with wood-look furniture, Swiss sanitary solutions provider Geberit is offering several of its collections with high-quality moisture-resistant furniture that gives the bathroom an elegant and homely look.

“Wood in the bathroom was previously considered difficult because of the material’s sensitivity to moisture. But the solution is obvious: bathroom furniture with a wood look. Today, new lacquers, foils or other coatings are much more moisture-resistant than in the past and give bathroom furniture a special warm effect. Thanks to targeted further development of the material, furniture made of wood or with a wood look is moisture-resistant as well as hygienic and thus well suited for the bathroom,” says Tamer Qazi, Managing Director for Geberit’s Gulf Representative Office.

Wood-look furniture can help make the bathroom feel homely and inviting. Its warm colours and textured feel contribute to a cosy impression, he says.

Geberit’s acuator plates ... also available with a wood look.

Geberit’s acuator plates ... also available with a wood look.

Wood-look furniture is available in numerous Geberit bathroom series, including iCon, VariForm and Smyle collections. The company uses only high-quality materials, with easy-care and moisture-resistant surfaces, in its bathroom series.

“Plumbers can thus fulfil customers’ wishes for a homely bathroom in warm tones with Geberit’s bathroom series. The iCon bathroom series has vanity units as well as side and tall cabinets in a minimalist design that can be variably combined with each other. The walnut hickory and oak colours create a homely atmosphere in the customer’s bathroom.

“The vanity units from the Geberit VariForm series are also available in hickory walnut and oak. For a particularly individually designed bathroom, the iCon furniture and the vanity units from the VariForm series can be harmoniously combined,” he elaborates.

“The washbasin, side and mid-height cabinets from the Geberit Smyle series are also available in a wood look. The Smyle furniture impresses with its delicate lines and discreet, harmonious shapes. It brings lightness to family and guest bathrooms and its various surface finishes bring a natural, elegant flair to the bathroom,” Qazi adds.

Geberit VariForm series ... homely.

Geberit VariForm series ... homely.

Even beyond the bathroom furniture, accents can be set with wood tones, he points out. The Geberit actuator plates Sigma21 and Sigma50 are also available in a wood look and they add the finishing touch to the bathroom. 

The globally operating Geberit Group is a European leader in the field of sanitary products. Its production network encompasses 29 facilities, of which six are located overseas. Headquartered in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, the group has around 12,000 employees in around 50 countries and generated net sales of CHF3.0 billion ($3.25 billion) in 2020.


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