Photos courtesy Maison Valentina
For a luxurious bathroom, pair the Symphony Bathtub, inspired by music, with the Envy Chaise, accented with soft button tufting and polished brass trim. The Lapiaz Freestanding Washbasin, pictured below, was inspired by a stone frozen and cracked to reveal a golden interior.
By Kelly Potts
Luxury design brand Maison Valentina is changing the way bathrooms are viewed with exclusive pieces that transform a restroom into a masterpiece. The brand was formed in 2015 as part of the Menina Design Group in order to fill a perceived gap in the interior design realm of luxury bathroom elements.
Maison Valentina puts a modern spin on standard pieces with its geometric and textured designs in classic color palettes consisting mostly of black, white and gold. It offers high-end bathtubs, sinks, mirrors, lighting and chairs designed with materials such as brass, marble, wood and glass. The pieces each have a new story to tell, the company says, and are created for “someone that enjoys details, art, luxury, cosmopolitan and a modern way of living.”
The brand finds inspiration in every aspect of the luxury world, including restaurants, hotels, fashion, photography and cities. CEO Joaquim Paulo says, “Our team’s inspiration comes from different perspectives: the study of art history, following the main currents of design, architecture, sculpture, painting and even music has a strong influence in our work.”
Some pieces boldly acknowledge the source of their inspiration, like the Metropolitan washbasin, which pays tribute to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The elegant washbasin is available in either a black glass or gray mirror finish, and the brand notes that this elegant and sober piece is a tribute to the culture center in New York City.
Joana Gouveia, marketing manager of Maison Valentina, notes that the company puts a high focus on comfort, excellence, luxury and exclusivity. She says, “The finest materials and quality make it possible for the brand to transform every space into a relaxing and luxurious spa environment,” stating that the company guarantees excellence in every piece and offers a unique experience for each client through its personalized customer service.
Gouveia says that her favorite piece from the collection is also the best seller: the Lapiaz Freestanding Washbasin. “Its shape, colors and haughtiness take me to a world where everything is possible and the unattainable doesn’t exist,” she says of the freestanding sink that features polished brass details and mirrored sides.
In the future, the company hopes to continue to grow the collection and eventually allow its customers to furnish an entire bathroom with Maison Valentina pieces.