Villeroy & Boch AveoLaunched in 2003 the 100-piece bathroom range comprises of ceramic & polymer sanitaryware; wood cabinetry; brassware taps & shower fittings; glass, chrome and ceramic bathroom fittings & accessories.
Villeroy & Boch wanted an offer that delivered significant market impact & differentiation, from other brands, and also from the general trends of the time. The 1990s market in designer sanitaryware had been following a rather architectural trend, of simple geometry, and the brief required a striking range that would stand out as different, and lead rather than follow trends.
Working closely with the Villeroy & Boch and Dornbracht technical teams and taking inspiration from the sculptures of Brancusi and Kapoor, the Conran concept was developed to produce ceramics with pure, asymmetric ovoid forms, contrasted with defined edges.
A particular stand out design in the range was the oval pebble-like spa-bath. With the innovative integration of a spa pump & aerator within the void between the outer wall and tub, this radically simplified installation.
The resulting Aveo range was critically acclaimed within the industry and received both the IF Product Design Award and Red Dot Design Award in 2003. This has resulted in excellent on-going sales and has spawned many imitations.
Over the years Sebastian has worked with: ABC (USA), Addis, Alex Moulton Bicycles, Alphason, Barclays, Bodum (Switzerland), Boots, British Airways, Buddi Healthcare, Carphone Warehouse, Churchill China, Concorde, Connolly Leather, Dartington Crystal, Dixons, Dornbracht, Germany, The Economist, EGE (Denmark), English Heritage, Fitzwilliam Museum, Ford Motor Company, Good Housekeeping, Guzzini (Italy), Habitat, Hasbro (USA), Imperial War Museum, JCB (UK), John Lewis, Lakeland, Lancôme (France), Legrand Electric (France), Marks & Spencer, Mars Group, Michelin (France), Mitsumine (Japan), Moët Hennessy, Monoprix (France), Mothercare, Nigella Lawson, Nissan (Japan), NTT DoCoMo (Japan), Orange Aero, Park Hotels (India), Penguin Books, Philips Interactive, Pizza Express, Rolls-Royce Aerospace, Sainsbury's, Sealine Yachts, Sheffield University (Science Faculty), Spudulike, Tchibo (Germany), Tesco, Thermos, Umbro, Villeroy & Boch (Germany), Virgin Atlantic, Vision Express, WH Smith, Woolworths (South Africa), Yamagiwa, Yotel, Yo! Sushi