Luxury bathroom furniture brand Maison Valentina drew inspiration from the Persian ruler Darius the Great for its latest bath collection.
The Darian Collection features a bathtub, freestanding sink, along with two mirror options and one matching towel rack.
Each product showcases gold plates, marble, silhouettes resembling shields and swords, and overall luxury, which tie back to its regal muse. In a more unorthodox design choice, the company utilized synthetic leather on the Darian freestanding sink and bathtub. The gold peeks out from under the synthetic leather, allowing the material to shine while remaining an accent to the overall structure.
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Maison Valentina is widely recognized for its handcrafted, more avant-garde designs, such as its 2020 release of the Newton Bathtub—a curved, black and gold tub completely consisting of high gloss, polished brass spheres. It describes itself as a “brand that combines functionality with unique design products.”
“Maison Valentina was born in Porto, Portugal, aiming to deliver the most exquisite and sophisticated bathroom furniture,” the company says. “Offers high-end solutions made with the finest material selection, combined with rare handwork techniques, contemporary design and assuring supreme quality.”
The Darian bathtub gives off an “artful and stout personality” says the company. Its structure is made from fiberglass, and the exterior flaunts black synthetic leather and gold plated brass, while both the clic clac and overflow valve of the tub are gold plated.
Darius the Great’s influence on this collection may come from the ruler’s creation of a universal currency, available in gold or silver, or maybe his palace which boasted strong linear designs and an abundance of columns.
In a truly luxurious manner, this mixed material tub is large and in charge. It has a depth of 39.37 inches, with a width of 72.05 inches and height of 29.53 inches. The synthetic leather exterior and fiberglass tub interior are available in white or black.
This tub is the only product in the collection that does not feature marble. The Darian freestanding sink sports nero marquina marble, gold plated brass, and black synthetic leather. Nero marquina is a rich, black marble with contrasting white veining, but if marble or a lighter material are in need, the freestanding sink can be customized.
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While maintaining the freestanding sink’s materials and design, consumers are able to switch out the surface and the faucet. Maison Valentina offers gold onyx, gross grey, black paramount, and cristal larzac surfaces, which each follow the product’s original color palette of white, black, and gold. Similarly to the Darian bathtub, this sink can come in white synthetic leather.
Measurements for the freestanding sink are 17.72 inches wide and 33.86 inches tall. The sink itself is 17.72 inches wide.
To complete the Darian Collection, Maison Valentina also offers two mirrors and one towel holder with the same gold accents, marble surfaces, and synthetic leather. Both the Shield Mirror and Shield Oval Mirror can be customized. Just like the sink and tub, the accessory products feature linear accents to juxtapose curved silhouettes.