Ex.t is an Italian design brand with a mission to promote the bathroom as a dynamic living space that follows the rhythms of contemporary living.
The story of ex.t starts in 1945 with an Italian entrepreneur named Giulio Tanini. Since 2010, Tanini’s granddaughters, Ingrid and Azzurra, have been keeping the original spirit alive through ex.t, the latest evolution of the family history that has spanned three generations.
Since the company’s inception, that challenge has remained the same: “to promote an idea of the bathroom as a dynamic and stylish living space, transforming itself continuously along with your home.”
The product portfolio combines global design trends with a local craft heritage to create modular, versatile and functional bathroom furniture that really stands out from the crowd.
The company originated in Tuscany where its artisan roots were born, and Florence is the creative hub where Ex.t products are born. Working in collaboration with international designers and skilled Tuscan artisans the company continues the Made in Italy tradition.
The roster of acclaimed and emerging designers ensures that ex.t retains a fresh approach, using innovative techniques and refined materials. Designers who have worked with ex.t include Mut, Norm Architects, Note Design Studio, Samuel Wilkinson and Sebastian Herkner.
At Milan Design Week 2019 earlier this month, ex.t launched its Nouveau bathroom collection designed by Bernhardt & Vella. The collection features washbasins, cabinets, mirrors and accessories featuring geometric and sinuous lines inspired by circles, semi-circles and parallelepipeds.
Many of the pieces would look quite at home in a converted warehouse or loft style space. The mix of materials, touches of metal, and grid like structures all lend themselves to an industrial look, albeit a softer and more feminine take on that aesthetic.
“We’ve got a history of championing local artisans. Ex.t products are skilfully crafted in Tuscan laboratories where the latest generation of masters carry on the tradition of Made in Italy with an eye on innovative techniques and the most refined materials.”