Emotion at your service
Patrick Norguet creates a surprising new bathroom project for RAK Ceramics: RAK -Valet. A set of visions, designs, exclusive shapes and fast rhythms that lead to unexpected solutions, a hallmark of Norguet's approach to each of his new creations. RAK -Valet represents all the creative genius of the French designer, combined with the reputation of RAK Ceramics for manufacturing quality and project completion. The collection consists of functional elements, that fully service the bathroom experience: a space that is increasingly the protagonist of every interior design project, residential or contract, a key environment for the harmony and character of each creation, classic or contemporary, but always unique.
Patrick Norguet is an essential figure on the international design scene.
After completing his design studies at the ESDI, Patrick Norguet was commissioned to design the display windows of two major players in the luxury industry: Yves Saint-Laurent and Louis Vuitton. From these experiences, he gained an un- derstanding of brand identity and the way of showcasing it. Designing Renault ‘s event stands helped him to hone and apply his synthesis skills to ephemeral architectures.
In 2000, his Rainbow Chair, noticed and produced by Giulio Cappellini, gave him visibility that quickly spread thanks to the international media. He then opened his studio in Paris. His early furniture collections for Bernhardt, Artifort, Offect, Capdell or the French companies Alki and Tolix validated and established his presence at international shows. In 2010, designing one McDonald’s restaurant in France gradually led to a collaboration with McDonald’s Global. Patrick Norguet has become an emblematic figure of French design.
Alias, Arflex, Artemide, Cassina, Emu, Ethimo, Glass Italia, Kristalia, Lea Ceramica, Pedrali, de Padova, and Tacchini quickly recognized his talent and authority and fully involved him in the production process and strives to create long-lasting collections. Drawing inspiration from everything that surrounds him, Patrick Norguet does not follow trends but seeks to give shape to products whose relevance and modernity would withstand the test of time:
"A well-designed object, an object created through generous collaboration is timeless."
Bringing domestic life into the open (and vice versa)
A special project, the result of a very simple concept, but just as strong as to give character to the house in every detail: dialogue. Dialogue between inside and outside, between light and shadow, dialogue between volumes, dialogue between lines, dialogue between elements, shapes and materials. From the dialogue comes a new way of living and enjoying the domestic space, which becomes a space free from patterns, permeable, osmotic, innovative.
In every internal environment, the outside is present and alive and tells the evolution of the day and the surrounding scenery. Inside, the delicate balance is never disturbed and each element is functional to the person in this constant and harmonious exchange. Everything depends on who lives in the space, and it being the center of this dialogue - a witness to something magical and delicate.
Available in Matt White and Glossy Alpine White
Bathtubs available in 5 different colours
Design and Functionality
RAK-Valet bathtubs are made of RAKSOLID, a durable material composed of a mixture of natural minerals and resins. The elegant matte white finish gives a distinctive feel to the bathing area, as well as a pleasant to the touch and more anti-slip safety.
Rak-Valet with Rak-Joy Mirrors
Hidden Fixation Systems
Our wall hung and back to wall products are benefitting of the collaboration with Fischer Group, one of the industry leaders. The use of the most innovative Fischer fixing systems, is allowing us design freedom on the ceramic, better aesthetics and more safety for the installer.
The Hidden Fixation System is comfortable and time saving, in fact one-man installation is made possible by the clip system that keeps the ceramic held up during the installation.