Vika's modular bathroom range is designed to create comfortable wash areas

Designers Jean-François D'Or and Frédérique Ficheroulle have developed a modular system designed to let users create "a bathroom that does not look like a bathroom" (+ slideshow).

Ingrid bathroom collection by Jean-Francois D'Or for Vika

Designed for Belgian kitchen and bathroom brand Vika, the Ingrid range features fixtures, fittings and accessories that feature contrasting straight and curved lines, gridded surface patterns and a variety of finishes.

Ingrid bathroom collection by Jean-Francois D'Or for Vika

Items in the collection include sinks, cupboards, mirrors, lighting, power sockets, and various accessories like hooks and faucets, all designed so users can customise their standard bathroom.

Ingrid bathroom collection by Jean-Francois D'Or for Vika

"The grid is a tool to invite users to each design their own wellness living space, creating their own identity and atmosphere depending on their lifestyle," said Ficheroulle.

Ingrid bathroom collection by Jean-Francois D'Or for Vika

The range was developed as part of an initiative titled 5X5 for the Biennale Interieur fair, which took place in Kortrijk last October.

Ingrid bathroom collection by Jean-Francois D'Or for Vika

For the project, five manufacturing companies were given the opportunity to work with a duo made up of a junior and a senior designer for a year, to develop a new product.

Ingrid bathroom collection by Jean-Francois D'Or for Vika

Vika was given the chance to work with experienced designer Jean-François D'Or, of Brussels-based Loudordesign Studio, and newcomer Frédérique Ficheroulle.

Ingrid bathroom collection by Jean-Francois D'Or for Vika

"At the start of the project, we thought about how to increase the comfort of people during their bathroom experience," said Ficheroulle. "A bathroom that does not look like a bathroom – much more than a room to wash up in, it's a place to start off your day and to end it."

Ingrid bathroom collection by Jean-Francois D'Or for Vika

Prototypes of the Ingrid collection were shown at Biennale Interieur. Materials available include porcelain, oak, leather, powder-coating finishes and others available on request.