Inclusive design is better design


pg_10009_copia_a prestigio_range stylish_bathroomPeople in the UK are living longer so the demand for nursing homes and residential homes is growing, but so are our expectations of the standard of living nursing homes provide, including the bathrooms available, as this is a key area where adaptations are required.

For elderly people, using a bathroom can become difficult and their personal hygiene can suffer as they avoid using the bathroom. Having an accessible bathroom can completely change the way someone feels about visiting the bathroom. Getting old doesn’t mean that bathroom adaptations have to be clinical to be safe. Elderly people are looking for stylish product designs that improve the bathroom rather than making it look cold and institutional. The current trend is for vibrant colours that make bathrooms warm and inviting and, as an Italian company, Ponte Giulio has always taken care when it comes to fashion and style.

Ponte Giulio has over 30 successful years as one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of disabled products for bathrooms and now brings its industry expertise to the UK market. Ponte Giulio’s Prestigio range is a stylish collection of grab rails that can be used in any care home bathroom environment. The grab rails are produced to withstand an adult’s weight and are designed in line with safety requirements.

Ponte Giulio’s products are inclusively designed to deliver a bathroom safe for the whole household to use. An inclusive bathroom design is for everyone, so adaptations need not be carried out later. The products are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone, designing and manufacturing bathroom products that are stylish and comply with safety regulations.

Designing products for safe use in the bathroom requires special attention to detail throughout the whole production process, from quality controls to specific requirements and requests from clients. Ponte Giulio aims to meet the living requirements and needs of all generations, providing everyone with a safer bathroom through inclusive design rather than a dedicated bathroom for less able people.

Enrico Carloni, Ponte Giulio’s Managing Director, said: “Our product ranges are of a high quality and are more visually appealing than other products available in the UK. Our products come in many colours that are soft and warm to the touch, are environmentally friendly, provide a superior non-slip surface and are antimicrobial.

“A product is a direct consequence of our desire – when we have a passion to analyse a problem and come up with a solution, this is our product. Ponte Giulio’s single focus is solutions for safe bathrooms. We also manufacture standard and bespoke basins, as well as shower trays in acrylic stone.”

For the latest on Ponte Giulio and its product ranges, visit, call Ponte Giulio on 01273 735005 or email



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