Minimalism can be almost too easy to appreciate – crisp corners, spotless surfaces, squares everywhere … it looks a bit like the ideal bathroom you always wanted. Keeping all of those perfect white surfaces pristine, the glass and chrome pieces clean, well, that might be a bit more of a challenge in real life.

To be fair, these layouts are eye-catching and make the mind wander toward wanting to rip out the old bathroom and begin a remodel. Still, slightly rounded edges along otherwise straight lines are the only things that soften these fixtures, visually or physically.

There seems to be a varied degree of consideration for day-to-day use – on the one hand, a clear basin for the sink makes a certain amount of sense, but, on the other, a see-through toilet seat lid. It might make for a prettier photo, but a smart consumer should be looking past the perfectionist picture.

In short: this ultramodern, minimalist bathroom fixture set from Ceramica CSG shows promise – perhaps one of the free-standing or wall-hanging sinks is worth a second look – but other aspects are downright strange, like the transparent-top toilets. That said, they do make some great eye candy for the modern design lover that hides somewhere below the (generally much easier to clean) surface in most of us.