MYA - Grounded in perfection

Bathroom furniture specialist burgbad presents Mya, a top-quality real wood collection with a wide range of accessory furniture for any sized bathroom

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Mya, the new bathroom furniture collection from burgbad, is a totally new take on the country house style. Made entirely of natural and authentic materials, it combines a close-to-nature feel with an urban lifestyle in an unpretentious, almost casual way that exudes sophistication and self-confidence.

Positioned in burgbad’s Sys20 segment, Mya is a collection of standalone furniture made of solid wood, real wood veneer and leather that speaks a modern, open design language. And because it creates a snug but smart look without being overpowering, the top-quality furniture is ideal for small bathrooms too. Besides a vanity unit in two sizes – a small model (width: 650mm) that is also suitable for guest bathrooms and a spacious unit measuring 1200mm across – the Mya range also includes matching furniture such as a bench, towel rack, full-length mirror, laundry hamper and a combination of clothes rail and mirror that serves as a room divider. Pendant lamps and a leather utensils organiser put the finishing touches to the range.

Mya brings a down-to-earth-feel to modern bathrooms
When developing the new collection for burgbad, design studio Altherr translated traditional forms into a modern language by reducing familiar furnishing elements to the essentials and reinterpreting them with a timeless, light-footed design that brings past and present together. Wood and leather – available in both a light, Scandinavian look or a dark, elegant colourway – give Mya a sense of cosiness and an aura of permanence: the idea of something that has been entrusted to us, something that reflects both nature and culture.
This idea was also the starting point for the name Mya, which is an acronym for “million years ago”. The name stands for enduringness and a functional, self-contained design language that goes back to bathroom design’s roots in the skilled trades and bathing culture.

The inspiration for the concept and design of Mya came from the tradition of Shaker furniture, the authentic aesthetics of which evolved from a combination of natural materials, craftsmanship and an appreciation of simplicity. Designer Jeannette Altherr incorporated all these aspects in her second collection for the German furniture specialist. She sees the top-quality materials and tradition-inspired design of Mya as an alternative to the often impersonal character of mass-produced cabinets – a warm kind of minimalism that is compatible with our times.

Authentic materials and straightforward design for upmarket elegance or a fresh, Scandinavian feel
Mya is made entirely of classic, time-honoured and sustainable materials: solid oak for the simple, slender, rounded legs and crosspieces and the dovetail-jointed drawer elements, real wood veneer for the other fronts and frames. Customers can choose from two colours: Natural Oak and Black Oak. In line with Mya’s authentic character, the collection features ceramic vanity components: a countertop with rounded edges and a sit-on washbasin. The basin itself has a softly rounded, timeless shape that evokes a simple porcelain bowl.
The Matt Black colour option for the ceramic elements is a special feature of the range and gives Mya a highly unusual and extremely elegant character – especially when paired with the black wood finish. By contrast, the combination of Velvet White or black ceramic and natural-coloured wood creates a fresh, natural look that fits in perfectly with a light, straightforward, Scandinavian ambiance.

Open storage space concept as a showcase for perfectly crafted details
Mya’s open storage space concept is equally simple and transparent, dispensing with anything superfluous. The vanity cabinet, for instance, is equipped with a towel rail and includes an open shelf for one or two drawers which, although permanently fitted, look as if they could be lifted off at any time. All the screws and joints are concealed. The shelf itself, which loops around the front crosspiece like leather, as well as the slender casing that holds the drawers, are made of light-brown painted metal, while other details of the drawers, such as dovetail joints and the countersunk leather loops that serve as handles, underscore the excellent workmanship that goes into producing this top-quality furniture collection.

A light-footed set of accessories and furniture in solid wood and leather
A set of well thought-through accessories and furniture turns Mya into a fully fledged collection: the bench, full-length mirror, towel rack, laundry hamper and room divider consist of the same basic elements as the vanity unit. It’s here that the fourth material featured in the collection really comes into its own: thick, honey-brown cowhide leather. It forms the base of the 1500mm-high freestanding towel rack, covers the cushions on the bench and turns up again in the form of a leather utensils organiser that adds an original and attractive detail to both the full-length mirror and the clothes rail.

The design plays with three basic shapes – rectangles, circles and cylindrical rods – and allows them to speak for themselves without adding unnecessary frills. Combined with the natural materials and allusions to the Shaker culture, this adds up to a modernisation of the country style for the bathroom: Mya succeeds in blending a natural feel with architectural design as if it were the most normal thing in the world. With Mya, burgbad is launching a top-quality and straightforward collection for tradition-conscious urban interiors – a design that creates just as big an impact in small rooms as in larger spaces.

Burgbad, a German manufacturer of bathroom furniture and furnishing concepts, was founded in Bad Fredeburg (Westphalia) in 1946. Since 2010, the internationally operating company with production facilities in Bad Fredeburg, Greding, Lauterbach-Allmenrod and Nogent le Roi (France) has been a 100% subsidiary of the ECZACIBASI Group. The burgbad brand provides countless creative solutions for individual, confidently stylish bathrooms that meet the highest aesthetic and technological standards.


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Authentic, natural-looking and yet the epitome of urban elegance: Mya, a collection of real wood bathroom furniture from burgbad (design: studio Altherr), was inspired by the Shaker culture and combines meticulously crafted natural materials like leather and oak – seen here in stylish dark grey – with simple architectural shapes to create a new “urban country” style (photo: burgbad).

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Mya, the new real wood collection from burgbad, allows customers to combine ceramic vanity tops and sit-on basins in Velvet White or black with Natural Oak or Dark-Grey Matt Oak. The rounded edges of the ceramic elements echo the cylindrical rods of the solid wood components (photo: burgbad).

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No room for anything superfluous: Mya is very open about its inner qualities. Made of dovetail-jointed solid wood with leather loops as handles and inserted into the open compartment of the vanity cabinet, the drawers are the only element of the open collection that hides odds and ends from view (photo: burgbad).

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The ceramic and solid wood vanity unit is available in either a light, Scandinavian look or a dark, elegant colourway. In combination with a range of accessories – including the pendant lamp set shown here - Mya exudes a sense of cosiness and elegance (photo: burgbad).

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Positioned in burgbad’s Sys20 segment, the Mya bathroom furniture collection is made of real wood. Besides the vanity unit, it features an extensive range of attractive accessories, including (from left to right) a freestanding clothes rail and full-length mirror (both available with leather utensils organiser), a bench, a towel rack (with leather shelf), a laundry hamper and puristic pendant lamps (photo: burgbad).

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Mya is a totally new interpretation of the country house style: in natural-coloured oak, burgbad’s Mya collection (design: Studio Altherr) radiates a particularly fresh and natural appeal and blends in perfectly with a light, straightforward and Scandinavian ambiance (photo: burgbad).
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