ISH, Frankfurt, March 2015

If ever there was a show to give Milan's Salone Internazionale del Mobile a run for its money in size and stature, ISH, the world’s biggest showcase for bathroom design – bringing together more than 2400 exhibitors – would be it. Taking place every other year in Frankfurt, Germany, ISH presents the latest innovations from the world's leading manufacturers over five exciting, albeit exhausting, days.

Hero designs at this year's ISH included Duravit’s crowd-pleasing Cape Cod collection by French designer Philippe Starck, Zuchetti's quirky lamp-inspired shower head by Italian designer Diego Grandi, and Dornbracht's sophisticated CL.1 collection of taps.

For us, however, there were two collections that stood head and shoulders above the rest: Arik Levy's stunning Meisterstücke Emerso freestanding bath and co-ordinating washstand for Kaldewei, and Bette’s BetteLux Shape collection.

To see what all the fuss is about, keep scrolling!

The BetteLux Shape collection by Bette, which features a bath and washbasin set in an open steel frame.

Dornbracht has added texture to the handles of its CL.1 collection of taps.

Duravit's Cape Cod collection by Philippe Starck includes this Vintage Oak console.

Kaldewei called on renowned designer Arik Levy to extend its Meisterstücke collection, resulting in the Meisterstücke Emerso bath and co-ordinating washstand.

Meneghello Paolelli’s Texture collection for Fima Carlo Frattini offers a choice of three handle designs including Cross, which is inspired by diamonds.

Teuco’s latest version of Carlo Colombo’s Accademia bathtub features a classic blue and white pinstripe.

Diego Grandi's Closer showerhead for Zuchetti is inspired by the flexibility of a lamp.

THG Paris' Metamorphose collection by Olivia Putman includes two models that feature white or black ceramic inserts integrated into the handles.

Hansgrohe has updated its popular Axor Starck V washbasin mixer in a range of new finishes.

Duravit’s L-Cube furniture collection comes in real-wood as well as high gloss finishes. Colours include apricot, as seen here.

The name of Alape’s latest basin range, 2 step, references the distinctive raised ledge where the tap is located.