Marble is a wonderfully luxurious material to use in a bathroom, but it can sometimes look quite cold and uninviting. Not so this floor-standing wash-basin by Margraf. Its smooth lines and interesting shape really soften up the piece, even though it’s solid marble, and the colours (Granada Beige and Breccia Paradiso) give it an appealing warmth. It’s a modern design that shows how the classic stone can be used in a contemporary bathroom. £POa.