This summer is a hot one. We’re desperate
to cool off – in the sea, a crystal-clear mountain lake or the sauna. Sauna? That’s right –
because if you want to cool down, there’s nothing like working up a sweat first.
Because of the shower toilet the toilet roll holder seems to be headed south. However, now it has a good chance of making a comeback as a convenient shelf for mobile phones. And equipped with "wireless charging" he could even become the media center in the bathroom.
How is a piece of exquisite furniture perceived in considerably less exquisite surroundings? Bathroom furniture specialist burgbad decided to find out and turned its new Diva 2.0 collection into the protagonist of a backstage scenography.
When it comes to new bathroom furniture, the free-standing bathtub is right at the top of the wish list. There is hardly another bathroom product with such a lasting effect on the room. The trend towards the free-standing tub is now also catching on in renovations.
The rugged beauty of black takes hold – even in the bathroom. The bathroom furniture specialist Burgbad presents options for bathrooms with a decidedly masculine touch – with a clear design language, uninterrupted surfaces and practical features.
Guest bathrooms have become an established part of modern life. Nearly half of all German households have such a bathroom, and they are seen as essential when planning new homes. Cubbyholes that used to house the vacuum cleaner, toilet paper and other odds and ends have been transformed into imaginatively individual oases of well-being.
We make ourselves comfortable in our homes instead of going out and we invite our friends instead of having dinner in a restaurant. This trend called homing has become a lifestyle. And this lifestyle is about to enter the last bastion of our homes: The bathroom. The bathroom is becoming a comfort zone.
Cinema screen or computer monitor, fridge or milk carton, a room, a table, the morning paper: our world is inconceivable without the rectangle. Perhaps this is why we are so attracted to Vero: the forms of this ceramic range are entirely restricted to the rectangle. After 12 years of success, Duravit’s Vero range has been extended by a furniture collection.
Time is luxury, and luxury is for enjoying. That applies also to the hours of intimacy and regeneration we spend in the bathroom. Which is why we are equipping it with wall units, seat cushions, warm materials and bathroom furnishings that show barely a trace of their proximity to water.
The demand for furniture finishes is high: In addition to the consumer's critical eye, when it comes to colour and design, finishes also need to withstand physical influences such as heat, moisture and other stress factors on a daily basis. Consequently, high quality is indispensable for guaranteeing resistance and durability. With Firnis, Alape now presents a new, high-gloss varnish finish which is about to meet these requirements.
Light is indispensible to well-being. No wonder that lamps and lighting systems are becoming ever more sophisticated. The correct illumination is crucial not just at the workplace but also in the private sphere. This is particularly true in the bathroom, which is increasingly used not only as a functional room for personal body care but also as a place of relaxation and revitali-sation.
It is well known that opposites attract. And so even in interior design the classic colour contrast black and white continues to reinvent itself again and again. In the bathroom for example with products of the manufacturer Duravit.
Showering and bathing refresh both body and soul. But besides the water ritual itself, the setting can have a positive impact on our mood as well. Often the interplay between different elements is used to create a special atmosphere. That's exactly what the cooperation between Swiss fittings manufacturer KWC and Italian designer label Falper aims to demonstrate.
The name is synonymous with the transformation of authentic airplane trolleys into timeless design objects for private use. They are an expression of individual culture in private living quarters, office and outdoor areas. And even in the kitchen and the bathroom the useful storage furniture are doing well.