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.
People are unique - just like their values and principles which are mirrored in their various characters and lifestyles. The individual design of living spaces follows these styles and is an expression of the personality. It is therefore vital that the washplace, being an intimate central point of the daily cleaning rituals, should represent the lifestyle. With the new furniture system A˘system init, Alape is offering a wide selection of solutions for the design of washplaces that emphasise the specific character of their owner. Later this year, there will be a new online configurator available to aid the planning of the individual washplace.
With its 160 metres and 44 floors the Cosmopolitan Tower in Warsaw’s city centre is a building project best described in superlatives. When completed in early 2014 it will be the second highest residential building in Warsaw and the third highest in Poland. The bathrooms of the then offered 252 luxury apartments will be fitted by bath tubs and shower surfaces from Kaldewei.
A trip to the bathroom is part of our everyday morning and evening rituals, for it is where we wash, shave, put on make-up and do our hair – all of which is designed to ensure we feel comfortable in our own skin. For this, aright lighting is an essential element.
Modern living means the greatest-possible flexibility in all areas of life. Area's hallmark is a modern, versatile character that fits in with any furnishing style. A movement of the hand is all it takes to realise what is so special about the filigree LED luminaire. Area by Dreipuls means variable light – as if by magic.
Interior culture always adapts to the circumstances in society. And since our modern lifestyle is influenced by an increasing blurring of the borders between our private and social lives, more and more people are calling for less rigid ways of living. Thereby the bathroom is becoming cosier too. But there is still a huge gap between the desire for creative freedom and the practicable solutions. And that gap Burgbad wants to close.
Individualisation remains one of the strongest trends of the present day. More and more people are taking advantage of the many opportunities to express their individuality, also in their home interiors. Villeroy & Boch has seized upon this trend and playfully interpreted it to create a new complete series for the bathroom.
Reduced, architectural design is becoming increasingly popular in the bathroom. And this is not surprising, since it is both timeless and modern. However, with the Happy D.2 complete bathroom series by Sieger Design, Duravit is about to show that this and soft lines are not mutually exclusive.
At the tile thickness, a distinction has to be made between normal (8 to 11 mm), extra thick (12 mm and more for industrial and commercial areas) and thin tiles (8 mm and less). The latter has been a frequently discussed subject at special interest magazines and trade fairs again and again in the last years.
Hotel “J” is situated on Nacka beach and enjoys an enchanting view of Stockholm’s harbour inlet, where ships bob up and down on the water. The boutique hotel with its boathouse charm lies just ten minutes away from the colourful and lively activity of the Swedish capital.
For some time now, the merging of the bathroom and bedroom to form a wellness zone has been the subject of much discussion. But is integrating bathing and showering pleasure into the sleeping area really a realistic concept? According to the interior architects of Livinghouse, it is – provided it is based on careful planning. Besides delivering the proof, the concept they have developed for a fully integrated “bedroom-bathroom” also aims to bring the comfort and luxury of a 5-star hotel into the home.
With its digital products, Grohe is one of the pioneering forces in digital sanitaryware technology and has been continuously expanding this segment since Ondus was launched in 2008. As well as fittings for every kind of bathroom tap, the range also includes digital showers and kitchen fittings. Now Allure F-digital is set to become the new star of the technological bathroom.
Timeless style and a minimalistic design language: That’s how Villeroy & Boch distinguishes their product range Memento. Freed from all superfluous design details, Memento is about to bring strong pure lines to the bathroom.
The trend in bathrooms is towards generously sized showers and with shower trays that are flush with the floor. Besides an enjoyable shower experience, comfort and safety are of prime importance. With the fittings and accessories of the Plan and Elegance series, Keuco offers functional and aesthetic solutions that should help to make the everyday shower a special moment of well-being.
Toilets in the bathroom and intercoms on the door were the innovations of yesteryear. In future, our houses will be equipped with a level of comfort that still seems like science fiction to many of us today. But even now, household appliances deploy a wealth of sophisticated technology to save energy and make our lives easier. This potential can be further increased with a central control system.
Seamless walls and floors not only make it easier to spring clean or renovate the bathroom, kitchen and entrance areas. Thanks to the new PUR-Loft coating technology, they can also be used to create flowing transitions and a consistent overall look in the interior and outdoor areas as well. A patchwork of rooms with different wall and floor coverings can thus be transformed into an aesthetically appealing residential or business unit.