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.
First indications reveal which colours will immerse our homes in a new light in the near future. With accents ranging from watermelon through flamingo and golden yellow through sand, the coming season promises warm, vibrantly coloured impressions.
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.
Since 2006 Christoph Behling has been designing bathroom products for the sanitary specialist, Geberit. In the interview, the London-based designer talks about sustainability, economic principles and the new shower toilet of Geberit.
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.
How bathtubs have been slimmed down, why everything in the bathroom is hidden away and how to bring the freshness and freedom of a “Freibad” into the home: these are just some of the curiosities, innovations and developments that Pop up my Bathroom has brought together in the 10 trends.
If the sanitary ceramics and tiles harmonise optimally, then that's even better. This is exactly what ViPrint, the innovative, digital printing technology for ceramic shower trays from Vil-leroy & Boch, makes possible.
Since 2002, employees of Axor Manufaktur have been individualizing taps, shower heads and accessories for private customers and global projects. The possibilities range from special finishes to engravings and length adaptations.
The bathroom certainly has its fair share of quiet and invisible heroes: water disappears into the wall, the heavy sheets of glass surrounding the level access shower seem to be magically suspended in space and fittings look like power outlets.
The transformation of the bathroom from a purely functional area to one's own private spa continues apace. The trend for a cosy ambiance in the bathroom also drives new materials to be developed for its interior construction.
Germany is undoubtedly the trailblazer when it comes to the digitisation of the bathroom. The influence of the little technology revolution taking place in the bathroom is apparent in many of the new products from the fittings sector on show.
In the bathroom, we’d rather have things clean. However, even if precautions in a private bathroom are different than in the public sphere, we can benefit from the advantages and achievements of modern sanitary technology at home too.
With all the ones and zeros that organise every aspect of our lives, there is a growing fascination with anything analog. It is no coincidence that, in the digital age, our fascination with mechanical clocks and watches is growing.
After a very long white phase, black is adding new accents to the colour scheme in the bathrooms. Regardless of whether it’s used with glossy or matt finishes, black is smart, neutral and looks great with other colours.