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.
Michael Lammel, managing director of the Aachen-based design company NOA, and his team have investigated the impact of global social trends on the layout of modern residential buildings. In the interview the designer talks about the results of his research.
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.
Using new technologies, multi-sensory solutions and diverse, attractive and ergonomic styling Grohe showers are about to convert the formerly purely functional bathroom into a personal feel-good oasis. Let us get an a journey through time and look back over some of the important steps in the development of the shower manufacturer.
The Hansamix series has been on the market since 1978, and is one of the most successful single-lever series made by Hansa. The company has now upgraded its bathroom classic and presents it in its fourth generation. The design is now softer and more elegant. The nickel-free channel flow and extended range for the washbasin with attractive versions for the private bathroom and public areas are new.
Crono is one of the most flexible and versatile solitaire collections from bathroom furniture manufacturer Burgbad. Thanks to its clear, linear design vocabulary and cuboid interpretation of volume, it is timeless as well. The broad spectrum of washbasins and bathroom furniture offers the same kind of planning scope you'd usually only expect from comprehensive furniture systems.
We're used to shutting the door behind ourselves when we go into the bathroom. Yet the notion of the bathroom as a place of retreat is a modern invention. Now that it has been upgraded to living space and a growing range of products for jointly used bathrooms is available, the space with the water connection is taking on a highly social dimension again: as a place of encounter.
In early 2014 the 25hours Group gets in gear to open a new hotel in the historic building ensemble Bikini Berlin. Under the direction of noted architectural firm Aisslinger the modern hotel promises guests familiar design in every detail. The bathrooms of 22 suites will be styled with innovative product highlights supplied by Kaldewei. In a short interview Christoph Hoffmann, CEO/partner of the 25hours Hotel Company explains why.
As always at the beginning of each new year, January 2014 will once again show future lifestyles, emerging trends and new design styles. This is because no other question is as important and makes as many conclusions for the development of society as those for housing and tomorrow's lifestyle. For the bathroom Paul Flowers is looking for an answer to this question.