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.
Nowadays, bathrooms are not only about functionality and technology, but also about imagination. And to fuel this imagination, some of the sanitary industry’s most creative minds think up new scenarios and ideas for using and designing the bathroom.
The latest trend developments in bathroom design – that was the main topic at this year’s Pop up my Bathroom Atelier trend forum at the ISH 2015. And as announced, the programme didn’t just provide informative lectures and fascinating panel discussions; it also led to some intense debates and talks that went beyond the scope of the actual presentations.
Barrier-free bathrooms don’t exactly have a sexy image. However, it looks as if this image is about to undergo some fundamental changes soon. Because even today bathrooms that conform to the standardised definition of “barrier-free” have to look anywhere near as austere as they did just a few years ago.
How will our bathroom change in the next 20 years? What can and may we expect from our bathroom in the future? Villeroy & Boch, Grohe and Matthias Horx's Zukunftsinstitut, dealt with these questions. This resulted in four visions that are based on the current mega-trends "Individualisation", "Health" "Neo-ecology" and "Connectivity".
There are places where life congregates: a crossroads during rush hour, a pub during a World Cup, the kitchen during parties. But by now it is time to embrace another hub of everyday life which, whilst it might not always be grand, is no less central and communication-friendly: the bathroom. Whether it is analogue or digital – the bathroom is increasingly becoming a nerve centre within our modern interiors.