The enamelled shower floor panel “Design-Studie 20122” by Kaldewei in steel enamel blends with the bathroom floor in a harmonious balance, uninterrupted by an outlet, which is discreetly integrated in the wall. With this innovation Kaldewei wants to enable bathroom designers to devise new, aesthetic design concepts for floor-level shower areas.
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.
With their Horizontal Shower, fittings manufacturer Dornbracht present for the first time showering in a horizontal way. With this technique Dornbracht wants to fulfill the longing for natural elements and a natural water experience in order to set a new trend in the shower area.
Has the obligatory club bed linen started to get boring? Your wife doesn’t fancy your fan pyjamas? And the Christmas tree balls, towel and candles in your favourite club’s colours don’t harmonise with the furnishings? For FC Barcelona fans there’s now an elegant solution – at least for the bathroom: Fittings by sanitaryware manufacturer Hansa engraved with the club logo of the star Spanish team transform your washbasin into a one-off fan experience.
Keuco’s new Edition 11 mirror cabinets - at the heart of the furnishing concept Edition 11 for superior interior design are the storage space solutions measuring between 70 mm and 280 cm coordinating with the extensive furniture and washbasin range. The mirror cabinet Edition 11 thus offers optimal freedom when it comes to planning.
With the new sit-on basin Unisono the Goslar-based manufacturer Alape wants to show the perfect utilisation of the glassed steel material and the delicate craftsmanship Alape, to the test once again.
What should a bathroom look like? The standard array of shower or tub, toilet and basin, a mirror above it and maybe a little cupboard over there... all in a nice straight line up against the wall? That’s all in the past. But the bathroom’s shift in meaning, away from pure practicality and towards more ambience and cosiness, still has to find suitable forms of expression.
When it comes to form, there are many ways to interpret water: it can flow in a purist surge from a fitting that has been reduced to nothing but a surface, gush thickly or vivaciously out of arching taps into water troughs, filigree bowls or flat, minimalist basins. Design trends in the bathroom will be the focal point of interest at the ISH. Perhaps more than any other room, the bathroom is proving to be a place that reflects an abundance of external influences from society, design and ecology.
The ISH 2011 is coming up trumps with innovations that are sparking consumer demand for the sex appeal of electronic fittings which permit touch-free operation or convenient adjustment of showers and other equipment features at the push of a button. Rarely has the sanitary sector seen the kind of innovation wave that is now helping electronic products conquer the private sector.