Benefitting from the “future” in today’s bathroom: The 10 Most Important Trends for the Bathroom Experience
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.
25 years ago, who would have thought the bathroom would experience such a rapid rise within the hierarchy of rooms in the home – from a purely functional space to a lifestyle showpiece, from the architect's neglected stepchild to a stage where bathroom planners can parade their prowess? The bathroom has become the pride and joy of hotel rooms, private houses and, increasingly, even perfectly ordinary apartments. Following the ISH 2015, an important question presents itself: which developments and trends can we expect in the years to come? Because for all the euphoria about the bathroom’s positive evolution, many developments have not yet really taken hold in the vast majority of German homes. Renovating a bathroom isn’t the kind of thing you do “when you’ve got a minute” because, according to popular opinion, it is a project that involves a great deal of mess and effort. And yet the industry has developed a great many renovation solutions – like pre-wall systems, for instance – that are straightforward to implement and generate relatively little dust. For those who remain unconvinced, it is important to point out that today’s market already offers numerous innovations that most consumers would probably only expect from a bathroom of the future. It’s just a question of using them: the innovative design concepts, technologies, materials and usage options for a bathroom that doesn’t just make life more pleasant, but easier too. The following weeks Pop up my Bathroom will present 10 trends that are an indication that there is more than one direction with innovation potential for the bathroom. And we don’t have to wait until tomorrow: the future is already here.
Here you will find the single trends:
Trend 1 - Slender good looks: the new lightness in sanitaryware design
Trend 2 - Black Celebration: all cats are grey in the dark
Trend 3 - The future belongs to workmanship: the new ideal of material values
Trend 4 - The lifestyle bathroom takes centre stage
Trend 6 - Water, light and warmth at the push of a button and the wave of a finger
Trend 7 - Welcome to the healthroom
Trend 8 - Hidden champions: Disappearing acts in the bathroom
Trend 10 - Perfectly normal: Freibad – a bathroom for any stage of life