Between installation technology and lifestyle: the modern bathroom
What exactly is it
that constitutes a modern bathroom? Is it the look or the sanitaryware, the
choice of materials or, ultimately, the technology? The truth is: in future, it will be almost
impossible to distinguish between the various factors. The more technical and
bigger the product, the greater the role specialist trades and wholesale play
in the realisation and refurbishment of bathrooms.
The photos on manufacturers’ websites make it look so easy
to create a modern lifestyle bathroom. In reality, however, it takes immense
technical effort not only to arrange the toilet, vanity, bathroom furniture,
mirror cabinet, shower and bath in an attractive layout but to ensure their
functionality for decades to come as well.
Today’s bathrooms are meant to create a homely effect –
visible pipes, connections, traps and cisterns, as well as shower trays that
stand out for all the wrong reasons, disrupt this look and make cleaning more
difficult. Anything that makes the bathroom different from a “normal” room
should disappear behind the wall – especially when aiming for a minimalist
Holistic bathroom planning and intelligent technology behind
the wall are therefore prerequisites for modern bathroom design, while
attractive interior and product design are what drive the market. Design and installation technology are
mutually dependent. This balance will be the theme of Pop up my Bathroom at ISH
This trend book describes three important trends in bathroom
design that will continue to be relevant in the years ahead and aims to provide
added value for your work.