Expanding on the review of 'Bathroom Design' in Habitus 19, Habitusliving gives you our pick of the eight best new products from the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, sure to be hitting our shores before too long.
Why we love it: We’re all about exploring colour, form and flexibility and these creative radiators do just that. HITI can be installed vertically or horizontally – there’s even a corner version for maximum space efficiency.
Designed by: Porcelanosa
Why we love it: They’re the masters of Spanish ceramics and Porcelanosa’s range this year featured highly textured materials with plenty of depth, such as this Jersey design.
Designed by: Artceram
Why we love it: It’s a new idea combining a bathroom cabinet, washbasin, shelves, towel rail, and lighting fixture (designed by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen and co-branded with Flos). All elements are cleverly aligned on a beam, enabling flexibility of placement.
SensoWash® Starck C
Designed by: Duravit
Why we love it: This shower-toilet seat takes the toilet/bidet style popular in Asia and takes it one step further, concealing the cable and water connections. A discreet solution by the ubiquitous Philippe Starck.
Designed by: Devon & Devon
Why we love it: Presidential in name and nature, this mono-block bathtub in a new White Tec material – a mixture of resin and quartz – is characterised by neo-classical details, fit for the White House.
Designed by: Atlas Concorde
Why we love it: Inspired by marble, this new collection offers prestige aesthetics and superior technical qualities, in a range of sizes, colours and applications.
Designed by: Gedy
Why we love it: It’s something for the kiddies – this range features soft shapes and bulbous forms to make toilet training that little bit easier. Gedy’s early childhood program includes a trainer toilet, potty/step, bath and bath support.
Designed by: J. Herbin
Why we love it: The ultimate in lazy, lie down while the shower showers you. Six water bars, controlled by a central eTool panel allows you to select various flow types from the Ambiance Tuning Technique system.
It sounds great, ‘Smart Home’, but what does it really mean? How can our homes be smarter? How can we live more consciously? Sven Ehmann, creative director at Gestalten in Berlin, gives us his opinion. He suggests we begin by looking at each word individually: ‘smart’ and ‘home’.