Here are our highlights from the 2019 ISH fair, with key trends for bathroom design

Frankfurt – From 3D-printed stainless steel faucets to bright-coloured and matte-finished toilets and bath tubs: this is the new look that a contemporary bathroom should have, according to what we saw last week at ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for bathroom design.

3D-PRINTED METAL ELEMENTS

Grohe’s Allure Brilliant Icon 3D
With the launch of Allure Brilliant Icon 3D, Grohe is challenging the bathroom industry’s limitations with 3D metal-printing technology to create limitless design options. The collection expressed the visionary mission of the company to respond to the individual personalisation.

Grohe's 3D-printed faucet

 

SILHOUETTES FOR A CUSTOM-MADE OASIS

Bette’s BettePond by Dominique Tesseraux
The circular BettePond recalls a tub shape that perfectly represents the harmony and tranquility needed to take a break and slow down the pace of everyday life.

Armani/Roca - Baia Collection
The retro styling Baia Collection translates the excellent ensemble of the Armani philosophy with the avant-garde technology of Spanish brand Roca.

Above, Bette's BettePond; below, part of Armani/Roca's Baia collection

 

BOLD YET COMPACT SHAPES

Laufen’s Sonar by Patricia Urquiola
Adaptable to every small urban bathrooms, the Sonar collection designed by Patricia Urquiola for Laufen is a combination of provocative shapes and poetic texture that evokes the way sound propagates through water.

Inbani’s Facett by Soda Designers
The small and compact cubic shape of the Facett collection by Inbani is a great washbasin to use in guest rooms and very small spaces, where its asymmetry can be the protagonist when combined with other products.

Above, Laufen's Sonar; below, Inbani's Facett

 

COLOURS FOR THE DARING

Villeroy & Boch’s His & Hers by Gesa Hansen
The question that Gesa Hansen has tried to answer with this conceptual piece of work is 'What kind of design do the hes and shes prefer?' and the result at Villeroy & Boch is a kaleidoscope of different shades of colourful pieces that respond to different types of tastes.

Antonio Lupi’s Reflex by AL Studio
Colours and transparency are the winning combo for the Reflex by Antonio Lupi, with a neat shape that allows the bathtub to become the protagonist of the space.

Dornbracht’s Meta by Sieger Design
The clear lines and inherent shapes perfectly meet with the brave use of colour of Dornbracht's Meta Collection, which project the owner’s personality and individuality in every bathroom.

Villeroy & Boch's His & Hers, Antonio Lupi's Reflex and Dornbracht's Meta

 

THE ELEGANCE OF ORGANIC SHAPES

Duravit’s Viu/XViu
The soft, elegant and organic forms of Duravit's Viu Collection create a contrast with the precise geometry of the ceramic surface combined with glass, matte lacquered metal and high-quality wood.

Kaldewei’s Nexsys
Kaldewei has expanded the possible style combinations of their winning shower surface Nexsys by adding new colours, dimensions and metallic finishes.

Lefroy Brooks’ 1935 Janey Mac
The new 1935 Janey Mac collection, presented by Lefroy Brooks, seems to take a nostalgic look back at mid-century industrial shapes, but does so with a contemporary and modern character.

From top to bottom: Duravit's Viu & Xviu, Kaldewei's Nexsys and Lefroy Brooks' 1935 Janey Mac

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