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ISH 2015: ‘Pop up my Bathroom’ presents the ideal bathroom from four perspectives

December 18, 2014 - Frankfurt, Germany

Initiated by the Association of the German Sanitation Industry (VDS), the ‘Pop up my Bathroom’ trend platform spotlights the requirements that should be taken into account when planning bathrooms for the various stages of life. The four concept bathrooms revolve around the motto ‘Freibad’ and focus on greater acceptance of barrier-free bathrooms and new bathroom concepts in which the user needs determine the design.


Adventure: children need bathrooms as experiential spaces


Children need space and security. But they also want access to things outside their reach. To give them a feeling of belonging, they need furnishings and fixtures appropriate to their size. If that’s not possible, they need aids to raise them to the right level. Integrating this in the planning phase requires just a little empathy and, naturally, somewhat more space.


A place to dream and relax for individualists


For most people who live alone, the bathroom is a place to dream, to get ready to go out and to wind down afterwards, i.e., they need space for that individual touch. What younger singles want in terms of flexibility, older ones demand in terms of comfort and convenience: unlimited freedom for individual preferences, a private spa that unites body and spirit through personal rituals and a sophisticated aesthetic.


Families need room for improvisation


In busy families, the kitchen and the bathroom are often the last free spaces for communal rituals. In a busy bathroom, the sanitary fittings and furnishings must offer room for improvisation. And it is vital that the bathroom and users tolerate the inevitable chaos. Multi-functional features such as walk-in showers and double washbasins are helpful in bringing order into chaos. If possible, it is best to plan separate zones for the different things that need to be done concurrently.


A bathroom designed for ease – at every age


People with mobility restrictions, whether physical or age-related, know how important an accessible, safe and easy-to-use bathroom is for independence, fitness and well-being. They value the positive impact of water on body and soul, the convenience of a shower-toilet and the secure feeling afforded by firmly fixed, support-giving furnishings, seats and handholds, and, if possible, sensor-controlled lighting systems.


ISH 2015 presents the latest bathroom trends and developments tailored fully to users’ needs.




CONTACTS : For ISH 2015: Aleksandra Götz Telephone: +49-69-7575-6144

Source: Business Wire India


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