TECHNOLOGY GETS FLOWING INTUITIVE DESIGN TAKES OVER
OF ALL the rooms in a home, the bathroom is probably the one with the most fluid potential.
It can be deeply personal – as the room where we expose who we are in privacy – or a communal sanctuary for all the family.
When you install a bathroom today, it’s not just products you would consider – curated in tune with design, it’s a lifestyle.
The bathroom today is being made more intuitive and technology plays a big role in it.
As Kohler’s director of new product development Mark Bickerstaffe shared at a design community evening recently, wellbeing is one of five leading trends in bathroom design.
The other four fall under selfexplanatory categories such as enhanced everyday, our community, engaging and classic tech.
Permeating these trends is technology and it’s seeping seamlessly into our bathrooms.
“The most profound effect of technology, beyond controlling water, light, sound and to create the ambience and experience we desire, will be wellbeing,” Bickerstaffe says.
“It’s the room where we monitor and manage physical and emotional health. More semi-medical technologies are in our bathrooms and we expect it to adapt to our need for self-care.”
As a designer Bickerstaffe says he looks for sensitive use of different materials, especially where people are going to touch and interact.
“Attention to detail shows that a designer understands what the space is being asked to do in your life,” he says.
Modern bathrooms feature stylish products that are packed with technology and add to wellbeing, Kohler’s Mark Bickerstaffe says.
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