Whether we notice it or not, our daily routines are changing and adapting, particularly with technology which is continuously transforming how we spend our time in the bathroom. So now there’s everything from touch sensitive taps to app-controlled systems for bathtubs. Design is also changing the look and feel of our bathing spaces. ‘Sensory appeal has emerged as a worldwide trend’, says Belinda Try, founder and executive director at luxury bath company, apaiser. She explains: ‘Bathrooms are becoming part of the bedroom. They are stimulating places to unwind and no longer viewed as clinical and purely functional.’

 

Materials chosen by interior designers are also being considered with texture and durability in mind. Also, and excitingly, inspiration and ideas are now being drawn from architecture and art from all over the world. New techonology means that there are more slimline options for your bathroom, keeping a streamlined look. The Table horizontal and vertical thermostatic valves from Vado, for example, have soft-turn handles and safe temperature control.

 

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Shown from top to bottom and left to right: Origami range designed by Kelly Hoppen. Stone composite range including a countertop basin, from £1,734, freestanding basin, from £2,316, and the bath, from £8,254, all by apaiser collection. Tierras tiles designed by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina are available exclusively at Surface and prices start from £157 per sq. m. The Tablet vertical valve with all-flow function, £1,099, and the Tablet horizontal valve, £825, both from Vado

Article by: EKBB