In 2018 imm cologne presents the new trade fair format Pure Architects for the first time. The two themes of bathrooms and smart homes will be major focal points in this segment. With the interactive Smart Home installation, imm cologne is not only turning its attention to an important future issue, but showing live how new technologies are having an impact on the design of living spaces â and how interior design is responding. For exhibitors from the bathrooms sector, Pure Architects offers a unique opportunity to present their creative ideas for modern bathrooms in the context of an international interiors show.
âSmart Beingâ is the current interior trend that links life balance and digitisation. Thanks to technical developments connected with the âsmart homeâ, peopleâs own four walls are increasingly being integrated into their personal networks. The same goes for the private bathroom â because modern technology is meant to make everyday life more convenient here too. Subdivided according to the individual zones of the bathroom â like the shower, bathtub, washing area etc. – Martina BrÃ¼Ãel presents smart solutions, individual products, their networkability and the resulting added value.
In an exclusive service area called the Axor Manufaktur, employees have been individualizing taps, shower heads and accessories for private customers and global projects since 2002. The eight-member team around Lothar Schoch, Head of Axor Manufaktur, is capable of meeting the most diverse range of customer requests â from engravings to custom finishes and adapting the dimensions of individual fittings.
It’s been some time since the modern bathroom has been completely tiled. The âsanitation cellsâ of old are simply out of place in the modern furnishing world and no longer answer the new and broader requirements of todayâs bathroom user.
The furnishing of some people’s flats is spartan. There is nothing superfluous in the apartment. Then, there are others, who always want to have everything that is the last cry. And those, who love collecting things, who can’t throw anything away, who keep everything. How orderly an apartment looks doesn’t just depend on how ascetic we live or how much we enjoy collecting things, but also whether we create the possibilities to accommodate our living accessories in an orderly manner. And there is plenty of furniture that can help us here.
Every apartment, and every room within it, tells a story about the occupantsâ individual style. Individual character is usually expressed through the choice of furniture and its arrangement in the room. An integrated room concept is helpful when furnishings are immovable or even built-in â and not just in the bathroom.
Anyone who’s ever dreamed of having their own private sauna, has previously needed sufficient space for it. And that space could then no longer be used for other purposes once the sauna was installed. Until now. With the S1 the designers of Klafs have now developed a whole new, radically different sauna design.
By now, the topic of barrier-free accessibility is an integral part of the sanitary industry. If you want to use a bathroom comfortably even with restricted mobility, then you need a bathroom with special features: wheelchair-compatible bathroom sinks which you can sit in front of, flush-fit showers with stepless entry and WCs with special dimensions and grips. By now there are a number of ranges that meet these requirements. However, what about aesthetics? How far convenience and design are combined to design barrier-free accessibility in a modern and appealing way?
With the current O.novo Vita collection, Villeroy & Boch wants to show, that this combination ist truly possible. The five-times gold medallist at the 2014 Paralympics in Sotschi, Anna Schaffelhuber, is ambassador for O.novo Vita. The 21-year old, who has been wheelchair-bound since birth, has been crazy about sport, and skiing in particular, since she was small. She has won numerous events, titles and awards in her career thus far. Furthermore, she is highly involved with issues concerning barrier-free accessibility and inclusion. In the interview Schaffelhubel will be talking about functionality and design, barrier-free accessibility in public areas and her collaboration with Villeroy & Boch.