The bathroom has long ceased to be a cordoned-off space separated from the rest of the home. Innovative technology and new concepts are transforming bathrooms into a personal spa. imm cologne visitors not only have the chance to try out stunning upholstered furniture and designer sofas – they can also put shower toilets to the test. Already a standard element of good hygiene in the Far East, the shower toilet now has growing numbers of fans in Europe. It could soon make toilet paper a thing of the past.
At the press of a button, the shower toilet cleans the intimate area with a spray of warm water. A dryer then blow-dries the area. Each user can enter his or her preferred settings for functions such as the intensity of the water spray, temperature and massage options using a remote control or an app. They can save their user profile and activate it each time they use the toilet.
Shower toilets offer hygiene benefits. People with limited mobility are just one group who can benefit from these systems.
But the environment stands to benefit, too, because the wet wipes and sanitary products currently disposed of in toilets are a major problem for water treatment plants.
The general trend sees the bathroom transformed into a personal living and relaxation space. Wellness no longer means occasional rest and pampering – today it is a daily element of our lives. Home saunas, whirlpools and steam baths in private homes are no longer a rarity. Sofas, carpets and televisions add the finishing touch in modern bathrooms. It’s no surprise, then, that an evening unwinding with family or friends is relocating from the sofa in the living room to the bathroom.
A large number of bathroom furniture suppliers will be at imm cologne 2018 to present individual product solutions for contemporary bathrooms in the Pure Architects segment (Hall 4.2).