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Hotel Interiors Experience (HIX): Get inspired with first look

Hotel Interiors Experience (HIX) is sold out and returns to the Business Design Centre in London from November 16-17, 2023.

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Design event for the hospitality industry Hotel Interiors Experience (HIX) is sold out and returns to the Business Design Centre in London from November 16-17, 2023.

What to see at HIX 2023

Under the theme ‘a room with a point of view’ the event includes a curated exhibition of European suppliers, alongside a programme of talks and discussions and against a backdrop of design installations.

Welcoming 200 exhibitors and 3,700 guests last year, HIX has been created for interior designers, interior architects and developers.

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With boutique hotels often acclaimed as inspiration for home bathrooms, it can also help residential designers anticipate trends and source products, across a range of price points, to mirror a hotel experience.

Engaging installations

This year will see a new pair of immersive and engaging hospitality installations which explore the future of hotel form and function.

London’s Blacksheep and Wroclaw’s MIXD will create experiences that explore the big issues facing guests, designer and operators alike.

Set in the Collection space, MIXD’s ‘Unfinished Works’ explores themes of location and visual storytelling, as well as the role of technology in hospitality experiences and the design process and built in collaboration with Hansgrohe.

While The Umwelt Paradigm mezzanine installation explores hyperlocality, displacement and meta-modernism via a space that will morph and change across the event.

At the core of the design, Blacksheep answers the question: “Everybody – and every living thing – has a different way of seeing the world.

“We all inhabit our own sensory bubble, and bring our own ‘umwelt’ to each environment. But does the same thing happen in reverse? Can the spaces we inhabit change us too? Do we shape them, or do they shape us?

Both of the designers will be talking about the concept of their spaces in the HIX talks programme, alongside a variety of exhibitors and here is a curated selection of interest to bathroom designers.


What to see at HIX 2023

Supplier of bathrooms and kitchen fittings for hotels, resorts, and hospitality projects, globally, Grohe is exhibiting for the third consecutive year at HIX 2023.

Exhibiting its premium range of bathroom products, Grohe will have a focus Grohe Professional portfolio and it will see the a UK debut for its  premium sub-brand, Grohe Spa’s Private Collection.

In addition, Grohe will showcase its latest PVD colour options across a range of brassware, including Phantom Black, Satin Steel and Satin Graphite.


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Founded in 1992, luxury bathroom brassware manufacturer Gessi defines its approach to design as ‘haute culture’ and will present two new collections at HIX – Jacqueline and Perle.

Made from hollow Bamboo roots, selected by diameter and pitch between the knots, Jacqueline has been created to make the bathroom into a wellness space.

While the Perle collection boasts a sphere made from a choice of Murano glass, through to marble and semi-precious stones.


Colour will be a strong theme of bathroom manufacturers’ Duravit stand, as it will reveal launches from ISH at HIX.


It will showcase a series of washbasins and furniture – Vitrium colour – designed for Duravit by Christian Werner, which will be one of the hero products of its stand.

These will be presented alongside the coloured and textured Milio WC design by Bullo.


Keuco | Axess

Having exhibited at HIX for the past two years, bathroom accessories manufacturer Keuco cited it has been such a success for the company, it will take more space in 2023.

A hero product of the stand will be its recent collaboration with Studio Porche Axess, which is a  series of accessible bathroom products, including support rails, grab rails, and stools.

It hopes to show designers that accessibility can be stylish and is suited for multigenerational families.


Dornbracht | Nature Squared MEM handles

Under the theme “Leading Designs for Architecture”, visitors to the show will be able to discover the story behind the brand.

It will span its finish quality to its design language, through to the possibility of individual solutions. Hero product of the shows will be MEM, Vaia, Meta and Madison, for washbasins and the shower. While


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For the third time, showering manufacturer Roman will be presenting its design and manufacturing capabililties at HIX.

It will showcase enclosures from its range of 16 metal colour finishes with a new range of Anti-Slip Shower Trays, integrated with Roman’s vanity tops and basins.

Manufactured to DIN Class C, the anti-slip shower trays come with a 90mm chrome Fast Flow waste in Brushed Brass, Matt Black and White.

Roman will be also exhibiting bespoke showering solutions with a choice of glass thicknesses, textures, and colours of frame finish.


Hotel Interiors Experience (HIX): Get inspired with first look

New owner of Ideal Standard, bathroom manufacturer Villeroy & Boch is celebrating its 275th anniversary in 2023.

Marking this occasion, and coinciding with HIX 2023, will be the official opening of its new showroom at the London Business Design Centre.

It will feature Antao, a  nature-inspired collection developed by the design duo kaschkasch, Finion, TwistFlush, Architectura and ViClean WC.


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Producing accessible products for more than 90 years, Hewi creates products around the design ethos Design Comfort Care.

A hero of the stand will be its award-winning S900 System, which allows hoteliers to tailor make accessible bathrooms to meet the specific requirements of their guests

Visit the stand and experience the age simulation suit that helps users understand what it feels like to have limited mobility, and help highlights how designers can design for movement issues.


Get inspired: A first look at Hotel Interiors Experience (HIX) 2023

Tile and stone application suppliler, Schlüter-Systems will be exhibiting at this year’s HIX show.

With a portfolio including underfloor heating, tile trims, shower profiles, shelves and waterproofing, Schlüter-Systems has been specified in luxury hotels, including the newly-opened Raffles London.

Visitors to the Schlüter-Systems stand can discover Schlüter-Liprotec illuminated profiles for ceramic or natural stone coverings and Schlüter-Kerdi-Board-W, a fully customisable, prefabricated washbasin.


Under the theme of ‘A new era of connectivity’, Laufen will explore connectivity through “emotional human-centric” bathroom designs.

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It will see the UK preview of its Meda collection, created by Swiss designer Peter Wirz, which features straight lines on the outside, but feature softly rounded internal corners and wall-hung Silent Flush WC.

In addition, there will be a prototype of Laufen’s new shower system with a 12” touchscreen display, to select temperature, pressure and flow of water, plus choice of shower head.

Completing the line-up is the Val bath with a translucent structure, through which an LED panel projects nine light settings according to mood.


Roca will showcase its newest ranges, including Tura, Nu and the latest in smart WCs.

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Designed for Roca by Andreu Carulla, Tura is a complete bathroom collection with washbasins in a choice of White, Matt White or antimicrobial Supraglaze, and which feature a hidden waste.

This is joined by the Nu brassware collection, designed by Inma Bermúdez and Moritz Krefter of Studio Inma Bermúdez, with three handle designs and a choice of bright and special order colours.

Completing the stand will be the In-Wash Insignia shower toilet and the Avant WC with flushing powered by hydraulic pressure from the mains supply, both of which feature the quiet Rimless Vortex Hygiene Flush.


At its dedicated studio, during HIX, Merlyn will showcase its new Arysto Sleek (pictured), a capsule collection of 8mm glass screens framed with an ultra-slim profile in four colours.

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It will be joined by Arysto Colour, a range of hinge and inline 10mm shower enclosures in brushed brass, stainless steel, bronze and matt black and Arysto X, with self-cleaning rollers and soft closing mechanism.

Completing the line-up is its Red Dot Design Award winning Arysto 8 with ultra-slim shower frame and self-cleaning rollers.


Exhibiting for the first time at European hotel design event is manufacturer of bathroom wall panels Multipanel.

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It makes the company’s intent to grow its market share within the hotel design sector and comes at a time when it has invested in its specification team.

The stand will feature Multipanel’s new decors including the Misty Blue Metro Tile effect and one of its best-selling large tile effect decors, Valmasino Marble.