Arguably the greatest barometer for bathroom design, we take a look at what visitors can expect to see at the biennial trade exhibition ISH
World-renowned bathroom exhibition ISH, once again, opens its doors at the Messe Frankfurt in Germany from March 11-15.
The five-day show, which this year starts on a Monday, will feature around 2,400 exhibitors.
These span bathrooms and heating, ventilation, air conditioning and intelligent home sectors, and are expected to attract the attention of around th200,000 visitors.
ISH Water will showcase the trends for the next two years, both in terms of bathroom design and technology.
The Bathroom Experience will take place in Halls 1,3, 4.1, as well as the Festhalle and Forum, with Pop up my Bathroom exploring the use of colour in Hall 4.0.
Also, not to be missed will be a dedicated area in Hall 3.1 ‘the therapeutic bathroom’ answering the question of how demographic change may affect future projects.
Here we have a snapshot of show pre-releases
Part of the Uniko programme, which features stainless steel washstands featuring integrated towel holders and shelves, Glass Design will be launching Tondo Plus.
The washbasin is made from VetroFreddo, which consists of glass pigments and resin in a choice of Matt White, Matt Black, Gold Leaf or Silver Leaf.
The same finishes are also available for co-ordinating shelves, tumbler/soap holders and mirrors, with the basin stand offered in Matt Black, Matt White and Old Brass.
Exhibiting for the first time at ISH, Scavolini will present its latest bathroom collections Gym Space, Juno, Tratto and Diesel Open Workshop.
Juno comes in a choice of finishes and textured melamines with washbasins that can be deck mounted or integrated into a Mineralmarmo, stone or ceramic top, while Tratto features a vanity unit in Concrete Jersey textured textured melamine finishes.
Gym Space, designed by Mattia Paresci comprises a frame with wall-mounted vanity and tall cabinets and accessories, such as a mirror and storage compartments (shown).
Designed by Massiliano Braconi, the Veil washbasin is a wall-hung model sculptured from ceramic.
It has been sculptured as through it has been created by the flow of water and comes in two size options 460 x 460mm and 600 x 460mm.
Shown in white, Veil comes in a choice of colours and with a co-ordinated towel rail in chrome, matt white or matt black.
On a 740sqm stand, divided into five zones, Kaldewei will be showcasing its bathroom products in a range of colours, shower concepts and installation and drainage solutions.
In addition, Kaldewei will be presenting options for its NexSys shower concept, which combines the advantages of a seamless showering surface with a tiled area with shower channel.
Working with bathroom professionals, it has also expanded its assembly system with revised installation and drainage solutions.
Exhibiting across two stands, VitrA will be showing its Vcare range and highlighting the company’s commitment to inclusive design.
In addition, it will be showing a number of designer collaborations.
For the UK, there will be the introduction of a ‘new classical’ furniture collection Valarte.