ISH 2019. EQUAL collection by Claudio Bellini for VitrA - Photo by VitrA.
ISH 2019. ‘Equal’ collection by Claudio Bellini for VitrA – Photo by VitrA.

ISH 2019 – Tactile soft materials, colored transparencies and architectural radiators. We selected 10 innovative designs on show in Frankfurt at ISH, the world’s leading trade fair focusing on the responsible management of water and energy in buildings. The triennial trade show sets trends for modern bathroom design, sustainable heating and air-conditioning technology as well as intelligent home systems.

90’s HiFi—inspired shower button mixers making you want to sing out loud

SH 2019. Gessi Hi-Fi collection - Photo by Gessi
Gessi Hi-Fi collection – Photo by Gessi.

If you miss 1990’s stereo system designs check Gessi’s Hi-Fi collection of thermostatic bottom mixers available both built in and external. The leading bathroom design brand explores the sound of wellness and invites to sing under the shower. Squared shapes and strong shapes are amplified by exclusive and cutting-edge technology.

Poking the bouncing wash basin?

ISH 2019. Bounce by EVER Life Design - Photo by EVER Life Design
‘Bounce’ by EVER Life Design – Photo by EVER Life Design.

Who said that bathroom furniture has to be hard solid? EVER Life Design launches Bounce, a bouncy and soft wash basin made of soft polyurethane, combining the innovation of the material to revisiting familiar shapes. The essential design espouses the warm richness of the tactile effect lent by a silky texture.

When the water tap goes Bauhaus

ISH 2019. Watertube by Massimilano Bracone for Rubinetterie Treemme - Photo by Rubinetterie Treemme
‘Watertube’ by Massimilano Bracone for Rubinetterie Treemme – Photo by Rubinetterie Treemme.

Italian design brand Rubinetterie Treemmehas launched Watertube a Bauhaus-looking tap created by Massimiliano Braconi. Essential curvy lines inspired by a water-hose seem to respond to the Less is More iconic motto. Watertube is available in PVD finishings.

Colourful ‘kinda see-through’ modular design 

RGB by Stefan Diez for burgbad - photo by Gerhard Kellermann; courtesy of burgbad.
‘RGB’ by Stefan Diez for burgbad – photo by Gerhard Kellermann; courtesy of burgbad.

Stefan Diez’s RGB furniture collection for German company burgbad features semi-transparent coloured glass and a flexible, easy-to-install fastening system opening up new design solutions for the bathroom and beyond. The collection’s transparency tunes all with the existing architecture. Tiles, wallpaper, tiled walls, as well as their color or pattern become part of the series’ design concept. Read more…

Architectural radiators

ISH 2019. STEP BY STEP architectural adiators by Alberto Meda for Tubes
‘Step by Step’ architectural adiators by Alberto Meda for Tubes – Photo by Tubes.

Italian design company Tubes has launched Alberto Meda’s Step by Step,  a new collection of radiators with a distinct architectural presence.  An aluminium module with a surface made of pleated elliptical elements, tilting towards the left or the right, “creating “charming games of light and visual effects”.

Modernist architecture-inspired design

ISH 2019. EQUAL collection by Claudio Bellini for VitrA - Photo by VitrA.
‘Equal’ collection by Claudio Bellini for VitrA – Photo by VitrA.

The new Equal collection by Claudio Bellini for VitrA makes use of geometric shapes and monochrome hues inspired by modernist architecture. Sleek metal rails frame many pieces of the collection which features a mirror with integrated LED lighting, a selection of storage and washbasin units, and a wall-hung WC.

A ‘petit’ design solution for tiny guests’ bathrooms

ISH 2019. Piccolo Nono by Alape - Photo by Nordic Matt. ©Alape
‘Piccolo Nono’ by Alape – Photo by Nordic Matt, ©Alape.

Piccolo Novo is a functional design solution for the tiniest bathrooms such as guests’ restrooms and tiny studios. Launched by Alape, the design is the re-edition of a 1997 design classic and it is available as a simple wall basin or a basin on a shelf equipped with a towel rack. The tap is made from a 3mm thick steel filigree.

New-classic bathroom design is back

ISH 2019. The New Classic collection by Marcel Wanders for Laufen - Photo by Laufen.
?New Classic’ collection by Marcel Wanders for Laufen – Photo by Laufen.

Marcel Wanders has designed the New Classic collection for Swiss bathroom maker Laufen which includes washstands, washbasin bowls, toilets, a bidet and bathtub, faucets, mirrors and accessories, as well as furniture and has already won the iF Design Award 2019. Soft, gentle feminine curves reminiscent of the opening sepals of a flower, encounter angular, masculine elements.

Custom color palette, and shower!

ISH 2019. Photo by Hansgrohe.
Photo by Hansgrohe.

If you like effective splashes of colour, be inspired by hansgrohe metallic shades and matt coloured wash basins, bath tubs or showers. Two very popular tap lines are now available in five new surface finishes for trendsetters. Flaunt your personal style with these design options in your bathroom oasis.

Bathroom design make over

ISH 2019. Indissima - Photo by Inda
‘Indissima’ – Photo by Inda.

Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez have designed Indissima, Inda’s brand-new collection dressing up the bathroom from top to bottom with furniture, shower wall, lamps, mirrors, and accessories in smudge-proof, powder-coated steel with wood accents.

ISH 2019. Gessi Hi-Fi collection - Photo by Gessi
Gessi Hi-Fi collection – Photo by Gessi.
ISH 2019. The New Classic collection by Marcel Wanders for Laufen - Photo by Laufen
‘New Classic’ collection by Marcel Wanders for Laufen – Photo by Laufen.