We asked three industry insiders to weigh in on the top trends shaping the bathrooms of tomorrow.
David Kohler, President and CEO, Kohler
Now more than ever, consumers are investing in connected products that simplify their lives – and the bathroom space is no different. Drawing a bath without monitoring the hot and cold water, flushing the toilet without using your hands … it’s about convenience, personalization and comfort. Kohler’s Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror with Amazon Alexa, for example, is a highly functional and thoughtfully designed centerpiece of the smart bathroom of the future.
TJ Eads, Lead industrial designer, Masco
We’re seeing more self-expression and personalization in the bathroom, combined with an elevating of style through mixed metals and finishes. Concrete is a great example of both. It has a different feel to it when compared to cold, shiny metal, and it’s a versatile neutral that mixes well with other materials. Each of Brizo’s Vettis concrete faucets (by Canadian sculptor Christopher Shannon) is hand-made, so each is unique. And the texture brings warmth to the bathroom.
Simple but Effective
Horia Gruia, Principal, Scavolini Toronto
There’s a focus on function, ease of maintenance and simplified aesthetics. The Qi bathroom collection by Nendo exemplifies all three.