Contemprary Details


Research shows that bathrooms are where we spend an increasing amount of time – and money:

  • Spa bathing at home – the best hotels share the experience with you.
  • Showers that give shiatsu massage.
  • The ‘Rainsky’ by Dornbracht electronically changes from mist to monsoon.
  • Bathing in light and sound – chromatherapy explained.
  • New materials revolutionise bathing like the bath made from recycled traffic bollards.
  • Glass – or wooden – basins and pearwood bidets.
  • Why bathrooms are on the move, taking over more space in the house, like kitchens.
  • How to create a wet zone.
  • Taps designed to save every last drop of water.

Left: Duravit Shower Cabinet – Every colour under the sun is given a particular curative quality in the Duravit multi functional cabinet fitted with showers, body jets, steam, and aromatherapy, sound and LED lights to drench the bather in colour. Green for equilibrium – Red for physical energy – Orange to combat SAD syndrome – Indigo to calm.

Middle: Duravit Starck Bath – Celebrated designer Philippe Starck’s free standing oval bath-tub for Duravit with taps by Axor is already a classic.

Right: Hansacanyon by Hansa Metallwerke – Hot water banded with a fine line of red LED light which turns blue when cold water runs in the open spout of the Hanscanyon, designed by Reinhard Zetsche and Bruno Sacco for Hansa.