Hettich has released a trend report on the ISH 2017 trade fair held recently in Frankfurt, Germany. The trend report, ‘Personal. Diverse.’ provides an overall picture of the world's largest showcase for innovative bathroom design in terms of surfaces, architecture and functions.

Surfaces, for instance, offer a much bigger choice these days. The simple white-themed traditional bathroom design has long given way to striking colours and combinations. Wooden surfaces and dark colours give bathrooms a varied and homely look while pastel shades add freshness, with porcelain in bicolor and industrial look giving bathrooms a certain edge.

Architecture is more about individuality - sometimes totally purist, occasionally in a retro rounded look, and sometimes with angled contours. The combination of bathroom furniture and accessories in a wide range of colours and options makes the bathroom a haven of well being with a very personal touch. Trends in bathroom design include the use of metal frames or slender legs to make bathroom furniture look extremely delicate; fronts, edges and contours bringing diversity to the bathroom; and open shelf elements for displaying accessories.

Functions are becoming even more intelligent: above all, bathrooms must be practical and convenient. With the convenience of height adjustment and other additional functions, furniture easily adapts to people of any age – and still looks smart in the bargain. Intelligent organisational elements are turning bathroom furniture into veritable storage wizards and, with perfected lighting the bathroom is becoming the favourite place to be. Digitalisation has long since arrived: all made possible by smart WCs, interconnected mirrors and integrated sound systems.

Hettich's ‘Personal. Diverse.’ trend report is available at: https://trendreport.hettich.com/