Going weak knees outta love and romance is a good thing, but when age (or aching gym-tired muscles) catches up, even simple tasks like sitting on the toilet seat become a pain. The Stand-helping Closestool Toilet Seat features a seat with a hydraulic-powered lever function, which helps you to stand up with ease. I’d be more comfortable if the design included a hand rail to stabilize the standing-up process. Tippling over will be such a shame!
Designers: Prof Zhu Zhongyan & Zhou Jingwen
Reinventing a bathtub is not an easy job and maybe this is why we see little innovations in this field. For a moment picture a bathtub with one side as an inflatable vinyl portion that collapse to provide you easy access. A powerful integrated pump not only inflates the tub but also doubles up as water propeller for the built in Jacuzzi fixtures. Use it as a tub or a walk-in shower; use it as the Inflatable Bathtub! Simply love this concept!
Designer: Su Pin Chia
One of the reasons why my mother can never use the tub for a bath is that her acute arthritis and four lower limb joint replacements restrict her movement. With the Flume Tub I’m sure she will be able to just walk into the bath and use it confidently. The tub works on the principles of a seesaw and is built keeping the safety of people with restricted movements in mind. Awesome!
Designers: Kim Jung Su, Yoon Ji Soo & Kim Dong Hwan
Quantum Tap gives you a good reality check on how much water you ‘think’ you use and the actual. Working on the lines of how syringe works, the tap activates by pulling up a pump action-handle. Scaled markings on the stem of the handle indicate the amount of water that will be released by pulling the handle to a specific correlating height. You can choose how much water you want to use and pull up the handle accordingly. The faucet looks neat and the idea pretty simple; my only concern is soapy hands and a messy tap.
Designers: Dennis Kulage & Michael Scherger
End number of times I’ve had to ground my children for carelessly leaving the bath water running, leading to an overspill. Not only is it cardinal wastage of a precious resource but also the additional work of mopping up. A simple gadget like Water&time promises you no more wastage. This intuitive valve screws onto any regular faucet and turns off the water automatically after its timer goes off. You simply need to figure out how long will it take for you to fill up the tub. I think its suitable for the kitchen sink as well, don’t you?
Designers: Xiaolu Zhang and Yuelong Liao
There’s no denying it! We’ve all monitored our urine’s day to day qualities and wondered what it’s telling us! It’s smart to do so. The E-Urinal is a concept that will finally tell you. It measures PH, SG, URO, BLO, WBC, PRO, GLI, BIL, & KET (basically: sugar levels, PH, red/white blood cells, etc.) all while you pee! Just let it rip and check out your health score on the easy touch screen! Just remember to wash your hands…
Designer: Royce Zhang
What good is a Roca or a Reece designed bathroom if it isn’t fitted with futuristic gadgets that compliment their elegance! I’m talking about the Breeze Rack – an appropriate towel rack, hair dryer, bathroom ventilator and sterilizer! The device can be used to ventilate the room by circulating air, as a towel rail and can even dry and sanitize towels. The hair dryer detaches from one end of the rack, making it the perfect bathroom device. I want one NOW!
Designer: Jo Jae Young
Exhaust fans in bathrooms are a necessary evil that many interior designers struggle with. There is a way to make them invisible and completely disappear when not in use. Venti appears to be a regular tile on the outside, but is in fact a fan! Simply pop it open when you need it. Intuitive and functional is what I like to call it.
The organic form of the Bagno Sasso Ocean Wing and larger Ocean Wave bathtubs is made possible by using thermoformed Corian. Here, the versatile material’s shape emulates water waves and is an elegant textural and visual contrast to the natural,warm wood base.
Designer: Manuel Dreesmann
The Swing shower system is based on a simple idea that draws conceptual parallels between the natural widening of water flow and similar shapes found in the amplified sound of brass instruments. The inspiration can be found in the conical shape of the shower head, but no matter your taste, in chrome and matte-black finishes it’s sure to compliment classic and contemporary bathrooms alike.
Designers: Daniel Debiasi & Federico Sandri
It’s a modular world and thus we need modular fittings everywhere, yes even in the loo! What we have here is the Modular Shower Unit; a panel that combines all the basic necessities into one comfortable stand. You can configure it to add in a foot shower, washbasin, rain shower, mirror etc. Basically customize it to suit your needs. The idea behind this unit is to cater to small families who may or may not want all the custom fittings in their bathroom, space crunch being the main reason behind their mindset.
Designers: Hyun-Jung Lee & Su-Yong Son of Daelim B&Co
Soapy is an innovative shower system (wall, hand and rail shower) that integrates the soap dispenser with a difference. What this means is that liquid soap is dispensed at the push of a button and mixed with the shower water. So basically when you are soaked enough, you simply push the button and soapy water is dispensed. I guess by the time you lather up, regular water comes out, allowing you a good rinse. I find it more of a spa – gym shower kinda thing, don’t you?
Designer: David Feng