A New Look for the Bathroom: The Most Hygienic Room Between Aesthetics and Technology

Alessia Musillo
·3 minuto per la lettura
Photo credit: Courtesy GSI
Photo credit: Courtesy GSI

From ELLE Decor

Between beauty and technology, we’re witnessing a visible change in the function of the most hygienic room in the house: the bathroom. Faucets go contactless and beauty — a vast palette materials and colors — embraces furnishings and appliances, from sinks and tubs to essential objects. With this, the bathroom revolutionizes its role as a “momentary” room, transforming into a full-fledged restroom dedicated to personal wellness. From the body to the mind, the first form of self-respect is found in the attention we place on our bodies. So, we entrust hygienic design with the task of giving shape to a space that speaks of enchantment and progress.

Between washbasins, faucets and fixtures, the bathroom is enriched with technology that supports what we now call home improvement — bettering the home to support the efficiency we require, especially in such a historic moment. Hygiene is uncovered in materials (ceramic, for example) and aesthetics in colors, pairings, and imperfections synonymous with taste and personality. Some of the images chosen here represent all of this. They recount a change. They show how beauty and technology are intertwined to recount a story — ours — achieved through order and cleanliness: a puzzle that, whenever finished, reflects our beauty.

Photo credit: Courtesy GSI
Photo credit: Courtesy GSI

The washbasin from GSI's Pura collection is a design gem in the name of elegance. Its simple forms reveal a stunning beauty thanks to rigid lines and soft angles, whose aesthetic force emerges in minimalist purity, simplicity, and contemporary elegance. Here we’re looking at GSI’s agave color: deep and embracing, it’s inspired by the lush Mediterranean vegetation.

Photo credit: Courtesy Inda
Photo credit: Courtesy Inda

Praia is the latests series of shower cabins from Inda. Its pure, simple, and modern design are revealed as a pragmatic solution, giving a hidden touch to the shower and uniting with high-performance technical details to create a secure and comfortable shell. The contemporary trend is also reflected in the most intimate and relaxing moments of the day and in a line that feels like real home improvement.

Photo credit: Courtesy Samo
Photo credit: Courtesy Samo

Moscova, a new addition in 2020 by Samo, is a shower closure conceived to give the bathroom a sense of liberty and security. Taking its name from the neighborhood in Milan, it’s an icon of urban dynamism made concrete in an imaginary and vital design. The slabs are realized in crystal and supported by a system whose shower wall traces a perimeter for the personal and intimate space.

Photo credit: Courtesy Geberit
Photo credit: Courtesy Geberit

The response from Geberit to the great bathroom and technology dichotomy is fused into a single product: Geberit ONE. Composed of a washbasin, toilet, bidet, shower and accessories, it’s essentially an all-in-one piece that expands across the entire bathroom, combining its design into a single system in the name of progress.

Photo credit: Courtesy Caleido
Photo credit: Courtesy Caleido

Between heat and color, Caleido launched SAM - the bathroom radiator that transforms technology with its mobile design. Realized in carbon steel and recyclable aluminum, Sam is also a storage area with a unique style and elegant aesthetic. Available in diverse colors and tones, the piece is a pragmatic element to transform the bathroom into a warm and comfortable refuge.

Photo credit: Max Zambelli per Tubes
Photo credit: Max Zambelli per Tubes

Eve is presented as overcoming pure function, the study of an iconic value, the personification of heat,” explain designers Ludovica and Roberto Palomba. Tubes then launches another response synthesizing the study of heat. Paired to the light, the object is transformed into a lamp when needed, illuminating the most hygienic room in the house with warmth.

Photo credit: Courtesy Zucchetti
Photo credit: Courtesy Zucchetti

The Pan faucet by Zucchetti, signed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, synthesizes technology and hygiene in a single product, promising the new no-touch trend of contemporary living. The “photocell” function guarantees the cleanliness we search for, especially before a worldwide pandemic, substituting tradition with innovation.

Photo credit: Courtesy Azzurra Ceramica
Photo credit: Courtesy Azzurra Ceramica

“I imagine the contemporary bathroom as a place with open confines adding levels of liberty and expression to its functionality,” explains the designer Diego Grandi. With this, the Franky mirror, realized for Azzurra Ceramica as a two-in-one storage system, embellishes the bathroom with an aesthetic that enlarges, recalls, and reflects the image of a new lifestyle.