A dance of contrasts
A chrome plate that becomes a mirror? Cyrus Ghanai has just included one in the design for a client's bathroom because he likes to shave in the shower. The idea is typical Ghanai: the interior designer is one of the most highly profiled bathroom planners in Germany, and a creative lateral thinker of the „scene“.
Self care, calm, relaxation – we all need more of those. So what does a bathroom need in order to become a „this-is-where-I-want-to-be“ place?
But of course, the face also has to be lit up for applying make-up or shaving. In the shower or bath, by the same token, I can use coved lighting to emphasise the materiality of the wall. Here too, I use spotlights to illuminate the floor because I want to bring out the lovely materiality and colourfulness of the shower.
And of course, music is also important. In the ideal case, I would be surrounded by sound from loudspeakers integrated in the wall and ceiling. Only a detail, but one that makes a big difference: sockets in drawers, so I don't have to keep fiddling around to plug in a hairdryer, curling tongs and the charger for a razor and then unplug them all again.
Minimalistic, opulence, Boheme – what will the bathroom of 2020 look like?
Products are becoming more emotional and homely.