Luxury Baths Go Retro
Many manufacturers of luxury bath products are introducing lines that rely on a retro look. Introductions of classically designed white porcelain fixtures play off of the building boom of the 1950s. Ornate styling of basins and tubs borrows heavily from the Baroque and Victorian eras. This interest in traditional elegance is matched by the desire for up-to-the-minute technological benefits toilets that employ heavy gravity pull and minimal water for more efficient flushing, pedestal sinks with faucets designed to use less water, and bath tubs that offer hydro massage and heated back rests for the ultimate bathing experience.
The rise in interest in a more natural look and feel in the bath also borrows from an earlier time. To help in the escape from the fast-paced world, many consumers are taking a cue from nature, using wood and stone-like materials in their newly reworked rooms. Skylights, which bring the feeling and light from the outdoors inside, continue to be a requested element in new designs. Natural movements are influencing the design of fixtures, as well, with companies offering collections that feature softly curved lines and wavy shapes. And flood showers can remind the user of being caught in the freshness of a rainstorm.
In an ultra modern world, many consumers are relying on their bathrooms to offer the comfort and escape of a time lost, but not without today's technological benefits. Clearly, it's the best of both worlds.