Judd Lord, director of industrial design, : "We're seeing clean, minimalist design dressed in warmer, traditional finishes such as shades of bronze. There is a move to eliminate hardware, with hidden, built-in handles for a cleaner look. "In the future, bathroom layouts will include more zones, such as dry or wet areas. There will be more individual spaces—dedicated dressing and makeup areas and water closets."
David Kohler, president and COO, : "The bathroom of the future will be enabled by advanced electronics, but not just for the sake of technology. It's about creating new experiences and having intuitive control and convenience while conserving water. In many ways, the technology is already here. Our DTV Prompt Digital Showering System has smart features such as a warm-up mode, timer, and the ability to pause water flow. And Robern's TViD mirrored bath cabinet [above] has an 8-inch LCD television incorporated in the door."
Amy Tanenbaum, executive vice president, : "Bath design has been focused on sustainability. Now we're starting to address a more personal element: how our rooms make us feel. The more our society delves into technology, the more we'll need to surround ourselves with nature. Sicis's Biophilia tile collection has imagery—flowers, birds, trees, and butterflies—that re-creates the outdoors inside."