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ALL ABROAD
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Bathroom Standouts
It would appear that Europeans take their showering and bathing
experience very seriously judging by the trends at the International
Bathroom Exhibition.
Highlights included:
* Super-Sized Tubs and Hammams. Not only were the bathtubs
enormous at the show, they were also lovely to look at. Wood, color and
interesting shapes abounded - many of the tubs large enough for two+
people. The Ofurò tub from Rapsel (14) celebrates the Japanese bathing culture and is made of movingui and larch wood that are dried,
formed and joined together. Regia's (15) Jolie bathtub celebrates style
and color through its spacious oval shape and a transparent resin mixed
with glass pigments.
A hammam is actually a steam room similar to a Turkish bath, and
that is what manufacturers are calling the smaller version seen today in
many European residential bathrooms. If you've got the space, why not?

(14) The Ofurò tub from Rapsel
(15) Regia's Jolie bathtub

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Technology Innovation in the Kitchen
Appliance manufacturers are definitely taking note of the desire for technological
A
advances in kitchen products - and they are in it to win it. The concept of integration
takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to technology in the kitchen and bath.
Appliances are now being integrated into a network that will allow homeowners to check
the laundry cycle while standing in another room or turn on the oven while driving home
from work using a smart phone.
Miele@home (A) incorporates a variety of IT solutions in its smart house technologies, including Super Vision, which allows the current status of networked devices to be
read centrally at the oven display; Con@ctivity - the connection between the cooktop
Miele's Super Vision display
and the hood that allows the hood to adjust its lighting and extraction according to the
power ring of the cooktop; and Info Service, which allows appliances to send the homeowner status updates and can offer solutions via email if a problem develops.
The Simply|Fi
refrigeration unit
CAST ovens from Beko (B) and designed by Patricia Urquiola can have up to five
from Candy
shelf levels cooking simultaneously and provide easy cleaning with nano-coating technology. Other features include dynamic flow cooking technology, 12 cooking functions
and a telescopic pullout shelf system.
Candy's (C) Simply|Fi technology offers interactive management of the washing
machine, refrigerator, hood, dishwasher and induction hob. Each appliance is always
connected and in contact with the user - who can set preferences and customize functions at any time - through a dedicated app. Other functions available include constant
monitoring, consumption management and self-diagnosis; for example, if the refrigerator door is left open, it will send an alert message within one minute.
The 6th Sense PowerClean Dishwasher with a PowerDry option from Whirlpool (D)
can clean and dry dishes in just one hour and features special sensors that detect grime
levels to regulate the water volume - sustainability being
a key concern for this market.
Beko's CAST multi-function oven
This year was the first time Sub-Zero and Wolf (E)
showcased their high-performance appliances at EuroCucina. With its New Generation of refrigeration units,
Sub-Zero now offers more sizes, increased lighting within
the units and a panel configuration that will make built-in
installation an easier task. Wolf's New Generation ovens
offer a choice among three design styles: professional,
B
contemporary and transitional, and curved back walls
were designed to increase space within the oven.

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Table of Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
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People & Places
All Abroad
Tech Savvy
Special Report
Trends
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Design
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Cover Story
Full House
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