Bathroom discussions. With AXOR.
Sometimes we need to sit down together to discuss issues. Preferably some place where experts and the interested public get together already. At the ISH, three intensive "AXOR Talks" offered up more than just a chat. They presented an impressive combination of present and future, practice and research-based projection. A guest article by journalist and design critic Thomas Edelmann.
Three in-depth topics on the primary theme of "Individualisation" were discussed. The first session, which was well-attended, dealt with smart hotel bathrooms.
Digitalisation as an opportunity?
In contrast, at Phoenix Design Bernd Eigenstetter deals with user experience and sees digitalisation as an opportunity: those who generate more, and better, data from the customers can offer added value and make a major impact at comparatively low cost. It’s already possible to find out information about the current weather conditions or order a taxi in the bathroom.
As a coach, designer Uta Kurz translates the non-verbal language of the design for those involved in making design-related decisions without being prepared for it. For her, digitalisation already plays a vital role in hotels when it comes to lighting design and control. The days when the costs of materials and furnishings in luxury hotels were considered insignificant are over.
Technology that supports sustainability.
Biglands would like to make the utilisation of water more effective with the aid of digitalisation. Increasingly, high-consumption showers would be used. The discussion covered consumption monitoring, sustainability, data collection, data protection, sensor technology, and the opportunities and limitations of standardisation.