Launched in 2003 as a subsector of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the International Bathroom Exhibition became an event in its own right in 2006. This trade show reflects the latest evolution of the domestic bathroom from its former role as an exclusively functional space into a room capable of assuming different functions, showcasing the best in furniture and accessories, shower cubicles, sauna installations, porcelain fixtures, radiators, wall and floor coverings, taps, bath and whirlpool tubs.
Bathrooms are primarily areas dedicated to wellness, the pursuit of which has seen utilitarian spaces completely transformed into spaces for personal care. Bathrooms have been completely revolutionised by design, technological and stylistic advances with meticulous attention to detail and perfection rated over and above mere functionality in order to improve people’s quality of life and wellbeing.
Wellness and design are increasingly combined with energy saving: there has been strong and widespread demand for green products even in the bathroom sector, which is developing new solutions and products geared to maximum optimisation of water and electricity consumption. The innovative thrust of this sector is increasingly matched by technological evolution, leading to more sustainable solutions as well as to high-tech audio and video concepts.
4 good reasons to visit the International Bathroom Furniture Fair
- 200 exhibitors on more than 19,000 m2
- Business: global import data – demand for bathroom furniture has risen 35%
- Research and Development: technology and sustainability
- Business: fertile ground for growing markets where large residential and hospitality contracts are being planned and developed (USA, UK, China and some parts of the Middle East)