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The bathroom, a veritable room for living

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Published on 05/01/11 - Updated on 17/03/22

The bathroom was long considered a purely functional space. Today, its white, cold, sad image is gradually fading to give way to a livelier, warmer, open room. Designers are paying attention to details all the way down to the design of plumbing while industrials see this as a sales opportunity for contemporary collections. The “new” bathroom corresponds to a new functionality that is both hygienic and energizing, a room that satisfies the need for relaxation as well as fitness. And it also participates in a basic trend: responsible behavior leading to a quest for water and energy savings.

So what happened to the bathrooms of hotels of yesteryear? Fortunately it has increasingly given way to an “extension” of the room, transformed into a veritable living space that stimulated the creative spirit of designers. After Philippe Starck, India Madhavi and Andrée Putman, other famous...

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