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Bathroom Design: Adults Here, Kids There

Courtesy of Lagom bath and Villeroy & Boch

When it comes to public and private bathroom trends, styles and choices can provide a unique experience for guests. Product design can reflect niche cultural interests while offering a feel-good, clean environment for adults and kids alike.

Perhaps kids fight going to the bathroom because they’re not kid-friendly? Well, Villeroy & Boch won the Universal Design Award 2018 in two categories, the Universal Design Consumer Award and the Universal Design Expert Award, for its O.novo Kids bathroom collection.   

The new state-of-the-art children’s collection originated from a crowdsourcing campaign, showing consumer interest. We know children react differently and have particular needs. The products in this collection consider children’s needs and abilities in relation to the use of toilets and washing facilities. The O.novo Kids bathroom collection is a great choice for nursery schools, daycares and primary schools as it incorporates the practical experience of nursery school teachers and the requirements of project planners and decision-makers.

The O.novo Kids bathroom collection. Courtesy of Villeroy & Boch.

The O.novo Kids bathroom collection. Courtesy of Villeroy & Boch.

As for us adults, we also have needs and although bathroom design may be following the downsizing trend with smaller spaces, certain brands are adding a splash of elegance and fun.

The new Moxy Times Square interior designed by Yabu Pushelberg utilizes an open room plan with camping-esque-like furniture, the sink’s in the same space as the bedroom. Kids actually may love this one, too.

Moxy Times Square bathroom design. Courtesy of Yabu Pushelberg.

Moxy Times Square bathroom design. Courtesy of Yabu Pushelberg.

Korean brand Lagom bath has also recently released a small-space bathroom collection designed by Norm architects.  

While spaces are shrinking and becoming multi-purpose, me-time and meditative moments are a higher priority today, thus bigger bathtubs and spa-like elements. Dornbracht’s luxury shower Aquamoon is a highly sensory experience, bringing the spa to the bathroom. 

Korean brand Lagom bath has also recently released a small-space bathroom collection, designed by Danish studio Norm architects. The extremely minimalist collection is complete with bathroom cabinets, toilet roll holders, towel rails and hooks.


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