Q & A – Dan cook, designer at C.P. Hart
- What are the latest high-tech solutions for bathrooms?
The bathroom is beginning to meet the needs of our technology driven culture, creating a more liveable space that strikes the right balance between design and experience. Digital showers have emerged onto the market with button controls, and are now starting to feature simple touch screen controls that control the lighting, scents, varying water temperatures and pressures. And while digital showers are leading the way, the rest of the bathroom is quickly catching up. Brassware is moving into the digital realm, with manufacturers starting to incorporate technology in the form of a digital screen interface that controls flow and temperature.
- What are the benefits in installing bathroom tech?
The modern bathroom is now both a spa-like retreat and smart digital space that can be controlled remotely by people’s devices. To appreciate the scale of the revolution, there is no substitute for seeing the latest technology demonstrated. Just some of the innovations on display at our showroom include Dornbracht’s Smart Water concept that uses digital control to dictate the choreography of multiple shower jets, and the TOTO Neorest range, a state-of-the-art WC that features germ-eliminating technology.
- If budget is an issue, what would you suggest splashing out on?
The eMoto shower control from C.P. Hart allows each member of a household to configure their own shower via an app, or even run a bath from their iPhone. Yet there is still an analogue tactility to the rotary dial, which delivers precise control of temperature within the shower.
- What does the future hold?
We envisage a growth in digital showering and bathing. Home spa elements are becoming more accessible as steam is integrated into the shower enclosure.
Credit: Hayley Gilbert (Words)
Published: As featured in EKBB Magazine, Issue 240, April 2016
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