Trends come and go, but timeless and functional elements usually won't go out of style. They can be seamlessly incorporated into different design typologies, from classic and traditional to eclectic and contemporary.

Trade shows in February, including the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), have introduced a whirlpool of trendsetting products to the kitchen and bath industry, from which ARCHITECT has selected eight items that will help transform your clients' bathroom into an elegant, personalized, and refined space.

Marbleous Bathrooms

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Prime by Inbani
Inspired by antique rolled edge metal bathtubs and carved from a single block of marble, the Prime washbasin was designed by Danish architecture firm Norm Architects for Spanish bathroom manufacturer Inbani. Measuring 5.9" tall, this top- or undermounted sink features a smooth, curvilinear shape and comes in 13.7"- or 17.7"-diameter options. Available in three new marble finishes (pietra gray marble shown).

Spa Features

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Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 by Nebia and Moen
As part of a joint effort by Moen and Nebia to reduce water consumption by 1 billion gallons until 2021, the companies have produced a new showerhead that Nebia says can save 65% water compared to its conventional counterparts. Dubbed "Nebia Spa Shower 2.0," the new fixture is designed with Nebia’s patented technology that “atomizes water into millions of tint droplets that create 10-times more surface area of water.” The 2.0 version provides a warmer shower experience than its earlier edition (Nebia 1.0), has twice more coverage, and features three times more water pressure. Additionally, its revamped pressure regulator can now be installed in homes with below-average water pressure (as low as 20 psi). Nebia is currently raising funds through a Kickstarter campaign, and is expecting to launch mass production by June. Offered in matte black (shown) and matte silver.

Back to Basics

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Step-by-Step by Tubes Radiatori
Designed by Italian engineer and industrial designer Alberto Meda for Italian manufacturer Tubes Radiatori, Step-by-Step is a minimalist, wall-mounted radiator made of extruded recycled aluminum. This modular electric radiator features elliptical pleated blades that can be tilted to either direction. Measuring 78.7" tall, this vertical fixture protrudes 3" from the wall and comes in single- and double-wide modules, measuring 12.4” and 21.8”, respectively. Available in five colors. Can be accessorized with Tubes' towel rails.

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Easy Drain XS Series by Easy Sanitary Solutions
Featuring a slim design and high drainage capacity, the new linear XS series by Oldenzaal, Netherlands–based manufacturer Easy Sanitary Solutions comes in multiple frame options to accommodate a wide range of design choices. Available in new waterproof metallic finishes, including gold, oil-rubbed bronze, dark steel, cyprum, and white, the XS series is equipped with the company’s patented TAF (tile adjustable frame) and WPS (water protection system) systems.

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Oh by Klodea
Created by Swiss industrial designer Simone Viola for Italian manufacturer Klodea, the Oh collection of cabinet hardware was manufactured from a malleable alloy of zinc, aluminum, magnesium, and copper, known as zamac. Featuring an ergonomic design and a well-defined grip, this sculptural hardware is offered in polished chrome (shown) and matte gold, and in three sizes—2.5", 4.2", and 6.4".

Smart Bathrooms

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Flotation Tub by Toto
The winner of the 2019 KBIS Bath Gold Award, this freestanding, ergonomic bathtub by Toto aims to recreate the feeling of weightlessness experienced at zero gravity. Measuring 86.6" long, 41.3" wide, and 30.6" high, this freestanding bathtub is made from Galaline, Toto's proprietary reinforced marble material, which it says can resist stain and retain heat. The Flotation Tub can hold 77.5 gallons of water and is offered with integrated massaging water jets, adjustable headrest with cascading water shoulder warmer, and LED mood lighting.

Custom Look

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Axor MyEdition by Axor
Designed in collaboration with German creative studio Phoenix Design, Axor's new bathroom faucet features a geometric shape with clean, linear lines and a minimalist look. What makes this faucet distinct is its ability to be personalized. Each Axor MyEdition fixture comprises a low-profile body and a replaceable plate. “[This system] opens up a wide range of style possibilities," said Ryan Ramaker, Axor's senior director of product development, R&D, and marketing, in a press release. "Cover plates can even be retrofitted, meaning users can change ‘the look’ at a later date.” Each faucet is integrated with PowderRain spray disc by German sanitary fittings manufacturer Hansgrohe, which, according to Axor, "features precisely arranged nozzles that incorporate several microscopic openings." Axor MyEdition is offered in single-hole, widespread, and wall-mounted versions and in seven cover plate finishes, including 13 physical vapor deposition (PVD) options, leather, wood, and marble.

Statement Wall

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Radius by Ann Sacks
Designed by Los Angeles–based artist Barbara Barry for Ann Sacks, the Radius collection evokes "the clean lines and exacting proportions of mid-century modern architecture," according to manufacturer's website. Featuring a modular design with five different tile formats, Radius modules can be curated to create an assortment of different designs and patterns. Handmade in Portland, Ore., from fired clay, the Radius collection is available in more than 100 glazes, including matte silver blue (shown).

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This article was originally published on BUILDER's sister site, ARCHITECT.

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