SINGAPORE, July 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Now in its third year, the Singapore Interior Design Festival 2021 (“SIDFest”) brings together all sectors of the design industry to celebrate innovation and reflect positively on the impact of the global pandemic. In connection with the theme of the festival “Optimized / Optimist”, General Manager of Geberit Simon wong delivered a speech highlighting the need for a balance between sleek design and exceptional functionality as the industry imagines a post-COVID future.
Entitled “Design Meets Function,” Wong highlighted four trends in home design, including smaller, better-designed homes, universal design and accessibility features, a healthy living environment, and integrated technology. the houses. In addition, Wong explained how these trends were underpinned by six key bathroom design needs – design, space, cleanliness, comfort, accessibility and usability – and how Geberit products address them to improve the quality of the bathroom. life.
“Geberit does not focus only on design, but also on design and function – and this function includes installation of know how. It is only by combining the three that we can optimize bathroom performance, deliver truly exceptional design for our products, and make today’s bathroom sustainable, ”said Wong.
Smaller, better-designed homes
Urbanization has fostered the rise of homes that meet both aesthetic and living needs on a smaller floor plan. Realizing this, Geberit has maximized comfort and usable space in the bathroom through efficient engineering. By combining Geberit installation systems (GIS) with smart planning, which involves keeping the pipes on the same floor and the tanks hidden behind the wall, the company creates more usable space in the bathroom.
Beyond saving space, the company has partnered with world-class designers such as Antonio Citterio and Christophe behling to create award-winning works of art in the bathroom, such as the stunning AquaClean Mera shower toilet.
“Sleek and highly customizable, the Sigma21 and Sigma50 actuator plates offer greater design freedom with a variety of metallic colors and true textures, shapes, finishes, uniform surface options, and top or front activation.” , Wong added.
Universal design and accessibility features
Recognizing that different members of the household have different requirements, the company offers a range of wall hung WC sizes to suit different spaces with flexible flush controls on the back or on the side. Some products, such as shower toilets and flush plates, also feature discreet lighting to help guide people as they move around the bathroom at night.
Wong said, “We meet accessibility needs with easy product maintenance. Its concealed cisterns can be serviced without any tools, and modular technology ensures that its shower toilets are easy to access and clean. “
A healthy living environment
Whether in public or private space, individuals are increasingly concerned about the quality, cleanliness and hygiene of indoor air and water. In response, Geberit introduced design features that promote a clean and hygienic bathroom design. Its wall-hung toilets have fewer surfaces to maintain, while the flush plates have easy-to-clean surfaces or special coatings that can be quickly wiped down.
Geberit has also incorporated advancements for effortless clean bathrooms, from its TurboFlush technology to its DuoFresh odor extraction module and Geberit Rimfree technology.
Integrated technology in homes
As technology intertwines with everyday life, bathroom infrastructure must be at the forefront of innovation. Geberit invests heavily in R&D to increase efficiency, improve user-friendliness and conserve resources.
From touchless faucets to actuator plates, Geberit products incorporate the latest hands-free technology to minimize interaction with surfaces. Other advancements include WhirlSpray shower technology, which cleans more intensively while reducing water consumption, and the seamless operation of the shower toilet via the Geberit AquaClean app.
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The Geberit group, present throughout the world, is a European leader in the field of sanitary products. Geberit operates with a strong local presence in most European countries, offering unique added value in sanitary technology and bathroom ceramics. The production network includes 29 production sites, 6 of which are located abroad. The group is headquartered in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland. With around 12,000 employees in around 50 countries, Geberit generated sales of CHF 3.0 billion in 2020. Geberit shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and have been part of the SMI (Swiss Market Index) since 2012.
SOURCE Geberit South East Asia Pte Ltd