We’re delighted to have partnered with the new cutting-edge kitchen and bathroom design trade show, k+b design London on at London’s ExCeL, 7-9 March 2017.

A recent survey they put together showed three key insights that interior designers and architects are predicting to be prominent in the coming year within the KBB industry. Ahead of the show we take a look through these insights along with some interior products from eporta that are great for these environments.

We’ll be at the show, so pop by and say hi. You can register for free tickets here.

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1. Designing for small spaces: 

With the population in London is set to rise to 10 million by 2031 it’s no surprise that 71% of researched architects voted small space design as a key trend. k+b design observed that architects and developers have begun to respond by adapting the way that kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms are being used in order to achieve the desired living standards despite a lack of space.

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Framed furniture, such as the Stand washstand from Ex.t creates the illusion of more space
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Combining functions also saves on space, such as mg12’s Shelf Towel Warmer

 

 

2. Community living: 

The survey also forecast that in the next 12-24 months a new breed of communal living spaces will emerge, maximising the spaces in which we live and work and reflecting smart design on a budget.

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Andrew Dominic’s Draper Kitchen Stools are a great addition to a communal breakfast bar
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Santa & Cole’s M64 Pendant Lamp has previously been used in the communal kitchens of the Margot House Hotel in Spain

 

3. The changing domestic environment: 

Wellness is a living trend that has been gaining momentum of late and increasingly influencing interiors. “A bathroom isn’t a bathroom anymore, let’s face it it’s an area of quiet and tranquility in which you happen to wash yourself” Paul Rowland, CP Hart. Likewise it is noted that entertainment in the kitchen is taking precedent over traditional features.

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Tranquil environments can be created as furniture that traditionally seen as “living” furniture moves into the bathroom space, such as the Bronx Martini Table from Casa Botelho
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The lines between kitchen and living areas also become more blurred as cooking and entertaining go hand in hand. Gubi’s 3D Stool is a great way to blend a kitchen stool into a living environment.

 

Head to k+b design London to discover even more industry insights through their conference programme, and get the latest legislation updates in their Performance Lab, co-located with Ecobuild. And for networking, make sure you head to their interactive Design BAR, designed by SuperFutures.

 


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k+b design London is the new trade show for interior buyers to discover the latest trends and innovations specifically within kitchens and bathrooms. Held 7-9 March in London’s ExCel centre, your free ticket also gives you access to Ecobuild. Click here to register.

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