How will we design our living areas in the future when they are becoming more and more interconnected? Exhibitors of interzum have developed new products for flowing space concepts.
As purely functional spaces, the kitchen and bathroom used to be often separated from the living area in the past. But these times have gone. Today, living spaces rather merge. Representative furniture and homely accessories increasingly overshadow the functional aspects such as cooking and washing.
Systematic and flexible
But what does the increasing merging of living areas mean for the room design? What are new requirements for furniture and components? Exhibitors of interzum have addressed this issue and developed new products for open plan living areas. They meet the increased demands on design and functionality with systematic concepts and high flexibility.
According to personal requirements
At last interzum, Vauth-Sagel presented a new modular system that can be used in different living areas. The system modules act as an open dressing room in the bedroom or as a modular organisation system in the bathroom or kitchen. Shelves made of wood or glass make the system frame into convenient storage, combined with a wire basket for practical hanging. It can be replaced and rearranged at any time, depending on the stage of life and personal requirements.
Openstyle room design system from Schüco Alu Competence
Open design principle
A system that can also be used in all living areas is "Open Style" from Schüco Alu Competence. It follows the principle of open design and consistent look of various living areas. The system divides rooms and performs various functions as a fixed or movable element. It can be used as a wall or niche application, room divider, privacy screen or as a decorative design element. The system's aluminum frame is combined with 16 mm thick decor panel material.
The Portuguese company Sonae Arauco has also developed a new collection for an open architecture with flowing living areas. The selection of melamine-resin coated panels and laminates is particularly suitable for flexible room design. The "innovus" collection, with more than 200 decors and 15 surfaces, enables more than 260 different combinations. Under the motto "Mix & Match" wood decors of various tree species, stone, oxide and cement decors as well as a large colour palette are available.
The traditional separation of living areas will probably be further lifted in the future. Not only our lifestyle speaks for it, but also an increasing shortage of living space. Therefore, flowing and multifunctional spatial concepts are becoming increasingly important. The novelties presented at interzum offer new and forward-looking possibilities for this.