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Holistic furnishings for a multi-generational bathroom design

Individual furnishing concepts are characterised by modularity. They evolve with the respective needs of the person using them and enable a holistic living experience. In this article, you will discover how future concepts can adapt to life circumstances.

Individuality begins with the architecture of the room and ends in the smallest details of the furnishings. Different stages of life or temporarily changed living circumstances, require a rethink in terms of furnishing solutions. Concepts that can be adapted quickly and easily and that also set design-oriented accents are solutions that enable sustainable working, living and accommodation - be it in one's own four walls, in healthcare buildings or public buildings.

How consistent design can take individual needs into account?

If you take design seriously, you take into account the relation of individual need and overall social challenge. It doesn't matter whether we’re talking about holistic spaces or individual product solutions. HEWI system solutions enable consistent furnishing worlds from the door to the bathroom. For us, ACCESSIBLE elements are not a feature of a special series - they are a matter of course.

In this way, our system solutions adapt to the respective needs of the users across generations. The systems can be extended depending on the user.

The bathroom is often the key to self-determination and independent use of the living environment. A bathroom designed for all generations offers solutions for all people - whether tall, short, with or without a wheelchair or walker. However, accessibility goes beyond one's own four walls. HEWI enables unrestricted use according to standard for all people in all types of property

How can form, function and quality contribute to destigmatisation? 

At HEWI, accessories, sanitary products, accessible elements and fittings form a consistent unit in a reduced design that can be expanded at any time when required. This means that other supporting products can also be subsequently integrated into existing furnishing worlds. Due to their design, HEWI solutions fit perfectly into any ambience and do not stand out as a “supporting” product. They are a natural part of the whole. Clear design language, innovative functions and the highest demands on quality and durability are what contribute to destigmatisation.

The generational bathroom also has a social dimension: it is the adaptability over time that this special space, the living area, can adapt to the requirements of all and also future generations. Beyond the sanitary room, HEWI also creates accessible solutions with matching products for corridors, windows and doors, which form a coherent unit together with the sanitary products. Diverse designs and materials offer unique design options for every area of application. 

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