kb-network    News 24 May 2017

Ideal Standard announces the winners of its ‘Bathroom of the Future’ competition

Ideal Standard has announced the winners and runners-up of its ‘Future Design’ competition.

Created to explore designer’s ideas of how bathrooms will look, feel, and perform in the future, a multitude of entries were whittled down to just three lucky architect and design professionals.

Jennifer Cairns from Lyall + Winter has been announced as the overall winner, walking away with the £5,000 cash prize!

Her winning design identified key issues in planning future bathrooms, including space, accessibility, affordability, and sustainability. The modularity of her designs allow for a number of layout options to suit the needs of different users within the bathrooms by combining showering, basin washing, and toileting all within a self-contained modular pod.

Tony Rhien, head of commercial marketing at Ideal Standard, stated “We had a huge number of submissions, but Jennifer’s design was the clearest entry and was also extremely resourceful. It identified and addressed key issues in planning bathrooms of the future.”

Jennifer went on to comment on her win by remarking “I am delighted our entry has been so successful. The principals of accessibility, sustainability, adaptability of layout and the modular potential are important aspects of the design strategy.”

Second prize went to Onur Ozkaya from London, who based her design on Sento, a traditional type of bath house found in Japan. Third prize then went to Nick O’Neill from Edinburgh, whose concept revolved around a sunken bath area.

Ideal Standard | ideal-standard.co.uk