This year's show, which takes place 18-20 May, will feature a special focus on space-saving bathroom design
This year Kitchen + Bathroom at May Design Series will play host to a new concept: 'Big Thinking Small Spaces.' An area dedicated to space-saving bathroom trends, and demonstrating to visitors that even with smaller, more demanding spaces, you can easily meet customer desire for beautiful design.
The feature will be edited by Grahame Morrison - a regular on the Kitchen and Bathroom scene with over 25 years industry experience, Grahame is the ideal candidate to bring together the market leaders in iconic bathroom design. Brands on display at theshow pioneering the way in the space-saving design are Roman, Ideal Standard, Kaldewei, RAK, Laufen, Roca, Vitra,Crosswater and Aquacabinets.
Product highlights include Concept Space by Ideal Standard. This innovative range incorporates slim basins and compact toiletunitsideal when shaving off those precious centimetres that can make all the difference to user comfort in small or awkward spaces.Renowned for their innovative design to suit a range of budgets, Roca will display their Mini collection - a series of versatilebathroominterior storage solutions perfect when space is of the essence.
Concept Space, by Ideal Standard (also main picture)
Pioneers in style, Kaldewei will showcase Bassino, a clever minimised bathing option for bath and shower lovers - in one. VitrA will be bringing their Elegance brassware collection, both exclusive to the show and new to the UK. With classic bevelled edges, unfussydetailing and solid design - the taps are available in Chrome, Copper and Gold finishes for that minimal touch.
Other inventive products that can be seen at the show include Laufen Pro, Roca in Tank and VitrA Water Jewels to name a few. Roger Kyme, CEO at Ripples said: 'Small bathrooms in Britain are a fact of business life and solving these issues as a retailer issomething that we take great pride in. Designing a bathroom is a collaborative process: and new features like Big Thinking, SmallSpaces only serve to help smooth that process and highlight the best in innovation - we'll be sure to take a look at the show.'
Robin Levien, one of the UKs successful bathroom designers from Ideal Standard showed his support for the feature and said: 'We are blessed with small bathrooms in the UK; the average size is only 3.5 sq m. Many companies are finding solutions to makingthemaximum use of the available space in our bathrooms, in particular now through furniture. After many years of thinking about this I have come to the conclusion that it's all about the corners that is where space is underutilised in the bathroom.'
This year's May Design Series will also see the return of the feature 'DX Loves', which will see 25 of the best-designed products at the show awarded an exclusive swing tag. This tag will then be displayed on their stand for the duration of the show, in order to clearly highlight the winning products to visitors. The accolade will be awarded to a total of 25 products, spanning all five sectors ofthe show: DX, Decor, Lighting, Kitchen + Bathroom and The Furniture Show.
May Design Series will take place at London's ExCeL from 18-20 May this year. To claim your complimentary pass, register at www.maydesignseries.com