Thanks to comfort, innovation and functionality, the bathroom has become one of the most intimate places in the house, which can increase well-being and therefore the quality of daily life. In fact, aesthetics, practicality and sustainability must be able to fit into a perfect combination. We reveal to you all the design trends on the international scene.
Cersaie is the International Exhibition of Ceramics for Architecture and Bathroom Furnishings, the most renowned trade fair in the sector. Enthusiasts and companies await the unmissable appointment at Bologna Fiere every year to be able to admire the latest trends in the field of bathroom furnishings from the choice of materials (which wink more and more to issues relating to environmental sustainability), to colors and individual accessories present in the environment.
Bathroom and sanitary ware are acquiring greater autonomy in the field of interior design, making necessary for manufacturers to constantly update. The Cersaie Fair offers a fertile and vibrant environment, promoting dialogue between the various professionals in the sector in a vision of a commercial network.
Business matching for bathroom and sanitaryware manufacturers, as well as for contractors and retailers, is an important opportunity to update not only on the news of the Italian market, but also on the latest international trends.
Cersaie is not only the showcase of the best products in the field of ceramics and bathroom furnishings, but it also wants to give professionals who go there the opportunity for constant personal growth. Last year 62,943 visitors were welcomed, both Italian and foreign, both professionals and visitors. These numbers are even more significant if we consider that 2021 has recorded an overall decline in national and international tourism. Professionals and visitors, however, responded positively to Cersaie, acknowledging the quality of the event and showing up in large numbers to the annual appointment.
The opportunities for meeting and exchanging are therefore vast and full of motivations, especially to become part of a commercial network that includes the top market players from 28 different countries .
Being represented as exhibitors for bathroom furniture by Cersaie is synonymous with quality. During the last edition, already, the proposals and presentations of the products anticipated the trends that then characterized the entire year. First of all, among the trends, the use of large-format wall tiles and floors in order to simulate the marble effect in the bathroom.
The use of the total look has outclassed, using the same material for both the coverings and the bathroom fixtures. The main protagonist of the emerged trends was ceramic, which interpreted the widespread desire for a new contact with the outside world through pastel colors and naturalistic-themed decorations. From minimalism to the search for precious detail, the bathroom furniture exhibited at the 2021 Fair has givene many surprises.
Following the latest trends the exchange between companies and professionals is therefore essential. In the field of bathroom furniture and sanitary ware in particular, it is becoming increasingly urgent to pay attention to the issue of sustainability and to the selection of materials. Manufacturers, contractors and retailers won’t be able to avoid taking this into account.
In 2022, trends prefer bathroom furniture products made from the recycling of raw materials in the name of an ecological change. The benefit for the environment is less CO2 production with raw materials capable of lowering cooking temperatures to reduce emissions during production. Even raw and cooked scraps can be recycled, recovering those of other companies in the sector.
During the purification phase (especially in the case of ceramics), emissions can be further reduced by turning to special plants and selecting lead-free products for applications and ornamental decorations. The production of bathroom furniture products does not end with the creation of the product, but with the packaging process. In this case, the sanitary ware could be packaged with recycled and recyclable cardboard, preferring the use of shrink wrap.
Among the best materials in terms of sustainability, ceramics (frequent in the production of sanitary ware) rank at the firs positions. Its characteristics already provide elements of sustainability, such as high durability (between 50 and 75 years) and the inertia of the material, which facilitates the recycling of waste.
The Cersaie Fair in Bologna will exhibit the 2022 trendy sanitary ware and bathrooms in a 5-day event dedicated to product quality and networking. In general, this year's fashions are oriented towards the alternation of black and white, the brilliance of diamond tiles and the character of optical contrasts, softened by the sinuous lines of the bathroom fixtures.
In some cases, the vintage or retro bathroom is rediscovered, especially in the elegant and refined lines, in the curves of Art Nouveau or in the clean geometries. It is a very particular type of design able to make the imagination travel towards another century and give suggestive atmospheres. The models inspired by the past, however, are combined with modern elements, current technologies that innovate and improve the experience of the environment. Just think about the finishes, water saving (thanks to taps that look to environmental sustainability), the application of certified production chains.
As a design for bathroom furnishings, the liberty style also returns mainly in the choice of accessories to give charm, creating a space intended for well-being. It is essential to always preserve an overall balance, achieved thanks to the coherence of the individual elements that make up the bathroom environment.
The ceramic incentives provided by the Superbonus are confirmed in 2022 for all professionals. Following the need to redevelop the Italian building heritage, having to make anti-seismic and energy efficiency interventions, the Superbonus was presented with the 2020 Relaunch decree. Ceramics, and in particular tiles, have had an important revaluation on their own market thanks to the naturally sustainable characteristics, first of all the ease of recycling.
The conference on Ceramics and bricks that took place last year in March at the Confindustria Ceramica headquarters focused on tax incentives for the use of ceramic slabs and tiles, bricks, sanitary ceramics and bathroom furnishings. Following this evaluation, many areas of the houses where indicated as places where facilitated interventions could be possible.
With the conference "Superbonus and incentives for ceramics" , held after 6 months as part of Cersaie , it was made clear that redevelopment is the driving force of the market. The approval of the 2022 Budget Law recently took place and confirmed some tax incentives relating to the renovation of residential properties. In many cases the deadline has been extended to 2025 and thus the possibility of seizing this opportunity.
Moreover, with the the Law Decree n.152 of November 6 2021, were allocated resources for the redevelopment of accommodation and hospitality structures. Depending on the case, it is possible to benefit from deductions equal to 100% of the value of the supply or to transfer the accrued tax credit.
The Residential Bonus provides tax incentives to redevelop homes and condominiums and provides the necessary details to be able to navigate the various subsidized interventions, application rates, deadlines and spending ceilings. A thorough understanding of tax legislation is essential especially regarding the use of ceramics in the common parts of the condominium and in the individual housing units, as there are different incentive opportunities for materials for the different environments.
The Hotel Bonus provides tax incentives to upgrade accommodation facilities and hospitality. It provides all the useful information relating to tax regulations and specifies which companies in the tourism sector benefit from the Superbonus, always with a careful eye on the use of tiles and sanitary ceramics. Some of the beneficiary structures are, for example, hotels, agritourism, bathing establishments, spas and marinas.