Interview of Pau Abello, Roca Bathrooms Products Pvt. Ltd

Interview of Pau Abello, Roca Bathrooms Products Pvt. Ltd
12/12/2016 , by , in Interview Old

Bathrooms going beyond function

A plethora of brands have entered the Indian bath ware market today. Factors such as urbanization, increasing disposable incomes, busy lifestyle with higher standards of living and increasing expenditure on digitizing lives provides a further impetus to the growth of this segment. Pau Abello, Managing Director, Roca Bathrooms Products Pvt. Ltd, spoke to Deepshikha Singh about the latest developments in bath and sanitary ware market.

What are some of the latest trends in bath spaces?

Bathrooms are the new living spaces. As this trend catches on, the new bathroom fittings too are coming with smart functionalities and designs. Cleanliness and modernization being key agendas to the development of these products, a wide-range of automated functionalities for cleansing, drying, perfuming along with power and water saving technology are available. For instance, W+W is a wash basin cum WC and reflects Roca’s “water-reuse technology”. It reuses waste water from the washbasin to fill the toilet cistern. Here, integration took on the expression of innovation and design. Similarly, the eco-friendly urinals like water-less urinals and smart toilets are a great fit in the modern-day trendy bathroom space.

The impact of technology on bath designs

Life is getting smarter and technology is penetrating and integrating into our living spaces every day, with convenience at the fore front. The idea of a smart home is officially on the rise with high-tech modular kitchens, digital garages, and automated home entertainment systems making way into Indian homes. The next focus area for our new age consumer is bathrooms, all set to witness the technology outburst.

A bathroom is actually a perfect place for gadgets specifically to conserve water, maintain sanitation and enhance the bath experience. From automatic seat control to temperature control; from massage functions to electronic faucets, bathrooms are truly becoming an extension of our individualities. Toilets conserving water, sensor controlled functions and a lot more options exist for these compact spaces of our homes today.

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