A key story tor 2012 and one that is oniy going to grow in importance for retailers is the growing demand for technology in the bathroom. Whether its digital bmssware, electronic toilets or lighting effects, hi – tech gadgets are making their way onto consumer wish lists and into high street bathroom showrooms.
Managing director of Geberit UK, Mark Larden comments: “Consumers are prepared to invest in items that will enrich their bathroom experience. To accommodate this, bathrooms are becoming increasingly highatech and it was the logical step for sanitaryware to follow suit.” Digital showers have been on the market for more than 10 years now, and have influenced taps. As managing director of Vado, Sarah Williams says: “Shower controls featuring touch screen technology will start to appear on the market”, as has touclvsensitive lighting with controls concealed behind the wall. High-tech is certainly a trend to watch!