HIX is the only place to find the entire hotel supply chain under one roof.
Across the show floor you’ll discover a curated edit of 150 leading suppliers representing the best of bathrooms, surfaces, furnishings, lighting, details and more.
Here’s a taste of the new collections at HIX, and the trends set to define the next generation of hotel interiors.
SURFACES, FABRICS AND TEXTILES
Zimmer + Rohde
Channeling the dynamic aesthetics of modern urban living, Zimmer + Rohde’s new City Vibes collection is a series of fabric patterns ranging from the sweeping brushstrokes of Hyde Park to the minimalist geometry of Piccadilly and the neon-inspired Times Square.
Inspired by hot magma dried in the Naples sun, the latest colourway for Laminam’s IN-SIDE range of surfaces recalls the distinctive heat-printed cracks and marks of volcanic earth with a warm brown hue that includes hints of shades from beige to champagne. Impact, stain and scratch resistant with an average water absorption of 0.1%, the surface can be applied to floors, walls, work surfaces, kitchen worktops and bathroom furnishings, as well as interior and exterior wellness spaces.
Launching at HIX, Warwick Fabrics’ new contract brand offers fully stocked furnishing fabrics for commercial spaces. Comprising heavy-duty Crib 5 upholstery weights and inherently fire retardant curtaining fabrics, the new division combines competitive pricing and fabric expertise for a one-stop off the shelf shop. Upholstery weights include velvet, faux leather and easy clean options alongside wide-width black-outs and dim-outs.
New patterns in Arte’s Décors & Panoramiques collection include the panoramic dreamlike visuals of Secret Silhouettes; the traditional Greek plasterwork-inspired Sculptura; and the natural woven Sisal agave fibres of Marqueterie – a geometric patchwork of colours and curved shapes.
Luxury contract-focused fabrics supplier Kobe will reveal its latest contract curtain and upholstery collections at HIX 2022. Find them at Stand 26 for a selection of Inherent fabrics comprising curtain weight, upholstery, voiles and sheers, ranging from staple plain and basic designs to the latest interior trends.
Tempus is a new collective of innovative illuminated timepieces designed to change the way we look at time. Combining an aluminium and glass case with a futuristic LED graphic clock, this kinetic artwork is available in either wall-mounted or standing designs.
A modern take on the traditional banker’s lamp, Astro’s new LED desk light Gerrit has been designed with a striking yet uncomplicated and functional form, providing a wash of warm white light and operated via a touch-free wave sensor. Precisely crafted from aluminium and finished in anodised gold, it has a sleek, tactile appearance with integrated LED tape to provide reliable task lighting.
Fritz Fryer will launch its new design – The Alton Pillar Light – at HIX stand A1 as part of a light installation. Designed by Simon Wallis-Smith, who will be present at the stand to answer any design questions, the innovative Alton comprises four sleek glass tubes along with a selection of sturdy brass components.
Franklite’s Diffraction is a modern light fitting with a matte black and antique gold finish connected to clear glass spheres. The brand’s latest table lamp, meanwhile, is a modern matte black LED desk lamp with direction reading light and base illumination.
Freya is a family of organically shaped lights in a Nordic contemporary design. The oversized top shade embraces the lower for an elegant silhouette, whilst at the same time covering the light source for a comfortable light.
Seeking to structure open spaces with lattice shapes of air and light alongside linear profiles, LEDS C4’s Tubs Modular can be expanded and enhanced with additional modular elements or condensed into smaller versions with individual pieces. Flexible, adaptable and sophisticated, the range offers maximum user control within a slim, minimal profile.
Joe Scog’s Lockdown is a task and reading light in brass and aluminium, with other finishes and fine details available to taste. Created during the pandemic using existing components available locally or those which could easily be produced by hand, Lockdown is an exercise in repurposed refinement.
Paying homage to the diverse shapes of nature from Roca’s native Mediterranean region, the Ona collection (pictured here) channels a crisp, warm aesthetic across its basins, faucets, baths and toilets. Slender and cylindrical basin bodies with a minimalist catalogue of geometric details have been developed by Roca Design Studio, Noa Design and Benedito Design to carry a comforting, harmonious tone, while the innovative Fineceramic material ensures a degree of sustainability with its zero-waste production technique.
Combining sauna, Turkish bath and shower functionality in a single spa space, Effe’s Yoku SH system features a warm and welcoming interior inspired by a branch of Japanese natural medicine called shinrin-yoku, or ‘bath in the forest’ – a practice that champions immersion in nature. Vertical architectural elements in natural wood recall surrounding trees, whilst a mixture of stone shelves and transparent openings in smoked tempered glass combine for an organic experience.
Combining a generous showerhead with a powerful water spray, AXOR Conscious Showers ensure that water is used sparingly while still delivering on performance. Available in an EcoSmart+ variant that reduces flow rate to less than six litres per minute, the minimalist piece has been designed by Phoenix Design Studio with a range of surface finishes and intricate detailing.
At HIX 2022, Laufen is presenting the evolution of ILBAGNOALESSI range designed by Stefano Giovannoni. Showcasing lighter forms and the introduction of new furnishings in the brand’s signature SaphirKeramik material, the latest products feature state-of-the-art bathroom technology, along with new finishes and colors. The revamped architecture was the inspiration for five graphic artworks by Snøhetta that draw influence from the collection’s fluid forms.
At HIX 2022, Roman will be showcasing its full range of design and manufacturing capabilities, bringing together different elements of the bathroom to create a tailored and fully integrated solution. On display at HIX are shower enclosures available in a range of 16 metal colour finishes with Anti-Slip Solid Surface Shower Trays, all of which can be seamlessly integrated with accompanying vanity top and basin units. Roman will also be launching a series of new pastel colours across its vanity units.
The TECEone shower toilet combines toilet function with bidet comfort and is nearly indistinguishable from standard ceramics thanks to its stripped-back, essentials-only design. Delivering up to 5.6 litres of water per minute, TECEone features two integrated and intuitive control dials that can be used to continuously regulate water volume and temperature, while a torsion-resistant seat also incorporates a soft-close mechanism.
Grohe is highlighting its full premium spa ranges, including the Atrio collection, shown here below. Atrio’s sleek, cylindrical form is the same diameter from the base to the tip, and every element complements each other to create a powerful single visual statement. Each item in the collection is available in a choice of three finishes and different size options to meet the demands of personal taste. Also on display will be the minimalist Allure range, and Grohe’s innovative Icon 3D collection of 3D printed taps.
Located at stand number 23, Majestic will unveil its new Art Glass Collection – a range of bespoke handcrafted shower screens incorporating kiln formed glass textures. Alongside the Art Glass Collection, Majestic will also showcase a curated selection of its Frameless portfolio, including the newly launched Sarah (pictured) an elegant W/C and shower dividing enclosure.
The Radiator Centre
At HIX 2022, The Radiator Centre will launch a number of versatile radiators ideal for hotel interiors, along with a selection of towel rails ranging from traditional chrome ladder rails to more unexpected and innovative designs. Find them at stand U18.
Designed by Space Copenhagen, Mater’s Eternity is a new stackable shell side chair made entirely of waste materials. Constructed via a patented process called Mater Circular Material, the circular shell is made from upcycled fibre-based waste from Danish coffee producer BKI Kaffe and plastic waste from fellow HIX exhibitor Grohe. The new technique allows for the mixture of various waste streams whilst simultaneously reducing carbon emissions.
“We’re incredibly proud to take part in this exciting new process and technology,” say Peter Bundgaard Rützou & Signe Bindslev Henriksen, founders of Space Copenhagen. “And also to finally to present a stacking chair that is also circular. The foundation of our design is the material’s inspiring organic and tactile nature. The name Eternity speaks to Mater’s circular approach, but also reflects the idea that the chair can be stacked sky-high, at least theoretically.”
At HIX 2022, Warm Nordic will showcase a selection of pieces channeling the rich history and traditions of Scandinavian design. Originally designed in 1966 by Jo Hammerborg, the Trombone Table lamp features a cylindrical metal shade with narrow vertical cracks that allow for a distinctive lighting effect, whilst the wooden Runa Desk by Isabel Ahm draws inspiration from the secretive ambience and visual poetry of Nordic forests at dusk. The Cape Lounge Chair, meanwhile, is designed by Patricia Urquiola and is available in Kvadrat fabrics with or without visible stitching, and the iconic 1960s Cow Horn dining seat by Knud Færch is a space-making statement in itself.
Designed by Patrick Norguet, Allermuir’s Bastille is a seating family comprising a dining, lounge and bar stool in a minimalist aesthetic. Details like perimeter piping and hand finished fluted stitching give the collection a quiet, pared back sense of luxury whilst its wrap around shell and elegant A-frame create a robust, fuss-free silouhette. The range’s legs are available in four finishes of soft gold, soft silver, deep mulberry and new black.
OneHundredTwentyThree Credenza Round is soft and light in shape, but rich in details and materiality. It features two sleek brass metal feet that give the impression the piece is floating, whilst central section is constructed from solid Croatian Oak that highlights its serene structure.
Launching at HIX, Welltek’s freestanding tablebed can transform between a desk and bed in just ten seconds; an ideal hybrid hospitality solution for hotels looking to maximise space whilst maintaining a degree of flexibility. Head to stand 67 for a demonstration. Welltek is also launching the Artome M10 for the UK hospitality sector – a moveable, installation-free smart furniture system for presentations and video conferencing, featuring a built-in sound system and a refined aesthetic.
Drawing inspiration from milanese bourgeois compound sofas, soft femininity, and the beauty of botanicals, Moooi’s Aldora Sofa channels these ideals through a curving form designed by Christina Celestino.