ISH, the world's leading trade fair for bathroom design, comfortable homes and environmentally-friendly building-services technology, is back in 2011, and will take place March 15-19, 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany.
According to show organizers, 2,300 manufacturers will present the world's biggest range of innovative bathroom design, sustainable sanitation solutions and environmentally friendly building-services technology. At a fully booked up Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, the industry, including all market and technology leaders from home and abroad, will present their latest innovations, i.e., technologies and solutions that can be used immediately, no visions or concepts. Messe Frankfurt expects over 200,000 visitors.
The main theme of ISH 2011 is resource conservation, in other words, the efficient use of energy and water in buildings. "Nevertheless, future-oriented buildings must not only take account of energy issues but also meet our present-day and future expectations on comfort and design", says Iris Jeglitza-Moshage, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition. "Next year, manufacturers from all over the world will show the latest intelligent solutions for the home for the first time at ISH 2011 in Frankfurt."
Buildings are still the world's biggest consumers of energy with a 40 percent share of the total. Correspondingly, they have an enormous potential for saving energy and the industry will show the best ways of exploiting this potential in the ISH Energy section of the fair. Sustainability also plays an important role in the bathroom sector. No less important in this case, however, is innovative design to ensure a comfortable atmosphere in both physical and aesthetic terms, and exhibitors show how this can be achieved in the ISH Water section under the motto, 'Water for People'. The world's biggest showroom presents the latest design developments, as well as modern, sustainable technology designed to meet modern demands - in other words, the entire spectrum of high technology and high-tech design.
Additionally, visitors will be able to see the latest bathroom trends at ISH 2011. The three main trends for 2011/12 are 'Green Bathroom: Back to Nature!', 'Easy Bathroom: It couldn't be Easier!' and 'Bathroom Interior: Away from the Wall!' In the Green Bathroom everything revolves around a responsible use of a scarce resource, water, and sustainable bathroom design. This means, inter alia, the use of recyclable materials, e.g., copper, steel, wood, glass and ceramic. The Easy Bathroom trend stands for easier access to the bathroom - but not just for older people. The idea is to provide a high degree of comfort for all generations so the bathroom offers users of all ages optimum conditions and convenience without having to do without good design. The third bathroom trend continues from the idea of senior-friendly bathrooms and is closely linked with a new understanding of the bathroom, which calls for new specifications and appropriate spatial concepts.
The exhibition themes will be underscored by the complementary programme of ISH Water, e.g., in the 'Pop up my Bathroom' Trend Forum, which is an integral part of the Water Lounge in Halle 3.1, or the 'Blue Responsibility' sustainability campaign. This is a continuation of the campaign launched at ISH 2009, which aims to spotlight sustainable bathroom solutions that promote the responsible use of water. The world's leading manufacturers present solutions such as water-saving devices, water-treatment technology and easy-to-clean materials.
The ISH Water section, which includes 'The Bathroom Experience' and the World of Installation Technology, is held in the eastern part of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, in Halls 3, 4, 5 and 6, plus the 'Festhalle' and 'Forum'.
The ISH Energy section offers the world's biggest range of efficient heating and air-conditioning technology in combination with renewable energies. Particularly innovative in this connection are wood-burning and tiled stoves, which are to be found in Hall 9.2 and cover the spectrum from woodburners, tiled stoves, wood-fired ranges and pellet stoves to units with heat exchangers that are ideal for combining with other regenerative energies, such as solar thermal energy conversion and geothermal energy, to create a heating system. The stoves perfectly combine design, comfort and environmental friendliness.
Visitors will be able to see the entire spectrum of innovative building-systems technology on the western side of the Exhibition Centre, in Halls 8, 9, 10 and 11.
Learn more about the show HERE