Features by Diane Larner founder and editor of Bathroom Review & Kitchens Review.
Diane Larner launched both titles over 12 years ago and has been writing about the bathroom and kitchen interior design industry ever since, publishing regular features across the two sectors.
HIX Event 2022 opened its doors to over 3,728 guests on Thursday, 17 & Friday, 18 November. The two-day show featured 20 design leaders debating the future of hotel design and 150 leading suppliers representing bathrooms, surfaces, furnishings, lighting, details and more.
Representing the best of the bathroom, surface, technology, furnishing and fabric sectors and the full scale of the interior hospitality space, major suppliers including Grohe, Laufen, Roca, Hansgrohe, Chelsom, Duxiana, Hypnos, Muuto, Ege Carpets and Table Place Chairs were joined by the best-emerging names like Marset, Moooi and Joe Scog for a curated edit of the latest trends and ideas.
Diane Larner attended the event and collated six inspirational bathroom highlights from the show.
SIX T O P P I C K S from HIX Event
GRAFF Designs exhibited for the first time at HIX 2022 and showcased its product portfolio & wider brand story to the KBB industry.
Returning exhibitor, GROHE, showcased a variety of ranges at HIX and previewed its new AIRIO basin, due to be launched later this year.
Ideal Standard showcased its design-led Atelier Collections marking the first time the bathroom manufacturer has exhibited at the show.
KEUCO showcased a variety of new ranges on its stand, including its IXMO system, launched in June this year.
Bristol is an exciting new range that draws inspiration from the mid 20th Century.
The collection comprises a series of versatile pieces suitable for a broad range of bathroom settings.
Joal Butler – Co-founder HIX
From last year’s theme of ‘all together now’ we felt that 2022 was all about great things growing, and the return of hotels,” says Joel Butler, co-founder of HIX.
“This feeling of post-covid recovery, next-gen thinking and optimism could be felt on the stands, in the aisles, the talks, and of course, the already iconic Mush Room bar. It was a fantastic few days.”
Ebru Bircan, Leader, Marketing Activation UK, LIXIL EMENA and GROHE
“Always a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, it’s a pleasure to exhibit at HIX. This year’s show was hugely success for us, and we were so pleased to return after the debut show in 2021.
Returning to our position at the front of the exhibition, we were delighted to welcome guests to our spa-inspired room set, featuring our latest innovations and collections.
HIX once again provided a brilliant opportunity to showcase our products and connect us with potential customers, allowing for tactile displays and genuine interaction that is invaluable when it comes to product design and networking. Immersing ourselves within the show, it was also a great opportunity to have an insight into the wider industry when it comes to innovation and design.”
Hotel Design Interiors (HIX) 2022 is an annual exhibition for the hotel and hospitality supply chain. The event brings together the entire design and interiors supply chain, including bathroom, fabrics, FF&E services, furniture, landscaping, lighting, objects, outdoor, spa & wellness, surfaces, technology plus many more, with the designers, interior architects, specifiers, project management, hotel operators, procurement, consultants and developers involved in bringing the guest experience to life.
HIX will be back in November 2023