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virtual spaces for the bathroom of tomorrow. 

The modern bathroom is a multifunctional place where elemental needs meet the desire for a little beauty in life, the desire for a sense of security and luxury. High-tech mingles with primordial naturalness, daily routines blend with cleansing rituals. United by design, materials, architecture. 

Pop up my Bathroom gives visions a place to unfold. A team of creatives, experts and trend researchers explores the possibilities that modern bathroom design holds for the bathroom culture of an individualistic society. We gather information, discuss tendencies, allow ideas to take experimental shape. With a realistic background, but with no real barriers. 

09/15

In the bathroom with Philippe Starck: a hut on the beach

Precision and persistence when it comes to implementing details has certainly been a crucial factor for Philippe Starck’s success in the field of sanitaryware design. In this interview, the French designer talks about real needs, new materials, sustainability and his dream of a hut on the beach. 

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08/15
Pop up my Bathroom

Pop up my Bathroom: Hurry up!

Together or one after the other? That is the question. How can the usability of the (only) family bathroom be optimised if everyone insists on having his own space? 

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08/15

Häfele turns bathroom furniture into entertainment centres

Nowadays many people like to listen easily and quick to their favourite music – also at home in their own four walls. Häfele’s sound products are quick and easy to fit and can be installed either visibly or invisibly in nearly all types of furniture. 

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08/15

Avorio and Cemento: Two new design lines for Rauvisio mineral

With Avorio and Cemento, Rehau has expanded its Rauvisio mineral portfolio and opened up whole new worlds of design possibilities for its customers – from the evenly textured elegance of antiqui-ty all the way to concrete, the material of the modern age 

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08/15

Hansgrohe: ShowerSelect novelties with high-quality glass surface

With its new concealed ShowerSelect thermostats Hansgrohe presents a timeless and clear design, a wide shelf and a high-quality white glass surface. 

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07/15

Barrier-Free Building: “I think Planners and Architects need to change the Perspective.”

The topic of barrier-free accessibility is an integral part of the sanitary industry. Paralympics gold medallist Anna Schaffelhuber has been wheelchair-bound since birth. In the interview she will be talking about functionality and design, barrier-free accessibility in public areas and her collaboration with Villeroy & Boch. 

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07/15

Barrier-free accessibility: Bathroom solutions for facilities in the healthcare and nursing sector

Villeroy & Boch has developed solutions for the healthcare and nursing sector to combine barrier-free functionality with comfort and design: The O.novo Vita and Omnia Architectura Vita collections are contemporary in design and comply with the standard DIN 18040 for barrier- free construction. 

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06/15

ME by Starck of Duravit: Sensual Lightness of Being

With ME by Starck Duravit presents a minimalist range for private and public areas. With the new range, the French designer wants to satisfy the desire for pure aesthetics. Recurring design element is a slender rim. 

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04/15

Koralle X80 Free: Elegant architecture solution for the showering area

Koralle presents with its X80 Free an innovative walk-in shower solution with perfect transparency - and without visible screw connections fastenings, hinges and cross profiles. 

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04/15

“No compromises”: Star designer Arik Levy talks about working with Kaldewei

Arik Levy is at home with a vast array of design segments and has also achieved global fame other fields. In this interview, the Tel Aviv born designer talks about the design idea for the ensemble, the cooperation with Kaldewei, and the challenge of lending a new shape to the material, steel enamel. 

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02/15

Pop up my Bathroom Atelier: The Trend Forum for Architects and Bathroom Planners at the ISH 2015

At the international ISH trade fair in Frankfurt (10th to 14th March), the “Pop up my Bathroom Atelier” lecture programme will again be shining a spotlight on the latest trend developments in the sanitary industry. The Pop up my Bathroom trend forum provides an abundance of ideas, informative presentations and fascinating panel discussions with distinguished speakers and international participants. 

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01/15

Health is the market of the future: spas rely on water applications from Dornbracht

Wellness and health centres are very popular - for a short spa break or a relaxing treatment between business appointments. Many hotels rely on product solutions from Dornbracht. 

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01/15

Axor Citterio E: The Essence of Luxury

Aesthetics and functionality: with Axor Citterio E, Philippe Grohe and Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio are introducing a new collection that aims to exude value and elegance. It is their third jointly developed collection. 

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12/14

Elegant stainless steel look is the new trend – Supersteel kitchen faucets from Grohe

Matt instead of shiny is the new trend for kitchen faucets. In future, the familiar mirror-like gleam of chrome looks set to give way to velvety elegance. Grohe too is aiming to radiate a sense of matt understatement in the form of faucets with a Supersteel finish. 

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12/14

Unrestricted individuality: the barrier-free models of DuraStyle

Design for all! It is a claim that can be fulfilled with an architecture that adapts to changing needs and allows new possibilities. With its Vital products the Black Forrest based company Duravit wants to enable people with restricted mobility a nearly unrestricted individuality. 

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11/14

Interview Paul Flowers: “The bathroom will become a place for health diagnostics.”

As Senior Vice President Design at Grohe AG, British designer Paul Flowers has been responsible for the brand’s creative strategic direction since 2005. More than anything else, he expects the progressive digitisation of the bathroom to lead to more individual comfort and convenience, but also to a stronger emotional bond – encouraged by snug design and more options in terms of equipment.  

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11/14

That’s hard: The new SaphirKeramik by Laufen

With its SaphirKeramik, Laufen has presented a material innovation. The new sanitary ceramic is extremely hard and stable thanks to the addition of the material corundum and opens up completely new possibilities in bathroom design. 

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10/14

Timeout in paradise, please! Grey autumn days are perfect for the therapeutic experience of a relaxing bath

A look out of the windows shows: Its grey and uncomfartable outside. Autumn is showing its dismal face. Now the time is perfect for a warming bath. Calm music and relaxing light will make the welfare feeling more intensive. This is - if desired - in bathtubs of Kaldewei all inclusive. 

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10/14

Interview Konstantin Grcic: "The prospect of working with a new material, certainly gave the project an extra edge."

With SaphirKeramik from Laufen, a new material is being launched on the market. The hardness of this material permits shapes which were previously not possible. Together with Konstantin Grcic the Swiss-based company hat designed a series of new products with this ceramic. 

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10/14

Alape EW 3: Evolution of a Classic

It’s now 44 years since Goslar-based company Alape developed the built-in washbasin EW 3. The relatively small round basin with the white glaze was designed for installation in horizontal washplace surfaces in sanitary spaces. It was also the first industrially produced basin of its kind. 

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09/14

Axor Universal Accessories: the Aesthetics of Order

With the Universal Accessories range, Axor is offering its first cross-collection system of complementary items. The range consists of various rails, shelf elements and holders that can either be used individually or as an integrated system for the bathroom and, in some cases, the kitchen. 

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