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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. 

02/14

Bordbar: airy storage for the bathroom

The name is synonymous with the transformation of authentic airplane trolleys into timeless design objects for private use. They are an expression of individual culture in private living quarters, office and outdoor areas. And even in the kitchen and the bathroom the useful storage furniture are doing well. 

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02/14

From hand-held showers to digital shower solutions: showering pleasure then and now

Using new technologies, multi-sensory solutions and diverse, attractive and ergonomic styling Grohe showers are about to convert the formerly purely functional bathroom into a personal feel-good oasis. Let us get an a journey through time and look back over some of the important steps in the development of the shower manufacturer. 

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02/14

Hansamix: bathroom mixer of the fourth generation

The Hansamix series has been on the market since 1978, and is one of the most successful single-lever series made by Hansa. The company has now upgraded its bathroom classic and presents it in its fourth generation. The design is now softer and more elegant. The nickel-free channel flow and extended range for the washbasin with attractive versions for the private bathroom and public areas are new. 

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01/14

Crono by burgbad: Upgrade of a timeless design

Crono is one of the most flexible and versatile solitaire collections from bathroom furniture manufacturer Burgbad. Thanks to its clear, linear design vocabulary and cuboid interpretation of volume, it is timeless as well. The broad spectrum of washbasins and bathroom furniture offers the same kind of planning scope you'd usually only expect from comprehensive furniture systems.  

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01/14

25hours Bikini Berlin opts for innovative bathroom solutions from Kaldewei

In early 2014 the 25hours Group gets in gear to open a new hotel in the historic building ensemble Bikini Berlin. Under the direction of noted architectural firm Aisslinger the modern hotel promises guests familiar design in every detail. The bathrooms of 22 suites will be styled with innovative product highlights supplied by Kaldewei. In a short interview Christoph Hoffmann, CEO/partner of the 25hours Hotel Company explains why. 

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12/13

Freibad – Freedom within Four Walls

Why is a campaign about imaginary bathrooms so very successful? How meaningful is it to invent stunning images of all the things that are or could be feasible in the bathroom? Wouldn't practical tips be more suitable for creating incentives? After all, there are already so many beautiful bathrooms in ads! And aren't the benefits of modern shower toilets already sufficiently familiar to TV viewers as well?  

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12/13

Light and health is the main theme at the Light + Building 2014

For many years light was simply reduced to its basic function: providing brightness to enable vision-related tasks to still be done even after dark. Now it has been recognised that light has a tremendous influence on people and their health. Light significantly determines our well-being, it controls our sleep / wake patterns and during the day it regulates the release of a wide range of hormones.  

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12/13

Dominik Tesseraux: “The product has to speak for itself …”

Designer Dominik Tesseraux on his design philosophy, the design process and the challenges presented by steel-enamel as a material  

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11/13

Solar Decathlon 2013: Duravit was on board with LISI by the TU Vienna and AIR House by the CTU Prague

Every two years the Solar Decathlon takes place in California. The highly acclaimed university competition for sustainable construction organised by the U.S. Department of Energy has been honouring energy self-sufficient building innovations for future living concepts. From 130 entries submitted, two European teams qualified. Duravit supported both of them. 

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11/13

Bath audio system from Kaldewei adds a new dimension to relaxation

Music transports us in time and emotion, it can take us on a journey down memory lane, have a calming effect, or cheer us up – Sound Wave from Kaldewei harnesses this power in innovative ways and combines it with the therapeutic effect of a hot bath to create an entirely new bathing experience.  

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11/13

eLumino: illuminating textiles by Création Baumann

Création Baumann, the Swiss innovative textile specialist, artistically fuses refined weaves and light. This autumn the company is launching “eLumino”, an exclusive textile product with embroidered LED elements that shine, glow or shimmer depending upon the desired look and which can even be dimmed. 

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11/13

Interview Marc Sadler: “This is only the first step"

Bathroom furniture specialist Burgbad is known for its broad spectrum of washstand solutions and mirror cabinets, for solitaire collections and the architectural furniture range rc40. The new system Cconceptwall is a modular programme that integrates a wide range of different functions. It is about to blur the boundaries between the washstand and furniture. This project is the result of burgbad's collaboration with one of the most renowned designers of Europe's creative scene: Marc Sadler. 

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10/13

Keuco equips Cologne's tradition-rich Dom Hotel

The Dom Hotel Cologne is one of the oldest grand hotels in Europe. No other hotel in downtown Cologne offers a better view of the city's stately landmark cathedral. In order to increase the hotel's capacity, the neighbouring Blau-Gold-Haus (Blue-Gold House) has been remodelled and renovated as an extension to the Dom Hotel. When it came to equipping the bathrooms, the interior designers chose fittings and accessories from Keuco's Edition 300 series.  

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10/13

The wall unit that turns the bathroom into living space

Bathroom furniture specialist Burgbad has developed a new kind of bathroom furniture system in collaboration with designer Marc Sadler: Cconceptwall. Unlike conventional bathroom furniture collections, Cconceptwall is a modular “wall in front of the wall” system. The crucial product benefit Cconceptwall offers is however the, so the manufacturer says, almost infinite combinability of its elements. Similarly to a construction set, the washstands can be combined with deck-mounted or wall-mounted fittings, tall cabinets, mirrors and shelves in various sizes and top panels as required. 

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10/13

Fun technology and convenient living: electronic fittings by KWC

The era of "smart" devices with its tablet PCs and its smartphones is making its mark in many different areas of life. In our homes too, it is hard to imagine life without clever high-tech elements any more - even in kitchens and bathrooms. But electronic fittings, like those from KWC, are far more than just a gimmick for technophiles. What youngsters perceive as a luxury becomes a useful barrier-free solution later on in life. 

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10/13

Green Light for Designpreis Halle 2014:
The search for designs on the topic of Water begins

Water is one of the elementary requirements for life on earth. The human body consists of 60% water. About 71% of the surface of the earth is covered with water. Water is our most important aliment and, among other things, it serves as a means for bodily hygiene, the preparation of food or for energy production. It offers recreation and pleasure and is, moreover, a very attractive and sensuous material. The Designpreis Halle 2014 deals with even this topic: Water. 

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10/13

A˘system init by Alape: Washplaces as an Expression of Personality

People are unique - just like their values and principles which are mirrored in their various characters and lifestyles. The individual design of living spaces follows these styles and is an expression of the personality. It is therefore vital that the washplace, being an intimate central point of the daily cleaning rituals, should represent the lifestyle. With the new furniture system A˘system init, Alape is offering a wide selection of solutions for the design of washplaces that emphasise the specific character of their owner. Later this year, there will be a new online configurator available to aid the planning of the individual washplace.  

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10/13

High and quality: Luxury apartments in Warsaw feature Kaldewei baths and enamelled shower surfaces

With its 160 metres and 44 floors the Cosmopolitan Tower in Warsaw’s city centre is a building project best described in superlatives. When completed in early 2014 it will be the second highest residential building in Warsaw and the third highest in Poland. The bathrooms of the then offered 252 luxury apartments will be fitted by bath tubs and shower surfaces from Kaldewei. 

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09/13

Optimal lighting in the bathroom

A trip to the bathroom is part of our everyday morning and evening rituals, for it is where we wash, shave, put on make-up and do our hair – all of which is designed to ensure we feel comfortable in our own skin. For this, aright lighting is an essential element. 

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09/13

DuraPlan by Duravit: Flush-fitting shower trays even for old buildings

DuraPlan shower trays feature simple and timelessly modern design. The flat form permits a flush and aligned fitting with tiled surfaces. There are fourteen models in sizes ranging from 800x800 mm to 1600x900 mm. 

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08/13

Summer whirlpool luxury: Immerse yourself in a Duravit pool

When summer temperatures begin to climb, there is nothing more enjoyable than dipping into a whirlpool. Blue Moon and Sundeck from Duravit feature refined details and purist design for tingling pleasure from head to foot. 

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08/13

iLook_move from Keuco: beauty care routine in the right light

Feeling beautiful means feeling good. It is no wonder that a cosmetic mirror is right at the top of the popularity scale of daily beauty care accessories – with both women and men. The cosmetic mirror iLook_move wants to make Keuco the health care and wellness routine even more attractive – be it at home or in a hotel. 

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07/13

Uniform coloured: the new shower tray Fjord
by Duscholux

With Fjord Duscholux presents a shower tray in an unique design. The asymmetrical position of the drain with cover in the same colour as the shower tray makes drainage technology invisible for the user.  

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