This summer is a hot one. We’re desperate
to cool off – in the sea, a crystal-clear mountain lake or the sauna. Sauna? That’s right –
because if you want to cool down, there’s nothing like working up a sweat first.
At ISH in
Frankfurt, Germany, Alape has showcased dish basins with two new surfaces:
“Terra” captivates with its matt powdery novelty surface and finely coordinated
pastel colour nuances while “Aqua” has a transparent surface reminiscent of
glass and dark rich blue and green hues.
The “Pure Salt Garonda” is an adults-only hotel at
Playa de Palma, Mallorca, is a perfect setting for a spot of relaxation. The free-standing Happy D.2 bathtub by Duravit in the
rooms provides for relaxing breaks - with a unique view of the Mediterranean
Since 2002, employees of Axor Manufaktur have been individualizing taps, shower heads and accessories for private customers and global projects. The possibilities range from special finishes to engravings and length adaptations.
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.
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.
On 19th September 2014 it’s “Cast off!” for the International Exhibition Tour “Handmade in Germany”. The design exhibition of 100 important German manufacturers is starting its 15-station world tour. On board für the sanitary industry: Franz Kaldewei GmbH & Co. KG and Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG
Showering and bathing refresh both body and soul. But besides the water ritual itself, the setting can have a positive impact on our mood as well. Often the interplay between different elements is used to create a special atmosphere. That's exactly what the cooperation between Swiss fittings manufacturer KWC and Italian designer label Falper aims to demonstrate.
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.
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.
In order to be on the pulse of the market, a customer-driven brand with a cosmopolitan outlook wants to be where the action is. A flagship presence in the world’s most frequented locations and face-to-face contact with consumers and market partners are indispensable elements of success in today’s competitive environment. This is why Grohe has added two new top locations in Barcelona and London to its international network.