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.
Because of the shower toilet the toilet roll holder seems to be headed south. However, now it has a good chance of making a comeback as a convenient shelf for mobile phones. And equipped with "wireless charging" he could even become the media center in the bathroom.
Whether at the workplace, sports facilities or airports, hygiene requirements are high in both public and semi-public buildings. This is why they are an essential part of the respective building concept.
In the bathroom, we’d rather have things clean. However, even if precautions in a private bathroom are different than in the public sphere, we can benefit from the advantages and achievements of modern sanitary technology at home too.
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.
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.
Every restaurateur and facility operator knows the problem: especially in restaurants, sport and leisure facilities or large-scale event venues, toilets that have to deal with a high volume of traffic usually have an "indoor climate" that is anything but inviting. And the less-than-ideal deodoriser blocks in little plastic sieves that are placed in the urinals tend to come across as decidedly unaesthetic "foreign bodies", especially in sanitary facilities with an otherwise upmarket design.
Hygiene and economic efficiency are important factors for urinal installations. A distinctive design, however, also contributes to the value of the sanitary equipment and fosters careful treatment on the part of the user. With "Ambition E", fittings specialist Schell intends to point the way in purist design for sensor-controlled urinal flush fittings.
In recent years, there has been a great change in the way in which people in industrial countries use water and energy. Duravit responds to this with innovative technology.
Even the Duravit company history lays a focus on the responsible use of resources. This has become an essential part of every new development. It continues to give rise to new product ideas that are about to contribute to a responsible future.
On the invitation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Austrian design firm EOOS, together with the Eawag aquatic research institute of ETH Zurich, present a revolutionary new sanitation concept: the “diversion toilet”. In the competition the project was awarded with a Special recognition and $40,000 for their outstanding design of a toilet user interface.