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

10/13

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

10/13

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

10/13

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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Optimal lighting in the bathroom

09/13

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

09/13

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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Summer whirlpool luxury: Immerse yourself in a Duravit pool

08/13

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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iLook_move from Keuco: beauty care routine in the right light

08/13

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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Uniform coloured: the new shower tray Fjord
by Duscholux

07/13

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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Interview Nexus Product Design: "With rc40, we're giving the wall an integrative function."

07/13

Ulli Finkeldey and Kai Uetrecht are Nexus Product Design and, together with bathroom furniture manufacturer Burgbad, responsible for the development of the bathroom furniture concept rc40. In time for this year's ISH, the innovative module system has been enhanced and extended by the addition of various new components. The collection gives architects and bathroom planners totally new possibilities for structuring the space commonly known as the "bathroom". In an interview, the two Bielefeld-based designers explain their ideas and visions of what living in this space can be like.  

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Neat and tidy with Duravit: Intelligent interiors for drawers

06/13

Brushes and aftershave, lipsticks and cotton pads. The bathroom can quickly become full of a whole host of different products. Intelligent interiors for drawers offer individual solutions for well-sorted storage space.  

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Joyce by Villeroy & Boch: the bathroom with apps

05/13

Individualisation remains one of the strongest trends of the present day. More and more people are taking advantage of the many opportunities to express their individuality, also in their home interiors. Villeroy & Boch has seized upon this trend and playfully interpreted it to create a new complete series for the bathroom.  

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Interview Annette Maria Sonntag: “There must be ways to make the bathroom individual and personal.”

05/13

With the Joyce collection Villeroy & Boch is presenting a concept that redefines individualisation in the bathroom and wants to give it a completely new, ground-breaking dimension. Joyce gives users diverse options to play with forms, colours and accessories and thus to shape the bathroom in line with their own individual ideas. In the interview, designer Annette Maria Sonntag talks about the development of Joyce. 

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BetteBicolour: A seam that isn’t there

05/13

For friends of freestanding seamless monolithic baths made in steel-enamel, the company Bette from Delbrück in East Westphalia, Germany, has a special optical solution: some of the series are also available in the Bicolour version, that is, in two colours. The colour changes right at the transition point between bath rim and bath body, which gives even circular baths a straight lined character trait. 

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