Interview Jens Wischmann Part I: “To start with, nobody could foresee that Pop up would be such a success story.”

04/13

Busy Bathroom, Bathroom Bubble and Bathroom (R)Evolution – those are the titles of the most important developments taking place in bathroom design right now, discovered for the campaign “Pop up my Bathroom”. They describe the trends “Up close and personal”, “Room to retreat” and “On the way to an intelligent feel-good machine”. They have been compiled and described by one of the sanitary industry’s most influential umbrella organisations, the German Sanitary Industry Association (Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft e.V., VDS), in collaboration with trend researchers. In the first part of the big interview with Jens Wischmann, the managing director of the VDS talks about the progress of this campaign. 

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    Interview Jens Wischmann Part II: “I'm appealing to the competence and creativity of our plumbers.”

    04/13

    The second part of the interview deals with bathrooms that are planned as a whole, health-oriented bathrooms, the needs user have in the bathroom, creative consulting approaches and to talk about a wide range of possibilities a bathroom can open up and not about prices. 

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      Interview Jens Wischmann Part III: “We want to continue the discourse about trends and developments throughout the entire year.”

      04/13

      In part III of the interview Jens Wischmann talks about the importance of the bathroom, the involvement of bathroom planners and neighbouring sectors. And he gives a view into the future of Pop up my Bathroom. 

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        A˘system addit by Alape – washplaces with its own signature

        03/13

        Alape, the Goslar based manufacturer of washplace solutions, presents A˘system addit, a new modular furniture programme specifically intended for washstands. The programme combines the puristic design of Alape washstands with the variability and functionality of furniture modules that can be added on. The resulting combination options provide room for individuality and take into account the requirements of each individual in terms of washplace design. In this vein, Alape allows each custom-planned washplace to be given its own quite personal signature. 

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          Plan your visit to the trade fair easily with the ISH app

          02/13

          Visitors to the internationally leading trade fair of the sanitary sector (12-16 March 2013 in Frankfurt am Main) now have state-of-the-art access to the ISH with a free application that is available for smartphones and tablets at www.ish2013.com/app. The information provided on the display makes it considerably easier to plan, take part and follow up your visit to the trade fair. 

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          Grohe opens two new showrooms
          in Barcelona and London

          02/13

          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. 

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          Dornbracht programme expansion: two new Water Units for individual expectations in the kitchen

          02/13

          With two new variations of its single basins, Dornbracht extends the range of the usages for the Water Units in the kitchen. They supplement the synchronised complete packages of Dornbracht sinks and fittings.  

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          Duravit: Happy D.2 introduces elegance into the bathroom

          02/13

          Reduced, architectural design is becoming increasingly popular in the bathroom. And this is not surprising, since it is both timeless and modern. However, with the Happy D.2 complete bathroom series by Sieger Design, Duravit is about to show that this and soft lines are not mutually exclusive.  

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          ISH 2013: complementary programme with new highlights

          01/13

          The industry is gearing up to launch its new products onto the world market for the bathroom, building services, energy, air-conditioning and renewable energies at ISH in Frankfurt am Main from 12 to 16 March 2013. Parallel to the extensive range of products to be shown by the 2,300-plus exhibitors, the multi-faceted complementary programme will offer an excellent opportunity to exchange information and take a closer look at subjects of topical interest to the sector. The emphasis in all parts of the complementary programme is on sustainability and energy saving. At the same time, the fair will be distinguished by a variety of new highlights for both the water and energy sections. 

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          Flatile by AGROB BUCHTAL: 5mm thin tiles for low-dust and low-dirt renovation

          01/13

          At the tile thickness, a distinction has to be made between normal (8 to 11 mm), extra thick (12 mm and more for industrial and commercial areas) and thin tiles (8 mm and less). The latter has been a frequently discussed subject at special interest magazines and trade fairs again and again in the last years. 

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          New Muna shower tray series by Hoesch: luxurious style combined with robust stability

          01/13

          Ultra-flat, extremely sturdy and stylish: That’s what the manufacturer of bath products Hoesch calls its new Muna shower trays. The special characteristics of the new shower tray series are primarily a result of the robust material and the cleverly designed shape of the shower tray. Available in a range of sizes and shapes, they are suitable for barrier-free use in every bathroom. 

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          ISH 2013 with all market leaders and additional exhibition halls

          01/13

          The World’s Leading Trade Fair for The Bathroom Experience, Building Services, Energy, Air Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies – in Frankfurt am Main from 12 to 16 March 2013 will be distinguished by a variety of new themes and special events. “Resource conservation is the subject around which everything at ISH 2013 revolves and, therefore, the focal point of all product segments”, says Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt.  

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          Pop up my Bathroom: Photoshooting finished

          12/12

          The bathroom has never been pervaded by such an overwhelming sense of freedom as during this year's Pop up my Bathroom project: an extremely forward-looking concept for future development tendencies, make-believe bathroom scenarios (who's ever heard of a beer garden as the backdrop for a bathroom?) and, above all, an abundance of open sky.  

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          Whirl and enjoy: wellness in wind and weather

          12/12

          When it's wet and cold outside, cosiness in our own four walls ranks high in the popularity stakes. Then a whirlpool bath is particularly agreeable. With its wide choice of whirlpool systems and bathtubs, Kaldewei enables customers to create their very own feel-good programme. 

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          Grohtherm 2000: the next-generation thermostat

          12/12

          With its Grohtherm 2000 thermostat, Grohe aims to offer its users not just enhanced safety and extra convenience but responsible sustainability as well. With an aesthetic water flow and functional tray, the thermostat aims to present itself as a modern and flexible all-round solution for the bathtub and shower. 

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          Interview Stefan Seitz: “Wall and floor collections should definitely have a place at the ISH”

          11/12

          At the ISH 2013, some strong products and a wide variety of concepts for walls and floors will be represented for the first time. As part of the 'wall + floor' special show, various suppliers will, over an area of approx. 500 square metres, be showcasing products that include tiles (wall and floor tiles), innovations (plastic coverings and man-made materials), nature (e.g. cork, natural stone or marble) and colour (shades and colourways). Wall + floor will be located centrally in Hall 3.0 and will thus become the main hub for creative furnishing and decoration ideas in the bathroom. In an interview Stefan Seitz, Director Brand Management ISH, talks about the premiere if the new special show.  

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          Hotel “J”: an oasis of calm just outside the gates of Stockholm – equipped with Duravit

          11/12

          Hotel “J” is situated on Nacka beach and enjoys an enchanting view of Stockholm’s harbour inlet, where ships bob up and down on the water. The boutique hotel with its boathouse charm lies just ten minutes away from the colourful and lively activity of the Swedish capital.  

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