Interview Andreas Dornbracht - Part 2:
"As for construction architects, we need to trigger a shift in attitude."

05/12

In the first Part of the interview, Andreas Dornbracht, president of the German Sanitary Industry Association (Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft e.V., VDS), has talked about demographic issues of the bathroom. The second part is devoted to architectural solutions and room concepts. 

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Interview with Thilo Dreyer:
“The first step towards a holistic design is listening.”

05/12

Listening to Thilo Dreyer, you soon realise what constitutes a good bathroom designer and sanitary expert: a passion for the bathroom as living space that has been precisely geared towards the customer’s needs.  

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Special Feature: Bathroom Design
Planning for Happiness

05/12

The disappearance of spatial boundaries and walls, the new sense of snugness and the desire for more nature in the bathroom are resulting in a host of new possibilities for bathroom design. Today, anybody who wants a contemporary and future-viable bathroom needs more than a floor plan – he needs a concept. A professional bathroom designer can help ask the right questions and pave the way to personal bathroom bliss. 

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Interview Andreas Dornbracht - Part 1:
"Barrier-free is a term, that doesn’t whet people’s appetite"

05/12

Andreas Dornbracht is regarded as one of the most progressive thinkers in his industry. For a fittings and accessories manufacturer, the family company of the same name that he co-runs has provided an unusual amount of impetus for an integral approach to bathroom design. He also seems to want to help the industry progress towards a more holistic approach in his capacity as president of the German Sanitary Industry Association (Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft e.V., VDS), the umbrella organisation of the bathroom and sanitary sectors with member associations from industry, specialist wholesale and specialist trades. In the first part of this interview Dornbracht talks about demographic issues. 

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Making of Pop up my Bathroom

05/12

The photo spreads show bathrooms in unusual places: an old factory, a greenhouse, a castle. They are intended to represent different environments – an urban setting, a life in the midst of nature and a luxuriously dignified ambiance. The scenographies are meant to remove the bathroom from its conventional context so as to reveal its creative potential. Each of the spreads establishes an emotional relationship between the respective trend concept and the user, whose fantasies – with the emphasis on my bathroom – have been turned into reality. 

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