Pop up my Bathroom Atelier: The Trend Forum for Architects and Bathroom Planners at the ISH 2015

02/15

At the international ISH trade fair in Frankfurt (10th to 14th March), the “Pop up my Bathroom Atelier” lecture programme will again be shining a spotlight on the latest trend developments in the sanitary industry. The Pop up my Bathroom trend forum provides an abundance of ideas, informative presentations and fascinating panel discussions with distinguished speakers and international participants. 

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Health is the market of the future: spas rely on water applications from Dornbracht

01/15

Wellness and health centres are very popular - for a short spa break or a relaxing treatment between business appointments. Many hotels rely on product solutions from Dornbracht. 

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Axor Citterio E: The Essence of Luxury

01/15

Aesthetics and functionality: with Axor Citterio E, Philippe Grohe and Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio are introducing a new collection that aims to exude value and elegance. It is their third jointly developed collection. 

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Elegant stainless steel look is the new trend – Supersteel kitchen faucets from Grohe

12/14

Matt instead of shiny is the new trend for kitchen faucets. In future, the familiar mirror-like gleam of chrome looks set to give way to velvety elegance. Grohe too is aiming to radiate a sense of matt understatement in the form of faucets with a Supersteel finish. 

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Unrestricted individuality:
the barrier-free models of DuraStyle

12/14

Design for all! It is a claim that can be fulfilled with an architecture that adapts to changing needs and allows new possibilities. With its Vital products the Black Forrest based company Duravit wants to enable people with restricted mobility a nearly unrestricted individuality. 

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Interview Paul Flowers: “The bathroom will become a place for health diagnostics.”

11/14

As Senior Vice President Design at Grohe AG, British designer Paul Flowers has been responsible for the brand’s creative strategic direction since 2005. More than anything else, he expects the progressive digitisation of the bathroom to lead to more individual comfort and convenience, but also to a stronger emotional bond – encouraged by snug design and more options in terms of equipment.  

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That’s hard: The new SaphirKeramik by Laufen

11/14

With its SaphirKeramik, Laufen has presented a material innovation. The new sanitary ceramic is extremely hard and stable thanks to the addition of the material corundum and opens up completely new possibilities in bathroom design. 

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Timeout in paradise, please! Grey autumn days are perfect for the therapeutic experience of a relaxing bath

10/14

A look out of the windows shows: Its grey and uncomfartable outside. Autumn is showing its dismal face. Now the time is perfect for a warming bath. Calm music and relaxing light will make the welfare feeling more intensive. This is - if desired - in bathtubs of Kaldewei all inclusive. 

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Interview Konstantin Grcic: "The prospect of working with a new material, certainly gave the project an extra edge."

10/14

With SaphirKeramik from Laufen, a new material is being launched on the market. The hardness of this material permits shapes which were previously not possible. Together with Konstantin Grcic the Swiss-based company hat designed a series of new products with this ceramic. 

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Alape EW 3: Evolution of a Classic

10/14

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. 

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Axor Universal Accessories: the Aesthetics of Order

09/14

With the Universal Accessories range, Axor is offering its first cross-collection system of complementary items. The range consists of various rails, shelf elements and holders that can either be used individually or as an integrated system for the bathroom and, in some cases, the kitchen. 

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Interview with Kurt Merki Jr.: “Managing 'space' will become increasingly important in the future.”

09/14

With the Vero bathroom furniture collection for Duravit, Zurich-based designer Kurt Merki Jr. was breaking new ground. In the interview he talks among others about challenges and current developments in bathroom design. 

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24.9.2014: Off to the River on Sauna Day

09/14

Right on time for Sauna Day, the Emser Therme in Bad Ems has enhanced its spa complex with a first for Germany. The new highlight of the modern and attractive wellness centre is the first floating sauna on a river. The two saunas on the River Lahn were implemented by Klafs.  

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Bella Figura: High-end boutique hotel J.K. Place opens its first site in Rome

09/14

The J.K. Place has opened a 5-star establishment in the heart of Rome. Baths and shower surfaces from Kaldewei are about to underline its exclusive interior design concept in the bathrooms. 

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Grohe: A room with a view - atop a harbour crane

09/14

The Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel in Amsterdam offers an unforgettable hotel experience. An old harbor crane incorporated three suites, all in their very own design. In the bathroom, the sanitary expert Grohe ensured a harmonious ambiance. 

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Handmade in Germany - an International Touring Exhibition of German Manufactories

09/14

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 

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