Architecture | Materials

The variety of materials in the bathroom.

Badezimmer des Beitrags der Hochschule Düsseldorf zum Solar Decatlon Europe 21/22 unterstützt von Grohe

Grohe supports Düsseldorf University in the Solar Decathlon Europe


In the international student competition for innovative and sustainable urban development, the Düsseldorf University’s project was equipped by Grohe with sustainable bathroom and kitchen fittings.


Dornbracht Tata

Dornbracht icons with custom finishes


Along with the design shape, finishes are the fourth dimen­sion of prod­uct design at dornbracht.


Marazzi Carácter mit Puro Marazzi Anti­bac­te­rial Technologie

Puro Marazzi: the built-in antibacterial technology for tiles


Thanks to built-in antibacterial technology, the new Puro Marazzi Antibacterial offerings creates a new generation of ceramic surfaces. 


Duschfläche Scona, Meisterstück Classic Duo Oval, Unterbauwaschtisch Classic

Inside Kaldewei: The birth of a bathtub


From enamel production and steel forming through to finishing: making products out of steel enemail is a passion for Kaldewei. We show you the way from the raw material to the finished product.


Duravit Happy D.2 Plus

More design option due to matt surfaces


The trend towards matt surfaces is expanding the range of products offered by the manufacturers and it offers bathroom planners additional possibilities in the design of the bathroom.


Massivholz im Bad von IPM/Voglauer

Solid wood furniture in the bathroom can defy moisture and wetness


Furniture made of solid wood create a cosy, homely atmosphere – even in the bathroom. To ensure that the fluctuations in temperature and humidity prevailing here do not disturb the natural wood furniture, they should be treated with an environmentally friendly water-based paint, oils or waxes.


Matt or transparent: Alape presents expressive surfaces


At ISH in Frankfurt, Germany, Alape has showcased dish basins with two new surfaces: “Terra” captivates with its matt powdery novelty surface and finely coordinated pastel colour nuances while “Aqua” has a transparent surface reminiscent of glass and dark rich blue and green hues.


Michael Schmidt about color, surface and material as fourth dimension in design and architecture


Colour and finish have always been the fourth dimension of product design, architecture and interior design. Without this dimension, the story hasn‘t been told to the end.