Jens J. Wischmann, Geschäftsführer, Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft e. V. (VDS)

Jens J. Wischmann: "Also in the hospitality sector, bathrooms need more lifestyle appeal."


Jens J. Wischmann, managing director VDS, on growth markets, trends in bathroom design and Inside | Outside, the Pop up my Bathroom motto for the ISH digital 2021.


Interview with designer Gesa Hansen: “I’ve never got sick of trees being green."


Gesa Hansen and color, it just fits. In an interview with her, we talked about how colors in the bathroom look and what that means for bathroom planning.


Interview with designer Partick Frey: “I wanted to create a feeling of softness and warmth.”


In the interview Patrick Frey talks about the creation of the Villeroy & Boch Finion collection. 


"Shower toilets provide more independence for people with restricted mobility."


Kirsten Wienberg, head of Global Product Development & Design at Villeroy & Boch, explains in the interview everything you need to know about shower toilets.  


Interview: "True Classics have an impressively simple yet well-thought out Design."


In the interview the designers of Villeroy & Boch,Chris Hegeman and Johan de Groot, are talking about their own style, a formula for excellent and timeless design and where they get inspiration for new collections. 


Interview Christoph Behling: "The shower toilet is a sort of unfavoured child."


Since 2006 Christoph Behling has been designing bathroom products for the sanitary specialist, Geberit. In the interview, the London-based designer talks about sustainability, economic principles and the new shower toilet of Geberit. 


Interview: Functional aspects of the coloured design of the Hewi washbasin


In the interview, architect Dr. Birgit Dietz explains the background thoughts in the development of the age and dementia-sensitive washbasin, which she designed together with Hewi.  


In the bathroom with Philippe Starck: a hut on the beach


Precision and persistence when it comes to implementing details has certainly been a crucial factor for Philippe Starck’s success in the field of sanitaryware design. In this interview, the French designer talks about real needs, new materials, sustainability and his dream of a hut on the beach. 


Barrier-Free Building: “I think Planners and Architects need to change the Perspective.”


The topic of barrier-free accessibility is an integral part of the sanitary industry. Paralympics gold medallist Anna Schaffelhuber has been wheelchair-bound since birth. In the interview she will be talking about functionality and design, barrier-free accessibility in public areas and her collaboration with Villeroy & Boch. 


“No compromises”: Star designer Arik Levy talks about working with Kaldewei


Arik Levy is at home with a vast array of design segments and has also achieved global fame other fields. In this interview, the Tel Aviv born designer talks about the design idea for the ensemble, the cooperation with Kaldewei, and the challenge of lending a new shape to the material, steel enamel.