“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. 


Alape EW 3: Evolution of a Classic


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. 


Handmade in Germany - an International Touring Exhibition of German Manufactories


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 


Cooperation: KWC and Falper aim to create a Swiss-Italian feel-good ambience for the private spa


Showering and bathing refresh both body and soul. But besides the water ritual itself, the setting can have a positive impact on our mood as well. Often the interplay between different elements is used to create a special atmosphere. That's exactly what the cooperation between Swiss fittings manufacturer KWC and Italian designer label Falper aims to demonstrate. 


From hand-held showers to digital shower solutions: showering pleasure then and now


Using new technologies, multi-sensory solutions and diverse, attractive and ergonomic styling Grohe showers are about to convert the formerly purely functional bathroom into a personal feel-good oasis. Let us get an a journey through time and look back over some of the important steps in the development of the shower manufacturer. 


Solar Decathlon 2013: Duravit was on board with LISI by the TU Vienna and AIR House by the CTU Prague


Every two years the Solar Decathlon takes place in California. The highly acclaimed university competition for sustainable construction organised by the U.S. Department of Energy has been honouring energy self-sufficient building innovations for future living concepts. From 130 entries submitted, two European teams qualified. Duravit supported both of them. 


Grohe opens two new showrooms
in Barcelona and London


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.