Living 2.0: Duravit supports pioneering example of sustainable student housing

08/14

Cubity, developed by Darmstadt University of Technology, is the first energy-plus student housing in the world, offering individual living space with a footprint of just 16 x 16 metres. Duravit supports this innovative project as a forward-looking approach to sustainable living. 

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Functionality in the most restricted spaces

07/14

Guest bathrooms have become an established part of modern life. Nearly half of all German households have such a bathroom, and they are seen as essential when planning new homes. Cubbyholes that used to house the vacuum cleaner, toilet paper and other odds and ends have been transformed into imaginatively individual oases of well-being. 

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meTime_spa by Keuco:
Versatility in front of and in the wall

06/14

With meTime_spa Keuco presents an elegant kind of concealed thermostat for the shower and bath, with lots of shelf space and its own unique design. Large format glass plates in two sizes add colourful accents in a matt or lustred finish. The special coating on the glass surface allows water droplets to simply roll off.  

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Bette: solutions for a bespoke bathroom

06/14

For steel enamel specialists Bette, made-to-measure bathroom items are by no means unfamiliar territory. Nowadays, about half of all the tubs, shower trays and washbasins that leave the factory are individual, made-to-order solutions. For both the bathroom planner and the end customer, this opens up totally new perspectives for bathroom design: a customised bathtub or cut-off corners that allow enough space for the bathroom door to swing open are just as feasible as an upstand that makes a silicone seal along the edge of the tub superfluous. 

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Designer Portrait Oliver Conrad: The Multitalented All-Rounder

06/14

These are good times for a crossover player: born in New York in 1962, Oliver Conrad is a craftsman, architect, producer, entrepreneur and designer. After training as a carpenter, he graduated in architecture and subsequently focused on various architectural projects. Then, in 1990, the "Oliver Conrad Collection" was launched – a furniture line that has been selling successfully ever since.  

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Designer Portrait Michael Schmidt: Bathrooms for Everyone

05/14

Michael Schmidt is a successful designer and networker. He enjoys bringing the right people together to get new projects off the ground. He lives in Stuttgart (Germany) and runs there a studio with the name code2design. 

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Nexus Product Design: Making Space Physical

05/14

Ulli Finkeldey and Kai Uetrecht think in systems and believe in the big picture. Under the name Nexus Product Design they are active in many different fields. But in view of the wide variety products they have created for the sanitary sector, the duo can certainly be regarded as specialists for this segment.  

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