Freibad – Freedom within Four Walls

12/13

Why is a campaign about imaginary bathrooms so very successful? How meaningful is it to invent stunning images of all the things that are or could be feasible in the bathroom? Wouldn't practical tips be more suitable for creating incentives? After all, there are already so many beautiful bathrooms in ads! And aren't the benefits of modern shower toilets already sufficiently familiar to TV viewers as well?  

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Light and health is the main theme at the Light + Building 2014

12/13

For many years light was simply reduced to its basic function: providing brightness to enable vision-related tasks to still be done even after dark. Now it has been recognised that light has a tremendous influence on people and their health. Light significantly determines our well-being, it controls our sleep / wake patterns and during the day it regulates the release of a wide range of hormones.  

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Dominik Tesseraux: “The product has to speak for itself …”

12/13

Designer Dominik Tesseraux on his design philosophy, the design process and the challenges presented by steel-enamel as a material  

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

11/13

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. 

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Bath audio system from Kaldewei adds a new dimension to relaxation

11/13

Music transports us in time and emotion, it can take us on a journey down memory lane, have a calming effect, or cheer us up – Sound Wave from Kaldewei harnesses this power in innovative ways and combines it with the therapeutic effect of a hot bath to create an entirely new bathing experience.  

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eLumino: illuminating textiles by Création Baumann

11/13

Création Baumann, the Swiss innovative textile specialist, artistically fuses refined weaves and light. This autumn the company is launching “eLumino”, an exclusive textile product with embroidered LED elements that shine, glow or shimmer depending upon the desired look and which can even be dimmed. 

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Interview Marc Sadler: “This is only the first step"

11/13

Bathroom furniture specialist Burgbad is known for its broad spectrum of washstand solutions and mirror cabinets, for solitaire collections and the architectural furniture range rc40. The new system Cconceptwall is a modular programme that integrates a wide range of different functions. It is about to blur the boundaries between the washstand and furniture. This project is the result of burgbad's collaboration with one of the most renowned designers of Europe's creative scene: Marc Sadler. 

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Keuco equips Cologne's tradition-rich Dom Hotel

10/13

The Dom Hotel Cologne is one of the oldest grand hotels in Europe. No other hotel in downtown Cologne offers a better view of the city's stately landmark cathedral. In order to increase the hotel's capacity, the neighbouring Blau-Gold-Haus (Blue-Gold House) has been remodelled and renovated as an extension to the Dom Hotel. When it came to equipping the bathrooms, the interior designers chose fittings and accessories from Keuco's Edition 300 series.  

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The wall unit that turns the bathroom into living space

10/13

Bathroom furniture specialist Burgbad has developed a new kind of bathroom furniture system in collaboration with designer Marc Sadler: Cconceptwall. Unlike conventional bathroom furniture collections, Cconceptwall is a modular “wall in front of the wall” system. The crucial product benefit Cconceptwall offers is however the, so the manufacturer says, almost infinite combinability of its elements. Similarly to a construction set, the washstands can be combined with deck-mounted or wall-mounted fittings, tall cabinets, mirrors and shelves in various sizes and top panels as required. 

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