Interview Annette Maria Sonntag: “There must be ways to make the bathroom individual and personal.”

05/13

With the Joyce collection Villeroy & Boch is presenting a concept that redefines individualisation in the bathroom and wants to give it a completely new, ground-breaking dimension. Joyce gives users diverse options to play with forms, colours and accessories and thus to shape the bathroom in line with their own individual ideas. In the interview, designer Annette Maria Sonntag talks about the development of Joyce. 

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BetteBicolour: A seam that isn’t there

05/13

For friends of freestanding seamless monolithic baths made in steel-enamel, the company Bette from Delbrück in East Westphalia, Germany, has a special optical solution: some of the series are also available in the Bicolour version, that is, in two colours. The colour changes right at the transition point between bath rim and bath body, which gives even circular baths a straight lined character trait. 

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    Interview Jens Wischmann Part I: “To start with, nobody could foresee that Pop up would be such a success story.”

    04/13

    Busy Bathroom, Bathroom Bubble and Bathroom (R)Evolution – those are the titles of the most important developments taking place in bathroom design right now, discovered for the campaign “Pop up my Bathroom”. They describe the trends “Up close and personal”, “Room to retreat” and “On the way to an intelligent feel-good machine”. They have been compiled and described by one of the sanitary industry’s most influential umbrella organisations, the German Sanitary Industry Association (Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft e.V., VDS), in collaboration with trend researchers. In the first part of the big interview with Jens Wischmann, the managing director of the VDS talks about the progress of this campaign. 

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      Interview Jens Wischmann Part II: “I'm appealing to the competence and creativity of our plumbers.”

      04/13

      The second part of the interview deals with bathrooms that are planned as a whole, health-oriented bathrooms, the needs user have in the bathroom, creative consulting approaches and to talk about a wide range of possibilities a bathroom can open up and not about prices. 

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        Interview Jens Wischmann Part III: “We want to continue the discourse about trends and developments throughout the entire year.”

        04/13

        In part III of the interview Jens Wischmann talks about the importance of the bathroom, the involvement of bathroom planners and neighbouring sectors. And he gives a view into the future of Pop up my Bathroom. 

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          A˘system addit by Alape – washplaces with its own signature

          03/13

          Alape, the Goslar based manufacturer of washplace solutions, presents A˘system addit, a new modular furniture programme specifically intended for washstands. The programme combines the puristic design of Alape washstands with the variability and functionality of furniture modules that can be added on. The resulting combination options provide room for individuality and take into account the requirements of each individual in terms of washplace design. In this vein, Alape allows each custom-planned washplace to be given its own quite personal signature. 

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          Plan your visit to the trade fair easily with the ISH app

          02/13

          Visitors to the internationally leading trade fair of the sanitary sector (12-16 March 2013 in Frankfurt am Main) now have state-of-the-art access to the ISH with a free application that is available for smartphones and tablets at www.ish2013.com/app. The information provided on the display makes it considerably easier to plan, take part and follow up your visit to the trade fair. 

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