Bisazza opens new cultural space with an exhibition of John Pawson

06/12

On 8 June 2012, the Bisazza Foundation will open a new cultural space 

dedicated to design and contemporary architecture in their headquarters in Montecchio Maggiore, near Vicenza. More than 6000 square metres will showcase works and mosaic installations created by internationally renowned artists and designers, as well as host temporary exhibitions from the foremost institutions around the world. 

 

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Duravit scores at the universal design award 2012

06/12

Duravit was on the winners' podium three times at the 2012 universal design award. It won the universal design award and the universal design consumer favourite award for its innovative OpenSpace shower partition, which was acclaimed by both the expert and the consumer jury, and received a further universal design award for its latest universal bath covers. 

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Interview Phoenix Design: “The bathroom is where you get ready for the day in the morning and wind down again in the evening.”

05/12

Designers are for ever asking themselves how the water comes out of the tap. Or why showering is so popular, how the experience could be enhanced even more and the shower made to use 10 litres instead of 12. Or why a bathroom fitting actually has to be made of cast brass. These and other questions, say Andreas Haug and Tom Schönherr of Phoenix Design, have given the German sanitary industry a competition-promoting culture of innovation. 

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Interview Andreas Dornbracht - Part 3:
“A product with an aesthetic lifetime of 20 years is an ecological product.”

05/12

In the first two parts of the interview Andreas Dornbracht has talked about demographic and architectonical solutions in the bathroom. The third and last part deals with ecology. 

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Have a Cultivated take-off: with Grohe in the new Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport

05/12

The new landmark of Frankfurt airport, The Squaire, is deemed to be a masterpiece of contemporary architecture and aesthetic design. Its concept creates a unique experience of urbane sophistication by fusing offices, shopping facilities, restaurants and bars as well as hotels under one roof. This international business hotel not only benefits from its pre-eminent location at one of Europe’s most important air travel hubs but also treats its guests to a first-rate experience which blends all-round comfort with modern style. In the guest bathrooms, the design character of the house is accentuated by selected premium fittings from Grohe. 

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Interview with Andrea Wirges-Klein:
“The sanitaryware is like an instrument in an orchestra.”

05/12

The work of architect Andrea Wirges-Klein (born in 1963) stands for what springs to mind when you think of holistic architecture: she plans and supervises new buildings that are progressive yet liveable, modernises context-sensitive existing buildings, refurbishes and redesigns listed buildings and provides advice and support for both private clients and public projects.  

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