Alape EW 3: Evolution of a Classic

10/14

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. 

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Axor Universal Accessories: the Aesthetics of Order

09/14

With the Universal Accessories range, Axor is offering its first cross-collection system of complementary items. The range consists of various rails, shelf elements and holders that can either be used individually or as an integrated system for the bathroom and, in some cases, the kitchen. 

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Interview with Kurt Merki Jr.: “Managing 'space' will become increasingly important in the future.”

09/14

With the Vero bathroom furniture collection for Duravit, Zurich-based designer Kurt Merki Jr. was breaking new ground. In the interview he talks among others about challenges and current developments in bathroom design. 

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24.9.2014: Off to the River on Sauna Day

09/14

Right on time for Sauna Day, the Emser Therme in Bad Ems has enhanced its spa complex with a first for Germany. The new highlight of the modern and attractive wellness centre is the first floating sauna on a river. The two saunas on the River Lahn were implemented by Klafs.  

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Bella Figura: High-end boutique hotel J.K. Place opens its first site in Rome

09/14

The J.K. Place has opened a 5-star establishment in the heart of Rome. Baths and shower surfaces from Kaldewei are about to underline its exclusive interior design concept in the bathrooms. 

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Grohe: A room with a view - atop a harbour crane

09/14

The Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel in Amsterdam offers an unforgettable hotel experience. An old harbor crane incorporated three suites, all in their very own design. In the bathroom, the sanitary expert Grohe ensured a harmonious ambiance. 

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Handmade in Germany - an International Touring Exhibition of German Manufactories

09/14

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 

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A paradigm change in design: New washbasin bowls made of SaphirKeramik from Laufen

08/14

With its delicate Saphir-bowls in the architectural Design, the Swiss bathroom specialist, Laufen, is revolutionising the design demands on ceramic washbasins. The extremely thin-walled and delicate design of the washbasin bowls was made possible by the use of the new SaphirKeramik from Laufen.  

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Lighting solutions concealed in the walls

08/14

Simple lighting units smoothed flush into plasterboard as concealed lighting elements - with this idea Georg Bechter wants to bath the room in light. With Verve light and wall become one. 

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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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