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Atmospheres created <br/> from water vapor
Can you show me the way to the techy toilet?
A thousand possible worlds of water
Water: the sensual element
Our favorite place for a bath is outdoors
Living labs

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The bathroom as a functional landscape

The bathroom as a functional landscape
"Axor Bouroullec" is a variable system of washbasins, storage units and fixtures. Thomas Wagner talked to Philippe Grohe, grandson of company founder Hans Grohe and manager of the "Axor" brand, about bathroom landscapes, the integration of the user and the future of the bathroom.

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The special things – for everyday life

by Thomas Edelmann

The special things – for everyday life
Today, faucets created by highly paid designers are ugly, or so claims Hans Magnus Enzensberger at least. The exhibitors at the ISH were no doubt more upbeat about their products, and put much effort into presenting their new fittings, basins and everything else that belongs in a bathroom.
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The bathroom takes center stage

by Thomas Edelmann

The bathroom takes center stage
Is there any room left for technical innovations in our homes? Going by what is being presented at ISH, the majority of innovations are going to happen in the bathroom - which in itself is becoming ever more homely.
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Standalones, sapphires <br/>and a strudel king

Architecture | Residential

New archetypes

New archetypes
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The brand in the basement
So that rightly flow the torrent
Water and energy
Bathrooms built for indulgence
Extra, ordinary or just normal?
Can design learn from history? Are movements like "Memphis" still conceivable or is design moving towards a new kind of normality? These and similar questions were discussed in the third edition of "Dornbracht Conversations". Now the discussions conducted by prominent panel members can be viewed in extensive film documentaries.
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Those small, elegant items
There is a camel here, a small monkey there. And which soap adorns the latest washstands? Some presentations at this year's ISH were real eye-catchers, others simply a bit drab. But all were careful arrangements.
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Do you still have a bathroom or are you already at home?

Do you still have a bathroom or are you already at home?
For eight years now, Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has concerned himself with bathrooms. His first collection for ArtQuitect made him renowned world-wide. Yet he was first able to truly formulate his idea of the elegant bathroom with the "Bisazza Bagno" line that he just presented at the ISH. Nina Reetzke talked with him about bathrooms, elegance and Art Deco.

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Marcel and the waterless fountain

by Thomas Wagner

Marcel and the waterless fountain
The ISH is more than a trade fair. For any one wanting to stroll around it's an Eldorado full of strange things. Anyone moving through the halls will find an entire cosmos arising before him, consisting of fixed and flexible piping, water-inflow systems, drains, basins and baths, showers, urinals and perlators. A light-hearted tour of the current wonderland of water.