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.
News & StoriesFor 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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by Thomas WagnerThe 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.
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by Thomas EdelmannDesigners and architects are hardly ever consulted for the design of technical appliances and energy systems. Calls that this be changed, such as by Dieter Rams, have to date largely fallen on deaf ears. If one evaluates the products recently presented at the ISH from this point of view, then above all one thing becomes clear: there is a strong need for change.
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.