• Dornbracht, Vaia, Collaboration, Neri&Hu, Rafael de Cardenas, #createanewbalance

    10/07/2017

    Dornbracht initiates a global social media appeal: #createanewbalance More
  • Dornbracht, Vaia, #createanewbalance, Transitional Style, Neri&Hu

    06/07/2017

    Transitional style: Rafael de Cárdenas and Neri&Hu are developing an inspirational environment for the new Vaia series of fittings More
  • 12/04/2016

    Dornbracht at Salone del Mobile 2016: From Bathroom to Private Spa More

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10/07/2017 
Dornbracht initiates a global social media appeal: #createanewbalance
Dornbracht, Vaia, Collaboration, Neri&Hu, Rafael de Cardenas, #createanewbalance
The essentials at a glance: The news: Dornbracht initiates a social media appeal on the subject of transitional style
The subject: Hashtag #createanewbalance
The special feature: Building on the cooperation with Rafael de Cárdenas and Neri&Hu,
Dornbracht is calling for a cross-platform debate on the transitional style interior design trend
Iserlohn, July 2017
“Create a new balance – between traditional elegance and contemporary cool”. This is the premise under which Dornbracht will from now on be inviting creative individuals throughout the world to share their personal view of the transitional style interior design trend. Building on the collaboration with architects Rafael de Cárdenas and Neri&Hu in the context of the new Vaia series of fittings, Dornbracht wants to continue the exchange of views across the disciplines. Using the hashtag #createanewbalance, Dornbracht is calling for individual interpretations of transitional style. This is to get a look at the trend in a way that is as holistic as it is progressive.

What is transitional style?
Transitional style describes a mix of traditional and contemporary elements. Notable for its experimental use of materials, textures, forms and colours, it epitomises a world of style that combines the new and the established and brings the different influences of interior design into balance.

#createanewbalance
Bring new impulse, provide inspiration and encourage the exchange of views between disciplines:
This is the aim of the social media appeal, which sends out an invitation not only to creative individuals from all disciplines – such as architects, interior designers, designers and planners – but also to interested end users. Using the hashtag #createanewbalance, Dornbracht is calling for a discussion of transitional style – in as many ways as possible: be it with moodboards, sketches or renderings, new designs or already existing work. Statements about transitional style are also welcome, to throw light on the subject from a variety of different perspectives.

In this way, Dornbracht is initiating a cross-platform debate. Contributions can be posted on all social media platforms. They should be hashtagged #createanewbalance and include the account tags @dornbracht (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) or @dornbracht_official (Instagram). Starting in mid-July, Dornbracht will be sharing selected contributions on the social media channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Background: Rafael de Cárdenas and Neri&Hu developed an inspirational environment for Vaia
At the heart of the #createanewbalance campaign is the collaboration with the architects Rafael de Cárdenas (New York) and Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of Neri&Hu (Shanghai).

For the new premium designer fitting Vaia, which – in keeping with transitional style – features a classically elegant yet progressive design, they developed moodboards, material collages and bathroom architecture designs in which traditional and contemporary elements are combined in an innovative way.

Supplementary material collages were also created in collaboration with Mike Meiré, Creative Director for Dornbracht. Along with the architects’ designs, these formed the basis of the real bathroom architectures developed by Meiré und Meiré, of which put the spotlight photographically on Vaia.

The bathroom environments produced in this way are the starting point and simultaneously the inspiration for the contributions that will arrive using the hashtag #createanewbalance: individual interpretations of transitional style, which was also the inspiration for Vaia and its soft, balanced design language.

Dornbracht provides insights into the collaboration with Rafael de Cárdenas and Neri&Hu on its own media channels:

facebook.de/dornbracht
instagram.com/dornbracht_official
twitter.com/dornbracht
youtube.com/dornbracht
pinterest.com/dornbracht

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06/07/2017 
Transitional style: Rafael de Cárdenas and Neri&Hu are developing an inspirational environment for the new Vaia series of fittings
Dornbracht, Vaia, #createanewbalance, Transitional Style, Neri&Hu
The essentials at a glance: The new product: Inspired by the “transitional style” interior design trend, the new
Vaia series of premium fittings epitomises a design language that is both elegant and progressive.
The project: Developing application-oriented inspiration for architects,
interior designers and planners in collaboration with Rafael de Cárdenas (New York)
and Neri&Hu (Shanghai); Start of the hashtag campaign # createanewbalance (July 2017)
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Available for delivery: Vaia polished chrome and platinum matt from Q2/2017, dark platinum matt from Q4/2017

Iserlohn, July 2017
Inspired by the transitional style interior design trend, the distinctive design of Dornbracht’s Vaia premium designer fitting is both elegant and progressive. In collaboration with Rafael de Cárdenas and Neri&Hu, architectural and material collages were developed to act as application-oriented inspiration for bathrooms in the transitional style – as well as to advance the idea further. Perfectly in keeping with the philosophy: “Create a new balance between traditional elegance and contemporary cool”.

Vaia: an elegant yet progressive design for a new modern-day iconography
The discussion and debate about current design trends has always been an important source of inspiration for Dornbracht. Vaia also results from this preoccupation with contemporary culture.
Vaia incorporates a soft, balanced design language that is inspired by the transitional style interior design trend. Its delicate spout picks up a traditional shape and transposes it to a new, more open silhouette. There is a traditional feel to the handles as well – available as cross-handles or levers, they combine geometric shapes and soft contours. The rosettes are tapered, creating an especially smooth transition to the washstand. Vaia is therefore equally at home in traditional and modern architectural styles of bathroom – as well as those that combine the elements of different styles, in keeping with the eclectic look.

Inspiration for architects and planners
In interior design, transitional style describes a mix of traditional and contemporary elements: a healthy balance of established and new that looks inviting, and in which you can quickly feel at home. Dornbracht invited the architects Rafael de Cárdenas, and Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu from Neri&Hu, to interpret the transitional style in their own way – to provide an innovative insight into the interior trend.

With mood boards, sketches, material collages and bathroom architecture designs, Cárdenas and Neri&Hu each approached the theme independently. Their ideas and inspirations then formed the basis for the bathroom architectures that were developed by the Meiré und Meiré agency.

The architectural designs offer creative inspiration, for architects, interior designers and bathroom planners as well as for interested consumers.

#createanewbalance
How do you design an interior worthy of the epithet “transitional”? And how can you combine the balancing act of traditional and contemporary allusions with new and individual ideas? Rafael de Cárdenas and Neri&Hu have found some impressive and innovative answers to these questions. Knowing that their designs have the ability to inspire, Dornbracht is looking to give additional impetus to interior design. From July 2017, the brand will use the hashtag #createanewbalance to invite architects, interior designers, designers, bathroom planners and interested consumers to share their own interpretations of the transitional style. In this way, Dornbracht provides a platform for the creative exchange of ideas between the disciplines and once again drives the debate forward.

Rafael de Cárdenas
The appeal of Rafael de Cárdenas' interpretation of the transitional style mostly comes from its unusual spatial form. Chapel-like alcoves emerge from the soft, curving S-shape of the layout and give the structure an almost sacred feel. This leitmotif is logically continued in the door arches connecting the different zones. And the transparent dome that lets in the natural light keeps the architecture literally open to the recurring cycle of day and night.

The resultant pattern of light is also noticeable in the bathroom architecture derived from it, which also ties in with the other central elements of Cárdenas' design. Located in round alcoves, Vaia is set on a washstand that appears to be monolithic, and has an angular shape which contrasts with the fitting and the architecture. The brick structures make an exciting background for the fitting’s new “dark platinum matt” finish – a dark, silk matt colour that is lightly brushed.

Neri&Hu
In their interpretation, Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu from Neri&Hu construe the transitional style in the original sense of the word and design the bathroom as a transitional area, as somewhere to linger temporarily and a place of regeneration. “We imagined a fictional place, a house where two characters are living: an introvert and an extrovert”, says Lyndon Neri. “The everyday rituals of life are celebrated and raised to the status of a ceremony.”

From this conceptual approach, the washstand is situated within the bathroom architecture as a central and communicational meeting place. Two fittings– one wall-mounted and one free-standing – are positioned there like partners in a dialogue, while the base of the washstand evokes the shape of the Vaia cross-handles. The transitional nature of the bathroom architecture, the interplay between the outer and inner space, is emphasised by the use of contrasting forms and materials. Marble meets concrete, bronze and gold contrast with wood, which also points to the Asian influences.

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1a_Dornbracht_Transitional_Style Material collage "Healing effects”, inspired by the architectural designs of Neri&Hu: Vaia in platinum matt is set in natural light in front of marble and concrete, brass and wood. The traditional Asian influences are as perceptible here as the desire to create something new: a balance that seems progressive, yet also healing.
Credit: Dornbracht,
Photographer: Thomas Popinger,
Creative Direction: Mike Meiré
Dornbracht, Vaia, Transitional Style, #createanewbalance, Neri&Hu
1b_Dornbracht_Transitional_Style Based on the conceptual approaches of Neri&Hu, Vaia in platinum matt is situated as a central and communicational meeting place within the bathroom architecture. Two fittings – one wall-mounted and one free-standing – are positioned there like partners in a dialogue. The transitional nature of the bathroom architecture, the interplay between the exterior and the interior, is emphasised by the use of contrasting forms and materials. Marble meets concrete, bronze and gold contrast with wood.
Credit: Dornbracht,
Photographer: Thomas Popinger,
Creative Direction: Mike Meiré
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12/04/2016 
Dornbracht at Salone del Mobile 2016: From Bathroom to Private Spa
The essentials at a glance:

The trade fair: Salone del Mobile 2016

The subjects: From bathroom to private spa / Dornbracht's iconic fittings

The new products: The new Lissé series of fittings / an addition to the Supernova range

Stand: Dornbracht Group – Hall 24, Stand G07/G19

Iserlohn /Milan, April 2016

12 - 17 April 2016

 

Dornbracht once again demonstrates innovation capability and design expertise at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan. A spa trail will highlight the various, forward-looking application examples for the bathroom environment, alongside an exhibition of iconic designs that document the timeless aesthetic quality of Dornbracht fittings. The new Lissé bathroom fitting and an addition to the range of the successful Supernova series will also be on show at the trade fair.

 

The spa trail

The focus of the Dornbracht exhibition stand at this year's Salone del Mobile is a spa trail experience, which explores the variety of ways in which water can be applied. It shows the transformation from bathroom to private spa by focusing on the individual and their needs. Different treatments can be actively used for preventive health care and to promote good health. For instance, an extending affusion pipe makes it easy to carry out beneficial Kneipp water treatments. Applications such as Sensory Sky, Horizontal Shower, Foot Bath, Comfort Shower and Leg Shower all offer exceptional experiences with water and can be revitalising, calming or relaxing. Also part of the trail is the Dornbracht Water Dispenser, that dispenses cold or boiling, filtered water as required in just a few seconds, thus satisfying the requirement for the private spa to have its own source of drinking water. 

 

The trail principle clearly shows how products can be flexibly arranged in accordance with individual needs and organised into specific usage zones. Accompanied by choreography of light, sound and fragrance, the trail illustrates the additional value of the different applications and inspires the user to create a configuration for their own private spa that is in tune with their personal requirements.

 

Iconic designs

Dornbracht is also staging an exhibition of the iconic designs Tara, MEM, Deque, IMO and Madison, as well as the highlights from last year, CL.1 and Sync. All share a modern yet timeless design language that is based on established design principles – Dornbracht's "5 Ps": proportion, precision, progressiveness, personality and performance. The interaction of these five qualities guarantees longevity for the aesthetic appeal of all Dornbracht fittings.

 

New products: Lissé and Supernova

The new Lissé series of fittings and an addition to the range of the Supernova series will be showcased for the first time, in front on an international audience at Salone del Mobile. Dornbracht's new Lissé series is a premium designer fitting in the entry price level segment that is geared to a quality-conscious as well as budget-conscious target group. The innovative aesthetic quality of Lissé sets the tone in the bathroom – an open invitation to enhance the interior design. A new single-lever basin mixer has been added to the successful Supernova series. The sculptural elegance of the fitting is underlined by a refined design language and an ornamental lever attached at the side.

 

Innovation Leadership. Design Principles. Cultural Credibility and Experience.

The exhibition stand at this year's Salone del Mobile underlines Dornbracht's innovation leadership claim and design expertise that combines with the company's long-standing cultural commitment to provide a firm foundation for the brand. As a pioneer in the industry, Dornbracht continues to set trends that have changed the bathroom, spa and kitchen forever with regard to technology, aesthetic quality and culture.

 


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12/04/2016 
From bathroom to private spa: Individual water applications for a personal health strategy
Dornbracht Private Spa
The essentials at a glance:

The subject: Transforming Water, Smart Water & Water Modules

The vision: The bathroom becomes a private spa / preventive health care and the promotion of good health in the comfort of your own home

Product concept and design: Sieger Design

         Creative direction: Mike Meiré

Iserlohn, April 2016

Sanus per Aquam (SPA) – health through water. With Dornbracht's specialised products and technologies, the user does not have to be in an exclusive spa to experience the effectiveness of water; it is possible to do so at home. Revitalising Kneipp applications with an affusion pipe, and beneficial foot baths with exceptional shower experiences created by special water choreographies can be called up at the touch of a button. The different products and applications can be arranged in accordance with individual needs.

 

In a modern society, where the demands on individuals are steadily increasing, health has become one of the most important human commodities. As a gauge of personal capability, good health it is increasingly defining both physical and spiritual well being, and permeates every area of life. For many people, it is not just participating in sporting activity and following a healthy diet it also includes the use of accessories and apps for self-optimisation – whether an activity tracker, a smartwatch or a fitness band. The bathroom also has an important role to play in this framework. A favourite place of retreat, it has become a personal 'private spa', where attention focuses on the individual and their needs: recharging the batteries, reducing stress and recovering. 

 

Water works positively, and this is deliberately used and experienced in a variety of different ways. Affusions, washing, baths and foot baths are all beneficial to the organism and calm, relax or stimulate, according to the type of application. Hydrotherapy is a crucial component of Kneipp's tried and tested health philosophy, which was added to the nationwide inventory of intangible cultural heritage by the German Commission for UNESCO in 2015.

 

Dornbracht's affusion pipe is a simple, yet all the more effective enhancement of the private bathroom that allows the user to carry out Kneipp affusions in the comfort of their home – at the washbasin or in the shower.

A valuable addition to the fitting, it makes life more convenient when you want to carry out invigorating arm or facial affusions at the basin, or a thigh affusion in the shower, for instance. Used correctly, they encourage blood flow and stimulate the circulation, metabolism and nervous system. The facial affusion is also called the beauty affusion in Kneipp therapy. It is a very gentle and refreshing application to pleasantly stimulate blood flow and firm up facial skin.

 

Jochen Reisberger is the head of physiotherapy at the Kneippianum in Bad Wörishofen, the leading Kneipp Centre in Germany, and he explains the correct way to carry out Kneipp affusions in a series of videos produced in collaboration with Dornbracht and available at: www.dornbracht.com/kneipp.

 


 

Contrast bathing and stimulation of the reflex zones on the feet with the Dornbracht Foot Bath.

The Dornbracht Foot Bath is a private spa unit with scenario capability that makes it easy to integrate the luxury of a beneficial foot bath into everyday life. The Relax scenario heats the water to dissolve tension in the muscles and calm the circulation, whereas Vitalize invigorates the body and the mind. Energetic changes in temperature stimulate the reflex zones, while the increasing intensity of the jets activates the nervous system. In addition to the scenarios, there are two pre-set comfort functions that allow the water to pour in easily and safely until it reaches ankle or calf height.

 

Deep relaxation with the Comfort Shower

Dornbracht's innovative Comfort Shower application adds a unique, seated water experience to enhance your private spa. Different outlets and flow modes form beneficial scenarios at the touch of a button, while the seated posture ensures deep relaxation. Choose between De-Stressing, Balancing and Energizing scenarios, all of which are easily summoned with Dornbracht Smart Tools. The choreographies combine different outlets and flow modes to develop a balancing, relaxing or invigorating effect,– releasing your body, mind and soul to a unique and holistic experiences with water.

 

Refreshing and revitalising with the Dornbracht Leg Shower

Dornbracht Leg Shower is ideal for programmed leg affusions. Four Water Bars are mounted at calf height and deliver cold (Refresh) or alternating hot-and-cold (Vitalize) bursts of water at the touch of a button. The Leg Shower is refreshing after sport, for instance, or stimulating, as deliberate changes in temperature help to boost the defences and the immune system. The Leg Shower is available on its own, or as an addition to the Comfort Shower.

 

Horizontal Shower –  a unique water experience while reclining.  

Dornbracht Horizontal Shower provides a relaxing massage with water while reclining. The horizontal shower combines six Water Bars that are set into an extensive shower panel above a reclining area. Here too. The different flow modes can be combined into pre-programmed choreographies of water temperature and volume – balancing, invigorating or relaxing. With everything operated from the central control element, eTool. The user can enjoy this exceptional water experience lying on their stomach or back on a heated reclining area.

 

Like taking a shower in the open air – Sensory Sky

Dornbracht Sensory Sky turns taking a shower into a unique experience that touches all the senses. Different rain modes, mist, light and fragrances complement one another in complex choreographies that are inspired by weather phenomena and the moods of nature. The extensive, flat rain panel has separate nozzle arrays for the overhead spray, body spray and rain curtain, as well as a cold water mist nozzle and light and fragrance functions. In addition to the three Readjust, Rejoice and Release scenarios, the sprays, nozzles, light and fragrances can also be activated separately and independently for an individual shower experience. Whether a programmed or personal choreography, you can experience water in different dimension with Sensory Sky.

 

Refresh yourself and warm up with the hot & cold Water Dispenser

Dornbracht's Water Dispenser dispenses filtered hot or cold water as required in a matter of seconds, satisfying the requirement for your private spa to have its own source of drinking water – ideal for occasional refreshment, or a convenient way to prepare tea. It is extremely easy to use. Move the lever backwards for cold water. Move the lever forwards for hot water.


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12/04/2016 
Salone del Mobile 2016: The Dornbracht Group on show as Dornbracht and Alape share a stand at the trade fair
Important points in a brief The trade fair: Salone del Mobile 2016
The new product: Dornbracht and Alape (Dornbracht Group) share a stand
Stand: Hall 24, Stand G07/G19

With Dornbracht and Alape, the Dornbracht Group unites two premium suppliers of bathroom and kitchen products, which have been combined their expertise to create a broad portfolio of brands since 2013. Both brands will appear together at Salone del Mobile 2016 for the first time, sharing a stand at the trade fair to increase their presence and visibility before customers and dealers.

The foundation for the Dornbracht Group dates back to 2001 when Alape was acquired by Dornbracht. As well as consolidating internal know-how and experience, the Dornbracht Group creates an enhaced  expertise around integral product and system solutions for the long term. The "Premium Solutions for Interior Architecture" brand claim is both aspirational and inspirational for the corporate group – it is a visionary claim that demonstrates the quality and innovative force of the group.

With the creation of the Dornbracht Group, organizational structures are simplified and efficient synergies created, for example, the centralized control of international distribution. In addition to this, sustainable development processes, international networking, stylistic compatibility and future-oriented industrial manufacturing form the core of the Dornbracht Group. The promotion of social and cultural projects is also an integral part of the Group’s identity.

An overview of the Dornbracht Group:

Dornbracht
Dornbracht is an internationally active, family-run manufacturer of high-quality designer fittings and
accessories for bathrooms and kitchens. The brand vision of ‘Culturing Life’ continues the years of
discussion and debate about these habitats, the investigation of recurrent actions by the user, and new
technologies that continually lead us to new questions, ideas and products. Dornbracht keeps finding new
ways to design - cultivate - life.
www.dornbracht.com

Alape
Founded in 1896, manufacturer Alape crafts individual washplace solutions in the private and semi-public domain.
The reduced design, the special aesthetics and the diverse combination options give every washplace the impression of being unique and personal. The high quality and precise workmanship of all the glazed steel sinks and washbasins, in combination with other high-quality materials, emphasises the leadership ability of the brand.
www.alape.com

More about the Dornbracht Group online: dornbrachtgroup.com


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09/03/2016 
"Accentuate your bathroom": The new Lissé series of fittings from Dornbracht
Dornbracht Lisse Novelty 2016
The essentials at a glance:

The new product: the Lissé series of bathroom fittings
The special feature: a premium designer fitting in the entry-level price segment / a characteristic lever design
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Available for delivery: July 2016

 

 

 

Iserlohn, March/April 2016
Dornbracht's new Lissé series is a premium designer fitting in the entry price level segment that is geared to a quality-conscious as well as budget-conscious target group. Lissé has an aesthetic quality that sets the tone in the bathroom – an open invitation to simply and easily enhance the interior design and treat yourself to something special: a "genuine Dornbracht".

The design – a hybrid design language


The appealing design language of Lissé is full of exciting contrasts: basic, clear-cut, geometric shapes and precise radii encounter curving contours and generous surfaces meet narrow edges. The lever of the fitting tilts upward and tapers, contrasting playfully with its basic, rigidly cylindrical body and flat spout. The black cover below the lever combines with the polished chrome fitting to set a different emphasis.

Extremely easy to use


The special operating mechanism is extremely easy to use and has a smooth, flowing lever movement that underlines the ornamental design language of the series. This is also reflected in the name of the fitting. The name Lissé (from the French "lissé" for "smoothed") firstly refers to the smooth operation of the lever, and secondly captures the L-shape of the body of the fitting. The acute accent (´) on the é invokes the characteristic upward tilt of the lever design.

Lissé – the product range


The Lissé series of fittings is available in polished chrome and platinum matt versions and includes around 25 products for basin, bidet, shower and bath applications. The single-lever mixer for the basin has an unusual and distinctive feature - it is available in a special, water-saving variant as an option. 21 fine, individual jets reduce the standard flow rate of 5.3 litres to 3.8 litres per minute.

A "genuine Dornbracht"


Lissé is an addition to the brand portfolio in the entry-level price segment and at the same time, has all the advantages of a "genuine Dornbracht". Like all the fittings from this premium manufacturer, Lissé typifies perfect workmanship and quality "Made in Germany". Its design language is based on the five design principles that characterise the entire Dornbracht product portfolio: proportion, precision, progressiveness, personality and performance. These form the basis of a lasting aesthetic quality, guided not by prevailing taste, but by universal design principles such as the golden mean.


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Lissé single-lever basin mixer

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
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09/03/2016 
Supernova: Dornbracht extends the range and enhances the series
Dornbracht, Supernova, single-lever basin mixer, program extension, SHK 2016
Important points in brief

The new product: a new single-lever basin mixer is added to the Supernova series
The special feature: a refined design language and a lever at the side for easier operation
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Available for delivery: April 2016

 

By introducing a new single-lever basin mixer, Dornbracht is extending and enhancing the successful
Supernova series. The refined design language and an ornamental lever attached at the side
underline the sculptural elegance of the fitting.

The Supernova series was launched in 2009 and is a high-quality, sculptural fitting. Its numerous facets and polygonal surfaces are reminiscent of a precision-worked crystal, that keeps finding new ways to reflect light and the objects that surround it.

A refined design language and easier to use
The new single-lever basin mixer emphasises the striking geometry and elegance of the series. Refining the body and placing the lever at the side makes the fitting seem even more ornamental, at the same time as making it easier to use. The new single-lever mixer is available with or without a pop-up waste.

Dornbracht Supernova: the scope of the series
There are more than 60 products in total in the range offered by the Supernova series. There are single-lever mixers and three-hole fittings, as well as two cascade spouts for wall and deck mounting. An extensive selection of accessories rounds off the range. The addition to the range, like all the Supernova series, is available in polished chrome and champagne finishes.

An award-winning designer fitting
The Sieger Design creation Supernova won the "Good Design Award“ (2009) and the "iF product design award“ (2010). Its futuristic and extravagant appearance sets a rather special tone, whether in high-quality private bathrooms or in luxury hotels.


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10/03/2015 
Dornbracht CL.1 – Sharpen your senses: Playing with shapes, materials and textures
The essentials at a glance:

Innovation: CL.1 fittings series
Special feature: A dynamic and animated design language, new textured handles and an innovative flow pattern
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Available for delivery: Second quarter of 2015



Iserlohn.
Dornbracht's CL.1 is a stunning new range of bathroom fittings that consistently combines straight lines and soft curves as it gracefully stretches upwards. The advanced design language marks the start of a new decade in Dornbracht product design – dynamic, animated and elegant. Other special features of CL.1 are its new textured handles and innovative flow pattern which boasts extremely efficient water consumption.
A tactile game. New textured handles sharpen the senses
It is not just the design of Dornbracht's CL.1 that sets new standards, its surface engineering is special too. Two different texture options are available for the handles of the fitting, giving them a luxurious and distinctive look and feel. Not only is this in keeping with the increasing desire for materials with a tactile quality, it is also a contemporary response to the megatrend - individualisation. Available in different versions – smooth or textured – the new handle variants open up more possibilities for a more personalised bathroom design.

Dornbracht CL.1: a special flow mode for the washbasin
Dornbracht has considered a sustainable lifestyle with CL.1's new flow mode. The sprayface is an in-house development that gently immerses the user’s hands in 40 soft, individual jets of water and with a flow rate of just 3.9 litres per minute, its water consumption is extremely efficient.

Individualised combinations
CL.1 marks a new beginning, something that is already evident in its name.
The abbreviation "CL" stands for Dornbracht's current brand claim, "Culturing Life", the number one refers to the first product design to emerge from this new brand direction.

The series is available in plated finishes, polished chrome and platinum matt, and includes a wide range of fittings and accessories for the washbasin, shower, bath and bidet. It can also be combined with products from other series, in order to meet individual needs and requirements. The arrangement of outlets and controls can also be customised, adding to the possibilities for a more personal and individual design. Dornbracht Smart Tools are a particularly user-friendly control option. These digital control elements can accurately adjust the temperature and volume of the water, as well as offer useful pre-programmed settings at the touch of a button.


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01_CL-1-Dornbracht Dornbracht CL.1 – Sharpen your senses. Playing with shapes, materials and textures. The bathroom as a luxurious, three-dimensional collage of different shapes, colours and textures. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
02_CL-1-Dornbracht The progressive design language of the new CL.1 fitting (photo: three-hole basin mixer) marks the start of a new decade of Dornbracht product design – dynamic, animated and elegant. Two different texture options are available for the fitting's handles, giving them a unique and distinctive look and feel. The sprayface is an in-house development that gently immerses the user's hands in 40 soft, individual jets of water. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
03_CL-1-Dornbracht The progressive design language of the new CL.1 fitting (photo: three-hole basin mixer) marks the start of a new decade of Dornbracht product design – dynamic, animated and elegant. Two different texture options are available for the fitting's handles, giving them a unique and distinctive look and feel. The sprayface is an in-house development that gently immerses the user's hands in 40 soft, individual jets of water. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
04_CL-1-Dornbracht Dornbracht Smart Tools guarantee the highest level of aesthetics and comfort. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
05_CL-1-Dornbracht As well as being operated manually, the outlets can also be controlled by Dornbracht's user-friendly Smart Tools. These digital control elements can accurately adjust the temperature and volume of the water, as well as offer individual scenarios at the touch of a button. CL.1 can also be combined with products from other series – an extending hand shower, for instance, makes it easy to wash hair at the basin. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
06_CL-1-Dornbracht Bathroom design, in-keeping with the needs of the individual: CL.1 can be combined with products from other series (photo: Dornbracht Deque handles). The arrangement of outlets and controls can be customised and tailored to suit individual tastes and requirements. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
07_CL-1-Dornbracht CL.1 for the basin: available as a three-hole mixer and as a single-lever mixer for wall installation. The innovative, textured handles provide further opportunities for individualisation. Available in two different versions, they give the fitting a uniquely luxurious feel. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
08_CL-1-Dornbracht CL.1 as a bath-shower set with a bar-type hand shower. The elegant fittings series is the perfect addition to a modern and minimalist bathroom setting. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
09_CL-1-Dornbracht Design. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
10_CL-1-Dornbracht Textured handles. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
11_CL-1-Dornbracht Textured handles. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
12_CL-1-Dornbracht CL.1 single-lever basin mixer. Copyrights: Dornbracht
13_CL-1-Dornbracht CL.1 three-hole basin mixer with handle variants. Copyrights: Dornbracht
14_CL-1-Dornbracht CL.1 wall-mounted basin mixer with handle variants. Copyrights: Dornbracht
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10/03/2015 
When water becomes a personal experience. The Luxury Spa Experience: Dornbracht Comfort Shower and Leg Shower
The essentials at a glance:

Innovation: Comfort Shower and Leg Shower
Distinctive feature: A comfortable seated shower experience with beneficial leg showers at the touch of a button
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Available for delivery: Autumn 2015

Iserlohn.
Comfort Shower, the new shower application from Dornbracht, enhances the spa range with a seated shower experience that is currently unique. Different outlets and flow modes form engaging scenarios at the touch of a button, while the seated posture encourages deep relaxation. The Leg Shower is an optional extra feature for the Comfort Shower – an innovative function that immerses the legs with invigorating bursts of water at the touch of a button.
Comfort Shower adds a new dimension to the showering experience and extends Dornbracht’s advanced portfolio by adding a seated version to accompany its existing Vertical and Horizontal Showers. The Comfort Shower combines innovation with true comfort. The relaxed, seated posture is the perfect way to enjoy hydro-applications such as Kneipp showers, or peeling treatments.

Dornbracht Comfort Shower: a holistic, seated water experience
Comfort Shower combines Dornbracht’s BigRain rain panel and the WaterFall module with Pearlstream. With this flow mode, water falls gently onto the shoulders and neck and luxuriously envelops the body, just like a natural waterfall. At the same time, a powerful jet of water from each of the two WaterBars pleasantly loosens the upper and lower back while a pouring pipe can also be used for stimulating and massaging Kneipp showers.

Dornbracht Leg Shower: automated showers for legs
The new Leg Shower application is an optional feature designed to enhance Dornbracht’s Comfort Shower. At the touch of a button, the ‘Refresh’ setting allows for cold bursts of water to emerge from four WaterBars at calf-height, while the ‘Vitalise’ setting produces alternating hot and cold bursts. The Leg Shower is particularly refreshing after sporting activities, and stimulating due to the deliberate changes in temperature which help to boost the body’s defences and immune system. The Leg Shower is available as an additional Comfort Shower feature and on its own.

Individual scenarios at the touch of a button
As with Vertical and Horizontal Showers, Comfort Shower offers a choice between ‘De-Stressing’, ‘Balancing’ or ‘Energising’ scenarios, all of which can be easily selected with Dornbracht’s user-friendly Smart Tools. By combining different outlets and flow modes, these advanced choreographies develop a balancing, relaxing or invigorating effect and providing a unique, holistic water experience for body, mind and soul.

Transforming Water – The Luxury Spa Experience
Dornbracht developed the Comfort Shower as part of its "Transforming Water" concept. This represents the transforming effect water has on people, and turns the element into an integral part of a health-conscious lifestyle. Everyday, these individual water applications help to actively improve the user’s quality of life, fitness and mentality. Pre-programmed scenarios and comfort functions encourage the use of Kneipp showers, cleverly supplementing the personal health strategy: sanus per aquam (SPA) – health through water.

Two versions of Dornbracht’s Comfort Shower are available: polished stainless steel combined with polished chrome, and brushed stainless steel combined with platinum matt. The Leg Shower is available in polished chrome and platinum matt versions.


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01_Dornbracht_Comfort Shower_Leg Shower Dornbracht's Comfort Shower and Leg Shower enhance the spa range by adding something that is currently unique - a seated water experience. At the touch of a button, different outlets and spray modes form engaging scenarios. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
02_Dornbracht_Comfort Shower_Leg Shower Pure relaxation while seated. The parallel single jets of Dornbracht's WaterFall with Pearlstream offer an enjoyable sensation enveloping the neck and shoulders. At the same time, the back is stimulated by two WaterBars. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
04_Dornbracht_Comfort Shower_Leg Shower The Leg Shower is an optional extra feature, designed to enhance the Comfort Shower. At the touch of a button, the 'Refresh' setting allows for cold bursts of water to emerge from four WaterBars at calf-height, while the 'Vitalise' setting produces alternating hot and cold bursts. Product concept and design: Sieger Design, Creative direction: Mike Meiré, Photos: Thomas Popinger, Copyrights: Dornbracht
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09/03/2015 
ISH 2015: Dornbracht innovations for bathroom, spa and kitchen
The most important things at a glance:

Trade fair: ISH 2015 (10-14.03.), Dornbracht stand: Hall 4.1 / Stand G54
Innovations: CL.1, Comfort Shower & Leg Shower; Sync, Tara Ultra, eno (kitchen)



Iserlohn/Frankfurt am Main, März 2015.
Once again, Dornbracht provides new initiative this year with innovations for bathroom, spa and kitchen. One of the products the company is showcasing at ISH, the world's leading international trade fair, is CL.1 – a bathroom fittings range that sets new standards, not just in design, but also in surface engineering. Two different texture options are available for CL.1 handles, giving them a luxurious and distinctive look and feel. Pure luxury can be achieved at the touch of a button with new seated Comfort Shower and Leg Shower. As well as new products for the bathroom, Dornbracht is also using this year's ISH to showcase innovations for the kitchen: a new pull-down function for Sync and Tara Ultra and a new addition to the eno series and extension to the range with two new raised spout fittings.

In 2013, Dornbracht added the brand claim of "Culturing Life" to the company's design and water expertise. Since then, technological advances in terms of connectivity and comfort, and prevention in terms of health and wellbeing are more noticeably influencing the company's brand alignment and product development. At this year’s ISH, Dornbracht is taking these intentions to a new level – with iconic design, innovative water applications and further development of the digital control technology, Smart Water. The focus is not on the technology itself, but on what it can do. Added values such as individuality, comfort and preventive health care become the fundamental driving force for innovation and the starting point for the development of new product solutions.

CL.1
Dornbracht presents CL.1, a new fittings series for the bathroom. Its progressive design language marks the start of a new era of Dornbracht design – dynamic, animated and elegant. CL.1 also has two striking and innovative features: a new flow pattern that gently immerses the user’s hands in 40 soft, individual jets of water and surface textures that give the handles a special look and feel.

Comfort Shower and Leg Shower
Comfort Shower is a new application that provides a seated shower experience that is currently unique. A seated posture encourages deep relaxation, making it easier and more comfortable to carry out active treatments such as peeling or massaging. Dornbracht is also presenting its Leg Shower - an innovative application for invigorating leg showers at the touch of a button. Leg Shower can function as an additional feature for Dornbracht’s Comfort Shower or as a separate application for the (home) spa.

Dornbracht Kitchen
In addition to new bathroom products, Dornbracht is also using this year's ISH to showcase innovations for the kitchen: a new pull-down function for Sync and Tara Ultra and an addition to the eno series and extension to the range with two new raised spout fittings. More flexibility, more freedom of movement: the innovative new products are born of the desire to continually optimise and improve kitchen processes. Developing and bringing an efficiency and professionalism to the many wet-working areas in the kitchen are key factors that have been central to Dornbracht’s philosophy for many years.

Details of the bathroom and kitchen innovations can be found in the respective press releases.


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