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Dornbracht presents DEQUE

Iserlohn / Frankfurt At the ISH trade fair in Frankfurt (15 – 19 March 2011), Dornbracht is presenting DEQUE, a new fitting for the bathroom. DEQUE 's visual language is characterised by the strong pared down aesthetic of its flat wide projection. The low and basin-hugging fitting draws one's eyes to what is most important, the way that water is delivered.

"DEQUE represents the progression of the Dornbracht brand in avant-garde design," says Managing Director Andreas Dornbracht. "The special feature we have developed for this fitting are the individual streams of water that are dispersed that provide a gentle and elegant experience while washing the hands."

DEQUE 's contrasts stand out, the juxtaposition of the gentle flow of water with the severity of the fitting's form and the contrast of the planar projection and the cylindrical control elements – a form that is particularly evident in the single-lever mixer.

"The natural cascade of water sets a deliberate contrast to the formal severity and perfection of the fitting," says Michael Sieger.

With its planar form, DEQUE draws the eye to the fitting and the water it delivers, a perspective that evokes associations with the landscape architecture of Italian architect Carlos Scarpa (1906-1978). In combination with the two types of streams (the cascade of water and the gentle individual streams), this association marks the basis for designing DEQUE 's surroundings.

"The architecture unites the tremendous precision and geometry of the fitting with landscape architecture. The result is a sculpture comprising the fitting as a water-shaping source and the architecture as a water-structuring form," explains Mike Meiré, who is responsible for the architecture of the DEQUE sculpture.

To follow the natural flow of water through this sculpture is to embark on a journey through the different applications of the series. Precise geometric forms depict a monolithic landscape of chrome and matte black. From washbasin to bath tub, from shower to deck-mounted, the different sources of water supply a flow that ties the different delivery forms of water together architecturally. It is not the architecture that unites the different water sources with one another, but rather the water itself that acts as the element uniting the architecture.

In addition to the DEQUE sculpture, four individual applications were designed for DEQUE. They each show a combination of outlets and a landscape element. The applications vary in size, yet exhibit a consistent architectural signature and material aesthetic.

DEQUE comes in the finishes chrome and matte black and will be available for delivery in September 2011. The design is by Sieger Design, the DEQUE bath architecture is by Mike Meiré.

About Dornbracht
Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG, with its headquarters in Iserlohn, is a globally active manufacturer of high-quality fittings and accessories for bathrooms and kitchens. The company regularly receives international design awards for its product designs and is also distinguished by its long-term commitment to cultural endeavours since 1996. Since 2006, the bathroom and kitchen edition of the "Dornbracht - the SPIRIT of WATER" publication has been regularly released, a publication which documents Dornbracht's vision as a company with cultural relevance and reflects the broad spectrum of the Dornbracht brand. Between being a magazine and a catalogue, the publication succeeds in combining the inspiration, dialogue and innovation that distinguishes thought and work at Dornbracht.

Further information on Dornbracht and Dornbracht products as well as digital press releases are available in the internet at www.dornbracht.com or from the Dornbracht Press Office: Meiré und Meiré, Nora Niemeier / Burcu Güvenc, Lichtstr. 26-28, 50825 Cologne, T. +49(0)221 57770- 507 / -432, E-Mail: n.niemeier@meireundmeire.de / b.guevenc@meireundmeire.de. Your contact at Dornbracht: Anke Siebold / Bettina Arzt / Nadine Piepenstock, Köbbingser Mühle 6, 58640 Iserlohn, T. +49(0)2371 433-2118 / -2130 / -2119, E-Mail: asiebold@dornbracht.de / barzt@dornbracht.de / npiepenstock@dornbracht.de.

01_DEQUE The special feature of the Deque single-lever basin mixer is the gentle individual jets of the pearl stream.

Produktdesign: Sieger Design
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyright: Dornbracht
02_DEQUE The Deque fitting as a water-shaping source: the stand-mounted cascade bath spout.

Produktdesign: Sieger Design
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyright: Dornbracht
03_DEQUE The low basin-hugging form of the Deque cascade spout for the bath rim draws the eye to the water's delivery method.

Produktdesign: Sieger Design
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyright: Dornbracht
04_DEQUE The free-standing Deque cascade spout for the bath in matte black fits seamlessly into the monolithic character of the architecture.

Produktdesign: Sieger Design
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyright: Dornbracht