Download

Back to overview

Dornbracht is bringing the future into the bathroom, with Smart Water

The essentials at a glance:

The innovation: Smart Water
The vision: Digitisation in the bathroom (and kitchen)

The special feature: Intuitively grasped application logic; spanning various designs and series

Design and concept: Dornbracht in collaboration with Sieger Design, Square one and Meiré und Meiré

Available for delivery: Spring 2014


IserlohnDornbracht presents a new technology that integrates the numerous options for digitisation in the bathroom (and kitchen): Smart Water. An intelligent system that networks the components in the bathroom with one another while conveniently simplifying and individualising the applications involved: the future of bathroom and kitchen culture.

The world has changed. Not only rapid, digital change plays a role here, but the megatrend of healthiness also influences our life. So how should products and systems be designed to provide the best possible support for our lives? At Dornbracht, the constant search for answers now results in a system that begins with individual needs and transposes visionary technology to the bathroom and kitchen with Smart Water.

Smart Water stands for the vision of enlisting the numerous possibilities and opportunities for digitisation of applications in the bathroom and kitchen – and advancing these even further. Smart Water is based on the Smart Tools that Dornbracht has developed to redefine convenience, safety and the dimensions of experience in the bathroom and kitchen. With a single flick of the wrist, two control dials control the exact temperature and water volume; the easy-to-read display switch can be used to call up useful pre-set settings and helpful functions for everyday applications. Even complex choreographies with multiple outlets, such as the Sensory Sky shower application introduced at ISH, can be regulated using Smart Tools.

Particularly the decentralized arrangement of the controls is unique and creates added convenience: For the first time, flexibility and separation are possible in the installation of controls and water outlet. Together with the universal language of form, which can be invoked across multiple designs and series, maximum diversity of design and individually tailored, architectural solutions are guaranteed.
For all that, operating the Smart Tools couldn't be easier: no complicated menus, and instead an intuitive, understandable application logic – quite in keeping with the Smart Water message: 'Hot, cold, click'. Dornbracht develops the hardware and software itself. This way, the producer can provide the market with software updates and hardware upgrades in future as well.

'The bathroom is becoming digital', Andreas Dornbracht explains. 'Even today, Smart Tools are the foundation for the bathroom and the kitchen of tomorrow.' With this, Smart Water is only embarking on a new, digital future. As an innovator and pioneer in the industry, Dornbracht will continue to advance this development and set new standards for product and system solutions in the bathroom and kitchen. A new era in bathroom and kitchen architecture is beginning.

SMART WATER was presented at ISH 2013 and is available starting in spring 2014. Design and concept: Dornbracht in collaboration with Sieger Design, Square one and Meiré und Meiré


About Dornbracht
Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG, with headquarters in Iserlohn, is a globally active family-run manufacturer of high-quality fittings and accessories for bathrooms and kitchens. Highly-qualified employees and the most modern production technologies guarantee the highest manufacturing quality. With 'Culturing Life' as its brand claim, the Company broadens its foundations of competence in the areas of design and water: technological progress in terms of connectivity and convenience, and prevention in terms of health and well-being, increasingly characterise the brand orientation and product developments of the future. This is how Dornbracht is forever designing – cultivating – life anew. The long-running cultural commitment through its Culture Projects provides Dornbracht with an ongoing source of fresh inspirations while advancing innovation and technology leadership in the bathroom and kitchen habitats. Dornbracht is part of the Dornbracht Group that, together with Alape, brings together two premium providers for the bathroom and the kitchen.

More about Dornbracht online:
dornbracht.com - live.dornbracht.com - facebook.de/dornbracht - twitter.com/dornbracht - youtube.com/dornbracht

Dornbracht Press Office:
Meiré und Meiré, Stephanie Eckerskorn/ Nora Niemeier / Andrea Ruppert, Lichtstr. 26-28, 50825 Cologne, Germany
T. +49(0)221 57770 -416/ -507 / -408, E-Mail: s.eckerskorn@meireundmeire.de / n.niemeier@meireundmeire.de / a.ruppert@meireundmeire.de. Your contact at Dornbracht: Bettina Arzt / Nadine Piepenstock/ Karen Heese-Brenner/ Anke Siebold-Laux, Köbbingser Mühle 6, 58640 Iserlohn, T. +49(0)2371 433-2130 / -2119/ -2118/-143, EMail: barzt@dornbracht.de / npiepenstock@dornbracht.de/ kheese-brenner@dornbracht.de/asiebold-laux@dornbracht.de

01_SmartWater A gentle push, direct feedback: The easy-to-read display calls up helpful functions for everyday applications, and complex choreographies as well.
Design and concept: Dornbracht in collaboration with Sieger Design, Square one and Meiré und Meiré
Photos: Wolfram Buck
Copyright: Dornbracht
02_ SmartWater Smart Tools are child's play to operate; they are distinguished by an intuitive, easy-to-understand application logic. With a flick of the wrist, the dial provides precise control of water temperature and flow.
Design and concept: Dornbracht in collaboration with Sieger Design, Square one and Meiré und Meiré
Photos: Wolfram Buck
Copyright: Dornbracht
03_ SmartWater With Smart Water, the focus is on keeping technology in the background.
Design and concept: Dornbracht in collaboration with Sieger Design, Square one and Meiré und Meiré
Photos: Wolfram Buck
Copyright: Dornbracht