• 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
  • Dornbracht, Tara, 25 years, anniversary, icon, Cyprum fitting, finishes

    02/05/2017

    25 years of Tara: Dornbracht adds the exquisite cyprum finish to the series 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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create a new balance, Vaia, Dornbracht, Transitional Style
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, create a new balance, Transitional Style
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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02/05/2017 
25 years of Tara: Dornbracht adds the exquisite cyprum finish to the series
Dornbracht, Tara, 25 years, anniversary, icon, Cyprum fitting, finishes
The essentials at a glance: The new product: Dornbracht is giving the iconic design of the Tara fitting an exquisite cyprum finish to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the series
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Iserlohn, May 2017
25 years ago, it revolutionised design in the bathroom and is now regarded as an icon of modern bathroom design. Since its launch in 1992, Dornbracht’s Tara has become a much-copied and multiple award-winning design classic. To mark Tara’s anniversary this year, Dornbracht is launching the fittings series in the exquisite cyprum finish.

Hardly any other fitting has made such a radical and lasting impression on bathroom design as Tara. With its minimalist design, characteristic cross-handles and slender, semi-circular spout, it was nothing like the trend at the start of the nineties. But despite – or actually because – of its progressive design language, it did not take Tara long to became a design icon. A mere ten years after its market launch, a book dedicated to its success story was published: “Tara. Homage to a Bathroom Fitting and an Archetype”.

And Dornbracht has consistently updated this story ever since. In 2008, the Tara design was subtly revised – fully in keeping with the guiding principle of “you don’t change a classic, you refine it”. A reduction in the diameter of the handles and rosettes and minimal lengthening of the body of the fitting have now given Tara a more slender, more upright and more delicate look. The contours of all Tara fittings have been sharpened overall, to make the perfect geometry and symmetry of the clear design language even more apparent.

“Tara is the perfect embodiment of the Dornbracht design principles of Proportion, Precision, Progressiveness, Personality and Performance”, says Managing Partner Andreas Dornbracht. These so-called 5 Ps form the basis of a lasting aesthetic quality that is guided not by prevailing taste, but by universal design principles. “Although launched 25 years ago, Tara has lost nothing of its contemporary relevance and it is still the epitome of avant-garde in the bathroom.”

The distinguishing features of a classic such as Tara are its universality and the fact that it is equally at home in many different contexts. Both the clear design language and the great variety of finishes play a part in this. As with all the Dornbracht series, numerous variants are available: from chrome, platinum and champagne, to brass and gold, in different matt and polished versions. It is this great variety that allows Tara to match the tone of a bathroom architecture, or even create a distinctive contrast. Whether classic or progressive – it always looks relevant and contemporary. Tara opens up numerous options for personalising bathroom design and also provides a response to the megatrend of individualisation.
Tara in cyprum is further proof of the versatility of Dornbracht’s iconic fittings series. The sheen of the rose-gold finish of 18-carat gold and copper is particularly fine, and radiates warmth and elegance.

Tara is available in numerous versions for basin, bath, shower and bidet, and also as a kitchen fitting. All variants are available with levers, as well as the classic cross-handles. A perfectly matched range of accessories rounds off the series.


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Tara, Dornbracht, fitting, 25 years anniversary, Cyprum finish
01_Dornbracht_Tara.jpg Its characteristic design language has made Tara an icon of modern bathroom design. It is still one of the
most-copied fittings in the world – but it is the fine distinctions that make the original so distinctive: its
harmoniously balanced proportions, its precise workmanship that is accurate in every detail and the
perfection of its technology and function. Here to be seen in the exquisite cyprum finish.
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyright: Dornbracht
variety of finishes, Dornbracht fitting, VAIA, 25 years anniversary
02_Dornbracht_Tara To celebrate Tara’s 25th anniversary, Dornbracht is adding the exquisite cyprum version to the series.
The sheen of the rose-gold finish made from 18-carat gold and copper is particularly fine.
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyright: Dornbracht
Vaia, polished Chrome, Dornbracht fitting, premium, icon, 25 years anniversary
03_Dornbracht_Tara Thanks to the great variety of finishes, Tara provides ample opportunity to individualise your bathroom design.
In polished Chrome.
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyright: Dornbracht
Vaia, platinum, Dornbracht, fitting, premium, 25 years anniversary,
04_Dornbracht_Tara Thanks to the great variety of finishes, Tara provides ample opportunity to individualise your bathroom design.
In platinum.
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyright: Dornbracht
Tara, platinum matt, 25 years, Dornbracht, anniversary
05_Dornbracht_Tara Thanks to the great variety of finishes, Tara provides ample opportunity to individualise your bathroom design.
In platinum matt.
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyright: Dornbracht
Tara, Dornbracht, 25 years, anniversary
06_Dornbracht_Tara Thanks to the great variety of finishes, Tara provides ample opportunity to individualise your bathroom design.
Here in matt black.
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyright: Dornbracht
Dornbracht, Tara, icon, 25 years, anniversary,
07_Dornbracht_Tara Maximum contrast – and a deliberate homage to the Bauhaus: Tara in matt black, given a classic setting in
a bathroom where white dominates.
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyright: Dornbracht
Tara, Dornbracht, anniversary, 25 years
08_Dornbracht_Tara The archetypal fitting. Tara in polished chrome.
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyright: Dornbracht
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14/03/2017 
Dornbracht LifeSpa – from lifestyle to health style
Dornbracht, LifeSpa, Wellness, health-oriented bathroom design, Treatments, preventiv, massage, innovativ
The essentials at a glance: The concept: Dornbracht LifeSpa
The idea: Water applications as a central component of a health-conscious lifestyle
New products: Aquapressure in the shower – the new WaterCurve and WaterFan massage jets (product concepts and design: Sieger Design / Consulting: Christoph Stumpe)
Concept study: Aquamoon (product design: Michael Neumayr)
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Collaboration partners: Effegibi (saunas and steam baths)
Iserlohn, March 2017
Dornbracht is turning the bathroom into a LifeSpa: Dornbracht’s LifeSpa vision has taken the idea of
health-oriented bathroom design to a new level. The concept epitomises the holistic approach to bathroom planning and furnishing in the sense of a healthy and illness-preventive lifestyle – as much in the private bathroom or home spa as in an exclusive hotel and wellness environments. The focus is on integrating health-enhancing water applications in the context of a modular architecture in the bathroom that has the flexibility to adapt to individual needs.

The health megatrend is one of the most formative developments of recent times and will become even more relevant in the future. The general pursuit of health is increasingly being transformed into an extensive search for strength and energy – a search that permeates all areas of life, and has long since gone beyond the concepts of a healthy diet and exercise, as demonstrated by the increasing demand for self-optimisation apps and accessories. The bathroom also has an important role to play in this respect, and is increasingly becoming a private spa and a room for health.

“In the future, much preventive health care will take place in the home”, explains Managing Director Andreas Dornbracht. “Water applications can enhance a health-conscious lifestyle in a variety of ways – not just with regard to physical fitness, but also as far as mental performance and life energy are concerned.”

With LifeSpa, there are a variety of ways to integrate health-enhancing water applications into the bathroom or spa. Treatments such as affusions, contrast showers, relaxing baths or water massages augment the user’s personal health strategy and in the long term, make a relevant contribution to improving well-being and boosting energy.

Individual solutions for bathroom and spa
At ISH 2017, Dornbracht is showcasing an example of a LifeSpa in the form of a private spa area designed using a holistic approach. Carefully curated matching products and applications are arranged in a trail placed in an open architecture. This allows visitors to decide independently their personal itinerary. This includes a Kneipp affusion zone, a beauty wash-place with an affusion pipe, and a drinking zone with a hot/cold water dispenser, a fitness area with training equipment, a foot bath and relaxation zone, and a luxury experience shower.

Aquapressure: Vertical ShowerATT with WaterCurve and WaterFan
Vertical Shower combines special outlet points with different flow modes, sometimes gently surrounding the body in heavy water drops, sometimes massaging it with powerful streams. The different forms of presentation and pre-programmed signature treatments of Vertical Shower make it ideal for many health-enhancing and preventive applications – from an invigorating contrast shower to a relaxing water massage.
The WaterFan and WaterCurve massage jets are a new addition, and extend the range of health-enhancing applications in the bathroom. They have a new, fan-like flow mode
which provides a targeted massage in the neck area (WaterCurve), thoracic vertebrae (vertical WaterFan) or lumbar vertebrae (horizontal WaterFan) area, and helps to alleviate and prevent tension. The height of the massage jets can be adjusted, giving them the flexibility to adapt to any user’s height.
The new massage jets can therefore be used to stimulate specific pressure points and
meridians. Dornbracht – inspired by the tried and tested methods of acupressure
in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – calls this application Aquapressure. “Aquapressure harmonises muscle tone and has a positive effect on the perception of pain”, explains Christoph Stumpe, experienced TCM therapist and head of the renowned Shen Men Institute, who worked closely together with Dornbracht to develop the new massage jets. “Through Aquapressure, the flow of blood through the muscles intensifies, stimulating the flow of energy and aiding mobility. Tension and stress melt away and the body’s natural defences are activated.”

Experience: Concept Study / Aquamoon
The Aquamoon concept study, which creates a completely new water experience, is also being presented exclusively by Dornbracht at ISH 2017. Aquamoon is a subtle, architectural gesture that fits harmoniously into LifeSpa. The attention focuses entirely on the exceptional water experience. Water is directed to create the feeling of enveloping the body in a protective cocoon, surrounding it in a powerful cascade, or swirling around it in soft, weightless drops. Aquamoon nurtures the body with a totally new, multi-sensory experience, enhanced with matching mood lighting.

Massage & Steam: Horizontal ShowerATT & Effegibi
Horizontal Shower is a unique water massage to be enjoyed lying prone or supine, on a heated horizontal surface. Various flow modes, volumes of water and changing temperatures are combined into different signature treatments, each having a balancing, invigorating, or relaxing effect.
Dornbracht is presenting Horizontal Shower in cooperation with Effegibi at ISH, thus combining the application with the positive effects of a steam bath.

Relaxation: Foot BathATT
Relaxing foot baths are provided at the touch of a button. The available applications can be de-stressing or invigorating, as carefully coordinated changes in temperature and massage jets specifically stimulate the reflex zones of the feet.



Beauty: the affusion pipe
The Dornbracht affusion pipe is ideal for carrying out skin-toning facial affusions or refreshing arm affusions at the washstand. Its gentle laminar flow was specifically developed for perfect Kneipp affusions and covers the skin for maximum effect.

Patio: WaterTube / Kneipp hose
The Dornbracht WaterTube is a remarkably effective and convenient way to integrate Kneipp affusions into your daily shower ritual. Dornbracht’s specifically developed laminar flow is also used here, to maximise the health-enhancing effect of water applications. Used correctly, regular affusions encourage blood flow and stimulate the circulation, metabolism and nervous system.

Drinking: Hot & Cold Water Dispenser
The Hot & Cold Water Dispenser offers filtered hot or cold water as required, creating a drinking station element for the LifeSpa – 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.

For more on LifeSpa, go to: lifespa.dornbracht.com/

Dornbracht LifeSpa at a glance
The LifeSpa concept is based on the three pillars of Health, Solutions and Architecture.

Health – how to use
The comprehensive advice that Dornbracht gives to consumers, planners and architects on matters related to the health-enhancing effect of water is based on its many years of expertise. Dornbracht´s concept relies on the discoveries of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Kneipp health philosophy, which are applied through collaborations with leading experts in these fields.
More on this at: lifespa.dornbracht.com/health/

Solutions – how to specify
Dornbracht LifeSpa involves a variety of specialised products and solutions for the bathroom and spa to easily, conveniently and effectively perform water applications. The portfolio ranges from a simple, mechanical affusion pipe in the shower to the Sensory Sky experience shower, and features a high level of modularity. All products and solutions have the flexibility to be combined with one another and adapt to personal needs and to individual space’s requirements.
More on this at: lifespa.dornbracht.com/solutions/

Architecture – how to plan
Dornbracht offers advice on individual spa planning and provides planning aids for developers, architects and planners – from a mini-spa to a spacious wellness area. Dornbracht takes the individual floor plan into account, helping to choose suitable products and offering assistance with regard to zoning, applications and materials, and even the appropriate mood lighting.
More on this at: lifespa.dornbracht.com/architecture/


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LifeSpa, Dornbracht, Treatments, Healthness, Massage, Wellness, Innovation, Relaxation
01_Dornbracht_LifeSpa Dornbracht’s LifeSpa has taken the vision of health-oriented bathroom and spa design to a new level. The concept epitomises the holistic approach to bathroom planning and furnishing in the sense of a healthy lifestyle.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Aquamoon concept study: Michael Neumayr
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Markus Jans
Copyrights: Dornbracht

LifeSpa, Dornbracht, Treatments, Healthness, Wellness, massage, innovativ
02_Dornbracht_LifeSpa With LifeSpa, there are a variety of ways to integrate health-enhancing water applications into the bathroom or spa. Treatments such as affusions, contrast showers, relaxing baths or water massages augment the user’s personal health strategy and, in the long term, make a relevant contribution to improving well-being and boosting energy levels.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Aquamoon concept study: Michael Neumayr
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Markus Jans
Copyrights: Dornbracht


Dornbracht, LifeSpa, Treatments, Healthness, Water massage, Vertical Shower, Water Fan, Water Curve, Wellness, Relaxation, massage, innovativ
03a_Dornbracht_LifeSpa Thanks to its different forms of presentation and pre-programmed signature treatments, Vertical Shower is ideal for many health-enhancing and illness-preventive applications. The WaterFan and WaterCurve massage jets are new. As well as providing a therapeutic neck or back massage, they allow specific pressure points and meridians to be stimulated (Aquapressure).

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Aquamoon concept study: Michael Neumayr
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Markus Jans
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Water massage, Dornbracht, LifeSpa, Vertical Shower, Water Fan, Water Curve, Wellness, Relaxation, Healthness
03b_Dornbracht_LifeSpa Thanks to its different forms of presentation and pre-programmed signature treatments, Vertical Shower is ideal for many health-enhancing and illness-preventive applications. The WaterFan and WaterCurve massage jets are new. As well as providing a therapeutic neck or back massage, they allow specific pressure points and meridians to be stimulated (Aquapressure).

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Aquamoon concept study: Michael Neumayr
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Markus Jans
Copyrights: Dornbracht
LifeSpa, water massage, Water Fan, Water Curve, Vertical shower, healthness, wellness, Dornbracht
04_Dornbracht_LifeSpa With intense massage flows, the new massage jets deliver a powerful massage targeting the neck (WaterCurve), thoracic vertebrae (vertical WaterFan) or lumbar vertebrae (horizontal WaterFan) area.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Aquamoon concept study: Michael Neumayr
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Markus Jans
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Aquamoon, LifeSpa, Dornbracht, Treatments, water massage, wellness, healthness, innovativ
05_Dornbracht_LifeSpa The Aquamoon concept study (Design: Michael Neumayr) is presented exclusively by Dornbracht at ISH 2017. This innovative shower application creates a new water experience. Water is directed to create the feeling of enveloping the body in a protective cocoon, surrounding it in a powerful cascade, or swirling around it in soft, weightless drops. Aquamoon nurtures the body with a totally new, multi-sensory experience.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Aquamoon concept study: Michael Neumayr
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Markus Jans
Copyrights: Dornbracht
LifeSpa, Dornbracht, treatments, Healthness, massage, water, Wellness, innovativ
06_Dornbracht_LifeSpa The Hot & Cold Water Dispenser distributes filtered hot or cold water as required, creating a drinking station
element for the LifaSpa environment – ideal for occasional refreshment, or a convenient way to prepare tea.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Aquamoon concept study: Michael Neumayr
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Markus Jans
Copyrights: Dornbracht
LifeSpa, Dornbracht, Healthness, Treatments, Wellness, innovation, preventiv
07_Dornbracht_LifeSpa The Foot Bath: relaxing foot baths are provided at the touch of a button. The applications offered can be de-stressing or invigorating, as carefully coordinated changes in temperature and massage jets specifically stimulate the reflex zones of the feet. The accompanying affusion pipe is perfectly designed to carry out traditional Kneipp affusions.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Aquamoon concept study: Michael Neumayr
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Markus Jans
Copyrights: Dornbracht


LifeSpa, Dornbracht, Wellness, health-oriented, treatments, massage, water, innovativ
08_Dornbracht_LifeSpa Horizontal Shower is a unique water massage to be enjoyed lying prone or supine, on a heated horizontal surface. Various flow modes, volumes of water and changing temperatures are combined into different signature treatments, each having a balancing, invigorating, or relaxing effect. If required, a steam bath can also be added to the Horizontal Shower experience – like the one in the image from Effegibi.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Aquamoon concept study: Michael Neumayr
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Markus Jans
Copyrights: Dornbracht
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14/03/2017 
Dornbracht Touchfree: convenient water control without a visible sensor for maximum design variety
Touchfree, Dornbracht, Design, invisible, fitting, Hotel
The essentials at a glance: The new product: Dornbracht Touchfree
The special feature: Maximum creative freedom thanks to an invisible sensor; can be combined with all the Dornbracht design series; available for all basin fittings fittings (wall-mounted and free-standing)
Available for delivery: 4th quarter of 2017
Iserlohn, March 2017
Touchfree extends Dornbracht’s product portfolio for all basin fittings (wall-mounted and free-standing models) by adding a new contact-free control. Based on active motion detection, Dornbracht Touchfree operates without a visible sensor on the fitting, and can be combined with all the Dornbracht series. Developed specifically for the semi-public sector, this contact-free and automatic control is not only ultra-convenient, it also enables architects, interior designers and planners to have maximum creative freedom in their schemes.

Touchfree applications will become increasingly relevant anywhere that a great number of visitors are expected – this includes semi-public washroom facilities in hotels, offices and restaurants, as well as airport lounges. Whereas previously, the basin fittings in these sites have mostly made use of infrared sensors, Dornbracht’s Touchfree will bring the advantages of high-frequency technology to these areas for the first time. The added value: Touchfree has a sensor that is entirely invisible on the fitting and can – just like a motion detector – be attuned to different ranges. The reliable and convenient Touchfree sensor automatically switches the water on, as well as off again, as soon as the individual leaves the washplace.

Combinations can be varied for maximum creative freedom
The technology behind Dornbracht Touchfree is the Touchfree eSet, which can be combined with every Dornbracht design series. The eSet is available as a surface-mounted solution for basins with a free-standing spout and as a concealed solution for wall-mounted spouts – and either with or without temperature adjustments in each case. It is easily installed below the basin – where it is invisible to the user. So Dornbracht’s Touchfree is not only a hygienic and durable solution for high-quality, semi-public washroom facilities, it also gives architects, interior designers and planners the greatest possible freedom for their design schemes.

Individually adaptable
Dornbracht Touchfree can be adjusted in many ways, just like its detection sensor technology. The Touchfree sensor learns automatically from the first time it is put into operation, but its sensitivity can be adjusted at any time to meet individual requirements. Thermal disinfection and water temperature levels can also be set according to need. Dornbracht Touchfree also has an adjustable run-on time, making it particularly resource-efficient. This effect is even more pronounced when used in combination with water-saving fittings (such as the Dornbracht CL.1).

More about Dornbracht Touchfree at: dornbracht.com/touchfree

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01_ Dornbracht_Touchfree Dornbracht Touchfree manages without a visible sensor on the fitting, and can be combined with all the Dornbracht series. The reliable and convenient Touchfree sensor automatically switches the water on, as well as off again as soon as the individual leaves the washplace.

Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
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14/03/2017 
Delicate, elegant and progressive: The new Vaia series of fittings
Vaia, Eclectic Style, Dornbracht, Premium, Neri&Hu, fitting
The essentials at a glance: The new product: The Vaia series of fittings
The special feature: An elegant yet progressive design, a new dark platinum matt finish
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Available for delivery: Polished chrome and platinum matt from Q2/2017, dark platinum matt from Q4/2017
Iserlohn, March 2017
Vaia adds a new aspect to the Dornbracht design principles. Inspired by the ‘eclectic style’ interior design trend, the distinctive design of the new premium designer fitting is both elegant and progressive. Vaia is therefore equally at home in traditional and modern bathroom architectures – as well as those that combine the elements of different style worlds, in keeping with the eclectic style.

Vaia: an elegant yet progressive design for a new modern-day iconography
The Vaia series incorporates a soft, balanced design language and an attitude that is always receptive to anything new. 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.

Stylistic versatility
Vaia’s clear design language is a response to the varied and increasingly complex interiors world of tomorrow, and blends elegantly into the mix of present-day living styles. It creates a familiar and harmonious atmosphere – at the same time as maintaining the progressive attitude that characterises all the Dornbracht design series. With fittings and series-specific accessories for washstand, bidet, shower and bath applications, Vaia brings a great deal of creative freedom.

A new finish: dark platinum matt
Vaia is available in Dornbracht’s much loved platinum matt and polished chrome finishes. A new addition from autumn 2017 will be the exquisite dark platinum matt finish. Its dark, lightly brushed silk matt colour appears warm, soft and grounding and creates a feeling of old world charm in the bathroom. Dornbracht’s new variant provides another opportunity to individualise the bathroom and adds even more scope for creative freedom.

Vaia – design principles
Vaia is based on the design principles that characterise all the Dornbracht series. The “5 Ps” – Proportion, Precision, Progressiveness, Personality and Performance – create a sustainable and long-lasting aesthetic appeal that is evident in the new Vaia series: its proportions are balanced, harmonious and precise. Its design is shaped by clear lines and exact transitions. The workmanship is outstanding, down to the last detail. Vaia picks up the latest trends in interior design, not to imitate them, but to give them a new interpretation, which – along with the new dark platinum matt finish – contributes to a progressive style of interior architecture.

More about Dornbracht Vaia: dornbracht.com/vaia

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01a_Dornbracht_Vaia Inspired by the ‘Eclectic Style’ interior design trend, the new premium designer fitting Vaia creates a balance between elegance and progressiveness. It is equally at home in bathrooms with traditional or modern styles of architecture – as well as those that combine elements of different styles.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Vaia, Neri&Hu, Dornbracht, fitting, Eclectic Style
01b_Dornbracht_Vaia Inspired by the ‘Eclectic Style’ interior design trend, the new premium designer fitting Vaia creates a balance between elegance and progressiveness. It is equally at home in bathrooms with traditional or modern styles of architecture – as well as those that combine elements of different styles.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Vaia, Dornbracht, Neri & Hu, fitting, Premium, Eclectic Style
02a_Dornbracht_Vaia Dornbracht’s Vaia series incorporates a soft, balanced design language and an attitude that is always receptive to anything new. The delicate spout of this wall-mounted, free-standing fitting takes a traditional shape and transposes it onto a new silhouette. There is a traditional feel to the handles as well – available as (a) cross-handles or (b) levers, they combine geometric shapes with soft contours.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Vaia, Dornbracht, Neri & Hu, fitting, premium
02b_Dornbracht_Vaia Dornbracht’s Vaia series incorporates a soft, balanced design language and an attitude that is always receptive to anything new. The delicate spout of this wall-mounted, free-standing fitting takes a traditional shape and transposes it onto a new silhouette. There is a traditional feel to the handles as well – available as (a) cross-handles or (b) levers, they combine geometric shapes with soft contours.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Vaia, Dornbracht, Neri & Hu, fitting,
03_Dornbracht_Vaia For the washstand, Vaia is available not only as a traditional, three-hole mixer with free-standing spout, but also as a wall installation variant (image shows the wall-mounted fitting with platinum matt cross-handles).

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Vaia, Dornbracht, fitting, premium, Eclectic Style
04_Dornbracht_Vaia Levers also make an elegant statement at the washstand: Vaia as a three-hole wall-mounted fitting in platinum matt.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Vaia, Dornbracht, premium, fitting, Eclectic Style
05_Dornbracht_Vaia With fittings and series-specific accessories for washstand, bidet, shower and bath applications, Vaia brings a great deal of creative freedom. (image shows bath shower set in platinum matt).

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht

Vaia, Dark Platinum matt finish, Dornbracht, premium, fitting
06a_Dornbracht_Vaia From autumn 2017, Vaia will also be available in the exquisite new dark platinum matt finish. Its dark, lightly brushed silk matt colour appears warm, soft and grounding and lends an old world charm to the bathroom.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Dornbracht. Vaia, Dark Platinum, Eclectic Style, finish matt, premium
06b_Dornbracht_Vaia From autumn 2017, Vaia will also be available in the exquisite new dark platinum matt finish. Its dark, lightly brushed silk matt colour appears warm, soft and grounding and lends an old world charm to the bathroom.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Vaia, Dornbracht, Dark Platinum, Premium, Eclectic Style, fitting
06c_Dornbracht_Vaia From autumn 2017, Vaia will also be available in the exquisite new dark platinum matt finish. Its dark, lightly brushed silk matt colour appears warm, soft and grounding and lends an old world charm to the bathroom.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Vaia, Dark Platinum, Eclectic Style, Premium fitting, Dornbracht
07a_Dornbracht_Vaia Vaia in platinum matt. The new series is guided by the design principles that characterise all Dornbracht fittings. The “5 Ps” – Proportion, Precision, Progressiveness, Personality and Performance – are the basis for a sustainable and long-lasting aesthetic appeal that is also evident in the new Vaia series. Its proportions are balanced, harmonious and precise, its workmanship is accurate in every detail.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Vaia, Dark Platinum, fitting, Dornbracht, Eclectic Style,
07b_Dornbracht_Vaia Vaia in platinum matt. The new series is guided by the design principles that characterise all Dornbracht fittings. The “5 Ps” – Proportion, Precision, Progressiveness, Personality and Performance – are the basis for a sustainable and long-lasting aesthetic appeal that is also evident in the new Vaia series. Its proportions are balanced, harmonious and precise, its workmanship is accurate in every detail.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Eclectic Style, Vaia, fitting, Dornbracht, Premium, Dark Platinum
07c_Dornbracht_Vaia Vaia in platinum matt. The new series is guided by the design principles that characterise all Dornbracht fittings. The “5 Ps” – Proportion, Precision, Progressiveness, Personality and Performance – are the basis for a sustainable and long-lasting aesthetic appeal that is also evident in the new Vaia series. Its proportions are balanced, harmonious and precise, its workmanship is accurate in every detail.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
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24/05/2016 
„Public Intimacy“ revisited: Dornbracht fördert Kunstprojekt von Shawn Maximo im Rahmen der 9. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst
Dornbracht, Berlin Biennale, 2016, Shawn Maximo
The essentials at a glance: The topic: Dornbracht sponsors a project by the artist Shawn Maximo at the 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
The project: A toilet room setting staged at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin
The special feature: The private sphere becomes a public information centre
Timeframe: 9th Berlin Biennale (4 June - 18 September 2016)
Iserlohn, June 2016
At the 9th Berlin Biennale in Summer 2016, premium fittings manufacturer Dornbracht is sponsoring a work of the artist and architect Shawn Maximo. He is constructing a unisex toilet room on the premises of KW Institute for Contemporary Art that blurs the boundaries between the private and the public sphere.

Shawn Maximo constructs the intimate place as an information centre, as a hybrid between an interior and exterior environment, a private and public zone. Instead of undisturbed privacy, the law of participation and information distribution prevails here. The bathroom is wrested from the protocols of private relief and perfunctory action to explore a more networked and casual experience. Large-format photographs of hyperreal worlds on the walls and ceiling suggest the opening-up of the space, while a large digital tablet connects with the outside world to present Berlin Biennale content. Instead of a conventional toilet, there is a squat toilet that Shawn Maximo has placed in the centre of the space to activate ‘the hub’.

The theme of conflict between intimacy and the public sphere presented here has long been a preoccupation of the fittings manufacturer Dornbracht, in its Culture Projects. It was, for example, the subject of the Dornbracht-sponsored exhibition "One on One", on view at KW in Berlin in 2012. Visitors to this exhibition were given a rather special kind of art experience. Individual, self-contained spaces were set up with works of art specifically conceived for the exhibition and only one visitor at a time was allowed in. An intimate and confrontational encounter with the work of art, instead of the collective and public perception. Following up on this, the fourth edition of Dornbracht Conversations entitled "Public Intimacy" expounded on the loss and re-positioning of privacy.

Finally, this theme was taken up by the installation The Island (KEN), which DIS, the New York artist collective – and the curatorial team of this year's Berlin Biennale – produced in collaboration with Dornbracht and Mike Meiré as co-designers. A hybrid product that interconnects the usually separate environments of the (social) kitchen and the (private) bathroom, thus challenging the learned patterns of logic and application. The Island (KEN) was seen for the first time in 2015, at the Triennale in the New Museum in New York, and then in the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris as part of the "CO-WORKERS – Network as Artist" exhibition.

Dornbracht's sponsorship of the Shawn Maximo project allows the company to take another look at this issue. This view of the relationship between the public and the private sphere takes particular note of the increase in digitalisation – an aspect that is especially relevant for Dornbracht. As a pioneer in the industry, the company is decisively promoting digitalisation in the kitchen and bathroom environments. Dornbracht's many years of debate and discussion with art and culture constantly provide new impetus. The company has been sponsoring selected exhibitions and culture projects since 1996. Its continuous exchange of ideas with independent artists, musicians, architects and designers, has given the company an innovative view of the bathroom and kitchen environments, and decisively shaped the idea of a bathroom culture – an aspiration that also finds expression in the current brand claim "Culturing Life".


About Shawn Maximo
The forms of expression used by artist and architect Shawn Maximo range from sculpture, to digital media and design. His works have been published in the New York Times, Zeit Magazin, the architecture magazine "PIN-UP", and Interview Magazine, and have been on view at various exhibitions – including in the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Swiss Institute, MoMA PS1, and the Perez Art Museum in Miami.

More about Shawn Maximo on the Internet:
www.shawnmaximo.com
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20/04/2016 
Cosmopolitan: Luxury apartments in Warsaw
Dornbracht, Reference, Cosmopolitan, Warschau, IMO
The essentials at a glance: Project: Cosmopolitan
Type of project: Luxury apartment buildings
Location: Warsaw (Poland)
Architect: Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn
Interior Design: de novo – Magdalena Dusínska and Magda Jeziorowska
Investor: Tacit Development
Rooms: 236 apartments
Dornbracht products: IMO
Opening: June 2014

Iserlohn/Warsaw, April 2016
At 44 storeys and 160 metres high, the Cosmopolitan luxury apartment skyscraper is the second-tallest building in Warsaw. The internationally renowned architect Helmut Jahn is responsible for the imposing building, the first project he has accomplished in Poland. Timeless design and lasting quality were prevalent in every detail of the furnishing of all 236 luxury apartments (each 52–500 square metres in size), a total which also includes four penthouses. With this in mind, Dornbracht's versatile IMO designer fitting seemed an obvious choice.

Situated right in the centre of Warsaw, the Cosmopolitan is directly between Emilia Plater Street and Twarda Street, the two main traffic arteries of the city. With floor-to-ceiling windows in every room in the tower, unique views can be enjoyed over the city in every direction, including the Palace of Culture and Science and the business district, the Saxon Garden and the Old Town. The bay windows projecting beyond the surface of the building are a special architectural feature, creating an exceptionally wide panoramic view. There are shops and restaurants on the lower floors of the Cosmopolitan, a great attraction for residents and tourists alike.

Living in style in Warsaw
The interior design of the apartments was the brainchild of the Warsaw de novo design studio of Magdalena Dusínska and Magda Jeziorowska. Quality was also a priority in the timeless and modern design of the furnishings. Only the best brands were good enough to provide the materials for everything from furniture to electronics. Intelligent home automation control by means of smartphone or tablet makes these luxury apartments even more special.  

Individual bathroom design with Dornbracht IMO
The Italian marble on the walls and floors creates an ambience of pure luxury and bears witness to exceptional quality. This is also evident in the choice of fittings and shower sets; here the interior designers decided to use Dornbracht IMO. Thanks to its modern design and universal design language that combines a round body with a right-angled lever and spout, the series fits harmoniously into every bathroom. As its name suggests, IMO (short for "In My Opinion") places the emphasis firmly on the individual user's view of life. It is as if the series were made for the Cosmopolitan, which is home to the various inhabitants of the multi-cultural city of Warsaw. The IMO single-lever basin mixer and the matching complete shower set in brightly polished chrome were used for the bathrooms; the full product programme for the series has many different variants for washbasin, shower, bath and bidet.


IMO is available in polished chrome and platinum matt versions. Their characteristic shine and exceptional depth of colour are proof of outstanding product quality. Like all Dornbracht fittings, 100% of IMO is produced in Germany. The manufacturer of premium fittings is thus able to maintain a consistently high standard and precise manufacturing quality, Made in Germany.

Address:
Ul. Twarda 4 – 00–105 Warsaw, Poland

About Dornbracht
Iserlohn-based Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG is an international, family-run manufacturer of high-quality designer fittings and accessories for bathrooms and kitchens. Highly-qualified employees and state-of-the-art production technologies guarantee top-level manufacturing quality. The brand claim of "Culturing Life" expands the company's fundamental design and water expertise: technological advance in the sense of connectivity and comfort and prevention in the sense of health and wellbeing are more noticeably influencing future brand alignment and product development. Dornbracht keeps finding new ways to design - cultivate - life. For years, Dornbracht's cultural commitment to the Culture Projects has continually provided new impetus and encouraged the use of leading innovation and technology in bathrooms and kitchens.

With the intelligent, open Smart Water system, Dornbracht is one of the first to transfer the opportunities and possibilities of digitalisation to these environments. Dornbracht is part of the Dornbracht Group, along with Alape, in a union of two premium bathroom and kitchen suppliers.

More about Dornbracht on the Internet:
dornbracht.com - facebook.de/dornbracht - twitter.com/dornbracht - youtube.com/dornbracht


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Dornbracht, Reference, Cosmopolitan, Warshaw, IMO
01_Dornbracht_Cosmopolitan_Warschau At 160 metres and 44 storeys, the Cosmopolitan is the second-tallest building in the Polish capital and is home to 236 stylishly furnished luxury apartments.
Dornbracht, Cosmopolitan, Referenz, Warschau, IMO
02a_Dornbracht_Cosmopolitan_Warschau As in all the residential areas of the Cosmopolitan, exceptional design and the very highest quality were also paramount in the bathrooms. The Italian marble on the walls and floors bears witness to this, as does the choice of fittings: sitting proudly on the washbasins are single-lever mixers from Dornbracht's IMO series.
Dornbracht, Cosmopolitan, Referenz, Warschau, IMO
02b_Dornbracht_Cosmopolitan_Warschau As in all the residential areas of the Cosmopolitan, exceptional design and the very highest quality were also paramount in the bathrooms. The Italian marble on the walls and floors bears witness to this, as does the choice of fittings: sitting proudly on the washbasins are single-lever mixers from Dornbracht's IMO series.
Cosmopolitan, Referenz, Warschau, IMO
03_Dornbracht_Cosmopolitan_Warschau IMO combines a round body with a right-angled lever and spout, its universal design language allowing it to fit harmoniously into different style worlds.

Cosmopolitan, Referenz, Warschau, IMO
04_Dornbracht_Cosmopolitan_Warschau.jpg The shower sets also come from Dornbracht's IMO series, a satisfyingly clear, timeless design that impresses with its high-quality workmanship and materials.

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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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Dornbracht Private Spa: Arm Treatment
01_Private_Spa Hydrotherapy is a tried and tested element of Kneipp's health philosophy, with many positive effects on an individual's health and well being. For instance, an affusion pipe at the washbasin makes it easy to carry out invigorating arm or facial affusions. Copyright: Dornbracht, Photo: Stephan Abry
Dornbracht Private Spa: Foot Bath
02_Private_Spa The different flow settings and pre-programmed scenarios (Relax or Vitalize) of Dornbracht's Foot Bath are ideal for beneficial stimulation of the reflex zones on the feet. Rising temperatures ease tension out of the users muscles and calm the circulation. Changes in temperature are invigorating, and when combined with the massage jets, activate the nervous system. The extending affusion pipe is usable for knee affusions - and true to the example set by Kneipp. Copyright: Dornbracht, Photo: Stephan Abry
Dornbracht Private Spa: Comfort Shower
03_Private_Spa With the innovative Comfort Shower water application, showers can be enjoyed either when standing up or seated. The Big Rain panel envelops the body in big, glistening drops of water, whereas the water from the Water Fall with Pearl Stream falls gently onto the neck and shoulders. A powerful stream of water from two Water Bars massages the upper and lower back, and there is an affusion pipe to provide additional and beneficial Kneipp treatments. As with Vertical Shower and Horizontal Shower, Comfort Shower also offers a choice between De-Stressing, Balancing and Energizing scenarios, all controlled with Dornbracht Smart Tools.
Copyright: Dornbracht, Photo: Thomas Popinger
Dornbracht Private Spa: Comfort Shower
03a_Private_Spa With the innovative Comfort Shower water application, showers can be enjoyed either when standing up or seated. The Big Rain panel envelops the body in big, glistening drops of water, whereas the water from the Water Fall with Pearl Stream falls gently onto the neck and shoulders. A powerful stream of water from two Water Bars massages the upper and lower back, and there is an affusion pipe to provide additional and beneficial Kneipp treatments. As with Vertical Shower and Horizontal Shower, Comfort Shower also offers a choice between De-Stressing, Balancing and Energizing scenarios, all controlled with Dornbracht Smart Tools.
Copyright: Dornbracht, Photo: Thomas Popinger
Dornbracht Private Spa:Leg Shower
04_Private_Spa Leg Shower enhances the private spa with a programmed leg affusion application – either on its own or as the perfect addition to the Comfort Shower. Four Water Bars are mounted at calf height and easily deliver cold (Refresh) or alternating hot-and-cold (Vitalize) bursts of water at the touch of a button. This is especially refreshing after sport actives as the deliberate changes in temperature help boost the body's defences. Photo: Copyright: Dornbracht, Thomas Popinger
Dornbracht Private Spa: Horizontal Shower
05_Private_Spa Horizontal Shower enhances the private spa by offering an exceptional, reclining water experience. The shower has a combination of six massage jets that are flush-mounted above the reclining area, and therapeutically pour water over the body at different intensities. Copyright: Dornbracht, Photo: Thomas Popinger
Dornbracht Private Spa: Sensory Sky
06_Private_Spa A multifaceted interplay of different rain modes, mist, light and fragrance. Inspired by nature's weather phenomena, Sensory Sky offers a unique experience with water that touches all the senses The extensive rain panel has separate nozzle arrays for the overhead spray, body spray and rain curtain, as well as a cold water mist nozzle with light and fragrance functions. Copyright: Dornbracht, Photo: Markus Jans
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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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