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New edition: "the SPIRIT of WATER Vol. 2.2"

Iserlohn/Essen Dornbracht has been publishing "the SPIRIT of WATER" on a regular basis since 2007. The publication, part magazine, part catalogue, has illuminated the tenuous realm between art, culture, design, architecture, philosophy and technology. In this tradition, the most recent edition serves to further this discourse, seeking to inspire both customers and the industry as a whole. This issue's topics include:

- The bathroom of the future and how the possibilities harboured in today's technologies can be used to create atmospheres that stimulate as many senses as possible in a holistic experience that caters to individual sensations. Serving as a single source to offer, curate and continuously advance a new type of personalised room atmosphere are amongst Dornbracht's future projects.

- The current work within the Dornbracht Edges series, "Revolving Realities", presented at Passagen 2010 in Cologne in January, is a reactive installation that plays on our perception of reality. How is it possible to perceive a place or an object in an atmospherically new way again and again?

- A conversation between one of the most widely renowned international spa developers and Mike Meiré as well as a designer behind Dornbracht's Ritual Bathroom. An exchange about the public and the private "bath" experience.

- "Home-based player", a new series that explores both the idea of future as well as origin, beginning with a look from Geo contributor Gerhard Samulat at Iserlohn, toward the family-run company Dornbracht.

- "Global Street Food" from the Dornbracht Edges series at the Vitra Design Museum. The project was underway at the same time as the exhibit "Anti-bodies. Works by Fernando & Humberto Campana 1989–2009" at Art Basel.

- The "Nude" world of color and taste. A trend that transcended the boundaries of fashion and clothing to find its way into our living environment. Including the bathroom. An article by Petra Schmidt.

"Rudolf Stingel. LIVE", signifies the first Dornbracht Installation Project in Berlin and the inauguration of the cooperation between the National Gallery and Dornbracht. This continues the long-standing relationship that begun in 1999 between Dornbracht and the Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne Art Society) and continued with the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt. "Rudolf Stingel. LIVE marks the artist's largest performance in Germany to date. In addition to a site-specific installation, new large-format paintings by the artist will also be displayed in the New National Gallery from 09 February to 24 May 2010.

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