Salone del Mobile Press Kit

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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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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
"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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Dornbracht Novelty 2016 Lisse Single Lever Mixer
01_Dornbracht_Lissé Dornbracht's new Lissé series of fittings is characterised by an ornamental design language and a striking lever design with an innovative operating mechanism. The lever is tilted upward and moves smoothly back, making it extremely easy to use.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Dornbracht Novelty 2016 Lisse Single Lever Mixer
02_Dornbracht_Lissé
Lissé enjoys a design that is full of contrasts: clear-cut geometric shapes encounter curving contours and generous surfaces meet narrow edges.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Dornbracht Novelty 2016 Lisse Bath Wall mounted
03a_Dornbracht_Lissé
Lissé includes around 25 fittings and accessories for all bathroom applications, such as a wall-mounted variant for the basin, combined with a rain shower and a bar-type hand shower for the shower. Even the soft and rounded design language of the rosettes takes up the characteristic Lissé design.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
 Dornbracht Novelty 2016 Lisse Bath Wall mounted
03b_Dornbracht_Lissé
Lissé includes around 25 fittings and accessories for all bathroom applications, such as a wall-mounted variant for the basin, combined with a rain shower and a bar-type hand shower for the shower. Even the soft and rounded design language of the rosettes takes up the characteristic Lissé design.

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Dornbracht Novelty 2016 Lisse Single Lever Mixer
04_Dornbracht_Lissé
Lissé single-lever basin mixer

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
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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Dornbracht, Supernova, Single-lever basin mixer, program extension, SHK 2016
01_Dornbracht_Supernova.jpg The new Supernova single-lever mixer for the basin emphasises the striking geometry of the series. The body has been refined and the lever positioned at the side for easier operation.
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Dornbracht, Supernova, Single-lever basin mixer, program extension, SHK 2016
02_Dornbracht_Supernova.jpg A fitting with many facets: Supernova's polygonal facets are reminiscent of a precision-worked crystal that keeps finding new ways to reflect light. Supernova's futuristic design sets an extravagant emphasis in the bathroom.
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
Dornbracht, Supernova, Single-lever basin mixer, program extension, SHK 2016
03_Dornbracht_Supernova.jpg Supernova Single-Lever basin mixer
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht