• Dornbracht, Vaia, Transitional Style, #creatanewbalance, Neri&Hu, Rafael de Cardenas

    7/10/2017

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  • Dornbracht, Vaia, Transitional Style, #createanewbalance, Neri&Hu

    7/6/2017

    Transitional style: Rafael de Cárdenas and Neri&Hu are developing an inspirational environment for the new Vaia series of fittings More
  • 4/12/2016

    Dornbracht at Salone del Mobile 2016: From Bathroom to Private Spa More

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7/10/2017 
Dornbracht initiates a global social media appeal: #createanewbalance
Dornbracht, Vaia, Transitional Style, #creatanewbalance, Neri&Hu, Rafael de Cardenas
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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7/10/2017 
Dornbracht initiates a global social media appeal: #createanewbalance
Dornbracht, Vaia, Transitional Style, #creatanewbalance, Neri&Hu, Rafael de Cardenas
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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7/6/2017 
Transitional style: Rafael de Cárdenas and Neri&Hu are developing an inspirational environment for the new Vaia series of fittings
Dornbracht, Vaia, Transitional Style, #createanewbalance, 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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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, Transitional Style, #createanewbalance, Neri&Hu
1b_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
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4/12/2016 
Dornbracht at Salone del Mobile 2016: From Bathroom to Private Spa
The essentials at a glance: The trade fair: Salone del Mobile 2016
The subjects: From bathroom to private spa / Dornbracht's iconic fittings
The new products: The new Lissé series of fittings / an addition to the Supernova range
Stand: Dornbracht Group – Hall 24, Stand G07/G19
Iserlohn /Milan, April 2016
12 - 17 April 2016

Dornbracht once again demonstrates innovation capability and design expertise at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan. A spa trail will highlight the various, forward-looking application examples for the bathroom environment, alongside an exhibition of iconic designs that document the timeless aesthetic quality of Dornbracht fittings. The new Lissé bathroom fitting and an addition to the range of the successful Supernova series will also be on show at the trade fair.

The spa trail
The focus of the Dornbracht exhibition stand at this year's Salone del Mobile is a spa trail experience, which explores the variety of ways in which water can be applied. It shows the transformation from bathroom to private spa by focusing on the individual and their needs. Different treatments can be actively used for preventive health care and to promote good health. For instance, an extending affusion pipe makes it easy to carry out beneficial Kneipp water treatments. Applications such as Sensory Sky, Horizontal Shower, Foot Bath, Comfort Shower and Leg Shower all offer exceptional experiences with water and can be revitalising, calming or relaxing. Also part of the trail is the Dornbracht Water Dispenser, that dispenses cold or boiling, filtered water as required in just a few seconds, thus satisfying the requirement for the private spa to have its own source of drinking water.  

The trail principle clearly shows how products can be flexibly arranged in accordance with individual needs and organised into specific usage zones. Accompanied by choreography of light, sound and fragrance, the trail illustrates the additional value of the different applications and inspires the user to create a configuration for their own private spa that is in tune with their personal requirements.

Iconic designs
Dornbracht is also staging an exhibition of the iconic designs Tara, MEM, Deque, IMO and Madison, as well as the highlights from last year, CL.1 and Sync. All share a modern yet timeless design language that is based on established design principles – Dornbracht's "5 Ps": proportion, precision, progressiveness, personality and performance. The interaction of these five qualities guarantees longevity for the aesthetic appeal of all Dornbracht fittings.

New products: Lissé and Supernova
The new Lissé series of fittings and an addition to the range of the Supernova series will be showcased for the first time, in front on an international audience at Salone del Mobile. 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. The innovative aesthetic quality of Lissé sets the tone in the bathroom – an open invitation to enhance the interior design. A new single-lever basin mixer has been added to the successful Supernova series. The sculptural elegance of the fitting is underlined by a refined design language and an ornamental lever attached at the side.

Innovation Leadership. Design Principles. Cultural Credibility and Experience.
The exhibition stand at this year's Salone del Mobile underlines Dornbracht's innovation leadership claim and design expertise that combines with the company's long-standing cultural commitment to provide a firm foundation for the brand. As a pioneer in the industry, Dornbracht continues to set trends that have changed the bathroom, spa and kitchen forever with regard to technology, aesthetic quality and culture.


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4/12/2016 
Salone del Mobile 2016: The Dornbracht Group on show as Dornbracht and Alape share a stand at the trade fair
The essentials at a glance: The trade fair: Salone del Mobile 2016
The new product: Dornbracht and Alape (Dornbracht Group) share a stand
Stand: Hall 24, Stand G07/G19
Salone del Mobile 2016: The Dornbracht Group on show
as Dornbracht and Alape share a stand at the trade fair

Iserlohn/Goslar - Milan, April 2016
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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4/12/2016 
"Accentuate your bathroom": The new Lissé series of fittings from Dornbracht
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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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 Lissé
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 Lissé
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 Lissé
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
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4/12/2016 
Supernova: Dornbracht extends the range and enhances the series
The essentials at a glance: 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
Iserlohn, March/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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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
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
03_Dornbracht_Supernova.jpg Supernova single-lever basin mixer

Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
Photos: Thomas Popinger
Copyrights: Dornbracht
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12/4/2015 
Dornbracht wins Interior Design Best of Year Award for CL.1
CL.1 by Dornbracht - Interior Design Best of Year Award
Award winning:

Dornbracht’s newest faucet, CL.1, was recognized by Interior Design magazine for its 2015 Best of Year Awards winning in the bath fittings category.

With its progressive design language and contours, CL.1 marks the beginning of a new era in Dornbracht product design. CL.1 is dynamic, elegant and sporty, catering to the senses with structured handles for a new tactile experience and stimulates them further with forty streams of water droplets, gently enveloping the hands.

As the leading competition in the design industry, the Best of Year Awards honor outstanding projects and products across 142 categories of interior design. Dornbracht accepted this award during the Interior Design awards gala on December 3, 2015 at the IAC building in New York City.


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9/30/2015 
Augeo Art & Spa: Unique art and spa concept in Rimini
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
The key facts:

Type of project: Art exhibition and spa
Location: Rimini, Italy
Architecture and design: Yasmine Mahmoudieh
Special feature: Combination of art exhibition and spa
Dornbracht products: Vertical Shower, RainSky E, Tara. (Black matte surface)
Alape products: Dish basin (SB.K360.GS) and undermount basin (UB.O425)



Iserlohn/ Rimini.
Inspiration meets regeneration: the Augeo Art & Spa in Rimini offers an as yet unique combination of art exhibition and spa lounge. The extraordinary concept connects the inspirational atmosphere of a gallery with the relaxing atmosphere of an excellent spa, and does it in style. The merging of spiritual stimulation and physical relaxation promises a multisensory experience of an extraordinary variety, as do the experiential showers by Dornbracht, highlights of the new spa area.

Until recently, the Palazzo Spina, a magnificent 17th century building in the heart of Rimini, was home to the modern art center Augeo Art Space. Enriched with a new and innovative component, it was reopened as Augeo Art & Spa; today, visitors from around the world can not only discover international contemporary art here, but also immerse themselves in the world of an exclusive spa. The building interior bears the mark of renowned architect and designer Yasmine Mahmoudieh, who created a dreamlike, otherworldly scenery in the venerable old palazzo. Organically shaped, sculpture-like walls create flowing transitions and gently guide visitors through the space. “A stay at Augeo Art & Spa should feel like a visit to another world,” says the architect. Just a few hours suffice for a deep regeneration and recovery.

Augeo Art & Spa: relaxation in a historic setting
The new spa features two massage and treatment rooms, a gym, a sauna, a steam room, and a shower area complete with Dornbracht experiential showers. These use the transformative power of water in various selectable scenarios to generate a relaxing, balancing, or invigorating effect. The Vertical Shower combines special outlet points with different spray patterns: the Just Rain panel envelopes the body in large, pearly drops, the Water Sheet emits a clear, broad stream of water, and the two Water Bars stimulate the back with their powerful flows. The result is a deep sense of wellbeing that spreads through the body, releasing tension and relieving stress. The electronically controlled Just Rain panel also produces the feeling of being under the open sky: water, mist, colored light, and scent combine to create complex scenarios modeled on atmospheres in nature for a special water experience that literally washes away the stress of everyday life. In that spirit, Mahmoudieh designed the showers like surreal cocoons whose mosaic walls convey a sense of protection and safety.

Exclusive interior: fittings by Dornbracht
Augeo Art & Spa brings together two worlds: art and inspiration on the one hand, meditation and physical regeneration on the other. The spectacular interplay of brightness and darkness, light and shadow draws attention to this dichotomy. While the exhibition spaces sharpen the senses with their bright, open radiance, the spa area is plunged in a pleasant semi-darkness and lined with black stone slabs. Chic black accents abound in the bathrooms: sinks by Alape and fittings from Dornbracht’s Tara series serve as counterparts to the contrast-rich tiles, which feature a pattern of female silhouettes against a white background. The matte black version of the timeless design classic blends perfectly into the minimalist modern interior.

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Augeo Art Spa_01 Inspiration and regeneration: the Augeo Art & Spa in Rimini combines art exhibition and spa lounge.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
Augeo Art Spa_02 Atmosphere with history: the aura of the centuries-old palazzo is still palpable at Augeo Art & Spa, where parts of the historic masonry and baroque arches were deliberately preserved and showcased.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
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Augeo Art Spa_03 Atmosphere with history: the aura of the centuries-old palazzo is still palpable at Augeo Art & Spa, where parts of the historic masonry and baroque arches were deliberately preserved and showcased.
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Augeo Art Spa_04 Dornbracht’s timelessly elegant Tara. series of fittings in matte black and glassed steel basins by Alape are featured in the bathrooms of the Augeo Art & Spa.
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Augeo Art Spa_06 Dornbracht’s timelessly elegant Tara. series of fittings in matte black and glassed steel basins by Alape are featured in the bathrooms of the Augeo Art & Spa.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
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Augeo Art Spa_06 Dornbracht’s timelessly elegant Tara. series of fittings in matte black and glassed steel basins by Alape are featured in the bathrooms of the Augeo Art & Spa.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
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Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_07 Dornbracht’s timelessly elegant Tara. series of fittings in matte black and glassed steel basins by Alape are featured in the bathrooms of the Augeo Art & Spa.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
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Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_08 Dornbracht’s timelessly elegant Tara. series of fittings in matte black and glassed steel basins by Alape are featured in the bathrooms of the Augeo Art & Spa.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
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Augeo Art Spa_09 Oval undermount basins by Alape and fittings from Dornbracht’s Tara. series stylishly complement an ensemble of tiles with a black-and-white pattern.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
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Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_10 Oval undermount basins by Alape and fittings from Dornbracht’s Tara. series stylishly complement an ensemble of tiles with a black-and-white pattern.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
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Augeo Art Spa_11 Augeo Art & Spa features two treatment rooms where massages and cosmetic treatments are performed.
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Augeo Art Spa_12 Augeo Art & Spa features two treatment rooms where massages and cosmetic treatments are performed.
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Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_13 Guests can stay fit using treadmills, elliptical machines, and more at the gym adjoining the spa.
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Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_14 Guests can stay fit using treadmills, elliptical machines, and more at the gym adjoining the spa.
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9/2/2015 
Varbergs Kusthotell: Thalassotherapy and unique water experiences on the Swedish coast
The essentials

Type of project: Hotel / Spa
Location: Varberg, Sweden
Special feature: Sweden’s first and only thalassotherapy spa
Innovation: Reopened in April 2015 after renovations
Dornbracht products: Sensory Sky, Horizontal Shower, Vertical Shower



Iserlohn.

The Varbergs Kusthotell on the Swedish coast is considered one of the most exclusive spas in Europe. Reopened in spring of this year after a redesign, the resort is now home to Sweden’s first and only thalassotherapy spa. In addition to a saltwater swimming pool, at Varbergs Kusthotell, guests can enjoy innovative applications and unique water experiences – thanks partly to Dornbracht’s shower applications. Sensory Sky, Horizontal Shower, and Vertical Shower are an integral part of the new spa concept. 

With its superb location right on the coast, Varbergs Kusthotell has been attracting those seeking rest and recovery for two centuries. The proximity to sea and nature make it a good place to unwind. At the center of the exclusive hotel’s wellness area is the new indoor thalassotherapy pool. Filled with seawater from the coast, it combines the soothing warmth of a hot tub with the benefits of traditional thalassotherapy.


Just like under the open sky: Dornbracht Sensory Sky

In keeping with the close-to-nature concept, Dornbracht’s Sensory Sky shower application blends seamlessly into the new spa interior. Inspired by weather phenomena and moods in nature, different types of rain, mist, light, and scents combine to create unique water experiences. With a large rain panel, separate nozzle arrays for head spray, body spray, and rain curtain, a cold-water mist nozzle, light functions, and scent functions, Sensory Sky generates a feeling of being under the open sky. Various pre-programmed scenarios are available with a balancing, invigorating, or relaxing effect.


Horizontal Shower: Deep relaxation at Varbergs Kusthotell

Dornbracht’s Horizontal Shower also fulfills the desire for a natural water experience – and is also part of the exclusive spa offering at the Varbergs Kusthotell. Six WaterBars are embedded in a large shower field over a heated surface. Lying on their stomachs or backs, guests can enjoy perfectly coordinated choreographies of water temperature and flow in complete relaxation. The Balancing scenario, for example, envelopes the body and soul with a soothing hydro massage.


Shower with an ocean view: Vertical Shower

In addition to a stunning open-air pool, the outdoor area of the Varbergs Kusthotell also features Dornbracht’s Vertical Shower. This shower application combines special outlet points with various different spray patterns: Just Rain envelopes the body with large, pearly drops, while a clear, broad stream of water falls from the Water Sheet onto the shoulders, relaxing the muscles. At the same time, the back is stimulated by two Water Bars. As with the Horizontal Shower and Sensory Sky, one can choose from different choreographies - Balancing, Energizing, and De-Stressing - for the perfect water experience.


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01_Varbergs Kusthotell The Varbergs Kusthotell is home to Sweden’s first and only thalassotherapy spa. Since the redesign and reopening in spring of 2015, Dornbracht's Sensory Sky, Horizontal Shower, and Vertical Shower have been part of the spa offering at the exclusive coastal resort.
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02_Varbergs Kusthotell The Vertical Shower in the outdoor area of the Varbergs Kusthotell is the ideal post-sauna refreshment. This shower application combines special outlet points with various different spray patterns: Just Rain envelopes the body with large, pearly drops, while a clear, broad stream of water falls from the Water Sheet onto the shoulders, relaxing the muscles.
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03_Varbergs Kusthotell With the Horizontal Shower by Dornbracht, the Varbergs Kusthotell offers its guests a special spa experience. On a flat heated surface, guests can enjoy perfectly coordinated water choreographies in total relaxation.
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