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Personal needs, individual spaces: The concept of the bathroom is being configured anew – with modular products and smart technology

The essentials at a glance:

The innovation: Outlets specialised to suit the spaces in which activities are carried out
The vision: individual freedom of design in the bathroom
The special feature: modular construction-kit principle; spanning multiple designs and series
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Available for delivery: Autumn 2013


ISERLOHNNew, specialised outlets and a completely new, digital operation technology are transforming the product portfolio at Dornbracht into a unique, modular construction kit for people's individual needs.

Dornbracht stands for timeless design and sustainable aesthetics – a formal stringency that offers a decisive advantage: the products of different series can be mixed and matched. This 'Sampling' of functions and designs – supplemented by new, specialised outlets and a completely new, digital operation technology – transforms the Dornbracht product portfolio into a unique, modular construction kit.

People's individual needs determine how they design the spaces in which they carry out their activities: personal needs, individual spaces. The focus is not on the individual products but on their functions: from daily cleansing to cosmetic applications and even prevention. The aim is to develop even better, more intelligent and more specific forms for the presentation of water. What outlet do I need for what activity? How must the bathroom be divided up for it to suit my personal needs? And how can the quality of time spent in the bathroom each day be enhanced even more?

The new, specialised outlets for the 'Cleansing', 'Showering', 'Bathing' and 'Foot Bathing' zones are precisely tailored to the needs characteristic of the respective activity space: this is how the pivoting outlet on the wash stand permits a convenient mouth rinse, the hand-held shower head makes hair washing easier, and the retractable faucet simplifies the pouring of water on arms or forehead. Alongside conventional, mechanical controls, the outlets can also be controlled using new, digital controls - the Smart Tools that Dornbracht has developed on the basis of Smart Water technology. Smart Water stands for the vision of enlisting the numerous possibilities and opportunities for digitisation of applications in the bathroom and kitchen – and advancing these even further. Water temperature and volume can be precision-controlled with a single flick of the wrist. The new digital controls can be used to call up helpful, pre-set settings as well.

Thanks to the benefits of 'sampling' of different Dornbracht products, there are practically no limits to the ways in which customers can individually tailor the language of form, the water application and water control that suits them best. The concept of the bathroom is being configured anew.

Personal needs, individual spaces was presented at ISH 2013 and is available from autumn 2013. Product concept and design: Sieger Design

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

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

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

01_Personal needs, individual spaces The retractable faucet in the series of new, specialised outlets by Dornbracht makes the pouring of water on arms or forehead particularly convenient. Product concept and design: Sieger Design Photos: Stephan Abry Copyright: Dornbracht
02_Personal needs, individual spaces In the shower, in the 'Showering' functional area, the faucet by Dornbracht simplifies the pouring of water on legs and calves. Product concept and design: Sieger Design Photos: Stephan Abry Copyright: Dornbracht
03_Personal needs, individual spaces The hand-held shower head at the wash stand simplifies hair washing with a particularly broad, gentle spray. Product concept and design: Sieger Design Photos: Stephan Abry Copyright: Dornbracht
04_Personal needs, individual spaces The pivoting outlet on the wash stand permits a convenient mouth rinse. Product concept and design: Sieger Design Photos: Stephan Abry Copyright: Dornbracht
05_Personal needs, individual spaces The retractable faucet on the new Foot Bath unit is particularly well-suited for delivering water to the calves. Product concept and design: Sieger Design Photos: Stephan Abry Copyright: Dornbracht
06_Personal needs, individual spaces The new outlets can be controlled either mechanically or using the new, digital controls - the Smart Tools that Dornbracht has developed on the basis of Smart Water technology. Product concept and design: Sieger Design Photos: Stephan Abry Copyright: Dornbracht
07_Personal needs, individual spaces Two control dials deliver the exact water temperature and flow desired; helpful pre-set settings for everyday applications can be called up on one or more displays with switching functions. Product concept and design: Sieger Design Photos: Stephan Abry Copyright: Dornbracht
08_Personal needs, individual spaces The formal stringency of the Dornbracht aesthetics permits individual sampling of functions and designs. Customers can mix and match products from different series, and different surfaces and finishes. Product concept and design: Sieger Design Photos: Stephan Abry Copyright: Dornbracht
09_Personal needs, individual spaces The new, specialised outlets are precision-synchronised for the 'Cleansing', 'Showering', 'Bathing' and 'Foot Bathing' zones, offering individual freedom of design: personal needs, individual spaces. Product concept and design: Sieger Design Photos: Stephan Abry Copyright: Dornbracht