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Dornbracht presents SELV: A new modernity.

Iserlohn/Essen At the SHK 2012 trade fair in Essen (7-10 March 2012) kitchen and bathroom fittings manufacturer Dornbracht will present a modern, new product range – SELV. SELV is a response to modern demands for open, honest design: Materiality, functionality and design recede into the space in which they are placed. As a result, the fitting compliments classic, modern and purist interiors alike. 'With SELV, we sought to develop a fitting that doesn't dictate the aesthetic of the owner’s space’, CEO Andreas Dornbracht explained. 'Instead, the focus was on the person's life and individual sense of style, with the products from this range seamlessly fitting in.'

The name SELV, is an appropriation of the word ‘self’. The name underscores the openness of the range’s aesthetic and its ability to slide into different worlds of style. In keeping with the ethos of 'Design yourself!' or 'Express yourself!', the name puts an emphasis on individual design ideas specific to the user, architect or interior designer, rather than the fitting itself.

SELV fittings are characterised by a design aesthetic that priotitises well-being. Gentle, tactitle forms submit to surroundings whether the interior be pure and modern or classically inspired. This is a self-assured product that works as it should.

'The idea behind SELV is based on individuality and autobiographical style; two central themes of our time', explains Michael Sieger, Sieger Design. 'Because the interplay of material, texture, design, surface and function is important to categorizing the range, SELV is addressed primarily to interior designers, modern grand hotels and private customers who have a clear sense of style, colours and shapes.'

SELV is a complete product range with matching accessories, in chrome and platinum matt finishes. Available from the beginning of September 2012. The product was designed by Sieger Design.

A film of the “making of” SELV photo shoot can be seen at the new Dornbracht homepage, at

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. Dornbracht continually strives for progress in the areas of technology and production with the goal of being the leading innovators in the sector. Dornbracht regularly receives international design awards for its product designs and is also distinguished by its long-term commitment to cultural endeavours since 1996. Since 2006, the bathroom and kitchen edition of the "Dornbracht - the SPIRIT of WATER" publication has been regularly released, a publication that expresses Dornbracht's vision as a company with cultural relevance and reflects the broad spectrum of the Dornbracht brand. Between being a magazine and a catalogue, the publication succeeds in documenting the inspiration, dialogue and innovation that distinguish thought and work at Dornbracht.

Further information on Dornbracht and Dornbracht products as well as digital press releases are available on the internet at or from the Dornbracht Press Office: Meiré und Meiré, Nora Niemeier / Burcu Güvenc, Lichtstr. 26-28, 50825 Köln, T. +49(0)221 57770- 507 / -432, Email: / Your contact at Dornbracht: Bettina Arzt / Nadine Piepenstock/ Karen Heese-Brenner, Köbbingser Mühle 6, 58640 Iserlohn, T. +49(0)2371 433-2130 / -2119/ -2118, Email: /