The starting point for projects in the Dornbracht Edges series is always a real or potential question in the context of our product developments. Thanks to the deliberately free examination of the respective topic at the interface between architecture, design and art, the Dornbracht Edges are a kind of external research laboratory for the brand.
This can be experienced for example in Mike Meiré's Energetic Recovery System ‘E-R-S’ which is a visionary place in the form of a pipeline designed for bodily and spiritual cleansing.
Objective: Discourse. The research project Ritual Architecture in the Bathroom as part of the Dornbracht Research Unit ETH Zurich. A team of eight students spent a semester in three phases on the question.
Mike Meiré’s “Farm Project” was followed by his exhibition “Global Street Food”. Both works examine the subject area of kitchens and nutrition in the broadest sense.
“Noises for Ritual Architecture” is the first collection of soundscapes suited to ritual architecture in the bathroom. MEM, LOGIC and ELEMENTAL (vol. 1-3) reflect the relationship between space, material and movement through ritual architecture and invites people to view the bathing experience as a holistic process. The first presentation took place in a SoundSpa. Today it can be experienced as a virtual reality update.
“Revolving Realities”, is an autoreactive installation that plays with our perception of reality, as both place and object are repeatedly perceived and experienced in a new way.