For over 60 years German fittings manufacturer DORNBRACHT works on transforming the bathroom from a functional room to a locus of ritual. (by Katharina Sommer)
The days of the bathroom as mere utilitarian space for one’s ablutions are long gone. Bathrooms nowadays perform a range of functions, from restorative retreat to wellness-based room for ritual. DORNBRACHT’s expressive yet rational CL. 1 series is just the latest in the manufacturer’s range of products that have helped change the landscape of bathing. (by Johannes Hünig)
More than 60 years of company history, more than 60 years of inspiration and compelling visions of the future. For a long time now, Dornbracht has no longer been defining itself solely as a maker of premium design fittings and accessories “made in Germany”, but also in terms of its role as an idea engine that provides sustainable cultural impetus – a role that extends far beyond the confines of bathroom and kitchen architecture. (by Atrium)
Dornbracht has applied a new finish, ‘Cyprum’, a highly reflective finish made from genuine copper, to its MEM collection of fittings by Sieger Design.
“The feeling of showering in the open air” was the original vision for Dornbracht’s new shower system, Sensory Sky. Combining technological complexity with minimalist design, the result is a system that makes showering a unique experience that touches all the senses, as they would in nature, with complex scenarios that include rain, fog, light and fragrance.
Since many years the German family company Sieger Design and the high class manufacturer for bathroom fittings and accessories Dornbracht have been collaborating and created some of the most daring and forward thinking products in this field. The most recent example is ‘Deque’ presented at this year’s ISH 2011 for the first time.
The installation is the latest instalment in the Dornbracht Edges series featuring projects in which architecture, design and art intersect. Curated by Mike Meiré, the installation is the work of the group Interpalazzo.
Interpalazzo is a collective of media artists. For ‘Revolving Realities’, Interpalazzo (Martin Hesselmeier, Andreas Muxel und Carsten Goertz) has teamed up with composer Marcus Schmickler, who is creating a sound composition specifically for the project.