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D-Neo Minimal is a new bathroom range by designer Bertrand Lejoly for Duravit. With a pared-down aesthetic designed to counter-balance the current fast pace of life, the range includes bathroom furniture, taps, a washbasin, bathtub and mirrors.

The clear, minimalist and geometric forms are complemented by muted brown and subdued beige colour tones. tones that work equally well In all bathroom schemes, from Scandinavian to urban.

Duravit considers the design elements to suit urban individualists whose lifestyles are defined by jettisoning anything superfluous. for this demographic, the bathroom is a haven of peace with clear forms and minimalistic design that make the daily rituals a regenerative experience.

Taps & washbasin

The D-Neo faucets feature a clear-cut design that holds its own in any room. they pare beautifully with the 800 mm asymmetric washbasin, a highlight of the D-Neo range. The vanity unit with open racks and a drawer provides plenty of storage space. With four glass shelves, the semi-tall cabinet also offers ample storage in a compact space.

Bathroom Furniture

The new Oak Black finish furniture is calming to the eye and designed to open up the room.

Bathtub

The 1600 x 750 mm free-standing D-Neo bath has the velvety look and feel of the DuraSolid® material, which was developed by Duravit, making the piece an eye-catching choice for bathrooms of any size.

Mirrors

Circular mirrors from the Universal Light & Mirror range provide indirect lighting to pleasantly illuminate the washing area.

About Duravit

Founded in 1817 in Hornberg in the Black Forest, Duravit AG is today a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. The company is active in more than 130 countries worldwide and stands for innovation in the fields of signature design, comfort-enhancing technology and premium quality. In cooperation with an international network of high-profile designers such as Philippe Starck, sieger design, Christian Werner, Cecilie Manz and young talents such as Bertrand Lejoly and Kurt Merki Jr., the company develops unique bathrooms that enhance quality of life for users on a sustained basis. Duravit’s product portfolio comprises sanitary ceramics,
bathroom furniture, bathtubs and shower trays, wellness systems, shower-toilets, tap fittings and accessories as well as installation systems.

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Hansgrohe has launched a new influencer marketing initiative and invited three leading interiors and lifestyle influencers to participate in its My Concept Bathroom campaign. Laura Hunter, Melanie Lissock and Dee Campling have all used products with different finishes from Hansgrohe’s FinishPlus range to create their own bathroom design concept.

The FinishPlus collection offers a choice of five finishes – Chrome, Matt Black, Matt White, Brushed Black Chrome, Polished Gold Optic and Brushed Bronze, enabling individuals to inject a touch of personality into their bathroom schemes.

Laura Hunter from No Feature Walls designed her concept around the theme of ‘modern chintz’ and used the Raindance Overhead 300 Shower and Raindance Select Hand-shower in the Brushed Bronze finish. Melanie Lissack opted for ‘floral injection’ as her theme, and selected the Rainfinity Overhead Shower and Hand Shower in the Matt White finish. Dee Campling, pictured, chose ‘relaxed bohemian’ as her theme. She incorporated soft greenery to bring the outside in, and chose the Raindance Select S Showerpipe and Wallstoris Shower Bundle in Matt Black.

The majority of the globetrotting visitors to the 4-star Admiral Hotel in Copenhagen have little or no knowledge of its extremely colourful history. Originally built in 1787 as a warehouse by Danish companies involved in the slave trade, it was in the fore of the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801 and served as a combined hospital and mortuary for the desperate people of Copenhagen when the British bombed the Danish capital in 1807.

Admiral Hotel Copenhagen

With such a dramatic background the historic building on Toldbodgade was certainly deserving of its most recent renovation. This spanned several years and Unidrain have played an important role in this process.

“The renovation has taken several years. When a building as old as this one is to be renovated, there is no such thing as a standard solution. Every aspect has to be adapted to the building,” explains Lasse Lyck, our technical manager.

“Renovating bathrooms in a centuries-old building can have disastrous consequences if incorrect solutions are chosen or the drains are installed incorrectly. Unidrain advised the hotel on its options and limitations regarding the bathroom renovation from very early in the process,” explains our architectural adviser Dennis Bagge.

“Water damage is extremely difficult to correct in a building of this age, so it’s important to choose the right solution from the start. At Unidrain, we advise on both the technical aspects and the design, and we also give a physical demonstration of how our various products are to be installed, so they can see what is needed and why,” he explains.

Copenhagen's Admiral hotel

Special design solution makes shower screens invisible

In most instances, our products are manufactured to
standard measurements, but when the need arises, we are able to customise the products to the customer’s special wishes. This was the case with the bathrooms at the Admiral Hotel.

“To achieve the best results, both the shower screens and drains differ by a few centimetres from the standard measurements. It might not sound like a lot, but it makes a big difference to the project and to the customer,” says Lasse Lyck.

It’s not just their measurements that our linear drains and shower screens for the historic hotel diverge from the standard. Working closely together with the hotel, we developed a completely new design solution. “The hotel bathrooms are relatively small, so it was important to install shower screens which could barely be seen, which we managed to do,” says Lyck.

Unidrain’s shower screen is usually fastened to the floor and the tiled wall using a visible U-profile, but it is now mounted directly in the tiled floor and in the tiled wall, without any visible fittings.

“The shower screens and the rail render the screens pretty much invisible. This makes a small bathroom feel more spacious, it was the perfect solution,” explains Lyck.

Bathroom product manufacturer Aqualisa has announced the appointment of Jessica Clarke as its new senior channel marketing manager.

Jessica joins Aqualisa from travel network Busabout, where she led sales and marketing activities throughout Europe and South Africa. With more than ten years’ experience, Jessica has successfully developed marketing programmes across a diverse range of brands, and aims to bring a fresh new perspective to the shower manufacturing industry.

In her role as senior channel marketing manager, Jessica will be focusing on Aqualisa’s go-to-market strategy, including product launches and promotional campaigns, and will be responsible for defining the purchase journey for installers, trade partners and consumers.

Jessica will work within Aqualisa’s central marketing team in Westerham, Kent, reporting to head of marketing Kate Lovell, and will manage the company’s marketing administrator, Katelin Field.

Jessica Clarke commented, “Aqualisa is creating first-of-a-kind, smart digital shower technology with sustainability at its core, and I’m excited to be part of this powerful innovation in the bathroom sector. I look forward to working with Aqualisa’s dynamic team, and to leveraging my experience to bring creative new ideas to help grow the brand. I’m particularly focused on developing and implementing channel marketing strategies that will benefit our trade partners and customers – with the goal of becoming the UK’s favourite shower brand.”

Kate Lovell, head of marketing at Aqualisa, added, “I’m extremely pleased to welcome Jessica to our growing marketing team. She brings exceptional knowledge and expertise from a variety of different sectors, and I look forward to working with her as we accelerate our support to Aqualisa’s trade partners. As we continue to build a diverse team of talented marketing professionals, I am confident that Jessica will very quickly make a positive impact within our business.”

An avid traveller, Jessica enjoys exploring new cities, discovering new restaurants, escaping to the beach or taking walks in the countryside. She is a talented musician, playing both the piano and drums, and is also passionate about cooking.

Jessica holds a degree in public relations and marketing management from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa.

HiB has unveiled its latest collection of mirrors and cabinets, showcasing sophisticated styling and advanced functionality.

The new products, which include LED illuminated bathroom mirrors and cabinets, as well as non-illuminated mirrors, are now available to view in the new HiB 2022 brochure and on the website. Customers browsing the new brochure see all the latest ranges and can make use of new QR codes to see additional images, information and videos online.

Also new for the 2022 brochure is the inclusion of HiB’s growing accessories range, allowing customers to choose from an array of accessory styles and finishes to complement their choice of mirror or cabinet.

Ash Chilver, Sales Director at HiB said: “The new HiB brochure displays the diversity of styles across the new ranges and the meticulous attention to detail. HiB has always been committed to the development of innovative bathroom mirrors and cabinets and we’re excited to be able to share such a wide variety of new products with our customers. Each range has been designed with style and versatility in mind and will appeal to customers with a broad range of bathroom sizes, design preferences and budgets.”

HiB’s latest ranges have been created by the company’s in-house design team, to offer the latest integrated technologies and inspired designs.

HiB’s 2022 brochure featuring all the new ranges is available to view online at https://www.hib.co.uk/online-brochures/

HiB Isdoe cabinet statement

KEUCO and TEAM7 have joined forces to create EDITION LIGNATUR – a brand new bathroom furniture range.

For over 60 years the Austrian company TEAM 7 has been creating exquisite, meticulously handcrafted, solid wood furniture for every area of the house. However, one room was missing; the bathroom. This issue was solved by forming a partnership with KEUCO; their expertise in washbasins, light mirrors, accessories and fittings led to the creation of EDITION LIGNATUR.

Created by leading design agency Tesseraux + Partner; each piece of EDITION LIGNATUR bathroom furniture is individually crafted and produced. The collection includes, single or double washbasins which can be recessed or table-top, sideboards, tall units and benches. All of the furniture is made from one of three premium natural woods: light oak, Venetian oak, (which gets its extraordinary appearance from natural embellishments produced by the shipworm) and noble walnut.

The wood grain of each piece of natural wood used for EDITION LIGNATUR furniture has to look good together with the grain of every other piece. To achieve this they take the time beforehand to arrange the individual slats that make up the natural wood panels to make sure they look good together and to produce a harmonious overall picture in the bathroom. This first procedure is a specific step called “painting with wood”.

KEUCO Edition Lignatur
Only the highest quality natural woods are used for EDITION LIGNATUR bathroom furniture and
each piece is one of a kind

As the base units made of premium woods, it is possible to combine washbasins made of Varicor or ceramic. A free-standing fitting that was designed specifically for the round Varicor basin stands raised in the middle of the washbasin.

Keuco Edition Lignatur
Th washbasins, sideboards, tall units, and benches are made of the Venetian oak, the natural
embellishments produced by the shipworm add extraordinary character.

The washbasins can also be combined with KEUCO wall-mounted fittings. KEUCO accessories put the finishing touch on the harmonious overall picture.

The EDITION LIGNATUR light mirror (pictured top) has very special features: The luminous colour can be infinitely adjusted and dimmed from warm white to daylight-like illumination (2700 – 6500 Kelvin) by pressing a touch-sensitive key panel. This makes it possible to adapt the light to the mood of the user and also allow you to see for example, when applying makeup what the effect would be outdoors, in the office or in a restaurant as the mirror’s light shade causes the light to fall pleasantly from above. After showering, a smart detail ensures that the integrated mirror heater guarantees fog-free vision in a matter of seconds.

More information is available at www.edition-lignatur.de

Ideal Standard has announced the appointment of Leanne Martin as the company’s new UK marketing director. Leanne has worked with the bathroom and washroom product manufacturer for the last 18 years, most recently as head of product and specification marketing.

Since joining the company, Leanne has worked across a number of key departments, undertaking UK and Group roles handling Product Development, Product Management and Marketing. In addition to her many years of experience, Leanne is also a recent graduate of the Ideal Standard Leadership programme, making her the ideal candidate for the role.

Leanne has been handed the reins by Katie Cope, who has left Ideal Standard after five years at the company. During her time as UK marketing director, Katie was at the forefront of developing, leading and implementing Ideal Standard’s UK sales, marketing, and global brand strategies.

Dave Barber, UK managing director at Ideal Standard, said: “In her 18 years at Ideal Standard, Leanne has gained an unparalleled understanding of the company and wider industry. This, along with her commerciality and excellent leadership skills, meant that there was no doubt that she would make a brilliant new Marketing Director.

“We would also like to thank Katie for the creativity, energy and drive that she has brought to the company and wish her every success in the future. She leaves behind our fantastic marketing team in the capable hands of Leanne, and we cannot wait to see what she will bring to the role.”

For more information about Ideal Standard, visit www.idealstandard.co.uk.

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Bette has created a panel of leading hotel industry professionals to discuss the case for a net zero approach in hospitality at the 196+ hotelforum event on October 13. The re-branded hotelforum event is taking place in Munich and online with the sustainability discussion in English at 16.15 (CET)

Sebastian Noack from Bette comments: “With buildings and their construction responsible for 39% of global CO2 emissions and this figure not including emissions from hotel refurbishments, sustainability is one of the most important challenges for the hospitality industry. We have titled the discussion: “Hospitality Asset Value: The Case for a Net Zero Approach” and topics covered will include the sustainability priorities of different stakeholders, how sustainability values can be measured and communicated and how a balance can be found between environmental, social and commercial advantage.”

Scientific guidance will be provided by panel member, Dr. Willy Legrand, professor at the IU International University of Applied Sciences Germany and a leading scientist focusing on sustainability in hospitality.  He comments: “At this point, we are not only looking at decarbonizing hotel operations, but the entire supply and value chain, and that requires an alignment of stakeholders’ commitment – this panel provides an opportunity to get everyone on board.”

The panel will be moderated by independent journalist, Beatrix Boutonnet.

In addition to Dr. Willy Legrand, the panellists will be:

  • Adrian Flück, Director of Hotel Asset Management at Invesco Real Estate
  • Hilda Impey, Founder design office, former senior of Wilson Associates
  • JoAnna Abrams, CEO MindClick, co-founder of the hospitality sustainable purchasing consortium
  • Louise Holder, EMEAA Environment Manager at InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Sumida Goel, Manager Design & Technical Services – specialist for sustainability at Accor CE

For further information on the 196+ Hotelforum event: https://196plusevents.swoogo.com/196plushotelforummunich/

For further information on Bette: www.my-bette.com/en or telephone 0844 800 0547.

About Bette

PJH has announced that for the second time this year, it is unveiling a brand new collection of bathroom products to add to its Bathrooms to Love portfolio.

New and updated ranges feature in the furniture, ceramic, worktop, bath and accessory categories, and include new design-led collections as well as beautiful new colours and finishes, and product specification upgrades. 

21/22 bathrooms to love Collection

A refreshed new 332-page consumer brochure accompanies the launch (Bathrooms to Love – Issue 18), including aspirational new lifestyle photography and, as always, supported with a package of stockist sales assistance, such as new point-of-sale material, furniture colour swatch samples, display deals and competitive pricing. PJH’s e-commerce platform, the PJH Partners Portal™, now lists all new products, making online ordering even easier, especially with the use of convenient functions such as live stock information and order tracking.  

The evolving Bathrooms to Love Collection welcomes a number of new furniture ranges, including the luxurious “Statement” modular furniture family available in a super matt finish including a stunning Antique Rose colourway, as well as the hi-spec “Gatsby” modular furniture range with integrated LED lighting and high quality Blum fittings.

The popular “Lucia” ‘transitional’ furniture range see’s a new wall-hung cabinet option added to its choices, and the fitted furniture range “Benita” welcomes some new unit options. More contemporary worktops have been added to the furniture category along with a stunning marble-effect vessel basin – a real centrepiece!

Meanwhile, the modern freestanding bath range now offers a number of designs available in a new matt grey finish, available from stock for immediate delivery without having to pre-order – so great news for stockists with no lengthy ‘painted-to-order’ lead times.

For more information, contact PJH on Tel: 0800 8 77 88 99; or visit  www.partners.pjh.uk  and www.bathroomstolove.uk

In response to continuing COVID-19 travel restrictions, World Architecture Festival (WAF) is to migrate its 2021 event in December to a live and interactive digital format, along with sister event INSIDE World Festival of Interiors.

WAF, the world’s largest annual international architectural event, originally scheduled to take place in Lisbon this year, will be going ahead as a live-streamed event, from 1 to 3 December. Delegates from around the world are invited to partake in the conference in its live digital format; with plans confirmed for the festival to return as a hybrid event in Lisbon in 2022..

The 2021 WAF digital event will consist of three days of live conference programmes, awards, and fringe events, with talks by leading global architectural thinkers and industry personalities live-streamed exclusively to festival delegates.

The excitement around bringing WAF to Portugal’s capital city remains, and the WAF 2022 edition is confirmed to take place in Lisbon from 30 November to 2 December at the FIL exhibition centre. Harnessing opportunities opened up by this year’s event, the 2022 festival will include integrated digital elements to form a hybrid festival format, fully attuned to digital and in-person delegates. 

Paul Finch, Programme Director of World Architecture Festival, commented: “This will be the most accessible WAF to date, with all judging recorded and available to everyone with a digital pass. Including three days of live-streaming from the virtual event, delegates will have access to 40 days of presentations and conference sessions. So while we look forward to going live again next year, we are excited about enhancing access to the Festival both on-site and across the world.”
 
For more details on the WAF Awards and the festival please visit: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com @worldarchfest