A Fascination With Glass: Dornbracht Interprets the CL.1 Series of Faucet Fittings With Crystal Handles
Product concept and design: Sieger Design
Creative direction: Mike Meiré
With high-quality handles made of Swarovski® crystal, Dornbracht presents its interpretation of the CL.1 fitting series in a new material. The transparent look sets new standards in surface design and highlights light as an additional design element. Three new handle variants made of tri-colored or translucent crystal lend the bathroom ambiance an extravagant appearance.
Sculptural character: The handles made of tri-colored Swarovski® crystal exude an elegant and sculptured look inspired by architecture. Their surface feel and appearance are as flawless as they are distinctive. Depending on the aspect and lighting, they give rise to infinitely exciting effects featuring multi-colored reflections of light – also in combination with the Platinum matt surface finish.
Elegant transparency: The asymmetrical handles convey a restrained elegance in the translucent crystal variant. An exciting contrast to the transparent look is offered by the new Dark Platinum matt surface finish. Its lightly-brushed silk matte color appears warm, soft and down to earth, setting a slightly archaic tone in the bathroom, while the crystal handles give it an elegant and harmonious overall look.
Fashion statement: A futuristic highlight is set by the filigree chartreuse fluted texture inspired by textile material. The tactile and optical contrast between the surface of the fitting and the texture of the handle adds a surprisingly emotional twist to the dynamic design language of CL.1. In combination with the surface finish in Chrome, this composition lends an expressive touch to contemporary bathrooms.
A special spray face has been developed for VL.1: It envelops hands in a particularly gentle manner with 40 soft individual jets of water. With a flow rate of only 3.9 liters per minute (1.0 GPM), it also offers economical water consumption.
Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG, with headquarters in Iserlohn, is a globally active, family-run manufacturer of high-quality designer fittings and accessories for bathroom/spa and kitchen. The Dornbracht brand claim “Culturing Life” continues the years of discussion and debate about these environments and expands the company’s fundamental design and water expertise: technological innovation to promote connectivity and comfort, and the prevention of ill health through a focus on daily well-being, will increasingly characterise the company’s future brand orientation and product development. Dornbracht is forever designing – and cultivating – life anew. A long-running cultural commitment through the Culture Projects provides Dornbracht with an ongoing source of fresh inspiration, while advancing innovation and technology leadership in bathrooms and kitchens. The intelligent, open Smart Water system makes Dornbracht one of the first to transpose the opportunities and possibilities of digitalisation to these environments. Dornbracht is part of the Dornbracht Group that, along with Alape, brings together two premium bathroom and kitchen suppliers. Enthusiasm about innovative technologies and the highest quality of workmanship is simply part of everyday life for the more than 1,000 Group employees.
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