Dornbracht launches ‘Deque’ in ME
Dubai, December 12, 2011
Dornbracht, manufacturer of high-quality designer fittings and accessories for the bathroom and kitchen, has launched Deque, a low, basin-hugging fitting, in the Middle East.
The new fitting is characterised by the strong pared down aesthetic of its flat wide projection and draws attention to the way that water is delivered, a statement from the company said.
What makes Deque special is its unique flow style that presents water as the focal point of the design. The flow takes on the width of the outlet like a soft cascading sheet from the fixture, it said.
Water becomes a delicate, fluid complement to the formal rigidity and perfection of the fixture, the statement said.
'Deque represents the progression of the Dornbracht brand in avant-garde design,' said managing director, Andreas Dornbracht. 'The special types of streams that we have developed for this fitting set a deliberate contrast to its formal severity and perfection.”
Deque's contrasts stand out, the juxtaposition of the gentle flow of water with the severity of the fitting's form and the contrast of its planar projection and cylindrical control elements – a form that is particularly evident in the single-lever mixer.
'The architecture unites the tremendous precision and geometry of the fitting with landscape architecture. The result is a sculpture comprising the fitting as a water-shaping source and the architecture as a water-structuring form,' said Mike Meiré, who is responsible for the architecture of the Deque sculpture.
Precise geometric forms depict a monolithic landscape of chrome and matte black. From washbasin to bath tub, from shower to deck-mounted, the different sources of water supply a flow that ties the different delivery forms of water together architecturally.
Deque comes in chrome and matte black finishes. The design is by Sieger Design and the Deque bath architecture is by Mike Meiré, the statement said.
In addition to the Deque sculpture, four individual applications were designed for Deque. They each show a combination of outlets and a landscape element. The applications vary in size, yet exhibit a consistent architectural signature and material aesthetic.
Each application provides architects, planners and principals with inspiration for individual bathroom planning, it said.
Linear, interconnected elements and natural materials define the spatial and lighting mood. In continuation of the Deque sculpture, matte surfaces contrast with glass panes and mirrors.
An external basin functions as a transition between interior and exterior as an optical continuation of the bathtub. In this application, the Deque wash stand flush mounted fitting with individual rosettes, and the Deque bathtub stand flow spout, both with natural, and wavelike water jets. – TradeArabia News Service
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