The Dornbracht Group is the central contact when it comes to the creative use of living space. Ashore, afloat or even in the air. “Culturing Life”: Dornbracht offers premium solutions for interior architecture in bathrooms and spa areas as well as kitchens. In luxury yachts and in private jets, as well as, naturally, in houses.
M/V HOME. Photo: David Churchill
Fittings of the Dornbracht Series MEM and Tara find their perfect use in yachts as well as, recently, in a unique house renovation project. The remarkable 50-metre yacht “Home” (launched 2017), built by Heesen with a wonderful interior by Cristiano Gatto features the Dornbracht Series MEM. The private baths of all six cabins of the also 50-metre long “Vertige” (launched 2017 at Tankoa Yachts) are equipped with the series Tara and MEM, which blend perfectly into the luxurious baths and enhance material details such as teak and rosewood, hand-made and polished.
Bathroom, M/V Vertige. Photo: BLUEI PRODUCTIONS
Culturing Life in Small Spaces
This year, the reconfiguration of a tiny town house in London, with narrow floors on several levels, was probably the most challenging task. After extensive reconstruction, the three-level town house now has a large, open dining and living space, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, fully equipped and with fittings by Dornbracht. In this way, luxury living in a small space was created that has intelligently been adapted to the urban surroundings. The 77-square-metre house with a ground plan of roughly 7.5 metres length by 3,5 metres width has a typical brick façade, two storeys and a small garden at the back. After the renovation, it has a feeling of light and openness and offers maximum comfort in this limited space.
The interior, with vintage and design furniture, exudes a friendly ambiance, bathed in light. The fittings of the series Tara and MEM by Dornbracht enter the perfect symbiosis with this interior style.
Two confined and dark reception rooms on the ground floor were turned into a large and open space with kitchen, dining and living room all in one. A generously integrated terrace door is also a great source of natural light and enables the view, and of course access, to the lovingly cultivated garden. The water faucet in the kitchen with its natural tones has been fitted with a Dornbracht series Tara outlet. With its chrome surface and minimalistic design, this fitting blends perfectly into the overall style of this kitchen and is a contrasting element to the distinctive, black and white tiles.
Decorated in natural tones, the kitchen features a water point with a three-hole mixer from the Dornbracht Tara series of fittings. Photo: David Morris, Di Mainstone
To best utilise every available space in the house, a hollow section under the staircase on the first floor was converted from wardrobe to bathroom. A milk glass inner window allows daylight from the hallway into this space. This small bath is fully equipped with washbasin, shower and toilet, with high quality Dornbracht designer fittings: a wall-fitted water dispenser from the MEM series was integrated at the wash basin. For the special spa-experience even in this small space, a rain shower by Dornbracht is the perfect solution. Light tiles in a three-dimensional pattern create the feeling of a much larger space.
The second floor of the town house was converted into another bedroom. The highlight here is the free-standing bath with a slim MEM discharge. The bath is placed underneath the large, newly installed roof window that opens up the view into the sky over London and also lets in natural light. Another bath was created under the roof pitch, with toilet and wash basin. Again, the owners chose Dornbracht fittings of the MEM series.
The highlight of this room is the luxury, free-standing bath and MEM bath spout from Dornbracht. Photo: Agnese Sanvito
The Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG with their headquarters in Iserlohn is an internationally active, family-led producer of high quality designer fittings and accessories for bath/spa and kitchen. Dornbracht’s brand claim “Culturing Life” takes up the long -standing discussion about these domestic areas and widens the basis of designer and water competence. Technology as a driving force in functionality and comfort, as well as prevention in the sense of health and well-being, these ideas drive the brand positioning and product development. In this way, Dornbracht cultivates life in a new way. The cultural engagement “Dornbracht Culture Projects” continuously provides new impulses and drives innovation and technical leadership. With the intelligent open System Smart Water, Dornbracht has as one of the very first brought the opportunities of digitalisation to these domestic areas. Dornbracht is part of the Dornbracht Group that, with Alape, unites two premium manufacturers for bath and kitchen in one. The enthusiasm for innovative technology and manufactory quality at the highest level are daily values of the more than 1000 employees in this group. www.dornbracht.com
Dornbracht is part of the working group Deutsche Yachten – Superyacht Germany. This is made by a number of select German companies that are active in the build and equipping of yachts of more than 30 metres in length. This working group is part of the German Boat and Shipbuilder’s Trade association DBSV (Deutscher Boots- und Schiffbauer-Verband) in which all relevant companies of the German yachting industry are organised. The aim of the group is to promote yacht-building in Germany and inform about the many services and resources that Germany has to offer this industry. www.deutsche-yachten.de