Dornbracht: Modern Bath Accessories and Fittings

Dornbracht: Modern Bath Accessories and Fittings

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 23, 2005

Dornbracht is a German design manufacturer that specializes in bathroom fittings, accessories and furniture. What the collection lacks on affordability, it makes up for ten-fold with style. I found myself immediately drawn to their bath accessories and hardware that exude modern glamour with a touch of German masculinity. These pieces won't bowl you over with elaborate details or excessive ornament, but instead with the simplicity and quality of their design.

Dornbracht's faucets and sinks are the highlight of their collection- each aspect of the final product oozes modern glamour and refined elegance. Their newest pieces, the MEM Collection, the Domani .02 and LULU personify the design qualities Dornbracht holds dearest- modern simplicity married with restrained, but bold, color choices.

The MEM series is by far my favorite of their collection; the series consists of: faucet, bath and shower hardware, a towel rack, shelf, toilet paper reserve and various other accessories. Each piece is defined by graceful, modern curves with strikingly beautiful flat edges. The collection is near perfect in my opinion- it manages to negotiate the waters between simplicity and edginess without becoming overly masculine or harsh. This is a series that would fit well within both a modern and a more traditional (albeit not country or folksy) setting. The simplicity of the series allows it to exist as both an elegant design statement and a subtle addition to an existing bathroom collection.

Domoni .02 is the thicker, more visually weighty cousin to the MEM series. Distinguished by its geometric, flat curves and a sense or sturdiness. Available as two variations of faucet hardware, Domani .02 adds a wonderfully weighty aesthetic to facuet accessories.

Last but not least, the LULU Collection combines Dornbracht's trademark sense of simple elegance with gorgeous platinum and chrome finishes. Combining Dornbracht's love of geomtric figured with a multitude of hardware accessories, the LULU collection provides users with an elegant, ultra-modern way to finish off their bathroom. I'm especially fond of the bright magenta wash basin they chose to install the fittings on in the pictures. I think this sort of combination is ideal for Dornbracht fittings- something bold, simple and modern.

Dornbracht's bath accessories and fittings are available through a number of showrooms- click here to find one close to you.

Grace Bonney of Design Sponge
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