For many years, Kaldewei has appreciated the know-how and experience of two of the most renowned design studios in the world: Sottsass Associati of Milan, and Phoenix Design of Stuttgart and Tokyo.
“We follow old traditions in the bath, and use it to organise our thoughts,” is Ettore Sottsass’s formulation of the basic principle behind his co-operation with Franz Kaldewei GmbH & Co. KG. The focus is on the practical application of the individual objects.
For many years, the people at Ahlen have used the timeless and impressive designs by the Sottsass Associati design studio; the spirit of its late founder, Ettore Sottsass, who died on 31.12.2007, lives on in its many superlative products.
To Tom Schönherr and Andreas Haug, good design means giving products not only durability and ecological qualities, but also a magic that transcends the pure benefits. A magic that has the power to transform even series-produced items into genuine product personalities – and to impress a jury. The increasing functional diversity of many modern products makes it increasingly important that their complex operating procedures should be appealing, sensory and intuitive.