Posted 2nd March

ISH 2019: Who’s exhibiting?

2nd March 2019 - 11:00am

Heading to ISH later this month? In this two-part series, we’ve compiled a list of some of the key brands exhibiting at the show to give you a heads-up on what they’ll be showcasing, and whether there will be any big launches taking place…

Keep an eye out next week for even more major brands who are exhibiting at the bathroom design exhibition.

Covering bathrooms, energy and sustainability, ISH focuses on the responsible management of water and energy, with brands showcasing their cutting-edge technology within sustainable heating and water management, and bathroom design.

More than 2,400 exhibitors will gather in the halls of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre on the 11th-15th March to showcase their products to more than 200,000 visitors – both domestic and international.


Location: Forum Hall

Focus: Intelligent and sustainable solutions

Highlights: Three themed environments; keynote speech from CEO Michael Rauterkus; Intelligent Living panel discussion

What you’ll see: Sense Guard smart water controller; Rapido SmartBox; Blue water system; Red water system; Colours Collection; taps; and accessories in 10 different colours

What the company says:
“Using three themed environments and putting the consumer at the centre of the experience, Grohe will present intelligent and sustainable solutions which have been integrated into a multitude of individual design options for the bathroom and the kitchen.

“Visitors will be able to experience Grohe products and innovations on all levels of the transparent, elliptical glass construction – live, interactively and with the help of multimedia.”

Hansgrohe Group

Location: Stand A02 – Hall 2.0

Focus: “Groundbreaking innovations for the bathroom and the kitchen”

Highlights: Global launch of new Axor bathroom collection with renowned French designer Jean-Marie Massaud; Hansgrohe cycling challenge

What you’ll see: Axor MyEdition anniversary collection; new Axor kitchen tap by Antonio Citterio; Hansgrohe FinishPlus surface finishes; five new colours for Hansgrohe Metropol and Talis E tap ranges (Matt Black, Matt White, Polished Gold Optic, Brushed Bronze, and Brushed Black Chrome)

What the company says:
“We have reliably and consistently earned a reputation as industry drivers in innovation, design, quality and sustainability with our strong brands AXOR and Hansgrohe. At ISH 2019, we will continue to do justice to this and present sensational innovations.

“In practicing customer-centricity, we think about water in the bathroom and in the kitchen in completely new dimensions,” said chairman Hans Juergen Kalmbach.


Location: Stand D79 – Hall 3.1

Focus: Design and functionality; flexible solutions; digital services

Highlights: New stand concept with five themed zones; new app for trade partners; Kaldewei Forum multi-sensory show

What you’ll see: New options for NexSys shower; exclusive colours; new installation and drainage solutions; “revolutionary” shower concepts; Miena washbasin range

What the company says:
“The new Kaldewei Forum not only reflects our core competence of providing the highest-quality bathroom furnishings with individual, customised solutions made of superior steel enamel, but also the structure and design elements of the new Forum highlighting our company’s strategic position, and – just like our product development does – actively placing our customers’ ideas and needs centre-stage,” said Kaldewei marketing director Arndt Papenfuß.


Location: Stand C99 – Hall 3.1

Focus: New products; colour; faster and easier installation solutions

Highlights: ‘Pop Up My Bathroom’ colour trends show

What you’ll see: Glazed titanium-steel baths, basins and shower trays; 500 colour options

What the company says:
“We will focus on innovation in design and continue to ensure that this is matched by introductions that help achieve fast and easy installation. One of our key aims is to make Bette products as easy and fast as possible to install, to simplify and save time.

“We’ve had a great response to our recently launched Minimum Support, which makes it easy and fast to fit our shower trays, and this is an area we will continue to focus on,” said Bette marketing head Sven Rensinghoff.


Location: Stand H05 – Hall 4.1

Focus: Washlet technology; Japanese bathing culture; ‘bathroom of tomorrow’

Highlights: ‘Cleanovation’; Toto’s 10th anniversary on European market

What you’ll see: Washlet shower toilet

What the company says:
“Cleanovation is one of Toto’s most important themes at this year’s ISH 2019. Combining the words clean and innovation, Toto shows the company’s strengths in this area and how the Japanese market leader clearly outperforms its competitors in the development of Washlets.

“The unparalleled feeling of cleanliness and freshness people experience when they use Washlet has spread across Europe, attracting many new fans over the past decade. The Japanese market leader will use its 1,500sq m booth to show how Washlet always stays as clean as if it were brand new.”


Location: Stand D19 – Hall 3.1

Focus: “Blurring boundaries between the bathroom and the rest of the home”

Highlights: Company’s debut at ISH 2019

What you’ll see: Gym Space, Tratto, Juno and Diesel Open Workshop bathroom collections; DeLinea and Diesel Open Workshop kitchen-living furniture collections; Mia kitchen designed in collaboration with chef Carlo Cracco

What the company says:
“Exhibiting at ISH is a great opportunity to liaise with industry professionals, as well as introduce the trends that will set the agenda for the coming year. ISH has a reputation for being the place where business gets done and our presence there puts Scavolini bathrooms at the heart of the global conversation.

“We are looking forward to showing the world our stunning designs and innovative concepts – which all proudly bear the Made in Italy certification,” said Scavolini UK branch manager Vittorio Naldi.


Location: Stand K97 – Hall 4.1

Focus: Jaquar’s first designer collaboration

Highlights: New collection in collaboration with designers Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez

What you’ll see: New Laguna collection (taps and accessories in metallic finishes; furniture in oak and walnut)

What the company says:
“The unbeatable quality provided by Jaquar is a joy to work with. Laguna results from excellent know-how in the luxury bathroom segment, fantastic quality and an open creative process,” said Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez.

“As this is Jaquar’s first designer collaboration, what better place to show it than at the world’s biggest bathroom trade show? This collection marks a real step forward in Jaquar’s offering and we’re excited to bring Laguna to the UK market,” said UK national sales manager Darren Chisholm.


Location: Stand A87 – Hall 3.0

Focus: Forging new relationships in the export market

Highlights: Company’s debut at ISH 2019

What you’ll see: JT’s core product range

What the company says:
“Our growth in the export market has been significant in recent years, so it’s absolutely the right time to explore new opportunities by exhibiting at ISH, something we’re really excited about.

“We’re confident that our 30 years of Great British manufacturing success will allow us to create new partnerships and we look forward to showcasing our range of core products to new markets in March,” said JT sales and marketing director John Schofield.

Grange Design

Location: Stand K20 – Hall 1.1

Focus: MGS Bathroom Collection

Highlights: Stainless steel luxury kitchen and bathroom taps; physical vapour deposition – PVD - technology

What you’ll see: New stainless steel tap finishes (Matt Natural Steel, Polished Natural Steel, PVD Black Steel, PVD Rose Gold, PVD Yellow Matt Gold, PVD Titanium); new horizontal PE455 shower valve; new SO630 rain showerhead; new freestanding shower set

What the company says:
“The attendance of MGS at key trade fairs like ISH helps us to maintain our level of development in the UK and ability to capture new opportunities for luxury specification, react to new sales enquiries, answer product queries and largely, have a presence on a more international scale.

“As the exclusive UK distributer of MGS bathroom taps and shower solutions, it is extremely positive to have our stainless steel product range debut across such an influential platform that inspires the future of bathroom design.

“Our representation of quality brands, like MGS Bathroom taps, has allowed us to bring a wealth of luxury artisan designs to our customers, remain competitive and only market bathroom taps and shower solutions of the highest of quality,” said Grange Design manager Clive Griffiths.

Flair Showers

Location: Stand F78 – Hall 3

Focus: “Leading Irish manufacturer of luxury shower enclosures, wetrooms and bath screens”

Highlights: Company’s debut at ISH 2019; new products

What you’ll see: Oro frameless shower door collection; new 8mm semi-framed shower door collection

What the company says:
“Flair has a longstanding tradition in the production of quality shower doors since 1952. We can accommodate a great variety of styles with our extensive product portfolio. Our innovative product ranges are filled with meaningful details and set to impress design-savvy customers and bathroom industry experts alike. We look forward very much to welcoming visitors to our stand at F78, Hall 3,” said managing director Martin Murphy.

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