Posted 9th March

ISH 2019: Who’s exhibiting? Part Two

9th March 2019 - 11:00am

In the second part of our two-part series, we take a look at even more of the top names heading to Frankfurt to showcase their products at bathroom, sustainability and energy trade fair ISH 2019. Read part one here.

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: Stand C69 – Hall 3.1

Focus: “Latest innovation in materials and technology for improved cleanliness, durability and design”

Highlights: New bathroom palette with new colour finishes for vitreous china

What you’ll see: New colour finishes for vitreous china (Beige, Cofee, Pearl and Onyx); exclusive Everlux finishes for taps (Titanium Black, Rose Gold, Brushed Platinum); RocaProtect platform; In-Wash Inspira WC; improved In-Tank technology; Senceramic shower trays; Armani Roca Baia

What the company says:
“ISH is all about showcasing innovative solutions that will improve product efficiency. That’s why Roca is focusing on material and technological innovations to update our existing and popular ranges. We believe that ‘smart’ can only be smart by improving people’s lives, so our focus is on the benefits of each individual range,” said marketing manager Claire Gay.


Location: Stand B51 – Hall 3.1

Focus: “Cutting edge-design, perfect hygiene and clever solutions”

Highlights: The New Classic bathroom collection by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders; stand designed by architects Gabriele Hächler and Andreas Fuhrimann

What you’ll see: The New Classic by Marcel Wanders; Cleanet Riva; Cleanet Navia; Sonar by Patricia Urquiola; Kartell by Laufen; Val; Laufen Pro

What the company says:
“Laufen is delighted to be showcasing the company’s latest innovations at this year’s ISH. With The New Classic, Marcel Wanders has transformed Laufen's SaphirKeramik into a timeless, iconic shape that has the potential to become a bathroom classic.

“The New Classic heralds of bygone times, of poetry and romance, but identifies form and function in an absolutely contemporary way. Laufen and Wanders have added another chapter to the success story of SaphirKeramik. This fine material has become an indispensable part of current bathroom creations and is popular with bathroom professionals and consumers alike for its innovative shapes and typologies.”


Location: Stand C49-D31 – Hall 3.1

Focus: Latest designer collaborations

Highlights: New range from Claudio Bellini; new Origin collection; extensions to ranges by Sebastian Conran and Terri Pecora

What you’ll see: Equal collection by Claudio Bellini (LED mirror, storage units, washbasins, wall-hung WC); Sebastian Conran range; Plural collection by Terri Pecora (including new freestanding bathroom furniture, urinals, WCs, bidets, counter, washbasins, vanity unit, accessories); Eternity accessories; Eternity collection by Sebastian Conran (including new copper finish, freestanding shelving unit, wall-mounted shelves, towel rails, holders, toilet brush, toilet roll holder, bin, toothbrush holder, soap dispenser); Origin collection of accessories and brassware (Chrome, Matt Black, Brushed Nickel, Copper); V-Care Smart WC by Arik Levy; updated Nuo and Geo washbasins; Sento; Memoria

What the company says:
“ISH is the world’s leading trade fair. Impressive and enormous, the exhibition provides an international portent of design and technology for the entire building industry. ISH is an essential date in the marketing calendar for a rapidly growing brand like VitrA. ISH is sharply focused on things such as the conservation of resources and the use of renewable energies. At the same time, ISH is the foremost showcase for bathroom installations, intelligent living and innovative building solutions.

“VitrA works with the best international designers along with a talented in-house design team to create stunning designed-for-all bathroom products whilst employing modern manufacturing techniques designed to maximise. The use of the world’s valuable resources. It’s a perfect fit for VitrA and a wonderful opportunity to meet our many customers,” said UK marketing manager Margaret Talbot.

Villeroy & Boch

Location: Stand A01A-A01B – Hall 2.0

Focus: Networking; sharing ideas with customers, planners and architects; easy shower assembly

Highlights: New Collaro collection; ‘His & Hers’ bathroom showcase by designer Gesa Hansen; ViConnect installation solution updates

What you’ll see: New Collaro collection (washbasins, vanity units in 10 colours, acrylic bathtubs); Memento 2.0 collection (washbasins, bidet, toilet with DirectFlush technology);

What the company says:
“As the world's leading trade fair for the sector, ISH is of great importance to Villeroy & Boch. It is regarded as an international meeting place for the industry and gives us the opportunity to exchange ideas with customers, planners and architects from all over the world.”


Location: Stand C80 – Hall 3.1; Stand B99 – Hall 3.1

Focus: New collections; how state-of-the-art technology can be “holistically incorporated” into designer bathrooms to create a uniquely personal space

Highlights: Work from Sieger Design, Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez; two new designer bathroom series; accessories designed by Philippe Starck;

What you’ll see: New Happy D2 Plus range (pictured); shower toilets and bathroom accessories collection by Phillippe Starck; new shower tray system; new tap range; sanitaryware; furniture

What the company says:
“Duravit continues to combine state-of-the-art technology with excellent design, creating the perfect bathroom. Duravit’s holistic approach ensures all the comfort-enhancing technologies used in this process are invisibly integrated into the new products, allowing the geometric contours, soft lines, colours and surfaces of the new bathroom series to take centre stage at ISH,” said UK managing director Martin Carroll.

THG Paris

Location: Stand H67 – Hall 4.1

Focus: New collection

Highlights: New Bondi collection paying homage to Australian beach

What you’ll see: New Bondi collection (two designs: lever handle, cross handle; available in bronze, chrome, rose gold)

What the company says:
“This March, leading French atelier in luxury bathroom and kitchen fittings, THG Paris, will present its Bondi collection at ISH Frankfurt. Available for both the contract and consumer market, the Bondi collection offers two designs: the lever handle and the cross handle. In paying homage to the famed Australian beach, the fluid design of the handle, almost malleable in appearance, recalls the kineticism of the ocean.”

Ceramica Globo

Location: Stand B90 – Hall 3.1

Focus: New products

Highlights: Stand designed by Angeletti Ruzza Design; new products

What you’ll see: New finishes for Le Pietre collection; T-Edge; Genesis; Stone; new Docciatre shower tray collection

What the company says:
“Ceramica Globo, among the main players of its sector, confirms its presence at ISH Frankfurt 2019 with a fair stand conceived by the brand-new artistic direction Angeletti Ruzza Design. Among the novelties introduced in Frankfurt: the new finishes of the collection Le Pietre, the latest models from famous collections like T-Edge, Genesis and Stone and the new collection of shower trays, Docciatre, with the patented non-slip system Waterpaste.”

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