GROHE MAGAZINE

LUXURY BATHS, KITCHENS, ARCHITECTURE & WATER STORIES #01.2016

  • A CLEAN START

    How GROHE’s SmartControl makes taking a shower even more pleasurable
  • NEVER ANY END TO ASPEN

    Living the high life in the Rockies from skiing to culture
  • THE SPACE BETWEEN US

    How architect Ole Scheeren is changing the face of Asia

Dear Readers,

welcome to the winter edition of the GROHE magazine. It’s the time of the year when thoughts turn to getaways on dazzling white pistes, and for snow lovers and culture fans alike there’s no better place than the ever-fashionable ski resort of Aspen, Colorado. World-class winter sports meets world-class art and design in this picturesque gem of a town.

Michael Rauterkus, Chief Executive Officer of GROHE AG

“GREAT DESIGN ISN’T ONLY ABOUT TRENDS, AS WE AT GROHE UNDERSTAND”

Located high in the Rocky Mountains, Aspen has long been associated with the joy of water in its crystallised and solid states. However, it’s also a retreat that offers relaxation in all its forms, and it has a deserved reputation for attracting a discerning, design-conscious crowd to its many beautiful hotels, spas and chalets. We take a closer look at the rebirth of the town’s legendary Hotel Jerome; once a favourite of Hollywood A-listers, it has recently been refurbished in an elegant and sympathetic Art Deco style, enhanced with technology that’s strictly 21st century.

Elsewhere we look forward with architect Ole Scheeren, who talks about his work in the rapidly changing landscape of China and how he believes that reimagining private and communal space will be at the heart of cityscapes of the future. Ron Bakker, the architect behind the world’s most sustainable office building, The Edge, discusses his iconic project, sharing his thoughts on creating efficient, outstanding workspaces – and where GROHE technology fits in. We also look back at the highlights of the recent London Design Festival, hand-picking key trends that are set to influence interior design over the next twelve months.

Great design isn’t only about trends, however, as we at GROHE understand. Our Masters of Technology series focuses on how our engineering expertise informs the development of groundbreaking technologies inside our products and introduces you to some of the passionate, highly-skilled people who are working on them today. We hope you enjoy discovering all these fascinating stories and more as you immerse yourself in the world of GROHE.

Sincerely,

Michael Rauterkus