Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Brits abroad

This year, German bathroom exhibition ISH will see an influx of British suppliers looking to infiltrate mainland Europe

Frankfurt may play host to the biennial bathroom exhibition ISH, from March 15-19, but it draws exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. This year, a selection of UK manufacturers have chosen to debut at the show to attract a wider, European audience. Perhaps they have chosen to exhibit at European show because they are part of a larger multi-national group, or felt forced to explore export markets for sales growth. Whatever the reason, it’s great to see UK manufacturers taking designs to Europe and showcasing British companies. And we’ve got them here for you…

British sanitaryware and bath brand B.C Sanitan will be exhibiting for the first time at ISH and launching its Art Deco collection.  It will also be showcasing its existing portfolio to the European audience, including its Highgrove collection (shown).  B.C Sanitan has recently expanded the capacity of its acrylic bath production, introduced a new suite Hillingdon and added black ceramic basins to its offer.

UK representative of Hotech Design, Number 31, will be attending ISH and introducing eight radiators. Gropius (pictured) will be among the contemporary models on display, which following their launch, will be brought into the UK. The Hotech radiators will be made available to the market via a network of interior showrooms.

 Making a debut appearance at ISH will be Roman who is set to showcase its Desire enclosures. In addition, the company will be launching a range of shower valves and additions to its Embrace collection, which includes a folding bath screen and three panel sliding door enclosure. Completing the line-up, Roman will show its luxury Sculptures collection.

Bathroom distributor HiB will exhibit at ISH for the first time and showcase its range of mirrors and mirrored cabinets on an 112sq m stand. The HiB stand will feature the company’s LED mirrors with a re-chargeable, long life battery source. These will be mounted on glass panels to highlight the fact that they don’t require cabling.

Vado intends to make a splash at the ISH exhibition, showcasing a hero product in a world-wide debut. It claims to be an industry first and Vado states that it will reflect the company’s ambitions for the future. Shown is its Identity digital brassware monobasin mixer, which features digital controls

Showcased on the Eurocare Showers stand is will be the Twinline 2 shower-bath concept from Artweger. The model features a deep tub and a straight glass door, which has been designed to operate from a standing position. The waste is activated by a mechanical locking mechanism.

Pegler Yorkshire will be using ISH to preview a range of taps from its Francis Pegler collection called Panacea. The Panacea range comprises two basin products, three bathroom products and a kitchen mixer. All items are WRAS approved, feature a moveable aerator and are due to be launched in the UK from April.
For a look at the highlights on offer from European manufacturers, see the March issue of Kitchens & Bathrooms News.  Register to receive your free issue.

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