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2011-04-4379
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2011-04-4379
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Grohe Digital

Digital Bath

Manufacturer

Grohe AG, Germany

In-house design

Grohe AG, Germany

Red Dot: Best of the Best

A sensual transition

In his work “De Anima” the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, dealt in detail with the question of how our senses perceive the world. Today, we know that a highly sophisticated system of receptors and sensorial cells in the skin are responsible for our perception of the senses. The design of this digital bath creates an extremely wide range of sensorial experiences for the user and combines them with an impressive interactive concept. The central feature of the wireless remotely-control concept is a hybrid interface that makes it possible to switch very easily from mechanical to digital operation. Just turn a ring to increase the water flow, or adjust to the desired temperature by pressing the attractive, tactile icons marked plus or minus. A key part of the visually appealing control concept is the use of an LED ring to indicate the temperature set to individual preference. The main aim in the design of the digital bath has been achieved in a very coherent way: to make easy-to-use digital technology widely accessible. The result is a future-oriented bath which reduces consumption of natural resources. It closes the gap between mechanical and digital technology and, at the same time, lends them a new aesthetic appeal.

Statement by the jury

»In the jury’s opinion, Grohe Digital achieves a smooth transition from mechanical to digital operation of the fittings in a very simple, easy-to-use way. At the same time, it is characterised by the high quality of its materials and its user-friendliness. The geometric form of concentric circles, which is both aesthetically pleasing and efficiently designed, makes for ease of use and immediately informs the user of temperature and water flow settings.«