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(Drinking) water is the source of all life and therefore the most important “food” of all, in the truest sense of the word. It is rightly subject to strict control and used several times a day by each and every one of us. Per capita consumption in German households is more than 120 litres a day, whereby Germany is surely one of the most privileged countries in the world in terms of water quality and supply. A basic prerequisite for this is a corresponding infrastructure based on the individual waterworks: these are the quiet heroes of everyday life, providing 24/7 service. It is in the nature of things that they primarily involve functional purpose-built buildings. The fact that this can be combined with demands on design is confirmed by a waterworks facility in Homburg/Saar in the appropriately named Brunnenstraße (Well Street), originally built in the 1950s. Due to growing demand, an extension became necessary whose stringent design and unpretentious reservation are thoroughly convincing.
The Tile Award is aimed at newcomers in the field of interior design and architecture up to the age of 38 years and is a creativity competition initiated by the brand Agrob Buchtal. The main intention is to explore the creative potential of ceramic tiles experimentally. The response at the premiere in 2010 was so positive that the competition was continued in 2012 and 2014 and now has been organized already for the fourth time in 2017.
The immemorial knowledge of the vital force of the olive tree characterizes the brand identity of Oliveda, a manufacturer of high-tech natural cosmetics. In the Flagship Store at Düsseldorf, the intention is to make this brand value perceivable. The company and the interior designer decided on natural materials, a colour concept in which the black olive as main ingredient of the products plays an important part as well as on discreet associations with a laboratory environment. Ceramic tiles full of character from the classic tunnel kiln underline this concept, because they embody originality, authenticity and materiality.
It should be possible to experience fashion with all of our senses and this is only possible in local retail outlets. This is something Cecil, one of the top five suppliers of ladies’ fashion in Germany, is firmly convinced of. In so-called Retail Laboratories, Cecil is currently testing how customers can be inspired and advised individually in times of increasing online sales. The heart piece of the store in Oberhausen is formed by the central communication desk which has been given a very special attire.
After a change in the export management at the beginning of this year, the management level of AGROB BUCHTAL GmbH is also restructured in Germany and Austria. The current Sales Directors of the brand AGROB BUCHTAL for the domestic market, Ralf Juschka and Arno Schäfer, will be appointed Managing Directors of AGROB BUCHTAL GmbH with effect as of January 1, 2018. Together with their colleague Michael Staller, Managing Director responsible for the export, Juschka and Schäfer will be in charge of the business operations. On the Board of Management of the parent company Deutsche Steinzeug Cremer & Breuer AG (DSCB), Dieter Schäfer will manage the Sales and Marketing sector again and also continue to be Managing Director of AGROB BUCHTAL GmbH in dual role in order to support the Sales Managing Directors at the performance of their tasks.