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AGROB BUCHTAL, 05.03.2018 General
FLIESEN & PLATTEN - Readers’ vote of the products of the year 2017
Agrob Buchtal succeeds in defending title
Since 2011, FLIESEN & PLATTEN, the German trade journal with the highest circulation, has called upon its readers to vote for the products of the year at regular intervals. In the category of tiles, the brand Agrob Buchtal ranked in second place at that time with the series XENO, behind the series HOMING of the sister brand Jasba, which thus was the first winner at all.

Agrob Buchtal then participated again in the vote for the product of the year 2014 and straightaway took first place with the series TWIN. After a pause in 2015 without participation, the company succeeded in winning the vote again with the series QUARZIT as product of the year 2016.

This impressive success story now has been seamlessly continued by the successful “title defence“. At the vote of the products of the year 2017, the Agrob Buchtal series SAVONA introduced in the same year was the winner by a significant margin. more more...

AGROB BUCHTAL, 15.02.2018 General
New Belgrade Plaza Complex, Coventry
Earthy and airy
Rachel Haugh, one of the name-givers of SimpsonHaugh and Partners Group LLP (Manchester/London), has noted that there are two vital requirements for the design of a high-rise. One is to ensure it is well-connected on street level, and the other that it adds something to the skyline. This might be true in general, but in the case of the 20-storey complex “Belgrade Plaza” in Coventry, it is equally important what happens in between the bottom and the top. more more...

AGROB BUCHTAL, 17.01.2018 General
Brunnenstraße Waterworks, Homburg/Saar
Functional buildings can also be aesthetically pleasing ...
(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. more more...

AGROB BUCHTAL, 18.12.2017 General
Newcomer competition for interior designers and architects
Tile Award 2017 of Agrob Buchtal: pure ceramic creativity
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. more more...

AGROB BUCHTAL, 11.12.2017 General
Conveying the brand DNA
Interior design for high-tech natural cosmetics
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. more more...

AGROB BUCHTAL, 30.11.2017 General
Cecil Retail Laboratory in Oberhausen
How to dress ...
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. more more...

AGROB BUCHTAL, 27.11.2017 General
AGROB BUCHTAL: Management restructured
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. more more...

AGROB BUCHTAL, 20.11.2017 General
Apartment “Bazillion”:
Day and night / openness and privacy / warm and cold / light and massive

Striking contrasts skilfully staged
In the apartment “Bazillion” which was finshed 2016, YCL Studio has drawn a clear line between the day and the night program of this pied-à-terre for two, while simultaneously blurring the conventional division between the ‘wet’ and the ‘dry’ part of a dwelling. The compact apartment, which comprises 45 square metres, is essentially one open space divided into two by a tiled wall. The dwelling is located in a new residential building in the Old Town of Vilnius and has been commissioned by a frequent traveller, who uses it for short stays in the capital of Lithuania. more more...

Jasba, 03.10.2017 General
CERSAIE 2017 (2018 novelty)
Several creative trends brought together and ceramically interpreted
Series Jasba-Carpet (decorations Nelas and Mellby):
Elaborately woven “ceramic carpets“
This new creation which will be introduced into the market at the beginning of 2018 is in line with several highly topical mainstreams at the same time: the still continuing trend towards Vintage Style and soft-used-look, the rediscovery of classic patterns and decorations, the increasing interest in the plain elegance of coverings conveying a hand-crafted impression and the rough charm of cement tiles. As it is common practice at Jasba, these major aspects were not simply adopted one-to-one, but refined and ceramically interpreted. The result is two decorations full of character in the format of 20 x 20 centimetres with striking individuality and high expressiveness. more more...

Jasba, 03.10.2017 General
CERSAIE 2017 (2018 novelty)
Elevated Industrial Style
Series Jasba-Ronda:
The fascination of dignified patina
We perceive our living conditions as getting more and more complex, hectic and complicated: due to occupational stress, growing population and traffic density, medial overstimulation or mobile communication. As countermove to that, there is an ongoing trend towards slowing down, combined with the willingness to give rein to the development of things and nature. If something is ageing with dignity, one respectfully tends to speak of patina. Examples for this are metal surfaces which are slowly weathering over the years (or even decades) or the morbid charm radiated by so-called “lost places“ such as factory buildings, railway stations, warehouses etc. no longer used, when nature recaptures materials and surfaces. This “fascination of transitoriness“ was the source of inspiration for the new series Jasba-Ronda, which will be introduced into the market at the beginning of 2018. more more...

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