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AGROB BUCHTAL, 18.04.2018 General
DOMOTEX trade fair (January 12-15, 2018), Hannover / Germany
Innovative installation method opens up new potentials


DryTile revolutionises the installation of ceramic tiles
Time is a very valuable resource – in life in general but also in construction. Which is why there are regular considerations as to how the outstanding characteristics displayed by ceramic tiles can be combined with additional advantages such as savings in time or easy reversibility. The latest such innovation is DryTile by AGROB BUCHTAL. As the name implies, it entails “dry” installation without tile adhesive. The system permits installation which is up to 8 times faster than traditional methods and opens up numerous technical advantages, whereby the final result is just as aesthetically pleasing as a “normal” ceramic floor covering. more more...

AGROB BUCHTAL, 04.04.2018 General
Industrial Style reinterpreted
District: faceted* tiles of Agrob Buchtal
The collection District was inspired by the typical tile claddings of the Metro stations in big cities such as Paris or London. The special features of this so-called “Metro tile” are glossy glazes and bevelled edges on all sides in order to create reflections in this way, which improved the poor lighting conditions in most of the underground stations at that time. This filigree and yet distinctive type of tiles has always been and still is very popular among Industrial Style enthusiasts. Agrob Buchtal now interprets this subject in a contemporary manner with modern formats and colours. The new wall tile series has been developed for expressive wall designs in public areas. Its characteristics: clear, rectangular and faceted*. more more...

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...

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