Excellent design meets sustainable materials: Dornbracht offers exclusive MEM handles, in collaboration with Nature Squared

Iserlohn, 11 July 2023

Dornbracht is adding exclusive, custom versions of MEM handles to the assortment. A proportion of these consist of natural products from Nature Squared. The two companies combine their expertise to produce high-quality surfaces – and every handle is one of a kind. The possible combinations of seven materials and five finishes mean that there are more than 30 options to choose from for the washstand, shower, or bath.

Nature Squared: unique, sustainable surfaces
Nature Squared stands for elaborately crafted finishes with a unique beauty that is in stark contrast to the materials used to make them. The only materials being processed are those that are normally thrown away, such as eggshells or seashells. The Swiss company uses them to make complex, ornate inlays: For example, seashells are cracked by hand and inlaid on to a carrier, for a unique texture. Production takes place in the Philippines, following a low impact design and manufacturing process, incorporating strong, artisanal tradition.

Two companies with a lot in common
Because craftsmanship and a pioneering sustainability approach also play a crucial role at Dornbracht, the collaboration between the two companies is a logical step: “Our cooperation with Dornbracht puts the focus firmly on the abundance of nature, celebrating it with innovative material processing and skilled craftsmanship”, says Paul Hoeve, CEO of Nature Squared.

From now, designers can choose between the textured patterns “Dark Pen Mars, Black”, “Hatchet Shell Gaya, White”, “Mussel Shell Gaya, Blue” and “Black Agate Ariel”, that are all made from seashells. “Pearl Shell Callisto” mother-of-pearl variants in black and white are also available, as is “Eggshell Snakeskin Black”, which is made from eggshells. The materials are stylishly and harmoniously incorporated into the respective handles. In combination with the Dornbracht finishes Chrome, Brushed Chrome, Platinum, Brushed Dark Platinum and Brushed Durabrass (23kt Gold), they add refinement and a touch of luxury to every bathroom. Nature Squared is renowned for its bespoke capabilities; allowing clients access to a wider surface offering as well as applying Nature Squared materials to other products within interior bathroom design.

“Our companies complement each other perfectly”, says Stefan Gesing, CEO of Dornbracht AG & Co. KG. He continues: “Our new and unique MEM handles combine environmental aims with outstanding design quality and ultimate artistry and craftsmanship. They make a clear statement, about aesthetics and sustainability.”

More information can be found at www.dornbracht.com/nature-squared and at www.naturesquared.com.

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