Snow in Frankfurt caused travel chaos on the first day of ISH 2013. Very un-Germanic. The C.P. Hart team finally managed to arrive at the show around midday on Day Two. Although we had only half a day to explore we saw great stands by Hansgrohe, Laufen and Bette.
Hansgrohe showed their new Axor ‘Organic’ brassware collection by Philippe Starck. It is safe to predict that this collection will be a huge seller, with its nature-inspired lines and wonderfully tactile shapes. We were also impressed with their innovative and funky new range of showers, called ‘Select’.
Swiss bathroom specialists Laufen launched the first fruits of their collaboration with uber-cool Italian designers Kartell. Our favourite piece was the basin with the wafer-thin rim. Immense skill is required to produce ceramics with such slim and perfect edges.
And for lovers of pink we spotted Bette's magnificent candy-pink oval bath. Install that in your bathroom and you could literally be 'in the pink'.
Follow us on Twitter @cphartbathrooms for all the live action from the show. And check back with us tomorrow for the overview of day three from ISH 2013.