keyboard_arrow_upHotel & residential bathroom accessories
keyboard_arrow_downHotel & residential bathroom accessories

The new range of luxurious bathroom accessories from Franke is available in two stylish designs! With a high polished finish, this stainless steel accessory range is ideal for hotels, offices, retail or any semi-public washroom.

keyboard_arrow_upBlack is back
keyboard_arrow_downBlack is back

Matte black taps and faucets are one of the key bathroom and kitchen trends for 2018. We speak to Johnny Lamprecht from leading sanitaryware, tile and flooring supplier, Bathroom Bizarre, about how to use these taps successfully in your bathroom or kitchen design.

keyboard_arrow_upGOLD for GROHE: outstanding series at the iF Design Awards
keyboard_arrow_downGOLD for GROHE: outstanding series at the iF Design Awards

Two Gold Awards for GROHE Sense Guard “a brilliant solution against water damage” and GROHE Essence Professional, a kitchen faucet that impressed the jury with its “clever mix of different materials and colours”.

keyboard_arrow_upMake it wonderful
keyboard_arrow_downMake it wonderful

Franke will be sponsoring a ‘Make it Wonderful’ Kitchen Trends Arena at all the Decorex Exhibitions this year.

keyboard_arrow_upLet your imagination flow in the 2015 Cobra Product Design Competition
keyboard_arrow_downLet your imagination flow in the 2015 Cobra Product Design Competition

Cobra has upped the ante in its coveted design competition this year, and is calling on all creative and aspirant South African designers, not just professionals, to splash out, dream big and design their ultimate bathroom accessories. The winning designers will not only pocket R35 000 cash, but will also see their designs come to life as part of a future Cobra collection.

keyboard_arrow_upAffordable luxury for individualists
keyboard_arrow_downAffordable luxury for individualists

The most important design feature of the Eurodisc Joy, faucet from GROHE is its minimalist, infinitely adjustable joystick.

keyboard_arrow_upGreen products excel in Cape commercial developments
keyboard_arrow_downGreen products excel in Cape commercial developments

Cobra’s electronic Cobratron range of water and energy efficient taps and mixers has performed so well in South Africa’s first-ever green rated office building, the Aurecon office building in Century City, Cape Town, that developers, Rabie Properties, specified the range once again in the development of the R85m Number 3, Bridgeways office block.

keyboard_arrow_upCompact power plant for electronic faucets
keyboard_arrow_downCompact power plant for electronic faucets

The new Grohe Powerbox, enables three electronic faucets to generate, internally, the energy required for their infrared control. Thanks to this innovative energy storage technology, they work independently of mains electricity.

keyboard_arrow_upSave water and energy with GroheSilkMove ES
keyboard_arrow_downSave water and energy with GroheSilkMove ES

GroheSilkMove ES is a clever way to save water and energy. A traditional one-hand mixer, set in the middle position, mixes both hot and cold water. However, in most cases, people only need cold water, for example, when washing hands or brushing teeth.

keyboard_arrow_upSelf-sustainable power supply solution for Geberit taps
keyboard_arrow_downSelf-sustainable power supply solution for Geberit taps

Touchless taps as seen in public areas such as airports, hotels and restaurants traditionally require either electricity or a battery system. In line with Geberit’s philosophy of sustainability, innovation, quality and reliability, their touchless taps can now be fitted with the newly developed SSPS, which creates its own power supply, thereby eliminating the need for electricity or batteries.

keyboard_arrow_upMinta kitchen faucets from Grohe
keyboard_arrow_downMinta kitchen faucets from Grohe

All Minta taps share one unmistakable feature, the minimalist cylindrical shape created by the company’s in-house design studio. As a result, they are all easily recognisable as belonging to the Minta family.

keyboard_arrow_upHansgrohe opens Centre of Inspiration in Johannesburg
keyboard_arrow_downHansgrohe opens Centre of Inspiration in Johannesburg

Hansgrohe SE, a leading global bathroom and sanitation specialist, recently unveiled its Centre of Inspiration in Johannesburg. At the event, which was attended by celebrity architects, interior designers and key influencers, Siegfried Gaensslen, CEO of Hansgrohe SE, unveiled the centre, which will serve as a flagship showroom and the company’s African headquarters in Johannesburg.

keyboard_arrow_upNature is right at home everywhere
keyboard_arrow_downNature is right at home everywhere

Philippe Starck’s work on the Axor Starck Organic collection led to the creation of a new organic-minimal design, with perfect austere shapes full of energy, life and harmony. Lines that remind one of silhouettes from nature are a strong feature of this collection, the designer brand of Hansgrohe SE, and Philippe Starck. It gives the collection an exciting, powerful and sculptural presence.

keyboard_arrow_upWinning designs revealed in 2013 Cobra Design Competition
keyboard_arrow_downWinning designs revealed in 2013 Cobra Design Competition

The first-ever Cobra Design Competition, which called for exciting new cutting-edge and eco-conscious tap and mixer designs, drew to a close on Thursday, 22 August 2013, with four exceptionally talented designers being recognised for their outstanding pieces of industrial design.

keyboard_arrow_upTaps and mixers for Garden Cities developments
keyboard_arrow_downTaps and mixers for Garden Cities developments

Well-known Cape property developer, Garden Cities, has expanded its Pinehurst, Durbanville and Sunningdale, West Coast developments significantly with the construction of several new residential villages at the two estates. In line with the company’s commitment to build quality homes with quality fittings, Cobra Watertech’s Dura range of taps and mixers were specified for the bathrooms and kitchens in all the new homes. 

keyboard_arrow_upContemporary styling in taps and mixers
keyboard_arrow_downContemporary styling in taps and mixers

When it comes to variety, quality and affordability in taps in mixers, Cobra Watertech is still unrivalled as South Africa’s market leader. It offers more ranges to choose from than any other supplier. The sophisticated Dura and Latis collections bring internationally inspired design to kitchens and bathrooms, at an affordable price.  The Dura range of bath, shower, basin, sink and bidet mixers draws on contemporary minimalistic design trends. It is characterised by strong angular lines, clean styling and a simplicity that puts it at home in modern residential and commercial environments. 

keyboard_arrow_upNew generation electronic taps and mixers
keyboard_arrow_downNew generation electronic taps and mixers

Cobra Watertech has expanded its Cobratron range of water- and energy-saving electronic taps and mixers with the introduction of 12 new products that offer improved efficiencies and even greater savings.  Included in the new range is Cobra’s touch-free, electronic control pillar-type soap dispenser. This was created in direct response to market demand for more hygienic bathroom-ware products. The new dispenser releases soap only when the sensor detects hand movement. 

keyboard_arrow_upStylish new mixers offer value for money
keyboard_arrow_downStylish new mixers offer value for money

Cobra Watertech has just unveiled its latest tap range which sets a new industry benchmark for high quality products that combine sleek and sophisticated styling with innovative functionality and a superior finish.  The Belina range was designed specifically to fill a gap in the market for value-for-money single lever basin, bath and shower mixers with elegant, contemporary, geometric lines to complement a variety of interior décor styles. The range incorporates all the hallmarks of Cobra Watertech’s innovative and practical engineering, including responsive touch, drip-free design and cleanability. 

keyboard_arrow_upItalian taps available in SA
keyboard_arrow_downItalian taps available in SA

WOMAG recently launched a range of tocati kitchen taps in the South African market. The taps are designed and manufactured in Italy by Armando Vicario.  Armando Vicario was established 35 years ago by the designer himself on the shores of Lago D’orta, a region apparently well-known for industrial designers, including Alessi. Today, Armando Vicario remains a focused family-run business, dedicated to the design and manufacture of top quality, design-led taps which are exported the world over.  tocati kitchen taps have set the benchmark globally in kitchen tap design. Sleek, contemporary design and the interplay between curves and slim straight lines are just some of the characteristics that make tocati taps a favourite in the kitchen.

keyboard_arrow_upFirst choice in bathroom fittings for KZN projects
keyboard_arrow_downFirst choice in bathroom fittings for KZN projects

 Cobra Watertech products were specified for a range of top commercial projects recently undertaken in KwaZulu-Natal. The products included standard mixers, new electronic mixers, single-lever mixers, screw-down taps and EL-3013 electronic urinal flush valves.  Cobra’s Strata mixers were specified for the bathrooms of Toyota Hillcrest’s new showroom. This contemporary range combines cutting-edge technology with minimalist design which made it ideal for this upmarket showroom.

keyboard_arrow_upCobra shines in upmarket Century City developments
keyboard_arrow_downCobra shines in upmarket Century City developments

Three different Cobra ranges were recently specified in the construction of more than 350 residential units in five new developments by Rabie Property Development in Century City, Cape Town.  Products and accessories from Cobra’s Gala, Taryn and Dura ranges were stipulated for the multimillion rand developments, all of which were built around Century City’s award-winning 16 hectare Intaka Island nature reserve.

keyboard_arrow_upTaps and fittings for Leratong Hospital
keyboard_arrow_downTaps and fittings for Leratong Hospital

Cobra Watertech once again demonstrated its commitment to the community in which it operates when it donated a selection of much-needed plumbing products to the new trauma unit at Leratong Hospital in Krugersdorp.

keyboard_arrow_upQuality and affordability in bathroom ware
keyboard_arrow_downQuality and affordability in bathroom ware

Cobra's reputation for quality and affordability were the two major differentiators that resulted in Cobra products being specified for several new projects in KwaZulu-Natal. The new offices for Shepstone & Wylie attorneys in the Ridgeside Office Park saw 80 Cobratron electronic taps being installed. These touch-free sensor taps prevent water wastage and promote positive hygiene practices. Water flow rates can be adjusted, ensuring optimum performance and increased water and energy efficiency.

keyboard_arrow_upWater-saving mixers in contemporary design
keyboard_arrow_downWater-saving mixers in contemporary design

Drawing on contemporary international design trends for inspiration and incorporating innovative oblong aerators, Cobra Watertech’s new Dura range of mixers is sophisticated in form and function.