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Hue and cry: ISH 2019 goes full-colour

Gerrit Terstiege


ISH, the world's leading trade fair for the sanitary, heating and air-conditioning industry, is taking place in Frankfurt from 11 to 15 March. For us at Architonic, this is an ideal opportunity to take a look at a major current trend: the growing

Designing the future: Alape

Atrium Magazin für Wohnkultur, Design und Architektur


Sustainability and ALAPE are a perfectly functioning duo – and have been for more than 120 years.

Surfacing: Alape

Katharina Sommer


Committed to innovation, ALAPE has brought the colours and textures of the natural world to two new surfaces: Aqua and Terra.

Main dish: Alape

Katharina Sommer


A revolutionary creation when it was launched two decades ago, Gerhard Busalt’s innovative dish-basin design remains central to ALAPE’s collection.

Glaze of glory: Alape

Katharina Sommer


German manufacturer ALAPE is synonymous with glazed steel. Robust, resistant and versatile, one could even say the material is a metaphor for the brand itself.

Bowled over: Alape

Katharina Sommer


20 years ago Gerhard Busalt designed the first dish basin for ALAPE. A clean shape for clean hands. Here's how it all began.

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The most popular manufacturers in the bathroom, bathroom fittings, bathroom floors and surface areas.

Lightness perfected

DETAIL - Zeitschrift für Architektur + Baudetail


Alape, founded in 1896 in Penig (Saxony), is a traditional manufacturer of enamel products that currently employs over 200 workers at two production sites in Goslar.

Clean/Design: ALAPE's washbasins and washstands

Susanna Koeberle


Premium German manufacturer ALAPE designs washplaces for every layout.

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Glazed steel



It is the diversity and wealth of variants provided by Goslar-based manufacturer Alape that enables planners and architects to tune statement and dominance of a basin to follow almost any design approach. Alape's innovative strength combines more

Fascinating precision – glazed steel



What began with enamelled water cans and bowls in 1896 has today culminated in A˘form – an impressive and extensive collection of basins and washstands for the personalised design of high-quality and aesthetic washplace solutions. As before,

Eine neue Form des Purismus



Die neue Produktlinie X.plicit von Alape nutzt die Vorteile des glasierten Stahls und ermöglicht eine individuelle Waschplatz-Gestaltung auf hohem technischen Niveau.

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