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Lecture in The Stage: The new approach to zoning the bathroom – Bathroom architecture and space concepts


The extent to which interior architecture can enrich our lives depends amongst other things on whether we are willing to question things that we usually take for granted. The kitchen, for instance, has undergone two transformations: from live-in kitchen to the infamous standard of the “Frankfurt Kitchen” – a much-celebrated advancement in its day – and back to the mutual interpenetration of the functional zones that were previously dedicated solely to cooking, eating or living.

And what about the bathroom? As compared to the kitchen, bathrooms can seem little short of backward. Even if a bathroom from the year 1913 and its modern counterpart are worlds apart when it comes to technology, convenience and aesthetics, the sanitary zone’s origins as a wet cell are still written all over its face.


In her lecture Sabine Meissner, Head of Communications at burgbad, aims to bridge the gap between a totally separate bathroom and holistically conceived living spaces. When it comes to implementing spatial concepts, the aim is to structure the spaces and establish relationships with other areas – with the bath as an integral component. This new approach to zoning also results in the bathroom’s emancipation from the wall. Burgbad aims to encourage this emancipation with its bathroom furniture and interior design range rc40.

From 1996 to 2000, Sabine Meissner lived in South Africa, where she acted as general agent for a German architectural firm in Cape Town. On her return to Germany, she spent four years working for Grundig AG in Nuremberg, where she was responsible for international brand management. In 2004, Meissner took over as head of national and international communications management at burgbad AG in the Sauerland region.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 14-1-2014, in The Stage, at 3.30 p.m.

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