Innovative products contribute worldwide to brand awareness and to a positive image. They are also crucial for the sales success in 125 countries. Following is a representative cross section of the latest major innovations developed by Villeroy & Boch:
Villeroy & Boch broke away from the classic round form of the dinner service to create NewWave, a completely new, asymmetrical design with angular, undulating contours. It is not only individual pieces which provide a striking contrast to the conventional: The plates adorn the table in perfect harmony to produce one complete decorative composition. In place of the traditional handle attached to the cup, the design of the grip swoops down to join the base of the cup in one perfectly crafted piece.
However, it is not possible to manufacture this innovative form using conventional technology. Villeroy & Boch succeeded in developing a new pressure die casting technique especially for the Tableware Division.
Ceramicplus is a ceramic surface which has been through a finishing process to make it especially easy to clean. Even dried limescale deposit can be removed without difficulty. An ecological product, ceramicplus saves water and cleaning agents and, ultimately, time.
Unpleasant odours in the bathroom and WC are a thing of the past. PurAir, the first Villeroy & Boch WC with an integrated odour removal system, combats WC odours swiftly and reliably. The key elements of the PurAir technology are a microprocessor, an odour-sensitive sensor and a special air duct, which absorbs any odour molecules and channels them to a high-performance filter. The result is clean air in the bathroom at all times.
The innovative Omnia GreenGain WC represents a milestone in water consumption. It is the first wall-mounted WC to use only 3.5 litres of water per flush. That means 2.5 litres less water than conventional systems, i.e. a saving of 40%. And if the economy button of the dual-flush system is selected, the WC uses just 2 litres of water per flush. This also makes the Omnia GreenGain WC a particularly attractive solution for project planners.
Quaryl, a combination of acrylic and the hard natural mineral quartz, was developed exclusively for the manufacture of high-quality baths and shower trays. This material allows Villeroy & Boch to offer a wide range of designs, radiuses and rims. Quaryl baths and shower trays also radiate a brilliant sheen.
The smooth, almost pore-free surface is remarkably easy to clean and, consequently, exceptionally hygienic. In addition, Quaryl baths and shower trays are highly slip-resistant and have a sound-proofing effect, also making them ideal for multi-storey apartment buildings and the hotel industry.
The almost invisible high-quality Invisible Jets manufactured by Villeroy & Boch are on the cutting edge of Whirlpool aesthetics. The new, flush-fitted jets, which have been specially developed for the Villeroy & Boch Ultimate Fitness system, come in the same colour as the bath. This makes them almost invisible when the system is not in use. The jets only become visible when the massage function is started up and they come out of the sides of the bath. This allows the user to experience the positive effect of the Ultimate Fitness system on body and soul to the full. After a powerful massage the jets automatically retract again. And, as the new Invisible Jets are flush with the Quaryl surface of the bath when not in use, they are particularly easy to clean.