ISH – 2017

DPH AT ISH2The World’s Leading Trade Fair for The Bathroom Experience took place in Frankfurt last week.  I was fortunate enough to attend!

ISH has everything, from sustainable sanitation solutions to the most innovative in bathroom design.  The fair covers all aspects of future-oriented building solutions in both horizontal and vertical terms.

Over 2,400 exhibitors, including all market leaders from home and abroad, launch their latest products, technologies and solutions onto the world market at ISH.


Electronics in the bathroom is definitely a force!  From remote controls faucets, toilets, etc.. to Drinking water that is cold, filtered AND Sparkling!

Finishes are a BIG THING!  Bronze metalics, Matte black and white, Rose GOLD
Satin GOLD –  Beautiful new and exciting things are happening to faucets of all kinds!


I am very excited that the most innovative in Design are companies that are already part of our manufacturing groups.


ALAPE – Edge furniture

ZUCCHETTI – Closer and Nude

FALPER – EDGE furniture with stainless steel fronts

TEUCO – Seaside tubs

POMD’OR – Mirage Accessories

HEWI –  Bold and beautiful pieces for ADA BATHS





I find myself discussing design, quality and reliability more often today than ever.

The internet has made us all visual shoppers.  We can not determine, by looking at pictures only, the value of the product.  It is hard to differentiate, and usually we only find out after the purchase, or not even then, as we never get to experience the items we did not buy.


The showrooms and stores still provide the only way you can comparison shop properly.  Pictures are very deceiving  and the products all look beautiful.  In Plumbing at least, the brand will give you the first clue of quality, but not always.  Just because you recognize the name,  it does not mean quality.  It might mean Company size, or marketing.

The design will also tell you a lot about the product, but you do not see the quality of the execution.  The lack of straight lines, the bluntness of edges or corners are not visible in the screen shot,  but will make a product look and feel inferior once in your hands.

Manufacturing in metals particularly becomes costly when done right.  Less expensive versions have to cut corners in order to produce a cheaper product.  You may not see it in the picture, but the lack of quality is still there.   Metal finishes are also dangerous.  Zinc products in pol chrome look OK, but do not do well  in other finishes.

The beauty of a well designed product sometimes is not apparent at first glance.  The three dimensional perception is lacking when shopping on line,  and we can not appreciate depth or volume when all we have is a flat surface.

The quality of products that are used in a home matter.  These are not products that can be easily replaced.  Once purchased we should expect not to have to change or repair it for a long time.  If the product will not survive the use and abuse of a modern home, why buy it?

COME SEE US!  We will help you choose the high quality product for the BEST PRICE POSSIBLE.

Ada Aldana