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Taps and tales

— Frankfurt


From toilets and baths to energy-efficient heating systems, the world’s biggest sanitation trade fair is where you’ll first see the technology that eventually makes it into our bathrooms. *Monocle* pays a visit.

Bathroom, ISH, Technology, toilets

Every two years in mid-March, a cluster of well-heeled industry insiders, from bathroom designers and technology geeks to international sales experts and property management moguls, head to Frankfurt for International Sanitation and Heating (ISH), the industry’s largest trade fair. It’s where producers and buyers from all over the world come to observe the latest in the water and energy industry, from sustainable sanitation solutions and bathroom design to heating and renewable energies.

Over five days Frankfurt becomes the converging point of…


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