Annette Maria Sonntag
Product design specialised for ceramic.
Born in Saarland, she studied product design at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar (university of art and design). After graduating in 2002, she went on to earn her Master of Arts (2004) under Prof. Andreas Brandolini on the subject of ceramics production. Annette Maria Sonntag has been working as a self-employed product designer since 2003. She designs product series for industrial clients that are introduced world-wide. She also designed and developed the current Joyce collection for Villeroy & Boch. She has been a lecturer for product design at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar since 2011.
How the Joyce collection came about
Individualisation is one of today's most powerful trends. With the Joyce collection, the first Bathroom with Apps, this trend has found its way into the Bathroom. Joyce has a surprisingly playful and versatile design and thus opens up innovative bathroom design options. For Annette Maria Sonntag the main focus of the collection was definitely the washplace with storage areas as well as intelligent systems for keeping order. Individualisation is achieved through flexible positioning of the soap dispenser, tap fitting and coloured Apps. The designer took inspiration from the desktop principle - moving different applications (Apps) around wherever and whenever needed, having everything to hand.
The Apps are practical accessories that every bathroom should have. With the bowls, App vase and soap dish set, you can change the washplace again and again, just as you wish. And it's very easy and safe. All the Apps have a soft magnetic pad underneath, which means they can be securely placed on the bathroom sink.
The App bowls are stackable, come in three different heights and, if desired, can be equipped with different inserts and lids. They can be combined with one another in various ways and so provide ever-changing accents of colour in the bathroom. Just like the ceramic valve cover and the App vase, they are available in White, in soft colours such as the earth tone Peru, warm yellow Sahara or blue-grey Bali as well as in bright colours such as Petrol Curaçao and the radiant fuchsia shade Florida.