People, Places & Events
GROHE making friends in high places
Baris Dogan has been Projects Channel Leader for LIXIL in Turkey since 2014. His job is to represent the GROHE brand to the country’s A&D community, so that they will want to use GROHE products in their projects. It’s a massively important role at a vital moment in the architectural story of Turkey and MENA more generally.
Baris believes in forging relationships with key stakeholders and industry partners, as a first condition to getting them excited about the GROHE brand and the possibilities our products offer. Events like the Cappadocia gathering are fun, but the benefits of associating GROHE with this vibrant, visually arresting place are real and valuable. Architects and designers thrive on creativity and imagination, and we want to show them that we get it too.
Baris wants to see the GROHE signature adorn big, inspirational architectural projects – something Turkey and the surrounding region seems to specialise in these days. One of the leading studios in this movement is Arketipo Design, and Baris talks to founding partner Esin Sözer about the iconic buildings they’ve conceived.
Esin and Arketipo have been responsible for some monumental developments recently, but the inspiration is always the drive to make life more liveable for the building’s users. This philosophy of life leading design, not the other way around, is also GROHE’s approach. On such shared values are lasting friendships built.