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Watch Dezeen and Dornbracht talk with Neri&Hu and Rafael de Cárdenas about eclectic design

Dezeen teamed up with design brand Dornbracht to host a conversation with Neri&Hu and Rafael de Cárdenas in Berlin on the theme of eclectic design.

Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs asks leading architects and Dornbracht collaborators Lyndon Neri, Rossana Hu, and Rafael de Cárdenas whether we have run out of design "isms" and if eclecticism is here to stay.

Neri and Hu are the founders of Shanghai studio Neri&Hu, and Rafael de Cárdenas heads up New York-based practice Architecture at Large.

They were invited by Dornbracht, a manufacturer of designer fittings for the bathroom and kitchen, to interpret eclecticism in their own way.

The architects developed mood boards, sketches, material collages and architectural designs based around this theme. These informed a series of bathrooms created using Dornbracht's eclecticism-inspired Vaia fittings, which were photographed by communications agency Meiré und Meiré.

Using the hashtag #createanewbalance, Dornbracht are sharing the collaboration to inspire architects, designers and interested consumers to share their own eclectic designs.

This talk was the eighth in the Dornbracht Conversations series, a platform for public discourse between the disciplines of architecture, design and art.