Bathroom products from the 1960s to today: #hansfactor
The green innovator's heart in all of us

The #hansfactor: 120 years of passion for water

Taking an inspiring idea and working at it until you have a sustainable solution. hansgrohe has been doing it this way for 120 years. Being inventive, showing attitude, and taking responsibility.The #hansfactor is the green innovator’s heart that beats in everyone who believes in a better future. For us, our children, our planet.  

120 years of digging in and trying things out

Hans Grohe, visionary water pioneer and founding father.
The wonderful element of water and the desire to offer people a comfortable showering experience was pioneer Hans Grohe’s inspiration, every day and throughout his life.

Who was Hans Grohe? A founding father who burned for the future. What began with him in 1901 among hills, forests, and streams is still the driving force of the Black Forest innovators today: a passion for water. The decision-makers still ask themselves every day: “What do people want to experience in their bathrooms today and tomorrow?” With this attitude as their foundation, they set trends in the industry with quality products. 


From innovator to globally successful think tank: that is the story of Hans Grohe. The first stroke of genius in 1928: the hand shower with a porcelain handle. His invention made the shower bath of the time safer and more comfortable, long before ‘wellness’ was a concept to anyone.

Innovation. Then and now. #hansfactor

The new showering with PowderRain

hansgrohe invention PowderRain coming from a new Pulsify hand shower.
hansgrohe is tireless in improving and beautifying its products: As of recently, microfine PowderRain has been coming out of Pulsify showers.
Let’s take a jump in time from 1901 to today – and a quantum leap in terms of the shower experience. Since 2019, hansgrohe’s innovators have been delighting their customers with PowderRain, making the bathroom a sensuous place to recharge. We feel it, body and soul: Water can do so much more than clean. 

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The quality doesn’t stop at the sound, either

hansgrohe’s innovators know that the spray mode is crucial for an all-round wonderful shower experience – and so is the sound of the water. That’s why spray researchers in the Spray Laboratory feel how water flows through faucets and showers. In the Sound Lab, acoustic experts listen to the sounds it makes. What is the perfect water sound? The quieter, the better. Professional honor: Noise has no place in premium products. But hansgrohe wouldn’t be hansgrohe if it didn’t recycle even these jarring noises. Hear how fantastic it sounds for yourself.

Your shower can do more. A lot more.

hansgrohe sets the pace with water sound and pampers you with beautiful acoustics in the shower. But there’s more: RainTunes appeals to all your senses. If you’re standing under one, two, or three showers, watching an inspiring video, listening to a great beat, and smelling a beguiling aroma, then it’s RainTunes.

RainTunes combines water, sound, scent, images, and light.

RainTunes offers preconfigured shower scenarios. You can enjoy specially composed soundscapes, choreographed water rhythms, and image sequences on the screen. Relax or refresh? You can select the pampering programs from your smartphone via the hansgrohe home app. Control the spray modes, temperature, and water volume via RainButton, our freely positionable controls, or via the RainPad central control panel, your cockpit for all the senses.

RainButton controls
RainPad control panel

Be hans! The future needs you.

We don’t think in terms of Generation X, Y or Z. We’re Generation h, facing up to climate and digital change. With know-how and a love for tinkering, we tackle the issues of our time. So let’s take a leaf out of the creative hansgrohe pioneers’ book and become problem solvers ourselves: Let’s become Generation h! 

​​​​​​Even small steps towards sustainability count. Clever hansgrohe tools and products can help! The hansgrohe water savings calculator, for example, can work out how many resources you can save with faucets and showers. Good for the climate, good for your wallet.

Save water and give back to the planet

The Green Bathroom: hansgrohe consumer magazine on renovation.

hansgrohe white paper: The green bathroom

It's not everyday you set out to rethink your bathroom. If you’re going to do it, do it right. In other words: sustainably. With this guide, hansgrohe aims to help you transform your bathroom into an eco-friendly oasis of wellbeing. Whether you’re renovating an old bathroom or building a new one, you’ll find an environmentally friendly option for almost every element, building material, and product. Find out which ones here. And an expert on "residential health” also has her say. 

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What is sustainable product design?

​​​​​​​Want to know more about the long-lasting inner and outer values of hansgrohe products? Then you’ll find interesting background information on quality, design, and guarantee here.
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