The Geberit concealed cistern opened up a whole new level of creative freedom in the bathroom.

Golden anniversary of the concealed cistern

Published:  20 January, 2014

This year will see Geberit celebrate the anniversary of the launch of its concealed cisterns.

It has been 50 years since Geberit first introduced the cistern that was mounted behind the wall rather than in front of it.

Sparking the development of prewall installation, which enabled a great level of creative freedom in bathroom applications, over 60m Geberit concealed cisterns have been sold to date.

"The success of the Geberit concealed cistern in the UK has been achieved thanks to the strong brand name of Geberit, which has become synonymous with the concealed cistern across Europe thanks to the partnership we have with our customers," said managing director of Geberit sales UK and Ireland Mark Larden. "Our installers, contractors, stockists and bathroom retailers have continued faith in our products and innovations, meaning that we can continue to lead the market in terms of introducing systems and technology that give endless opportunities to bathroom design, and cater for the changing needs of the modern day living."

Mounting the cistern behind the wall rather than in front of it marked a paradigm change in European bathrooms. The concealed cistern made it possible for additional sanitary fittings such as pipes to be installed virtually invisibly behind the wall. This meant the whole bathroom could be designed entirely to suit each customer's requirements.

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