The Erhardt family lives the "American Dream" with Gira Smart Home.
We lived in America from 2012 to 2017, where we fell in love with the American Farmhouse Style. When we returned to Germany, we renovated my husband's grandmother's house.
Due to the construction year, 1959, we first had to lay all the pipes again. Since my husband is both technically and computer-savvy, we decided to make it a Smart Home out and integrate a KNX system. Our choice fell on the Gira HomeServer. We control our Smart Home with a tablet and our Smartphones via Gira HomeServer App. We also use the Gira G1 for control, which we have connected on both the upper and ground floors. A Smart Home at a very high level.
We decided against uniform switches throughout the house and instead selected individual switches for every room. In the corridor area we use Gira Esprit Linoleum Plywood in light brown. In the kitchen and on the terrace door in the living room we installed the Gira push button sensor 3 with corresponding inscription. The Gira System 106 is mounted next to the front door and functions as our door intercom.
When Gira Esprit moved in with Ole Hoffmann.
For our bathroom renovation, we decided to use Gira for the first time ever. In our opinion, Esprit in glass white goes extremely well with the cistern push plate and the grey tiles.
After renovating the kitchen, we went to our electrician and checked out a few Gira samples. As a huge fan of stainless steel, I immediately went for the Esprit in stainless steel. It’s simply great, both in weight and appearance. Almost as though it were milled from a solid block.
However, the contrast to our ceramic worktop was too strong. We eventually decided upon aluminium brown. It matches perfectly. For our plastered walls, we chose the Esprit in Glass white once more.
As a resident of Lüdenscheid, I’m of course familiar with a few switch design lines. That includes some of Gira’s market competitors.
Until now though, I’ve not had any frames in my hands that have quite the same look and feel as the Esprit series. I appreciate ist very high-quality workmanship.
How the Gira design rekindled Alexey Korolevich's passion for drawing.
I have been working at the Gira location in Moscow for 11 years and know all about Gira products. Since I work from home a lot, I save much time that I would otherwise spend on the way to and back from work. In the last few months I have used this time for drawing. The last time I did this, I was still going to university. So it's been a while.
At first, I didn't know what to draw. Then I decided on the Gira products because they inspired me with their minimalist design. I noticed that simple shapes are the hardest to draw. Proportions, shadows and small details are particularly striking. But I find that I get a little better with every new drawing.
You can find more of Alexey’s drawings on Instagram.
Small highlights in matt black on the walls of Laura and Christian.
We chose the System 55 in black matt because the noble and simple design appealed to us directly. For us, the black switches and sockets are an absolute highlight in our house. They are the reason we would always go for products from Gira.
You find more visual impressions of the house on Instagram.