This is all a question of personal taste, of course, but I have to say I've always had the sense that Germany is an incredibly well-textured place. There's just a sort of design twist about everyday objects which is somehow different - and, in my view much better - than the ones I grew up with in America or which I encounter so often in Britain.
The Goethe Institute has done me the favour of bringing together some of the key items of German design. Many of which I'm sure you didn't even know were German, did you?
(And, no, we don't have the lovely bath fixtures. Yet.)