Duravit’s recently developed products for the ISH 2019 displays the company’s all encompassing attitude towards bathroom design.
Duravit’s latest series beautifully highlights revolutionary bathroom trends to create designer spaces to aspire for. From matt white through to matt black, amalgamated with new finishes such as glass or metal, plus the digital networking of products unleashes the bathroom of the future.
Duravit’s most recent additions emulate the ideas of the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, taking inspiration from nature through organic forms, balancing the object with the environment. While free flowing lines and strong curves distinguish Viu/XViu, the D.1, Happy D.2 Plus and the Starck T play with geometric patterns.
The Viu/XViu series runs with a sleek post-industrial elegance. Collaborating with Sieger Design, the culmination is a washbasin with a distinct rectangular definition on the outside with conversely organic curves within, well founded on Duravit’s patented C-bonded technology.
The edge follows down the tap platform as a discreet, outward-facing line, while the muted detailing of the horizontal overflow within the basin emphasises the horizontal alignment of the external shape. The idea behind it being that the ceramic on the inside echoes the softness of water.
The D.1 faucet on the other hand is a collaboration between Duravit and the designers Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez. Establishing a distinct statement in the bathroom, the cylindrical fundamental form opens into a super-flat outlet, resulting in flawless harmony.
The round Happy D.2 Plus mirrors, flow organically within the bionic-geometric scheme of the encompassing lighting strips. Circles and ovals dominate the design of this series by Duravit and Sieger Design.
The free-flowing metamorphosis from the round base to a geometric T-shape is the uniquely tailored characteristic of the Starck T accessory series by Duravit and the maverick Philippe Starck. Evocative of a branching tree, this central idea permeates every aspect of this series as an iconic signature.
Duravit’s new light and dark matt velvety glazes in their washbasins and toilets drip of sophisticated elegance, creating a striking contrast with glossy individual products and colours used. It’s the ultimate complement to ceramics, furniture, faucets and other accessories.
The Viu/XViu variations in the washing area, furniture washbasins, built-in washbasins and above-counter washbasins purport an unmistakable V-shaped lateral aluminium profile, that is available in Champagne matt and black matt. It is this hallmark that gives the XViu furniture range it’s amazing contour. Tone-in-tone or contrasting options can result in eye catching combinations including real-wood, lacquer collections ranging from a silver to a dark palette.
The Happy D.2 Plus bathroom furniture is also available in eleven finishes that include quality wood and matt surfaces in light to dark shades. Even more tailored options include six finishes for the console panel like monochrome, tone-in-tone, while the new super matt graphite lacquer finish has an anti-fingerprint coating!
These array of choices are in addition to the Starck T accessories that come in a matt black or chrome giving users an interior design solution in 16 high-quality accessories from toothbrush holder, towel holder, soap dispenser etc.
The new D.1 faucet series combines state-of-the-art technology with memorable designs. With clear contours and finely galvanized surfaces in chrome or black matt, D.1 also has designer siphons, angle valves and pressure hoses also available in matt black that complete the overall look.
Similarly, the C.1 faucets from Duravit and Kurt Merki Jr. in matt black have the same haute power. The new white satin matt glaze in the ME by Starck and Cape Cod by Philippe Starck ranges gives consumers even more choices, while colour variants in Anthracite matt or two-tone contrast – white gloss on the inside and Anthracite matt on the outside, makes the Happy D.2 Plus washbasins extraordinarily original.
An exemplification of networked technology in the bathroom is the new SensoWash Starck f shower-toilet generation. From the outside it looks like a normal toilet, but innovative technology integrated into the ceramic body enables the SensoWash® app in the shower-toilet to be configured individually or controlled by a remote.
Technical finesses like a motion sensor for automatic cover opening, a sensor present in the seat that has user recognition, seat heating, shower flow, and controllable hot hair dryers are some of the features Duravit has added for comfort.
In combination with the DuraSystem installation system, the flush and the odour extraction functions can be activated by an app or remote control as well. The in-wall system is networked with the toilet in front of the wall and the operating unit.
The electronic D.1e faucet, with a range of functions ensuring safety and user-friendliness, also captures ongoing trends. The flat operating button with the integrated LED ring is simple and intuitive to utilise. A light tap starts or stops the flow of water, while a turn alters the water temperature from cold to warm.
With the continuous colour display from blue to red, the LED ring also provides visual feedback. An electronic thermostat assimilated into the control unit responds quickly to any change to the cold and warm water flow, so that the required temperature is automatically adjusted and kept constant. Additionally, a scald protection is preset at 38
The technological features on the mirrors of the Happy D.2 Plus series proffer augmented well-being. Both the mirror heating and the ambient and coloured light switching function can be operated via icon control. The series also provides the possibility for a matching double washing area with lighting functions that can be optionally connected via WiFi to enable coordinated looks.
Founded in 1817 in Hornberg in the Black Forest, Duravit AG continuously develops unique bathrooms that enhance quality of life for users on a sustained basis.