STARCK’S washbasins and bathtubs for Duravit combine design with function.
Philippe Starck reinvents the bathroom
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:36 AM June 24, 2015
Cape Cod is the inspiration for designer Philippe Starck new collection for the bathroom fittings maker Duravit.
The French design icon has reinvented the bathroom, removing the barriers between nature and the indoors. In Starck’s design, nature becomes a permanent part of the bathroom, a place for rejuvenation and refreshment with aesthetically appealing materials and forms.
There are ceramic wash bowls with distinctively thin edges, a perfectly coordinated range of bathtubs, and bathroom furniture that can be mixed and matched.
Iconic and natural forms are the foundation of the Cape Cod range. The exclusive basins are produced from a specially developed high-strength ceramic mass with an elegant finish (DuraCeram). This material makes it possible to create countertop basins with a rim thickness of only five millimeters that are extremely easy to maintain, amazingly robust and impact-resistant.
The wash bowls are available in three different shapes: round, square, and trioval.
The consoles with shelves boast a timeless yet modern design, making clever use of the contrast between the floor-standing frame in cool, smooth chrome and four exclusive wood finishes: Vintage Oak, American Walnut, European Oak, and White Beech.
An elegant alternative to the wood finishes is High-Gloss White, which is also available with doors and shelves on the side.
The minimalist rectangular mirror (1106 x 766 mm) can be combined with LED illumination to create a harmoniously coordinated washing area.
Cape Cod has no-nonsense bathtubs that have been designed for full relaxation, with an ergonomic headrest.
The tub has been designed as a monolith and produced from the new material DuraSolid A, which offers a pleasantly warm feel and high-quality matte appearance. It is available as a free-standing model and as a back-to-wall and corner version.
The bathtub can be equipped with a discreetly integrated air whirl system and an integrated sound system that is operated using any Bluetooth-compatible device. The program can be combined with select toilets and bidets from the Starck 1, Starck 2 and ME by Starck ranges.
Duravit’s Philippe Starck Cape Cod Collection is available at Kuysen Enterprises Inc.