More and more frequently we are seeing designers collaborating with key brands, especially in the bathroom design industry. Take for example, leading designers such as Philippe Starck and sieger design who have added their own intrinsic style to Duravit’s washbasins, bathtubs, furniture and even toilets.
It was as early as 1994 that Philippe Starck took inspiration from a bucket and a bowl to design his famous Starck Barrel for Duravit. Notably, this iconic piece, with its seamless handle design and doors that open like wings, has recently been updated with range of neutral modern shades.
It’s not just the return of the Barrel that brings rounded edges into the bathroom. Curves are currently being embraced by designers throughout the industry, and this is exemplified further by the new furniture collection from sieger design for Duravit – the Happy D.2 Plus.
One of the most exciting elements brought to the floor by this new collection is the way colour is used to create a dynamic contrast between light and dark. Open curves move seamlessly throughout the range’s counter wash bowls, consoles and matching semi-tall cabinets. Plus, the furniture also flaunts gently rounded edges with handle-free fronts and circular mirrors, providing an even softer approach to the bathroom space this 2019.
The collection’s counter washbasins, available in Traditional Glossy White or Anthracite Matt, are refreshingly different and especially so when these hues are paired together. Showcasing a glossy white inner bowl against the darker feel of the Anthracite Matt outer, this combination is the ideal way to create a statement this summer. It’s worth extending this appealing colour contrast to the brand’s bathtubs too, allowing for the glossy white inner surface to shine out from inside, while the slightly darker matt feel softly encloses the design. For even more of an impact, choose the Graphite Super Matt seamless panel, which will create instant visual drama in the bathroom.
When creating a slightly darker, contemporary bathroom design, another key element to consider is the toilet. This concept used to be restricted as many toilets were only available in white, however this outdated offering is now a thing of the past as both toilets and bidets in the Happy D.2 Plus collection are available in Anthracite Matt.
For the final finishing touch, contemplate the design of the taps. When it comes to curves the look historically has been more traditional. Designers Matteo Thun and Antonia Rodriguez have created the D.1, which is not only a slender, modern, elegantly curved tap, but a design that brings an electronic variant to the table too. The D.1 has an LED coloured temperature display that flows from blue to orange, and finally, to red, with additional functions such as scald protection which can be set to suit individual needs.
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