Neither Duravit nor its designers – renowned for their work, every one of them – are interested in “design for design’s sake”. This is because good design is not just about looks but equally about practicality and sustainability.
This applies to the materials used, their environmentally-friendly production and design. After all, who wants design that comes with an expiry date? This is why Duravit develops and offers timelessly modern forms for all its products and ranges rather than following fashion trends. This is demonstrated by four examples:
The sustainability of an everyday object: a simple water bucket was sufficient to inspire Philippe Starck to design the Starck 1 bathroom classic.
Starck 1: The search for the origin of things has writt en bathroom history With the Starck 1 range, designer Philippe Starck and Duravit have gone back to the beginnings of hygiene, body care and wellness. The range also describes the evolution of the bathroom: the toilet, bathtub and washbasin are clearly descended from their historical predecessors, namely the bucket, tub and washbowl – even though they have been completely reinterpreted. And because something this good does not have to be “optimised”, the products in the range – ceramics, furniture, shower trays, bathtubs and accessories – have not been changed at all since their market launch in 1994.
Consistently rectangular, consistently successful: the Vero bathroom classic Cinema screen or computer monitor, fridge or milk carton, a room, a
table: our world is inconceivable without the rectangle.
Perhaps this is why we are so attracted to Vero: the forms of this
ceramic range are entirely restricted to the rectangle. A restriction
that gives rise to new possibilities: this is because Vero is one of the
most versatile ceramic ranges of all time. Vero has been impressing
architects, building owners and bathroom users for a decade with its
clear, minimalist design.