Built by Emaar Properties, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and stands over 700 metres high. The extraordinary tower features the “barrel” that is designed by Philippe Starck. The “barrel” is a vanity unit designed for Duravit already in 1994. Starck was inspired by primitive forms, such as the washing bowl, bucket, hand pump and nail. Over the years, the “Starck barrel” has become Duravit’s best-selling item of bathroom furniture and it was also moving into the luxury skyscraper. Duravit will deliver more than 1,000 barrels to Dubai, as well as almost 4,000 WCs and bidets and more than 1,600 baths and whirltubs.