22. ноября 2019
The jury of the German Design Award 2020 has commended Duravit for its excellent product design. For its new D.1 faucet series, the bathroom manufacturer Duravit was awarded “Gold”, and was crowned “Winner” four times for its innovations Viu/XViu, Starck T, and SensoWash® Starck f.
D.1 was designed in conjunction with Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez and derives its uniqueness from its perfectly proportioned formal style. A dynamic, fluid transition connects the basic cylindrical form with the super-flat outlet. The faucet range makes an unmistakably unique statement with its clear contours and surfaces in Chrome or Black Matt. D.1 harmonizes well in terms of both form and color with the designer bathroom series Viu/XViu and the Starck T accessories, award-winning in their own right.
Viu and XViu, ceramics series and furniture range, point to the future of design. Duravit and sieger design create a sense of post-industrial elegance through the interplay of soft, organic forms and precise geometry. A definite highlight is the washbasin variant using Duravit’s patented c-bonded technology for a seamless combination of the ceramic basin and metal frame. The gently curved inner basin sits at the center of a precisely defined rectangle with a separate faucet platform.
Starck T accessories epitomize the connection of functional rigor with organic forms. The fluid transition from the round base to the geometric “T” shape is the defining design feature of the accessories series, with which designer Philippe Starck hints at the branching shape of a tree. This design element can be found on each of the 16 high-quality accessories – from the towel ring through to the paper holder – lending them a recurring iconic signature.
SensoWash® Starck f, the shower-toilet by Duravit and Philippe Starck, features impressively minimalistic design. The technology within all components has undergone further development and has been reorganized so that all technology is housed within the ceramic body. The flat seat with a height of just 40 mm and the white cover located behind it form a flush-mounted unit: contemporary design and comfort-enhancing technology in perfect harmony. The pure aesthetics and timeless modernity are a perfect match for all Duravit design series.
The associated SensoWash® Starck f remote control won yet another award. It is comfortable to hold and its flat, elegant form reflects the range’s minimalist design style. The remote control stands out with its high recognition value and a pared-down keypad layout. Illustrative keys enable intuitive and user-friendly control. Alternatively, the shower-toilet can be configured via the SensoWash® app.
The German Design Award is a premium award from the German Design Council, a globally recognized design competition with the objective of discovering, introducing and acclaiming unique design trends. Each year high-caliber submissions in product and communication design are recognized, each in its own way a pioneer in the international design landscape.