Duravit is showing its hand in great design for small spaces with a special donation of Philippe Starck-designed products to the Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York. Reflecting Mayor Bloomberg’s movement for a more resourceful and micro-apartment focused New York City, the exhibition showcases innovative design solutions for space-constrained urban environments. Duravit is featured in the bathroom of the exhibit’s centerpiece, a model micro-studio apartment of only 325 square feet in size. The bathroom was designed by Minimal USA (minimalusa.com).
Says Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder, “One of the pillars of the Duravit brand is innovation. We’re excited that we can contribute to a project that is as forward-thinking and inventive as we strive to be with our products.”
Three Duravit products are used in the micro-unit’s bathroom. The Starck drop-in tub, at only 60 by 30 inches maximizes elegance and beauty without using too much space. The Starck 3 elongated toilet helps give the illusion of greater space through use of the wallhung variant. Finally, the SensoWash shower-toilet seat adds a touch of luxury to the small space, with myriad capabilities, including individual temperature control of water, air, and toilet seat; intuitive wireless remote control; child safety function; differentiated wash options for men and women; power-saving mode; LED nightlight.
Founded in 1817 in the heart of Germany’s Black Forest, Duravit is a leading supplier of sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture, whirlpool tubs, accessories, and wellness ideas. A leader in its industry, Duravit operates in 60 countries worldwide and has been honored with numerous national and international awards for its innovations in design and technology. Duravit’s collaborations with internationally renowned designers such as Philippe Starck, Phoenix Design, EOOS, Norman Foster and Sieger Design yield forward-thinking, environmentally conscious and award-winning products that bring the bathroom to life. Duravit USA headquarters are based in Duluth, GA. Trade and interested consumers are welcomed at Duravit’s state-of-the-art showroom at 105 Madison Avenue in New York’s newest design district. For more information, visit duravit.us