Minimalist design is the art of focusing on the essentials. It is the ability to lend a sensuous essence to elementary items while placing the individual and their sense of style at the focal point. It is a challenge that calls for Philippe Starck. With his new ME by Starck range for Duravit, the French creative has succeeded in developing a collection that satisfies the desire for pure aesthetics and can be introduced into all manner of style worlds, to achieve the greatest possible range of individual design possibilities.
Individual bathroom design begins with the washing area. The ME by Starck washbasin with its asymmetrically positioned basin provides a generous shelf, and the new compact handrinse basin is a perfect solution for the smallest of rooms. The ME range hasn’t been designed to dominate the room, but rather to open up scope for individualization and your personal touch. Take for instance the new furniture washbasin in a width of 1230 mm, which is available with a choice of one or two tap holes and can be combined with the Duravit L-Cube, XSquare, XViu, Ketho, Brioso, and XBase furniture ranges.
Duravit has harmonized the range’s look and feel, from the ceramic glaze through to the furniture finishes, for perfection down to the last detail. All ME by Starck washbasins and the matching toilet are now available in the new White Satin Matt ceramic finish. Their velvety finish exudes a sophisticated elegance and creates contrasts with glossy individual pieces.
With six versatile washing area solutions from 430 mm to 1300 mm, ME by Starck is a minimalist range for private and public areas. A slender rim that is also found on the toilets and urinals serves as the recurring design element. The delicate edge gives the washbasins a light, almost rimless appearance, while their inner basins are conveniently deep. The vanity basin in four different widths (from 630 mm to 1230 mm) with its distinctive lines is especially flat and offers generous shelf areas, while the console basin can be combined with a vanity unit or various consoles. The washbasins with pedestal or siphon cover appeal thanks to their pure, minimalist design and balanced sense of proportions.
In addition to concentrating on the design, Philippe Starck and Duravit also focused on modern technology: the attractive toilets and bidets in the range are designed as sleek units without visible wall fixings. Thanks to Rimless® technology, the open design of the flushing rim offers additional convenience, as does the new SensoWash Slim shower-toilet seat. It features precision hinges that are very easy to remove. This means the ceramics can be thoroughly cleaned with ease.
The clear, focused design of this range is also evident in the ME urinal. With its characteristically delicate rim, the urinal is an elegant yet practical addition to private and public bathrooms alike. The range also features bathtubs, shower trays and accessories designed by Philippe Starck. Combining perfectly with the new L-Cube furniture range, ME by Starck lends the modern bathroom a clear aesthetic look with the French designer’s unmistakable signature, turning the desire for individualization into reality.
Founded in 1817 in Hornberg in the Black Forest, Duravit AG is today a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. The company is active in more than 130 countries worldwide and stands for innovation in the fields of signature design, comfort-enhancing technology and premium quality. In cooperation with high-profile international designers, such as Philippe Starck, sieger design, Kurt Merki Jr., Christian Werner, Matteo Thun and Cecilie Manz, the company develops unique bathrooms that enhance quality of life for users on a sustained basis. Duravit’s product portfolio comprises sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture, bathtubs and shower trays, wellness systems, shower-toilets, tap fittings and accessories as well as installation systems.
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