Duravit’s Bathroom of the Future is Stylish and Synchronized
Two new tech-informed collections from Duravit are making a splash in bathroom design.
It’s 2019. Shouldn’t new technology for convenience and hygiene have made its way to the more intimate spaces of our homes by now? In its latest collaborations with sieger design, top manufacturer Duravit is offering just that. The company’s new Happy D.2 Plus and Viu/XViu collections of bathroom furniture, ceramics, and mirrors all offer the newest trends in both tech and style. Smart mirrors arrive already synchronized from the factory; new fingerprint- and germ-resistant materials keep surfaces spotless; and modern mattes and finishes maintain the sleekness of Duravit’s iconic, highly customizable look.
The two series have applied a new coat of paint, literally and metaphorically, to Duravit’s clean-lined bathtubs, above-counter washbasins, stand-alone consoles, and chic storage cabinets. Tech-forward mirrors, available in expressive shapes, bring a little play and a lot of futurism to the collection, while the new, moody Anthracite Matt finish injects some much-needed modernity.
“sieger design’s Happy D. collection is a Duravit signature, thanks to its instantly recognizable open oval shape,” Duravit USA president Tim Schroeder says. “This new iteration pays homage to the original, keeping its most classic notes, while updating it.”
The new product exteriors are all available in refreshed, darker hues, while interiors are finished in glossy Anthracite for optimum hygiene and cleanliness. The bathroom furniture’s subtle, rounded contours, handle-free fronts, and slim edges give it an understated elegance, customizable with a total of 11 surface options. The Graphite Super Matt finish also features an anti-fingerprint coating – the latest in smudge-free design.
With its mirrors, Happy D.2 Plus offers a Duravit first: round options with details that reflect the trademark Happy D.2 Plus shape. All models may also be fitted with a sensor switch for dimmable light and optional mirror heating. An icon control panel on the mirror surface is available to manage mirror heating, ambient light, and a colored light mode.
At a luminosity of more than 300 lux, light color can be continuously adjusted from 2,700 (warm light) to 6,500 (cold light) kelvin, an extraordinary spectrum. When purchased in a set of two, the mirrors are synchronized using wireless technology at Duravit’s factories, so they arrive already seamlessly paired.
With the Viu ceramics range and the XViu furniture range, Duravit and sieger design offer new products exuding post-industrial style. The highlight of the new range is a washing area variant based on patented Duravit c-bonded technology, seamlessly mitering the furniture to the ceramic to striking effect: the exterior is a strict rectangle, while the interior features gentle organic curves. The interior’s ceramic evokes the softness of water, while exteriors are available in elegant Champagne Matt or avant-garde Black Matt. Acrylic paneling conceals the fixing structure, cables, and hoses, which means all that elaborate technology doesn’t impact the design.
Finally, subtle buttons on the sides of the collection’s toilet allow the removal of the seat cover, making cleaning easier, while the open flushing rim, a result of improved technology, ensures outstanding flushing performance.
Duravit was founded in 1817 in the heart of Germany’s Black Forest, and has been redefining bathrooms for more than a century. The new collections bring that expertise into the new millennium, seamlessly integrating technology into the lives of users.