September 3, 2015
by Canadian Architect
duravit’s ME series by philippe starck
For its third year, Duravit’s annual Designer Dream Bath Competition will include category options for both built and unbuilt projects. The North American competition, which for the last two years has encouraged architects and designers to imagine their dream bath with a selection of new Duravit products, will now allow those who have used Duravit throughout 2014-15 to share their work too.
Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder explains, “With this change, we look forward to broadening our audience for the competition. We’ve had fantastic success with the “Designer Dream Bath” thus far, and are happy to address potential participants’ requests to include built projects as well. Growing the competition to two categories highlights the breadth of Duravit’s product offering and its innumerable possible applications.”
In the dream bath category, participants are asked to use their personal bathrooms as a basis for their design and imagine their ideal bath space using Duravit’s latest collections: Cape Cod, ME by Starck, and L-Cube. Entrants then submit a sketch or rendering illustrating the potential transformation using the selected Duravit products. The winner in this category will be awarded the Duravit items used in his or her dream project up to a value of $10,000 and professional photography after the project is complete.
For the built project category, participants may submit a project completed in the last year that features Duravit products. The architect or designer of the winning built project will receive their choice of Duravit products up to a value of $5,000 to use in the future.
2015 dream bathroom (unbuilt project) submissions may pull from the following collections:
Cape Cod: Duravit has paired with its longtime collaborator Philippe Starck for a new collection inspired by the relaxed elegance of New England: Cape Cod. The series is the epitome of luxury, using a creative mix of high-end materials to create sophisticated new bathroom styles. Each detail has been thoroughly thought through to craft impeccable pieces—washbasins with modern slim rims, real wood vanity tops that make each piece unique, and a new bath material that is both durable and soft to the touch. With the design of Starck and the bathroom expertise of Duravit, the Cape Cod collection embodies the simple, chic aesthetic of the beloved region for which the series is named.
ME by Starck: Duravit is accentuating personal style in its latest ceramic introduction: ME by Starck. The aptly named range of washbasins, toilets, urinals, shower trays, and accessories created for Duravit by the renowned Philippe Starck offers a rich breadth of options with a universally appealing minimal design and nearly endless application possibilities. The line provides bathroom essentials with Duravit design and quality, featuring pure aesthetics and perfectly balanced proportions. With this new collection, Starck has succeeded in creating a series that be introduced into all types of style worlds to generate the greatest possible range of individual design possibilities.
L-Cube: Duravit is embracing design with a personal touch with its new L-Cube furniture series. Designed by Christian Werner, L-Cube approaches bathroom design with a modular sensibility, allowing users to implement the furniture as building blocks and create the best layout for their lifestyles. On top of its outstanding functionality, L-Cube features distinct design touches, such as a shadow gap on the fronts and sides of the furniture and an abundance of both traditional and unusual finishes. The endless combinations of unique colours, storage, and furniture options enable a custom bath solution that can be paired with some of Duravit’s latest ceramic introductions.
For more information, please visit www.duravit.us/competition. The 2015 Designer Dream Bath Competition closes for entries on September 25, 2015. The winner will be announced during Duravit Design Week, which runs from October 5-7, 2015 at Duravit’s New York City showroom.
duravit's ME series by philippe starck