Duravit has been recognised for its designs, with a total of eight awards this year.
In addition to the Nahho and OpenSpace innovations, the PuraVida bathtub, the SensoWash shower-toilet seat, the Architec urinal, the Starck K and Cassia kitchen sinks and the Ketho range of bathroom furniture have all scooped awards.
Not for the first time, the bathroom manufacturer has taken home the Red Dot Design Award, the Focus Open 2011 in gold, the iF product design award, the Interior Innovation Award and the Plus X Award.
Red Dot Design Award and Focus Open 2011
The Nahho tub won over the jury of the Red Dot Design Award 2011. The bathtub, created by EOOS, allows users to drift in the water, generating a feeling of weightlessness.
The OpenSpace shower partition by EOOS is also award-winning – a shower partition that can be folded away after use to become a discreet wall panel. In addition to creating a more spacious feel, OpenSpace also enables greater freedom of movement in the bathroom. An international jury selected it from 357 entries and awarded it the “Focus Open 2011″ design prize in Gold for its outstanding design.
IF product design award and Best Interior Product
Working with French designer Philippe Starck, Duravit first took on the idea of the shower-toilet in 2010 and designed the SensoWash shower-toilet seat. It won the iF product design award 2011. Readers of the US design journal AzureMagazine voted for the Sensowash as the “Best Interior Product”.
The Architec urinal also scooped an iF product design award. It is practical: with its large, flat rear panel, Architec covers unwanted drill holes, outlets or inlets left by previous urinals.
Interior innovation award and Plus X Award
In 2009, Duravit launched the Starck K by Philippe Starck, its first ceramic kitchen sink. The sink received the interior innovation award of the IMM Cologne for its aesthetic, clear and functional design.
The Cassia ceramic built-in sinks, created by Phoenix Design, are designed for comfort and great practicality at good value for money. This is what convinced the international jury of the Plux X Awards: the sink received the world’s largest award in the area of technology, sport and lifestyle.
Ketho is the “New Classic”
When developing the Ketho range of bathroom furniture, Duravit collaborated with furniture designer Christian Werner. With its clear contours and fine colours, Ketho is elegant contribution. Timeless design features that impressed the editors of the Schöner Wohnen magazine: they awarded the bathroom furniture programme the title “New Classic”.
“Successful design is characterised by the fact that it captures the spirit of a coming age. That’s why there are no guarantees. Successful design not only requires a great amount of curiosity, but also the willingness to continue to reinvent the company,” said Franz Kook, management board chairman, Duravit.