Duravit has revealed that it chose ISH 2023 in Frankfurt to showcase its Artisan Lines products – a collection of four ranges created by international designers Philippe Starck, Sebastian Herkner, Christian Werner and Studio F.A. Porsche.
The Bento Starck Box bathroom range, pictured, from designer Philippe Starck is said to be synonymous with exacting precision and skilled craftsmanship. It is inspired by traditional Japanese bento boxes that are subdivided into several compartments by separators. “Organisation is freedom, especially when it’s elegant,” said Philippe Starck, describing the new washbasins and bathtub in the range. Clearly divided wet and dry areas open countless individual design options.
Also taking inspiration from Japan and the country’s traditional craftsmanship, is Sebastian Herkner’s Zencha collection that combines unusual above-counter basins with minimalistic furniture. The most striking feature of the basins and bathtub is the rounded shape that opens into a graceful, outward-curving edge.
Christian Werner collaborated with Duravit to create his first washbasins in an interplay with console vanity units and washbasin vanity units as part of the Vitrium range. These washbasins are the first to be manufactured using the mineral casting technique.
The three stone consoles of the new Qatego bathroom range are a clear reference to nature: created by the renowned designers of Studio F. A. Porsche, they generate an uniquely comforting atmosphere in the bathroom.
Duravit AG presented its new products on a 1000sq m stand. “This was my first ISH,” explained Stephan Tahy, who became CEO of Duravit AG over two years ago. “After such a long time away from trade fairs, I relished the many personal encounters and high degree of interest in our products.”