“Our competition prompts designers to find inspiration in the bathroom, proving how anyone’s bathroom - no matter the size, location, or budget - can be thoughtfully constructed to become a personal oasis.” states Duravit USA President, Tim Schroeder.
After a successful launch in 2015, the Built category will continue this year with submissions focused on various designer projects featuring Duravit products from the last five years. The Unbuilt category asks designers to compose spaces with the latest Duravit collections to visualize a dream bathroom. The Built category caters projects from all arenas, including residential, commercial, and hospitality design. The Built winner receives $5,000 of Duravit product.
The Unbuilt category encourages designers to delve into Duravit’s rich product library and get to know the brand’s new Brioso and XSquare collections. The winner in this category receives $10,000 in Duravit product to make their dream bath a reality.
The competition officially opens for entries at ICFF 2018 and closes on Friday, September 7. Winners are chosen by an established panel of designers and design editors and are announced during Duravit Design Week (October 2018) in New York City.
Featured collections for the 2018 Duravit Designer Dream Bath Competition Unbuilt Category include:
Brioso: The Brioso collection, named for the word “lively” in Italian, takes a playful yet simple approach to design that perfectly encapsulates the term. With delicate, slender legs and subtle, geometric handles, this 2018 launch from Duravit and designer Christian Werner brings versatile, flexible design to Duravit’s bathroom furniture offerings. The range’s stand-out feature - Brioso’s subtly playful handles and legs - have the versatility of being finished in the same vanity or cabinet color when requested, offering a functional solution without impeding Brioso’s design aesthetic. The handles mimic an edge pull and offer a uniquely elegant addition to the streamlined and clean aesthetic of Brioso. Brioso offers a refined bathroom furniture collection that updates classic look cabinets with a modern spin.
XSquare: In collaboration with designer Kurt Merki Jr., Duravit's XSquare is a bathroom furniture range specially attuned to the design of the modern, architectural DuraSquare washbasins. The eye-catching XSquare stands apart thanks to its strikingly angular chrome profile, which accentuates the edges of both the wall- and floor-mounted vanity options. On the floor-standing models, the transition from frame to leg is absolutely seamless. XSquare’s chrome frame is an extension of the washbasin’s corner radius, creating both visual harmony and bold independence. Three new, special furniture finishes – matte light blue, matte concrete gray, and satin-matte aubergine – as well as the linen decor finish, round off XSquare's rich color palette. The furniture range is completed with new storage cabinets, mirror-storage solutions, and tech-savvy mirrors.
Additional category information:
Built Category: The Built category allows designers to showcase their own projects with Duravit fixtures completed between 2013-2018. The designs can be built for residential, hospitality, and/or commercial settings. Designers participating in the Built category submit photography of the completed work.
Unbuilt Category: The Unbuilt category takes the inverse approach, asking designers to create a proposed redesign of their own bathroom featuring their choice of products from two of Duravit’s latest 2018 collections. For the Unbuilt category, designers submit a rendering or sketch of their “Duravit Dream Bathroom,” including a “Before” image of the intended space.
Submissions for the 2018 Designer Dream Bath Competition close on September 7, 2018. Winners will be announced during Duravit Design Week (Oct 1-3, 2018). More information, FAQs, and forms for the competition are available online at www.duravit.us/competition.
Founded in 1817 in the heart of Germany’s Black Forest, Duravit is a leading manufacturer of designer bathrooms. Duravit operates in 130 countries worldwide and has been honored with numerous national and international awards for its innovations in design and technology. The company’s collaborations with internationally renowned designers such as Philippe Starck, Phoenix Design, EOOS, Norman Foster and sieger design yield forward-thinking, environmentally conscious and award-winning products that bring the bathroom to life. Duravit USA, Inc. headquarters are based in Duluth, GA. Trade and interested consumers may visit Duravit NYC, the company’s state-of-the-art showroom at 105 Madison Avenue, in the heart of New York’s newest design district. For more information on Duravit or to find a local distributor, visit www.duravit.us or call 888-DURAVIT.
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