Philippe Starck launches bathroom collection
Float away in a design-led space inspired by relaxing days at the beach
If there’s one part of the home that needs to evoke a sense of calm, it’s the bathroom. Creating a space that feels sanctuary-like requires a combination of first-rate materials, the latest in bathroom technology and refined, relaxed aesthetics. Duravit’s new Soleil by Starck bathroom collection, created in collaboration with Philippe Starck, strikes just the right balance.
Inspired by bright, breezy, carefree days spent by the sea, this clever collection – which is suitable for bathrooms of all sizes – puts undulating lines and subtle design touches front and centre to create naturally calming spaces with bags of style.
Take a closer look at its key components…
When it comes to the washbasins, design is informed by sand dunes shaped by the wind, with gentle contours that subtly transition into a spacious, easy-to-clean tap platform.
The elegant, flexible range includes three sizes of washbasin, a matching semi-pedestal along with furniture washbasins, above-counter basins and built-in undercounter washbasins. A hand rinse basin for guest toilets and small rooms completes the selection.
The soft shape of the Soleil by Starck washbasin is carried through to the design of the bathtubs to ensure each option makes for a beautiful bathroom centrepiece.
There are several tubs to choose from including both built-in acrylic bathtubs and an oval freestanding 1600mm bathtub made from DuraSolid.
The freestanding tub – which arrives in a fully pre-assembled state with leg frame and drain – is a highlight piece of the collection with a velvety look and feel that makes it the ideal focal point for smaller bathrooms, while the built-in bathtubs have a specially shaped recess for resting your head and are available in a variety of single-seater and two-seater models.
Refined toilet design
Finesse of design isn’t forgotten when it comes to Soleil by Starck toilets, which feature slightly protruding, soft-close lids that unobtrusively blend into the room.
All wall-mounted toilets are fitted with HygieneFlush technology that cleans the entire inner surface of the toilet, while the perfectly attuned water flow creates a vortex that guarantees an ideal flushing action using 4.5 litres of water.
A highly effective, antibacterial HygieneGlaze is also used to ensure the highest level of hygiene. Baked into the interior of the toilet, the glaze kills around 90% of pathogens within just six hours, and approximately 99.9% after 24 hours.