Bathroom brand Duravit scales the peaks

At an altitude of 1,250 meters, the Burghotel Falkenstein nestles at the foot of Germany’s highest castle, and Duravit’s bathroom products have been used to complete the designer outlook…

Duravit on the mountain tops in the Burghotel Falkenstein

The Burghotel Falkenstein is a family run hotel known for both its award-winning cuisine and unmistakeable interior design. Making full use of its extraordinary location, the hotel was designed to showcase its unique sense of space with plenty of charm, a touch of cosiness, and elements of sophistication. All 17 guestrooms and suites have been designed with a keen eye for detail, and designer fittings by Duravit were chosen to complete the look. Each room is unique and has its own charm, maximising views of the starry sky over the Alps.

freestanding Duravit bath in the Burghotel Falkenstein with views over the Alps

Image credit: Duravit / Paul Meyer

An impressive highlight of the hotel is the Schlossblick Suite, where guests can enjoy a view of Schloss Neuschwanste while luxuriating in the freestanding Duravit Luv bathtub. ““We were impressed straight away both by how the Luv bathtub looks and feels,” said hotelier Simon Schlachter. “As a high-quality free-standing bathtub, it blends perfectly into the living space and creates a perfect feel-good experience for our guests.”

Designed by Cecilie Manz, the bathtub’s surprisingly velvety feel sets it apart from the crowd. The material DuraSolid allows for an amazingly thin bathtub rim and a spacious interior, meeting the most exacting requirements of this carefully curated hotel.

The family-run business renovated the hotel in spring 2022, and Duravit products were selected to run through the entire the remodelling of the Burghotel. The hotel places a lot of value on exclusive design and durability, and choice of bathroom products needed to look good while at at the same time, meeting the highest standards in terms of hygiene and ease of care. The organic above-counter basins, and sophisticated faucets in the White Tulip collection combines these requirements seamlessly. With an extravagant design by Philippe Starck, the above-counter basins of the series lend
uniqueness to the washing area, with the shape inspired by the silhouette of a blooming tulip. The innovative material DuraCeram makes delicate shapes with extremely thin wall thicknesses possible, while also being hygienic, easy to clean and consequently highly robust, anti-wear, and scratch-resistant. Chosen to complete the look were the sophisticated C.1 faucets designed by Kurt Merki Jr. which blend harmoniously into the high end interior. The C.1 faucets set the tone for the room with their unpretentious simplicity and create a perfect synthesis with the washbasin and bathtub.

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Main image credit: Duravit / Paul Meyer