Impressing the jury with the high design quality synonymous with the brand, two complete Duravit bathroom series, D-Neo and White Tulip, have been awarded this year’s Red Dot Award for Product Design…
The Red Dot Award for Product Design, which can trace its origins back to 1955, identifies each year’s best products. True to the motto ‘in search of good design and innovation’, a jury evaluated the products individually, and as originals. The expert committee only awards the internationally renowned quality seal to products with an impressively high design quality which satisfy stringent evaluation criteria. These include degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics, and durability. The Red Dot Award 2022 for Product Design has been awarded to the two complete bathroom series by Duravit, D-Neo and White Tulip and the accompanying faucets.
“All the products we entered in the competition won an award,” said Stephan Tahy, CEO Duravit AG, “which is testament to the outstanding design work of our teams.”
D-Neo, a complete bathroom range by Belgian designer Bertrand Lejoly was first unveiled in March 2021. The range stands out as a result of its clear formal language, straight-lined and geometric forms. With an attractive entry-level price, new target groups can enjoy Duravit products. The design series as a whole and the faucets in particular have already won the German Design Award.
In fitting with the D-Neo design, the D-Neo faucet has a straight-lined and geometric design. The characteristically narrow, vertically positioned handle is standard throughout the entire range. Sustainability is key in this range, and on the D-Neo washbasin mixers with FreshStart, only cold-water flows in the central position to start with. Hot water is only added when the one deliberately moves the handle to the left. The energy-intensive production of hot water is limited to situations where it is actually needed.
With White Tulip, the French designer Philippe Starck has created a holistic bathroom collection. From bathtubs, washbasins and furniture, toilets and bidets, to matching mirrors and a complete collection of faucets, the exceptional form of all the components within the series echoes the organic silhouette of a tulip in bloom. The monolithic, free-standing ceramic washbasin is particularly eye-catching.The consistent design element on the faucets is again the tulip-shaped handle with a finely polished surface that reflects the form of the washbasins and bathtubs.
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