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    Product Watch: D-Neo by Duravit set to ‘revolutionise’ entry level bathroom design

    Bathroom brand Duravit has launched the D-Neo, a complete bathroom range that is expected to challenge conventional bathroom design forever. Editor Hamish Kilburn takes a look…

    Image of the D-Neo from Duravit in modern bathroom

    We have gone past the point now where bathrooms are seen purely as practical spaces, a topic that will be explored deeply in the upcoming Hotel Designs LIVE (designers, architects, hoteliers and developers attend for free). And since we came to this realisation on the editorial desk at Hotel Designs, we have been noticing more and more brands pushing the limit and challenging conventional approaches and instead inventing innovative bathroom solutions suitable for the modern traveller.

    Cue the launch of D-Neo by Duravit. The new range ensures premium quality and sophisticated design at an attractive entry-level price. The outstanding quality of this complete bathroom collection is reflected in its lifetime guarantee, which Duravit offers on all the ceramic elements in the range for selected countries.

    The range has been created to outlast short-lived trends and is the perfect accompaniment to the daily life of any lifestyle, in all its facets. D-Neo is the first bathroom range by Belgian designer Bertrand Lejoly and is testament to his extraordinary instinct for interior design.

    The components hold their own in rooms of any size and layout. Their sleek forms create the space into which individual style can unfold, with design elements that represent much more than mere functionality.

    The versatility of D-Neo is demonstrated by the wide range of washbasins: from furniture and built-in variants to handrinse basins and above-counter basins. The striking, all-round rim on each of the washbasins generates a high recognition value. The asymmetric solutions combined with matching vanity units are eye-catching and practical with added storage space. The above-counter basins are available in oval or round variants, which underline D-Neo’s versatility on the design front.

    All the toilets come with the Duravit Rimless® technology and can be ordered with the antibacterial HygieneGlaze ceramic glaze, achieving perfect flushing results with just 4.5 litres of water. The D-Neo series also offers a matching bidet.

    Blue modern bathroom from Duravit

    Image caption: The interplay between the new Oak Terra furniture finish (35) and the generously sized oval above-counter basin (600 x 400 mm) lends the washing area an air of contemporary solidity. The combination of a wall-mounted D-Neo toilet and the A.1 actuator plate by Duravit underlines the coherent character of the range. | Image credit: Duravit

    A further highlight in this price segment is the free-standing DuraSolid® bathtub with its velvety look and feel and a style reminiscent of the oval above-counter basins. At just 1600 mm in length, it also perfectly showcases smaller bathrooms. Built-in bathtubs made from sanitary acrylic with one sloping backrest are available in five sizes ranging from 1500 x 750 to 1800 x 800 mm. The 1800 x 800 mm version can also be ordered with two backrests.

    The built-in bathtubs also come in a whirl version for that extra-special feel-good factor. Six flat water-air nozzles arranged in the side walls create a beneficial massage effect.

    Image of minimalist modern bathroom by Duravit

    Image caption: A bathroom experience in its purest form: with its velvety look and feel, the freestanding DuraSolid® bathtub (1600 x 750 mm) is an eye-catching choice for bathrooms of any size. | Image credit: Duravit

    Available in widths of 410 to 1400 mm and numerous design options, the D-Neo furniture perfectly complements any bathroom. Three new wood-look décors complete the selection of D-Neo furniture finishes bringing the total to 13. A harmonious overall picture is produced when combined with the ergonomic handle in a diamond-black finish; this mirrors the curve of the console panels and washbasins.  The indirect light provided by the matching circular mirrors from the Light + Mirror range creates a pleasant ambience. The mirrors and mirror cabinets are available as a rectangular option with LED edging lighting at the top, guaranteeing ideal illumination of the washing area.

    Understated yet expressive – the taps stand out thanks to their straight-lined, geometric shape. The characteristically narrow, vertically positioned handle is standard throughout the entire range.

    Washbasin mixers with the FreshStart feature are also available for the first time: cold water flows in the central position. Hot water is only added when the user deliberately moves the handle to the left, limiting the energy-intensive production of hot water to situations where it is actually needed.

    Thanks to the selection of D-Neo ceramic elements, the high-quality furniture, wide range of bathtub options, and matching faucet range, it’s possible to customise any bathroom in top quality and for an attractive price.

    Duravit is one of Hotel Designs’ recommended suppliers. To keep up to date with their news, click here. And, if you are interested in becoming one of our recommended suppliers, please email Katy Phillips by clicking here.

    Main image credit: Duravit

    Hamish Kilburn / 21.04.2021

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