DuraStyle by Matteo Thun sets new standards in the bathroom
Deliberate restraint, tremendous design freedom
Every person uses the bathroom in his or her own unique way – individual requirements differ and place high demands on the flexibility of bathroom furnishings. This prompted Duravit to ask what a contemporary and sustainable bathroom programme actually has to offer in order to best meet all requirements and to cater for all applications. The bathroom manufacturer found the answer in collaboration with Matteo Thun & Partners, taking into account all relevant parameters and looking for the overlap between product design, architecture and interior design.
The implementation of this holistic approach led from Duraplus to DuraStyle - a unique bathroom series whose visual lightness and simplicity of form are particularly effective in interaction with architecture and interiors. “A bathroom programme”, says Thun, “that is not just about design but that is also fully functional.”
The deliberate restraint of form opens up tremendous design freedom and makes the programme interesting for virtually all applications. This is why DuraStyle comes in two versions: for the project sector, there is an intelligent range of impressively coordinated products for every application and all architectural conditions. The key selling points are utility, hygiene, short cleaning times, quick and easy assembly and a price structure that is in line with project requirements.
For the private sphere, DuraStyle offers great variety for individual combinations. With tremendous versatility, it has something to suit every ambience and taste and adapts to the available space. With the discreet, timeless design of a future classic, the complete programme is popular with both purists and design lovers. At the same time, the DuraStyle bathroom series offers tremendous value for money and meets a wide variety of different budget requirements.
The narrow, elegant rim around the washbasin and the tapered outer edge that neatly slopes inward are characteristic of DuraStyle. The washbasin and toilet thus appear slender and understated, almost weightless.
DuraStyle’s special lightweight properties are also reflected in the furniture: a successful mix of open and closed surfaces gives the vanity units and console substructures, boards and cupboards a light and airy appearance. The combination of light and dark décors and wood shades creates additional interest.
The characteristic feature of the bathtub is an upward lip on the rear rim that keeps things looking tidy as bathroom products, such as shampoo, can be stored behind it. It also offers support when getting in and out of the bath.
Despite its distinctive features, DuraStyle predominantly showcases understated design since not every element can or should stand out. The focus is on the intelligent and harmonious combination of all elements.