“When I was drawing up my design for Duravit, the image in my mind’s eye from the very start was a bowl filled with water on a simple table,” said the Danish designer Cecilie Manz. This image inspired Duravit’s Luv bathroom series, which affords brand new design opportunities for larger rooms or guest bathrooms.
Luv combines Nordic purism and timeless elegance, where gentle forms follow a sharp geometry. The selection of materials and colors is a testament to Manz’s refined sense for nuanced form. Her color palette of matte lacquers and glazes in soft shades was developed exclusively for Duravit and emphasises the fresh character of Luv.
The oval above-counter basins made from DuraCeram® feature subtle lines, generous inner basins, and clean edges. On the variants with an incorporated tap hole platform, the tap fitting is mounted centrally at the rear, and on the small handrinse basins it is fitted on the left or right side. The optionally glazed exterior is available in satin matte White, Grey or Sand. This contrast with the glossy white glazed inner basin produces unique pieces with a special look and feel. Ceramic drain covers complete the look.
Meanwhile, the washbasin stand consists of a console table on four gently curved, height-adjustable feet. Using this unique design language, Manz skillfully realizes the original image of a table and water bowl. Lacquered in satin matte and available in white, Nordic white, taupe, stone grey, light blue and night blue, the console tables contribute significantly to the feeling of space. Quartz console panels in three perfectly harmonised colour variants and a solid-wood version in American walnut can be combined as desired. Storage space is available in the form of handle-free pull-out compartments and drawers, conveniently fitted with tip-on technology and self-closing mechanisms.
The series is completed by new mirrors with integrated dimming function and heating. The glare-free LED lighting at the top edge of the mirror with activated ambient lighting guarantees optimum illumination of up to 700 lux.
Luv also offers no-nonsense bathtubs that are based on the shape of the wash bowls. Seamless, and made from DuraSolid A, they offer a pleasantly warm feel and high-quality matte look. They are available in free-standing, back-to-wall and corner (left or right) versions. As a special extra, the bathtub can be equipped with a discreetly integrated air whirl system (exclusive to the back-to-wall and corner version), or with an integrated sound system which can be operated using any Bluetooth-compatible device.
In the Philippines, Duravit is distributed by Kuysen Enterprises. (website here).