Completely balanced lavatory design that flatters the senses with tactile surfaces.
The excellent design of the Zencha lavatory assortment by Sebastian Herkner was impressed by conventional Japanese rituals and craftsmanship and combines uncommon above-counter basins with minimalistic furnishings. Essentially the most putting characteristic of the basins and bathtub is the rounded form that opens right into a sleek, outward-curving edge. The twin-walled sanitary objects constituted of DuraCeram® and DuraSolid® are paired with modular, geometric lavatory furnishings with a sublime body. The furnishings is constituted of supplies akin to wooden and textured glass and never solely gives loads of space for storing, however can also be extraordinarily nice to the contact. “I’ve at all times needed to develop a rest room sequence for Duravit,” mentioned the designer from Offenbach. He can now take his place within the roll-call of famend designers akin to Philippe Starck and Cecilie Manz who’ve designed collections for the German producer.
Putting & delicate: the design
The toilet is without doubt one of the most vital rooms in the home. It’s more and more changing into a spot of retreat and ritual. With its balanced shapes, colours, and supplies, Zencha appeals to all of our senses. The inspiration for the design are hand-made ceramic teacups that the designer found in Japan. Their mild, natural shapes are transposed on to the sanitary objects in summary kind. Designed as cambered rectangles, they’re bulbous on the backside and taper upwards with a sublime curve. The supplies used are equally sensual, with basins manufactured from DuraCeram®. This materials allows above-counter basins with a particularly skinny rim thickness to be created which can be sturdy and very simple to take care of. Seamlessly manufactured from DuraSolid®, the bathtubs impress with their pleasantly heat really feel and chic matt aesthetic.
The straight-lined design of the furnishings creates an intriguing distinction to the natural sanitary objects and enhances the gathering’s delicate materials and coloration idea. The excellent design characteristic right here is a sublime body simply six millimeters thick. It creates a uniform shadow hole that lends the furnishings a sleek and easy really feel. “You possibly can solely manufacture technically refined options like this in a constant high quality if, like Duravit, you will have your personal manufacturing amenities with the corresponding experience and excessive ranges of workmanship,” mentioned Herkner.
Multi-faceted & practical: modular furnishings parts
The furnishings of the Zencha assortment is designed in a modular vogue and could be deployed in a wide range of methods, for example as open cabinets or drawers with push-open and self-closing know-how. Mixed with the above-counter basin, they change into a lovely centerpiece within the lavatory. As a storage space for on a regular basis (lavatory) gadgets, they offer construction to the room and imbue coziness into numerous types. The carcass and body of the furnishings include an easy-to-clean floor and anti-fingerprint impact and can be found within the delicate colours White Tremendous Matt, Taupe Tremendous Matt, and Graphite Tremendous Matt. The cupboard fronts add a playful aspect and are supplied in a spread of variants. Whereas the choices in Pure Oak and Oak Black produce a heat and tactile impact, white plate glass and black textured glass introduce a level of sensual class into the toilet. Herkner has additional designed a separate mirror that emulates the contour of the spherical basins. Its natural kind is accentuated by an all-round LED strip, and the sunshine is turned on and off by way of a sensor on the underside fringe of the mirror.
Elegant above-counter basins
The sanitary objects constituted of DuraCeram® encompass two in a different way formed above-counter basins: a curved sq. measuring 420 x 420 mm and a rounded rectangle measuring 550 x 390 mm – in every case with or with no faucet panel – within the colours White, White Satin Matt, Grey Satin Matt, and Anthracite Matt. The sq. variant of the above-counter basin with its ceramic cowl is a selected speaking level within the lavatory, and can also be lined by Duravit’s lifetime guarantee. It may be mixed with bogs from a spread of Duravit strains.
Bathtubs with a pool-like feeling
The form of the sq. model of the free-standing bathtub, constituted of DuraSolid® and measuring 1250 x 1250 mm, is drawn from the sq. above-counter basin. Bathers are invited to immerse themselves blissfully into the deep water, an expertise harking back to a Japanese Onsen tub. The tub is moreover accessible in two compact variations measuring 1600 x 850 mm and 1800 x 900 mm, optionally with the air whirl system built-in into the bottom for a delicate therapeutic massage impact.
Made in Germany
The Zencha assortment combines delicate shapes with high-quality, sustainable supplies akin to PEFC-certified woods. It is available in a variety of variants and its shapes, colours, supplies, measurements, and gear choices could be individually configured for numerous inside design settings. Each the sanitary objects and the furnishings are manufactured at Duravit’s manufacturing amenities in Hornberg and Schenkenzell within the Black Forest and are completed by hand. Surfaces and edges of the furnishings are painstakingly sealed to be water resistant and are impervious to splashes and excessive humidity. Optimum stability of the tall cupboards is ensured by way of 8mm-thick rear partitions which can be bonded in a milled groove.
Sebastian Herkner, who spent over 4 years engaged on the undertaking and made a number of website visits along with his staff, mentioned: “Duravit represents custom in addition to experience within the design and technical sectors.”