18. березня 2019
In the bathroom of the future
The new range covers the entire bathroom: the washing, bathing and toilet area. Recurrent design elements and special details are defining elements of the harmonious interior design. The highlight is a washing area variant based on the patented Duravit c-bonded technology. The exterior is a strict rectangle, while the interior features gentle organic curves with a spacious inner basin and generous shelf. The edge running along the tap platform continues as a subtle outer line. The subtle detail of the horizontal overflow within the basin underlines the horizontal alignment of the external shape. The ceramic on the inside is reminiscent of the softness of water. Some surprising details: The white ceramic cover of the push-open valve is flush with the inner basin in the open position. The prominent contour of the supporting metal console with its V-shape profile in elegant Champagne Matt or avant garde Black Matt creates dynamic interest. Individual combinations can be realized thanks to the glass shelf which is available in four colors.
From a different angle, the three-dimensional feet of the metal console are visually transformed into fine lines. This level of perfection extends right into the tiniest detail. The acrylic paneling on the underside of the basin conceals the fixing structure, cables, and connecting hoses, with the result that the elaborate technology, for example for the D.1e electronic faucet, does not impact the design.
Fully glazed from beneath, the Viu washbasins, available in five sizes as well as a handrinse basin, are also ideally suited as individual solutions. Their shape follows the design of the c-bonded washbasin. The alternative variants for the washing area, with furniture washbasin, built-in washbasin, or above-counter washbasin and matching vanity unit with pull-out compartment or two drawers, feature striking V-shaped lateral aluminum profiles, which are also available in Champagne Matt and Black Matt. This lends the XViu furniture range its striking contour. Tone-in-tone as well as contrasting options can produce different combinations using a variety of materials. A range of high-quality real-wood, lacquer and décor finishes create a wealth of style collections from “Silver” to “Dark”.
Door variants in semi-transparent smoked glass can be supplied for tall and semi-tall cabinets. Technically optimized but visually subtle, smooth hinge straps are deployed for opening and closing the doors.
The lateral profiles of the mirrors and the mirror cabinets with fully-mirrored sides reflect the individual design language of XViu. Models fitted with a sensor switch offer maximum comfort with dimmable lighting. The variant with icon control on the mirror surface, a first for mirror cabinets, also features the ambient light mode and colored light switching function: at a luminosity of more than 300 lux, the light color can be continuously adjusted from 2,700 (warm light) to 6,500 kelvin (cold light). Heating is available for all mirrors, and a standard feature for icon variants.
A further highlight of the XViu series is the free-standing bathtub, an eye-catching centerpiece. Here, too, the prominent metal frame with the familiar V-shaped profile comes in Champagne Matt or Black Matt as a contrast to the high-gloss white acrylic. It supports the free-standing bathtub (two sizes: 160x80 cm and 180x80 cm), itself a precise rectangle when viewed from above, with an ergonomic and organic free form interior. The precise finishing and perfect aesthetics, also subtly integrating the outlet, underline the sophisticated design.
The interplay of the basic geometric shape, with its precise plan view, and optimized gentle inner shape is also a key feature of the toilet in the range. Metal push buttons positioned on the sides allow the removal of the seat cover, making cleaning easier. The technically-demanding realization of the open flushing rim thanks to improved Rimless® technology ensures outstanding flushing performance. SensoWash® Slim is available as an option for the toilet. The combination with the Duravit A2 electronic actuator plate and matching wall-mounted element provides operating comfort of the highest standard.
The new D.1 and D.1z faucets, along with the electronic D.1e variant, are perfectly matched to the design. The XViu bathroom program is available in 34 finishes and also goes well with the ceramic series VeroAir, ME by Starck and P3 Comforts. The Viu ceramics can also be combined with the XSquare, L-Cube and Brioso furniture series.