Duravit receives the amenity red dot • Hotel Designs

The Red Dot Award for Product Design, whose origins date back to 1955, identifies the best products every year. True to the motto “in search of good design and innovation”, a jury evaluated the products individually and as originals. The expert committee only awards the internationally renowned seal of approval to products with impressive design quality and which meet strict evaluation criteria. These include the degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability. the Red dot price 2022 for Product Design was awarded to the two complete bathroom series from Duravit, D-Neo and White Tulip and the faucets that accompany them.

“All of the products we entered in the competition won an award,” said Stephan Tahy, CEO of Duravit AG, “which is a testament to the outstanding design work of our teams.”

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D-Neo, a complete bathroom range by Belgian designer Bertrand Lejoly was first unveiled in March 2021. The range is distinguished by its clear formal language, rectilinear and geometric shapes. With an attractive entry-level price, new target groups can benefit from Duravit products. The design series as a whole and the taps in particular have already won the German Design Award.

blue bathroom with orange highlights featuring D-Neo by Duravit

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In keeping with the D-Neo design, the D-Neo faucet has a linear and geometric design. The distinctively narrow, vertically positioned handle is standard across the range. Durability is key in this range, and on D-Neo basin mixers with FreshStart, only cold water runs in the center position to start with. Hot water is only added when the handle is deliberately moved to the left. Energy-intensive hot water production is limited to situations where it is actually needed.

With White Tulip, French designer Philippe Starck has created a holistic bathroom collection. From bathtubs, sinks and vanities, toilets and bidets, to matching mirrors and a full collection of faucets, the exceptional form of all components in the series echoes the organic silhouette of a blooming tulip. The monolithic pedestal ceramic washbasin is particularly eye-catching. The consistent design element on the faucets is again the tulip-shaped handle with a finely polished surface that mirrors the shape of washbasins and bathtubs.

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