White Tulip is the first complete bathroom range created entirely by Philippe Starck for Duravit.
The forms and elegant shapes of the components within the series echoes the organic silhouette of a tulip in bloom; exuding an almost sculptural feel, the company says.
Duravit says that the versatile designs of the White Tulip range with its ability to blend into a wide range of styles make it suitable for almost any interior – from the urban loft through to the sophisticated ambience of a country house.
The monolithic design of the free-standing ceramic washbasin is particularly eye-catching. The washbasin can be attached to the wall or the floor as required.
Designed in the same style, the round above-counter basin has an aesthetically pleasing delicately outward sloping edge. The right-angled washbasin, when viewed from above, also reflects this form. Also available as a furniture washbasin and as a hand rinse basin, both come in two sizes and complete the range.
Matching free-standing and wall-mounted toilets and bidets complement the ceramic elements. The White Tulip style is also found on the matching urinal. The toilets are equipped with the new HygieneFlush technology.
Independent tests show that this new flushing technique cleans the entire inner surface of the toilet. The water flow creates a vortex which is said to guarantee an ideal flushing action at all times using just 4.5l of water.
All new HygieneFlush toilets come with the tried-and-tested HygieneGlaze ceramic glaze as standard for greater hygiene. Fired into the interior of the toilet, HygieneGlaze ensures that approx. 90% of bacteria (for example E. coli) are eradicated after six hours, and approx. 99.9% after 24 hours, the company says. The quality of White Tulip is also reflected in its new lifetime guarantee, which Duravit offers on the ceramic elements in the range for selected countries.
The miter-cut, extremely finely crafted edges are testament to the precise composition of the White Tulip furniture, which comes in widths of between 350 and 1,300 mm. The furniture and the coordinating semi-tall cabinets with two or three glass shelves are available in a choice of five high-quality colors with high gloss or satin matt lacquer. Alternatively, a solid wood finish of Natural Oak or American Walnut may be selected for the fronts.
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