In the 20th century at the latest, the bathroom has come to be understood as an expression of individual lifestyle. The Viu ceramics range, the XViu furniture range as well as the matching bathtubs have all been created together to present themselves as a complete bathroom range that exudes forward-looking design. Defined as promoting “post-industrial” elegance, the pieces have emerged from the interaction of soft, organic forms with a precise geometry and are complemented by a high level of perfection in the details. In addition, this bathroom series is marked by sharp contrasts that arise from the surface combinations of fine ceramics, glass and metal with lacquers and high-quality woods. The focus is on a washing area model that is based on the patented Duravit c-bonded technology and which offers a lot of user-friendly comfort. The exterior is defined as a strict rectangle, while the interior features gentle organic curves with a spacious inner basin and a generous shelf area. Striking V-shaped metal profiles in Champagne Matt or Black Matt shape the characteristic look of the c-bonded metal console, vanity units, mirrors, mirror cabinets and free-standing bathtub. 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 decor finishes thus serve to create a wide range of styles from “Silver” to “Dark”.
Statement by the Jury
The Viu ceramics and the XViu furniture ranges impress with their stringently implemented design that unites all elements in a coherent manner and at the same time manages to set stylish accents through contrasting materials. The relation between the metal frame and the washbasin element has emerged as a perfect design solution. In addition, the technology integrated in this elegant system is highly functional and very easy to operate.