Pictured: White Tulip
The Red Dot Award 2022 for Product Design has gone to the two complete bathroom series D-Neo and White Tulip and the accompanying faucets.
The two complete bathroom series, D-Neo and White Tulip, plus the associated faucets won this year’s Red Dot Award for Product Design.
“All the products we entered in the competition won an award,” says Stephan Tahy, CEO Duravit AG, “which is testament to the outstanding design work of our teams.”
In March 2021 Duravit first unveiled D-Neo – a complete bathroom range by Belgian designer Bertrand Lejoly – to the public. D-Neo is characterised by its straight-lined and geometric forms and, thanks to the range’s attractive entry-level price, new target groups can enjoy Duravit products.
In keeping with the D-Neo design, the D-Neo faucets also boast a straight-lined and geometric design. The characteristically narrow, vertically positioned handle is standard throughout the entire range. Sustainability is key: on the D-Neo washbasin mixers with FreshStart, only cold-water flows in the central position to start with. Hot water is only added when the one deliberately moves the handle to the left. The energy-intensive production of hot water is limited to situations where it is actually needed.
For White Tulip, French designer Philippe Starck has created a holistic bathroom collection. From bathtubs, washbasins and furniture, toilets and bidets, to matching mirrors and a complete collection of faucets, the exceptional form of all the components within the series echoes the organic silhouette of a tulip in bloom. The monolithic, free-standing 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 reflects the form of the washbasins and bathtubs. 160 finely engraved vertical stripes lend a refined touch to the faucets.