ME by Starck of Duravit: Sensual Lightness of Being
Minimalist design is focusing on the essentials. It is the ability to lend a sensuous essence to elementary items while placing the individual and their sense of style at the focal point. It is a challenge that calls for Philippe Starck. With his new ME by Starck range for Duravit, the French creative wants to satisfy the desire for pure aesthetics – for all manner of style worlds.
For Duravit individual bathroom design begins with the washing area. With six versatile washbasin solutions from 450 mm to 650 mm, ME by Starck is a minimalist range for private and public areas. A slender rim serves as the recurring design element. The delicate edge gives the washbasins a light, almost rimless appearance, while their inner basins are conveniently deep. The vanity basin from 830 mm to 1030 mm boasts distinctive lines and is especially flat with generous storage surfaces, while the console basin can be combined with a vanity unit or various consoles. The washbasins with pedestal or siphon cover are showing a pure, minimalist design and a balanced sense of proportions.
In addition to concentrating on the design, Philippe Starck and Duravit also focused on modern technology: new developments have made it possible to reduce the weight of the toilets and bidets in the range, resulting in attractive, sleek, self-contained components without attachment niches at the sides. The open design of the flushing rim resulting from the rimless technology offers additional convenience, as does the connection with another new item, the SensoWash Slim shower-toilet seat, which features precision hinges that are very easy to remove. This means the ceramics can be thoroughly cleaned with ease.
The clear design of this range is also evident in the ME urinal. With its characteristically delicate rim, the urinal is an elegant yet practical addition to private and public bathrooms alike. ME is the first Duravit range in which the urinal also boasts the innovative rimless technology. The open design of the flushing rim ensures a dynamic and powerful flow of water that rinses the entire inner surface of the urinal, which allows a fast and hygienic cleaning of the ceramics.