Bold design has remained the hallmark of the Duravit brand, and Duravit NYC represents an extension of the company’s commitment to provide top-quality product to its valued clientele. As such, Duravit collaborated with Stuttgart-based architects Schmutz & Partner, who conceptualized the 6,500 sq ft showroom in the form of a “blue space.” This unique and experimental design approach was based on the architect’s goal to create “a flowing, floating space with a weightless atmosphere” rather than a “formal idea.”
With the opening of Duravit NYC, Duravit has established one more milestone in the company’s almost 200-year history of outstanding success, a legacy that started as early as 1817 in the Black Forest of Hornberg, Germany. On one hand, the showroom in New York City serves to encourage new impetus in American markets and on the other, it represents a substantial investment by Duravit to further develop the company’s internationalization.
Duravit’s renowned collaborators are another example of the company’s established and growing international presence. Design partners include Philippe Starck, Sieger Design, Phoenix Design, Matteo Thun, Lord Norman Foster and Professor Frank Huster. Additionally, Duravit continues to seek out partnerships with up-and-coming designers, as evidenced by recent collaborations with Eoos, Jochen Schmiddem, Andreas Struppler and Herbert Schultes. Duravit’s design strategy, initiated in 1987, has compelled the company to set a pace of high development over the past 25 years. The development of 40 new projects spread over 80 countries combined with a roster of some 5,500 employees worldwide are figures attesting to Duravit’s outstanding success.
Duravit NYC is the first port of call for bathroom design in New York City. Customers, architects, dealers and specifiers are all encouraged to visit and to make appointments for an in-depth consultation.
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