The competition asks designers to showcase how Duravit products can help compose a dream bathroom, with project submissions in either the finished Built category, or conceptual Unbuilt category.
The Built category will continue this year after its successful launch in 2015, with submissions representing various designer projects featuring Duravit products from the last five years. The Unbuilt category provokes inspiration, asking designers to envision spaces with the latest Duravit collections. Both the Built and Unbuilt categories cater to residential, commercial, and hospitality design projects and concepts. The winners will receive $10,000 (Unbuilt) and $5,000 (Built) of their favorite Duravit products to make their own dream bath a reality.
“The bathroom is no longer a minimal, utilitarian space,” explains Duravit USA President, Tim Schroeder. “This competition demonstrates how the bathroom can be inspiring while still highly functional. A dream bathroom can be designed right in your own home, just as it could be one designed for a hospitality or commercial environment.”
The competition officially opens for entries at ICFF 2017 and closes on Friday, September 8. Winners are selected by a top panel of design editors and are announced during Duravit Design Week, October 2017 in New York City.
Featured collections for the 2017 Duravit Designer Dream Bath Competition Unbuilt Category include:
Luv by Cecilie Manz: Equally modern and timeless, the Luv series is a fresh aesthetic for Duravit that matches the trends of today and the classics of tomorrow. The Scandinavian-inspired collection of washbasins, bathtubs, and bathroom furniture was created by Duravit’s first female design partner Cecilie Manz. Luv is defined by soft, muted colors and a signature oval-shape. The series encourages designers and consumers to create individualized pieces, with consoles and washbasins available in a variety of finishes and storage options.
DuraSquare: Duravit’s DuraSquare collection sets new standards of precision, modernity and style. The design of the new series seamlessly blends rectangular, clean edges with smooth, curved contours. Originally inspired by Duravit’s Vero collection, DuraSquare adds a modern take with a gracefully arced inner basin. The washbasins and bathtubs are made with DuraCeram® and DuraSolid — Duravit-developed materials known for their sustainability and high-quality finish. Refined and classic, DuraSquare pursues a different take on a timeless rectangular shape, and includes a variety of customizable features.
The Built category allows designers to showcase their own projects with Duravit fixtures completed between 2012-2017. The designs can be built for residential, hospitality, and/or commercial settings. Designers participating in the Built category submit photography of the completed work.
The Unbuilt category takes the inverse approach, asking designers to create a proposed redesign of their own bathroom featuring their choice of products from two of Duravit’s latest 2017 collections. For the Unbuilt category, designers submit a rendering or sketch of their “Duravit Dream Bathroom,” including a “Before” image of the intended space.
A panel of design experts will judge the submissions based on creativity, use of the Duravit product to overcome design challenges, and overall success of the reimagined space
Submissions must be completed no later than Friday, September 8, 2017. Winners will be announced at Duravit’s New York City showroom during Duravit Design Week October 3-5, 2017.