Fresh symphonies of colour in the bathroom . “Everybody’s darling” with new, complete solutions. The new Darling range – Plenty of design for little money.
October 10th, 2011
At ISH, March 2011, Duravit once again demonstrated its flair for helping make life that little bit more beautiful in the bathroom for all budgets. The Darling bathroom range has been refreshed and developed into a complete bathroom programme for 2011 with washbasin through to whirlpool bath still upholding the essential idea of “plenty of design for little money”.
The original Darling series was first created by Duravit in collaboration with designer Dieter Sieger, in 1994. By virtue of its high-calibre design in combination with an affordable price, it quickly became “everybody’s darling” – a status it retains a generation later. Duravit has now returned its attention to this range together with Dieter Sieger’s sons, Michael and Christian Sieger.
Exquisite rim and circular form as defining features
The new visual leitmotif of “Darling New” is the exquisite rim, which features on the ceramic items, furniture and bathtubs alike. The harmonious circular form which was a distinguishing characteristic of the first Darling range has been retained, thus the washbasin remains a circle within a circle. 25 different ceramic models are available. The choice ranges from a small handwash basin to a wall-mounted toilet and wall-mounted bidet which are designed as units in a closed design without any visible fixing niches at the sides. The furniture washbasins -2- featuring an extremely flat ceramic rim are also true eye-catchers. Corresponding shadow gaps on the base cabinets highlight the exquisite design.
Hard-wearing furniture in fresh, young colours
Comprising a total of 52 furniture items, Darling New is the most extensive furniture programme available from Duravit. At the same time, the furniture is also particularly hard-wearing: surfaces which must withstand a lot of use, such as counter tops, console panels and wall boards are coated in textured varnish, making them particularly scratch-resistant. The programme also includes tall cabinets, mobile storage units, mirrors and mirror cabinets in the most diverse variants. But what would Darling be without fresh, young colours?! While body and counter tops are finished in discreet matt white or “terra”, the fronts present a colourful face to the world: Fresh, spring-like green or azure blue? It’s a difficult choice to make. Those who go for a more sedate finish will find what they are looking for in the tactile textures of “pine silver” or “pine terra”. For those who prefer their furniture in a single colour, the front is also available in white or terra to match the body.
Bathtubs with a comfortable rim and LED shimmer
It’s the bathtub that makes a bathroom complete, of course. A whole range of models is on offer here, too: a total of 12 bath models plus furniture panelling, acrylic panelling, bathtub support frames and neck cushions. The baths adopt the stylistic element from the ceramic units in a special guise: LED lighting under the exquisite rim optionally emits a gentle, white shimmer. The delicate character -3- exuded by the sides belies the comfort offered by the top of the rim. The rim widens to 11.5 cm here, providing a comfortable seat surface or a practical support – a key benefit for young and old alike.
Darling really is new in every respect: modern, stylish, versatile and consumer-friendly!
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