Danish designer Cecilie Manz reveals the beauty of Nordic style with subtle colour in the Duravit Luv bathroom series.
May 4th, 2018
“When I was drawing up my design for Duravit, the image in my mind’s eye from the very start was a bowl filled with water on a simple table,” says the Danish designer Cecilie Manz. This image inspired Duravit’s Luv bathroom series, which affords brand new design opportunities for larger rooms or guest bathrooms.
Luv’s unusual design combines Nordic purism and timeless elegance. Gentle forms follow a sharp geometry. The selection of materials and colours are a testament to Cecilie Manz’s refined sense for nuanced form. Her colour palate of matt lacquers and glazes in soft shades was developed exclusively for Duravit and emphasizes the fresh character of Luv.
Three sizes of oval above-counter basins made from DuraCeram impress with subtle lines, generous inner basins and clean edges. On the variants with an incorporated tap hole platform, the tap fitting is mounted centrally at the rear, and on the small hand rinse basins, it is fitted on the left or right side. The optionally glazed exterior is available in satin matte white, grey or sand. This contrast with the glossy white glazed inner basin produces unique pieces with a special look and feel. Ceramic drain covers complete an overall harmonious look.
The washbasin stand consists of a console table on four gently curved, height-adjustable feet. Using this unique design language, Cecilie Manz has skillfully realised the original image of a table and water bowl. Three widths are available: 1788 mm for the double washbasin, 1388 mm for the single and 688 mm for a guest bathroom option.
Lacquered in satin matte and available in white, Nordic white, taupe, stone grey, light blue and night blue, the console tables contribute significantly to the feeling of space. Quartz console panels in three perfectly harmonised colour variants and a solid-wood version in American walnut can be combined as desired by the customer. Storage space is available in the form of handle-free pull-out compartments and drawers, conveniently fitted with tip-on technology and self-closing mechanisms.
The series is completed by new mirrors in three widths ranging from 500 to 1600mm with an integrated dimming function and mirror heating. In addition to the standard mirror height of 800mm, all models are also available in a height of 1200mm. The glare-free LED lighting at the top edge of the mirror, with activated ambient lighting, guarantees optimum illumination of up to 700 lux.
Luv also offers no-nonsense bathtubs that are based on the shape of the washbowls. Seamless, and made from DuraSolid A, they offer a pleasantly warm feel and high-quality matte look. They are available in freestanding, back-to-wall and corner (left or right) versions.
As a special extra, the bathtub can be equipped with a discreetly integrated air whirl system (exclusive to the back-to-wall and corner version), or with an integrated sound system, which can be operated using any Bluetooth-compatible device.
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