Duravit Designer Dream Bath Competition: Call for Entries

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Considering that the bathroom is the room where we begin and end our daily routine, why is it so often the most humdrum place in our home? Imagine your dream bath, instead, outfitted with the newest innovations in sanitary ceramic and bathroom fittings from Duravit.

Today’s your lucky day: the longtime manufacturer has just launched their third annual Designer Dream Bath Competition. This year’s competition features two categories — one for unbuilt designs and one for built projects.

For the Designer’s Own Bath category, architects and designers based in North America are invited to submit entries showing a “before” picture and an “after” rendering or sketch of their personal bathrooms featuring Duravit’s Cape Cod, ME, or L-Cube collections. Entries should show two views of their dream bath and a short description of project details, challenges, and objectives.

The introduction of a built-projects category this year invites designers to submit projects for consideration that feature Duravit products finished on or after January 2014.

The Cape Cod collection features washbasins with modern slim rims, real wood vanity tops that make each piece unique, and a new bath material that is both durable and soft to the touch.

L-Cube approaches bathroom design with a modular sensibility allowing users to implement the furniture as building blocks and to create the best layout for their lifestyles.

A panel of design experts will judge the entries with an eye toward their creativity, the use of Duravit products to overcome design challenges, and the overall success of the reimagined space.

The prizes? A cool $10,000 worth of Duravit products to make the winner’s dream bath a reality for the Designer’s Own Bath category, with professional photography of the finished space, and up to $5,000 worth of products for built projects.

2014 winner Jason Roberts’ design takes advantage of the clean lines of the Happy D.2 collection to expand the space of his dream bath. Walnut accents in the vanity and tub base add warmth to the neutral-toned walls.

Jason Roberts’ winning entry places the Happy D.2 washbasin at the center of the bathscape and highlights its clean lines with the walnut accent in the vanity.

2014 honorable mention, Jeannie and Han Joon, conceived the idea of a “24-hour bathroom” in their Ocean City, Calif., home, with a strong focus on bringing in natural light. Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder agreed that the bathroom is an increasingly important space in the home, noting, “We enjoyed the idea that the modern bathroom isn’t just a bathroom, but a place that should feel as comfortable as one’s bedroom.”

In addition to inspiring architects and designers to innovate with the Dream Bath Competition, Duravit invites internationally renowned designers to develop new designs and technologies for bath spaces. Past collaborations with Philippe Starck, Phoenix Design, and Norman Foster have produced environmentally conscious, award-winning products that continue to reinvent the bathroom.

ME by Starck was created by Philippe Starck for Duravit and offers a rich breadth of options with a universally appealing minimal design and nearly endless application possibilities.

Feeling inspired to design your own dream bath? Check out the competition site for more details and be sure to submit by September 25, 2015! Join Duravit at their New York showroom for the launch of the Designer Dream Bath Competition on July 15, 2015. RSVP to nyc@us.duravit.com by July 14th to attend.

Winners will be announced at Duravit’s New York City showroom during Duravit Design Week October 5–7, 2015.