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Bathrooms Jul 19, 2023

Duravit: Countertop Sinks – Exciting Contrasts or a Harmonious Match?

Using countertop sinks as part of a washing-area solution opens up a wide range of individual design opportunities…

A glossy ceramic sink combined with a vanity unit in matt lacquer? Or perhaps a velvety soft sink in cast mineral with a sophisticated, wall-mounted, wood-look console instead? The countertop sink opens up countless design opportunities that are perfectly adapted to the installation situation. With Duravit’s high-quality products, the washing area can be designed both creatively and individually while also providing an ideal solution for everyday needs.

The organic form of the asymmetric Cape Cod countertop sink by Philippe Starck exudes a natural, maritime flair.

Eye-catching countertop sinks

Instead of prefabricated combinations, countertop sinks provide the freedom for countless creative variations. Countertop sinks or washbowls, available in a wide range of nuances, design languages, and materials, can be combined with individual vanity unit structures as an expression of one’s own taste.

The comprehensive portfolio of high-quality countertop sinks and washbowls from Duravit leaves nothing to be desired. For example, the outstanding feature of the round, projecting Vitrium countertop sink by Christian Werner is its soft, velvety surface made from the mineral material DuroCast UltraResist, while the organic form of the asymmetric Cape Cod countertop sink by Philippe Starck exudes a natural, maritime flair. Conversely, the elegant and delicate Luv countertop sink by Cecilie Manz combines soft shapes and strict geometries, thus embodying Nordic minimalism. Optionally, the glazed exterior of the Luv sinks can be selected in White Satin Matt, Grey, or Sand. This contrast with the glossy white glazed inner sink produces individual pieces with a special look and feel.

Similarly, sinks in muted tones are especially popular. For example, the countertop sinks of the multi-award-winning Zencha series by Sebastian Herkner impress with four different restrained nuances that imbue the domestic bathroom with a pleasant atmosphere and sense of well-being: in addition to White, the countertop sink is also available in Anthracite Matt, White Satin Matt, and Gray Satin Matt.

Conversely, the elegant and delicate Luv countertop sink by Cecilie Manz combines soft shapes and strict geometries, thus embodying Nordic minimalism.

The perfect unity – just needs the right vanity unit

The second, indispensable part of the countertop sink is the vanity unit, which continues – or cleverly contradicts – the design language of the sink. Those who favor harmonizing sets consisting of a sink and matching vanity unit will find the perfect solution to meet their own preferences in the Duravit range: in addition to matching consoles and vanity units in a range of finishes and variants, unique stone consoles round off the portfolio.

For example, the Vitrium, Luv, and Zencha ranges not only include the iconic countertop sinks, but also matching vanity units in a range of variants: the Duravit range encompasses various real-wood veneer and wood-décor surfaces along with glossy or matt lacquered furniture that is specially constructed to meet the demands of the bathroom. Ultimately, a sealed surface is especially important for bathroom furniture to prevent moisture from getting into the wood. The material mix on the ceramic countertop sinks of the Qatego range, designed by Studio F. A. Porsche, is of an extraordinarily high quality and interacts with the gently polished natural-stone console of Carrara marble, Travertin, or Pietra Lavica, which together emphasize the natural atmosphere in the bathroom.

The countertop sinks of the multi-award-winning series Zencha by Sebastian Herkner impress in four different restrained nuances that lend the home bathroom a pleasant feel-good ambience – as here in Anthracite Matt.

The Wave faucet series by Duravit is available in contemporary finishes such as Brushed Bronze, Polished Gold, and Brushed Stainless Steel in addition to the classic finishes Chrome and Matt Black, enabling an even more individual approach to the bathroom. In conjunction with the accessories of the Starck T collection, which are also available in the contemporary finishes, the faucets are the final harmonious touch to a personalized bathroom design.

Perfect solution for everyday use

Lots of cleaning, annoying joints, no overflow protection – these are just some potential reservations about design-focused washing-area solutions. For that reason, Duravit pays particular attention to the underside of the sinks: in an extra working step, the console sinks are additionally ground flat after the ceramic firing process for a precise fit on the vanity unit.

As a rule, countertop sinks manage perfectly well without an overflow, which also opens up almost unlimited design opportunities, such as a narrow wall thickness. However, the countertop sinks from Duravit guarantee overflow protection thanks to being fitted with slotted wastes, which are optionally available with a ceramic valve cover. This means that no water can back up in the sink, making the countertop sink a safe and practical solution for households with children. Alternatively, the Duravit range includes countertop sinks fitted with a tap platform and overflow.

The Happy D.2 Plus countertop sinks for example with their narrow, characteristically flattened rim are available in three widths, of which two have an incorporated tap platform. Their striking individuality comes from the new color variants in Anthracite Matt or a two-tone contrast, with glossy White on the inside and Anthracite Matt on the outside.

In order to keep the cleaning effort to a minimum, the right combination of faucet and countertop sink needs to be found. Most water splashes can be avoided by using products that are an exact fit for one another. With Duravit’s Best Match, you can find the right faucet for all Duravit sinks.

The material mix on the ceramic countertop sinks of the Qatego range, designed by Studio F. A. Porsche, is of an extraordinarily high quality and interacts with the gently polished natural-stone console of Carrara marble, Travertin, or Pietra Lavica

Discover these and other collections at Duravit.


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