I have arrived at the new Duravit Design Centre in Hornberg, Germany. Come and discover it with me. The new trapeze-shaped building, with its distinctive giant toilet as an observation platform – designed by French star designer Philippe Starck – is leading the Duravit brand into a whole new dimension. Superbly presented with individually conceived exhibition areas, including six in-house test bathrooms, it inspire visitors from around the globe. At the same time, the Duravit Design Centre is a magnet for all sanitaryware dealers, architects and planners. Step inside as I show you around……Step inside the ‘Hall of Fame’ of bathroom design. Find out more about award-winning bathroom ranges and their designers: EOOS, Norman Foster, Frank Huster, Massimo Iosa Ghini, Michael Graves, James Irvine, Phoenix Design, Jochen Schmiddem, Sieger Design and Philippe Starck. From raw materials to processing, from Hornberg to China. How is a washbasin made? How is a tall cabinet manufactured? What is important when designing a whirl tub? An interesting tour of all Duravit production sites worldwide. From coffee service to bathroom design, from solo item to room concept, from 1817 to the present. Learn how a ceramics factory in the Black Forest rose to become a corporate group of international standing, and wrote a chapter of bathroom history in the process From product training to bathroom planning, from technical drawing to model. Learn more about the variety, functionality and aesthetics of the Duravit product range. And enjoy the view over the Black Forest from the top of the ‘mega toilet’. From test bathing to wellbeing, from top to toe. Experience complete dream bathrooms in an individual atmosphere, test the products and see for yourself the ‘Living Bathrooms’.Thanks Duravit for an amazing and inspirational visit….
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