Studio F. A. Porsche has designed a distinctive bathroom range for Duravit that exudes a sense of naturalness with its simple and minimalist design language…
The new Qatego bathroom series, designed for Duravit by Studio F. A. Porsche, brings wood, ceramic and natural stone together to create a harmonious bathroom design. The designers see the washbasins and furniture as a single unit of design and functionality.
“With Qatego we took our lead from people’s requirements in the familiar and intimate surroundings of the bathroom,” said Henning Rieseler, Design Director at Studio F. A. Porsche. “That’s why it was important for us to lend the objects a strong emotional quality that goes beyond mere functionality.”
The furniture of the collection features a linear design language and comes in a range of variants: a console vanity unit with a drawer and an above-counter basin resting upon it, or alternatively a unit that merges seamlessly with a built-in washbasin. Delicately worked and featuring a shadow gap, the panel of the console vanity unit appears to be floating. In functional terms, the storage space of the furniture is managed using an interesting interplay of open and closed surfaces. This runs like a golden thread through all design elements, including the tall cabinets with hinged doors, mirrors and mirrored cabinets with a storage shelf. The open shelves with optional lighting break up the strict, geometric form of the furniture and introduce a homely atmosphere and transparency into the bathroom. They are ideal for the effective presentation of curated items such as perfume bottles, bowls and vases.
A wall-mounted and free-standing toilet and bidet that blend seamlessly into the overall concept round off the sanitary objects. Pre-fitted hinges enable the toilet seat to be quickly and easily installed. All ceramic elements are optionally available with the antibacterial ceramic glaze HygieneGlaze, which achieves a previously unheard-of hygiene standard. After just six hours, approximately 90 per cent of bacteria are eliminated, with approximately 99.9 per cent eliminated after 24 hours. The Wave faucet series designed by Duravit is the ideal companion to sanitary objects and completes the sophisticated design concept with five different finishes.