kb-network    News 02 Dec 2016

Duravit goes thin to win with Philippe Starck’s new DuraCeram washbasins

Bathroom solutions provider Duravit is exploiting the properties of its DuraCeram material in the Cape Cod washbasins designed by Philippe Starck.

Traditional ceramics is wonderful material. The smooth hygienic surface glaze is extremely robust, easy to clean, scratch and wear resistant. Bathroom ceramic is also nonallergenic, heat resistant and lightproof. However, conventional bathroom ceramic material requires a thickness of 12-14mm to ensure the necessary strength after firing. For finer forms, Duravit has developed a new, innovative material called DuraCeram, which is thinner and notable for its extreme accuracy, high strength and elegant finish.

Another advantage of DuraCeram is the saving in raw materials and associated reduction in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions during production, as well as the lighter weight of the end products.


Delicate, gently curving forms, narrow radii and characteristically thin edges are distinctive features of Philippe Starck’s design for the Cape Cod washbasins. In the round and square versions, the taps are mounted on a ceramic platform integrated in the basin. The challenge of precision fitting of the tap is overcome with DuraCeram.

Picture shows a Duravit Cape Cod washbowl with tap platform designed by Philippe Starck.

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