Living Bathrooms

Company Duravit brand History

1817
Starting of an earthenware manufacturing plant in the Black Forest.
1842
Extension of the crockery range: the production of chamber pots starts
1912
Ending of the production of earthenware crockery
1956
Change over from the production of earthenware to porcellaine
1960
The world of sanitary products hears of a new name: Duravit
1977
Commencement of the production of bathroom furniture
1982
Commencement of the accessories-production
1984
Majority holding (60%) of the Alsace company Céramique de Bischwiller devolves upon Duravit
1987
Launch of the series Giamo
1988
The GmbH becomes a limited company - Duravit AG
1989
Launch of the series Dellarco
1991
Céramique de Bischwiller becomes a 100% subsidiary of Duravit Launch of the series Bagnella
1992
Affiliation of Sanitärporzellan-Dresden GmbH with Duravit
1993
Launch of the series Caro
1994
Production starts in the new plant in Meißen Launch of the series Darling
Launch of the series Philippe Starck
1997
Launch of the innovative bathroom panel Duraswitch
1998
Launch of the series Philippe Starck Edition 2
1999
Duravit acquires the majority holding at the Egypt company MISR TECH, meanwhile Duravit Egypt.
2000
Launch of the series Giorno
2001
Since 01.01.2001 Duravit Turkey is officially registered as a company in Istanbul. Reconstruction of an ultramodern central warehouse in Achern. Market launch of the series Bathroom_Foster
2002
Foundation of the new segment Bathtubs & Wellbeing. Market launch of the series Starck 3.
2003
Launch of Change mirrors Launch of Starck 1.2.3
2004
Inauguration of the new Duravit Design Center in Hornberg (headquarters of Duravit) Startup of the production site Duravit Chongqing, China
2005
Launch of Starck X Launch of Ciottolo
Launch of Mulitfunctional shower
2006
Launch of 2nd floor Launch of Sundeck
2007
Launch of D-Code Launch of e-mood
Launch of Seadream
Launch of Blue Moon
2008
Duravit acquires the majority holding at the Tunisian company „Manufacture Tunisienne des Céramiques“ (MTC) Launch of mirrorwall
2009
Launch of series PuraVida Launch of series Starck K - kitchen sinks
Launch of pools from Blue Moon and Sundeck
2010

Launch of Series Ketho, Vero Black, Acrylic bathtub panels, Sundeck built-in version.

2011
4 new design lines, 6 designers, 14 design highlights, 1 new business area: Onto, Darling New, Esplanade, Starck News, PuraVida+, Paiova, Bathtub covers, OpenSpace + DuraPlan, Starck 2, Urinal Utronic and SensoWash.
2012
Launch of the furniture Series Delos and waterless urinal Architec Dry.
2013
Launch of the complete bathroom series DuraStyle, Happy D.2 and the X-Large furniture programme. Re-design of Starck 2 is completed by new washing area solutions, shower trays and baths.

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