Duravit and sieger design are celebrating 20 years of Happy D.
When Duravit and sieger design presented the Happy D. bathroom range at the ISH 1999, they introduced a modern archetype with a contemporary design language that is now considered a classic. In the last 20 years, the Happy D. success story has advanced through a number of stages, repeatedly demonstrating new, forward-looking influences that have little time for fleeting trends.
1999 Happy D. – the original
In 1999 Michael Sieger created an extraordinary series with Happy D. – a unique design innovation with a pure, timeless form. Sieger translates familiar basic forms into a new design with a flat silhouette, straight lines and symmetrical curves. All the products are clearly in the form of the letter “D” when viewed from above: the inspiration for the name of the “Happy D.” series. The success of the series has much to do with the perfect interplay of design, its planning convenience, and its price.
Expansion came in 2003 with a comprehensive range of bathtubs, followed by a complete bathroom range including bathroom furniture just one year later: furniture washbasins and vanity units with curved fronts, consoles with above-counter basins, tall cabinets, mirrors and mirror cabinets afford an essentially infinite variety of design opportunities.
"Congrats & Happy Birthday to 20 years Happy D.! Architectural forms and practical functionality were influential in creating the series at the end of the 1990s. It was our concept to take stylistic elements that have been shaping our vision of sophisticated bathrooms for decades and to transform them into a new formal language. We’re happy and proud that the range has enjoyed great success for such a long time now.“ Michael Sieger
2013 Happy D.2 – the new era, now and for the future
Duravit and sieger design are continually reinterpreting the unmistakable character of Happy D. for a more refined, clear-cut effect. With a symmetrical basic form, washbasins, baths and shower trays have a spacious interior that is bordered by a strikingly designed all-round rim. A furniture finish with a linen-like surface, the refined, height-adjustable chrome console, wooden consoles with a visible edge of just 1/4" and LED lighting on mirrors and mirror cabinets are unmistakable features of the new era of the series.
2019 Happy D.2 Plus – the distinctive enhancement with new shapes and colors
With Happy D.2 Plus, Duravit has teamed up with sieger design to realize current trends in colors, design, and finishes. Above-counter basins with precise lines, stand-alone consoles and matching semi-tall cabinets as well as circular mirrors combine to create perfectly harmonized washing areas. The new range enables elegant, expressive style collections to be individually designed with a darker or lighter basic mood.