22. May 2019
In the bathroom of the future. Stand-out collection showcases leading technology, fresh finishes, and nuanced geometry.
The new range outfits the entire bathroom with Viu ceramics (washbasins, toilets, and bidets), XViu furniture (vanity units, storage cabinets, mirrors, and mirror cabinets), and matching bathtubs. Recurring design elements and surprising details tie the collection together to work in harmony.
“The Viu ceramics and XViu furniture range exemplify Duravit’s appeal to the US market via their forward-thinking, detail-oriented, and design-centric sensibilities,” states Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder. “The entire line puts forth the best of today’s technology and material innovation with a classically modern language and applicability to today's lifestyle."
The highlight of the collection is a washing area made possible by Duravit’s patented c-bonded technology. The exterior is a crisp rectangle, while the interior features gentle organic curves with a spacious inner basin and generous shelf. The edge of the tap platform continues as a subtle outer line, while the detail of the horizontal overflow within the basin underlines the horizontal alignment of the outer shape. The interior ceramic calls to mind the flowing softness of water. To keep the clean
shape, the white ceramic cover of the push valve is set flush to the basin, even when open.
The ceramic is set in a supporting metal console with a V-shaped profile that features prominent contours in chic Champagne Matt or avant garde Black Matt. The vanity can be further enhanced with a glass shelf in four color variants. From a different angle, the three-dimensional legs of the metal console visually transform into fine lines. This level of perfection extends to the tiniest detail: the acrylic paneling on the underside of the basin conceals the fixing structure, cables, and connecting hoses so
as to not impact the overall design, regardless of the angle from which it is viewed. The Viu washbasins are fully glazed from beneath and available in five sizes (24 ¾” – 48 3/8”) to offer a design solution for any space. Their shape echoes the design of the c-bonded washbasin. The washing area can also be completed with a furniture washbasin, built-in washbasin, or above-counter washbasin and matching vanity unit with pull-out compartment or two drawers. All display the signature, V-shaped lateral aluminum profiles of the collection in Champagne Matt or Black Matt. A mix of materials such as real wood, lacquer, and decor can be combined with the metals to create a rich contrast or subtle tone-on-tone look. The furniture doors are available in semi-transparent smoked glass and are technically optimized yet visually subtle, with smooth hinge straps that softly open and close.
The mirrors and mirror cabinets with fully mirrored sides reflect the individual design language of XViu. Models can be fitted with a sensor switch to offer maximum comfort with dimmable lighting. XViu also offers a mirror with icon control on the mirror surface (a first for mirror cabinets) that includes an ambient light mode and colored light switching function: at a luminosity of more than 300 lux, the light color can be continuously adjusted from 2,700 (warm light) to 6,500 (cold light) kelvin.
An eye-catching centerpiece of the XViu collection, the freestanding bathtub features a prominent metal frame and familiar V-shaped profile that comes in Champagne Matt or Black Matt - serving as a statement-making contrast to the high-gloss white acrylic of the bathtub itself. Similarly striking, the rectangular frame forms a clean geometric outline that adds dynamism to the ergonomic and organic tub interior. The freestanding bathtub is available in 63” x 31 ½” and 70 7/8” x 31 ½”.
The Viu toilets and bidets round out the collection, mirroring the range’s focus on geometry and fine details. Improved Rimless® technology ensures outstanding flush performance, while metal buttons positioned on the sides allow for easy removal of the seat cover to simplify cleaning. SensoWash® Slim is additionally available for the toilets.
XViu’s bathroom furniture is available in 34 finishes and is designed to pair with pieces from Vero Air, ME by Starck and P3 Comforts. Viu’s ceramics can be combined with the XSquare, L-Cube and Brioso furniture series.