Duravit’s XSquare wins the Red Dot Award 2019
The XSquare furniture programme by Duravit wins yet again at the Red Dot Award 2019
Having already won the iF Design Award 2019, Duravit wowed the jury of the internationally renowned Red Dot Award as well with their XSquare furniture series.
The contemporary and elegant furniture range was produced in conjunction with Kurt Merki Jr. and features a striking, individual design. The symbiosis of varied materials creates the programme’s unique look. The high-quality surfaces of the cabinets and vanity units are framed by quadrant-shaped chrome profiles, a design feature that lends the series a modern elegance.
A holistic effect is ensured by continuing the stylish chrome profile along the sides of the XSquare mirror. The mirrors sport a range of convenient features, including integrated mirror heating and a contactless, infinitely variable coloured light switching function. Warm light produces a pleasant ambience, while cold light is perfect for applying makeup. A memory function enables easy retrieval of the desired light colour and intensity.
XSquare offers various combination options and perfectly matches the current DuraSquare, Vero Air, ME by Starck and P3 Comforts ceramic series. In addition, 28 furniture finishes in décor matte or lacquer, satin matte or high-gloss enable countless design options. Handle-free fronts with push-to-open technology provide the finishing touch to the elegant appearance and offer the added comfort of smoothly closing doors.
The Red Dot Award for Product Design honours the best products of each year. True to the motto ‘in search of good design and innovation’, a jury – around 40 strong – assessed the products individually, as original pieces. The criteria evaluated by the international experts include the level of innovation and the functionality of the product in addition to the high quality of design.
Founded in 1817 in Hornberg in the Black Forest region of Germany, Duravit AG is a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms today. The company is active in more than 130 countries and stands for innovation in the fields of signature design, comfort-enhancing technology and premium quality. In cooperation with high-profile international designers such as Philippe Starck, EOOS, Phoenix Design, Sieger Design, Kurt Merki Jr., Christian Werner, Matteo Thun and Cecilie Manz, the company develops unique bathrooms that enhance the quality of life for users on a sustained basis. Duravit's product portfolio comprises sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture, bathtubs and shower trays, wellness systems, shower-toilets, tap fittings and accessories as well as installation systems.