Duravit and Phoenix Design explain how their P3 Comforts bathroom range lends itself to a modern concept of comfort without compromising on design
'When it comes to comfort, people's needs go far beyond the purely physical aspects,' explains Tom Schönherr, co-founder of design studio Phoenix Design and the designer behind Duravit's latest P3 Comforts range. 'With sensuous and practical design, it is possible to create a sense of calm and security in the intimacy of the bathroom.' Simple geometric forms have been modified for P3 Comforts to render them aesthetically calming, blending the collection effortlessly into our living environments. The attention to detail is impressive across the range, from washbasin to shower.
The raised tap platform on the washbasin – visually separated from the wet area yet still part of the harmonious whole – serves as a generous shelf surface for bathroom essentials. The broad basin appears almost rimless, while the volume of its interior has been maximised to provide greater freedom of movement. The clear-cut design ensures there are no unwelcome light reflections. Another practical feature is the pronounced depth of the basin, which optimises draining and facilitates cleaning. The asymmetric washbasin also offers additional storage space on the left or right of the basin, adding an interesting creative touch.
The design of the toilet and bidet blends in seamlessly with the style of the washbasins. Additional width makes sitting noticeably more comfortable. The set-back area of the bidet offers plenty of room for the tap fittings, while serving as shelf space. A number of the toilet models are rimless, with an open design of the flushing rim, which makes cleaning easier. In addition, wall-mounted and floor-standing toilets can also be combined with the especially flat SensoWash Slim shower-toilet seat.
The rimless look and large radii at the front also maximise the inner volume of the bathtub. The wide, clearly defined bathtub rim offers space for tap fittings and bathing essentials. The optional neck rest lives up to the range’s name, cushioning the neck while supporting the bather's head. It is also possible to equip the bathtub with a whirl system such as the new Combi-L featuring swivel massage jets that stimulate and relax in equal measure.
The special shower trays blend in beautifully with the overarching design of the P3 Comforts range. The easy-clean outlet has been perfectly integrated into the raised platform, emphasising the clear lines. In combination with the Open Space B shower enclosure it creates the ideal shower area. The shower trays can be installed flush with the floor, semi-recessed or on the floor tiles, with or without a support frame. The design was created with the new DuraSolid A material, which offers class B slip-resistance without additional coating. This provides a high level of safety and is one of the requirements for public shower areas and pool edges. The shower stool that is available as an accessory is quite versatile, serving as a design object, seat and shelf space that offers comfort and safety while opening up an entirely new experience: showering while seated.
Duravit was founded in 1817 and is based in Hornberg, Germany. It is a major supplier of bathroom ceramics, furniture and accessories.
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