Open to all UK based interior designers; the competition opens from 1st October 2021 and ends on 7th January 2022. During this time, Duravit UK invite interior designers to submit a design for a bathroom space within either a residential or commercial space, which must include the White Tulip series for the chance to win products specified upto the value of £15,000 (ex VAT).
A panel of design experts, including Philippe Starck himself, will judge the entrants based on creativity, overall use of the bathroom space and use of product to overcome any design challenges.
The winner will be announced in February 2022 Projects must be realized by 30th September 2022 to qualify for the prize.
Managing Director of Duravit UK, Martin Carroll comments “We are delighted to be partnering with FX Magazine for this exciting competition where interior designers will have the opportunity to present their creativity to one of the world’s most prolific designers - Philippe Starck. We are delighted to have Philippe Starck join us on the judging panel for what we hope will be a very creative competition”.
White Tulip is the first full bathroom created entirely by Philippe Starck. From bathtub, washbasins and furniture, toilets and bidets, to connected mirrors and a complete collection of faucets, the delicate and elegant form of all components within the series echoes the organic silhouette of a tulip in bloom, exuding an sculptural and affectionate character. Expressive and timeless design combined with first-class workmanship and cutting-edge technologies to satisfy the highest standards.
Founded in 1817 in Hornberg in the Black Forest, Duravit AG is today a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. The company is active in more than 130 countries worldwide 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, sieger design, Kurt Merki Jr., Christian Werner, Bertrand Lejoly and Cecilie Manz, the company develops unique bathrooms that enhance 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.
Philippe Starck, world famous creator with multifaceted inventiveness, is always focused on the essential, his vision: that creation, whatever form it takes, must improve the lives of as many people as possible. This philosophy has made him one of the pioneers and central figures of the concept of “democratic design”.
By employing his prolific work across all domains, from everyday products (furniture, a citrus squeezer, electric bikes, an individual wind turbine), to architecture (hotels, restaurants that aspire to be stimulating places) and naval and spatial engineering (mega yachts, habitation module for private space tourism), he continually pushes the boundaries and requirements of design, becoming one of the most visionary and renowned creators of the international contemporary scene.