White Tulip by Philippe Starck – La Différence

White Tulip, the first complete bathroom range designed by Philippe Starck for Duravit, is a delicate and sophisticated collection.

All the components of Duravit’s White Tulip range by Philippe Starck have an extraordinarily refined, very high-quality air. Their almost sculptural gracefulness is styled in the remarkable form of a tulip in bloom.

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.

With their unique ergonomics and ability to blend into a wide range of styles, the versatile designs of the White Tulip collection are ideal for all interior – from the cultured and sophisticated urban environment to the fresh and natural ambience of a country house.

“My collaboration with Duravit always naturally leaned towards minimal and timeless designs. Yet I realized that this perfection was perhaps missing a parameter, a feeling of positive nostalgia.

Instead of creating absolute timeless pieces, I wanted to place the White Tulip collection more into human time; it could either be an ancient collection which would have been modern at the time, or a modern collection with memory of the past.

White Tulip is a very sophisticated collection with a strong sense of ergonomics, but it is above all delicate and affectionate which makes all the difference.”, Philippe Starck.

The monolithic design of the free-standing ceramic washbasin is particularly eye-catching. The washbasin can be attached to the wall or the floor as required.

The round above-counter basin impresses with its aesthetic, delicately outward sloping edge. The right-angled washbasin, when viewed from above, also reflects this form. It is available in two sizes, each also as a furniture washbasin, as is the handrinse basin, which completes the range.

Matching free-standing and wall-mounted toilets and bidets complement the sophisticated ceramic elements. The White Tulip collection can also be found on the matching urinal. The toilets are equipped with the new HygieneFlush technology. Independent tests show that this new flushing technique optimally cleans the entire inner surface of the toilet. The perfectly attuned water flow creates a vortex that guarantees an ideal flushing action at all times using just 4.5 liters of water. All new HygieneFlush toilets come with the tried-and-tested HygieneGlaze ceramic glaze as standard to guarantee even greater hygiene. Fired into the interior of the toilet, HygieneGlaze ensures that approx. 90% of bacteria (for example e. coli) are eradicated after six hours, and approx. 99.9% after 24 hours. The outstanding quality of White Tulip is also reflected in its new lifetime guarantee, which Duravit offers on the ceramic elements in the range for selected countries.

The matching furniture is as elegant and refined as the entire range. The miter-cut, extremely finely crafted edges are testament to the precise composition of the White Tulip furniture, which comes in widths of between 350 and 1300 mm. The furniture and the matching semi-tall cabinets with two or three glass shelves are available in a choice of five high-quality colors with high gloss or satin matt lacquer. Alternatively, a solid wood finish of Natural Oak or American Walnut may be selected for the fronts.

The satin matt finishes include a special feature: small scratches on these special lacquer finishes fade almost automatically, so that the furniture always looks as good as new. Additionally, the special anti-fingerprint coating makes cleaning and care easy.

The distinctive chrome handle represents an exciting design option. It can be used to contrast with the matt lacquers and solid wood surfaces, or produce a striking effect on high-gloss lacquer.

Fitted with ring pull handles, the drawers feature a self-close action. The variant without a handle also features tip-on technology, enabling the drawers to be opened with a gentle tap. The automatic interior lighting turns on or off when the drawer is opened or closed.

Additional practical storage is on offer in the combination of the round furniture washbasin with matching vanity unit, which is available in all the White Tulip furniture finishes. The color of the shelves can be freely selected, too.

Another special furnishing element is the floor-standing chrome console with wooden shelves, which can additionally be fitted with one or two round towel holders on the sides.

Matching mirrors from the White Tulip series are available in versions controlled by sensors or an app. The mirrored glass has been brought forward creating an interesting look, which makes the mirror’s surface appear almost transparent around the illuminated area.

The light temperature featuring a memory effect can be synchronized with other lamps connected in the living area and controlled via “Casambi”, an app that has established itself as a reference in smart homes control systems. This feature can be used to dim the mirrors and switch the mirror heating on and off.

The free-standing bathtub with seamless acrylic paneling mirrors the form of the ceramics. The oval version is available in two sizes: 1800×800 mm, with 1600×900 mm for smaller rooms. With a diameter of 140 cm, the round bathtub offers a spacious interior.

White Tulip also includes the first faucet range developed by Philippe Starck for Duravit. The consistent design element is the tulip-shaped handle that echoes the shape of the washbasins and bathtubs and is particularly easy and pleasant to operate thanks to the polished surface, whilst the 160 finely engraved vertical stripes produce a truly sophisticated effect. Washbasin mixers are available in various “comfort” heights S, M, and XL. The range also includes bidet, shower and bath faucets.

The delicate and sophisticated minimal lines of the White Tulip series will add an elegant touch to any setting. Cutting-edge technologies such as HygieneFlush and HygieneGlaze, tip-on technology and self-close action as well as mirror heating and app-controlled, customizable lighting complete the collection.

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