The Zencha collection from Duravit

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. In our busy lives it is also increasingly becoming a place of retreat and ritual. With the Zencha collection, designed by Sebastian Herkner, Duravit pays tribute to mindfulness and traditional craftsmanship and knows how to appeal to all the senses...

Exciting contrast

Zencha's furniture, with its straight lines, forms an exciting contrast with the organic sanitary objects. In addition, the subtle material and color concept completes the collection. The starting point for the designer are the handmade ceramic tea bowls that Herkner produces Japan discovered. Their soft, organic shapes appear abstractly in the sanitary objects. They are designed as curvaceous rectangles, flared at the bottom and tapered at the top with a subtle curve. The use of DuraCeram® makes it possible to form surface-mounted wash basins with a thin edge, which are easy to maintain and strong. The baths are made of seamless DuraSolid® and convince with their warm feel and high-quality matte look.

The most striking design feature of the Zencha collection is a fine frame of only six millimeters thick. This forms an even shadow gap, making the furniture look elegant and light. According to designer Herkner, producing such technically complex solutions with consistent quality only works if, like Duravit, you have your own production facilities with the right know-how and high craftsmanship. 

Modular furniture elements

The furniture in the Zencha collection has a modular construction and can be used as open shelves or as drawers with push-open and self-closing technology. If provide storage space for bathroom items they structure the space and create atmosphere in different style worlds. There is also a playful element in the form of cupboard fronts, which are available in different designs. In addition, the furniture has an easy-to-clean surface with anti-fingerprint and is available in the colors white super matt, taupe super matt and graphite super matt; the possibilities of Zencha are endless. 

With the new collection, Herkner joins the ranks of renowned designers, such as Philippe Starck and Cecilie Manz, who previously designed collections for the German manufacturer. Through the interaction of groundbreaking designs, high product quality, a keen sense of human needs and responsible entrepreneurship, Duravit's ambition is to make the end user's life a little better every day, the new Zencha collection proves this only too well...

Visit the website here for more information. Sebastian Herkner | Photo: Gaby Gerster