Created by sieger design for Duravit, the Viu and XViu series is a completely new concept in bathroom design. Described as the bathroom of the future, it combines the durability of ceramics with the elegance and precision of aluminium, contrasting soft organic forms with a precise geometrically detailed finished.
The dynamic V-shape profile of the supporting console is a key feature which re-occurs throughout the series. On free-standing vanity units and bathtub surround, the design creates an almost optical illusion, strong and definite from one angle, yet move a little and they appear to have transformed into fine lines that all but disappear.
This illusion is further enhanced by the choice of textures and surfaces available. Only the finest ceramics, glass and metal, combined with matt lacquers or high-quality woods have been used to create this new range which encompasses the entire bathroom.
The highlight is a washing area that incorporates Duravit’s patented c-bonded technology. The supporting metal console with its dynamic V-shape profile is available in Champagne Matt or avant garde Black Matt; its exterior forms a strict rectangle, whilst the interior curves organically to create a spacious basin that is surrounded by a generous shelf area. The underside of the basin is elegantly covered by acrylic panelling. A discreet design feature which conceals the fixing structure, cables and connecting hoses, ensuring that the elaborate technology for the D.1e electronic tap, does not impact the design.
Another key element of the series is the free-standing bathtub. The prominent metal frame with the signature V-shaped profile in Champagne Matt or Black Matt provides a distinctive contrast to the high-gloss white acrylic and creates an eye-catching centrepiece.
The XViu bathroom programme can be adapted to suit an individual style; available in 34 finishes it combines well with a number of Duravit’s other ceramic series