Soleil by Starck: A bathroom range with the air of a day at the beach

Elegant and intelligent design for all tastes in an attractive price segment 

  • Design by Philippe Starck
  • Refined lines and relaxed aesthetics
  • Compact range with flexible combination options
  • Attractive price in the medium price segment
  • Ideal for everyday use and easy to clean
  • Lifetime guarantee on all ceramics
  • Free-standing bathtub, fully pre-assembled

Just like that carefree and relaxed feeling you get from a short break by the sea: Duravit’s new Soleil by Starck bathroom series creates a natural and comforting atmosphere with its subtle and elegant lines. The compact product range, which includes washbasins, toilets, and bathtubs, provides a new option in bathroom design that is suffused with natural softness. Elegant and timelessly modern, the design of Soleil by Starck is a flexible fit with a wide range of furnishing styles. This continues Duravit’s approach, already proven with Starck 3 and ME by Starck, of offering first-rate choice for bathroom projects at an attractive price point.

Washbasins with gentle contours – perfect for everyday use

When it comes to the washbasins, the form of the basin is reminiscent of dunes shaped by the wind. The gentle contours and fluid transitions create a subtle sense of space while also being easy to clean. The balanced proportions of the basin size, tap platform, and storage areas make the Soleil by Starck washbasins perfect everyday companions. The delicate external edge, which serves as overflow protection, also plays a part here. The range includes three sizes of washbasin with a matching semi-pedestal along with furniture washbasins, above-counter basins and built-in undercounter washbasins. A handrinse basin for guest toilets and small rooms completes the program. Duravit has additionally developed matching combination options for Soleil by Starck in the form of bathroom furniture in various price segments – for a more relaxed look with D-Neo or as a more elegant option with XSquare.

Refined toilet design with Hygieneplus

The finesse of the design is also apparent in the Soleil by Starck toilets with their delicate, slightly protruding lid that unobtrusively blends into the room. The lid closes gently and without noise thanks to the soft closure feature. It can also be gripped easily without the user having to touch the seat or ceramic – a key factor in enhancing hygiene. All wall-mounted toilets, including the space-saving model with a projection of just 540 mm, are fitted with the HygieneFlush technology that cleans the entire inner surface of the toilet optimally. The perfectly attuned water flow creates a vortex that guarantees an ideal flushing action at all times using 4.5 liters of water. The highly effective, antibacterial HygieneGlaze ceramic glaze ensures an even greater level of hygiene. Baked into the interior of the toilet, the glaze kills some 90 percent of pathogens within just six hours, and approximately 99.9 percent after 24 hours.

Bathtub comfort with a unique design

Philippe Starck has transposed the softness of the shape and the intimation of the outer edge of the washbasin to the design of the Soleil by Starck bathtubs. A number of options for a cost-effective Starck bathtub series within the product range are available – including a choice of materials with the built-in acrylic bathtubs and a free-standing bathtub made from DuraSolid®. The smooth design of the bathtub edge means all models are easy to clean.

The built-in bathtubs with a shaped recess for the head are available in various single-seater models as well as one two-seater model. Their dimensions make them easy to integrate into plans and they can also be fitted with the Air System.

The free-standing, oval bathtub with a length of 1600 mm is a highlight at this price segment. With its single-wall construction and finish, it saves space while still offering a comfortable interior. Its velvety look and feel perfectly showcase smaller bathrooms. A further benefit for the fitter is that the free-standing Soleil by Starck bathtub is delivered to the construction site in a fully pre-assembled state with leg frame and drain, meaning that ordering, installation, and fitting can be managed quickly and safely.

About Duravit AG

Founded in 1817 in Hornberg in the Black Forest, Duravit AG is today a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. Aspiring to the highest of standards, the complete bathroom supplier designs and manufactures sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture, bathtubs and shower trays, wellness systems, shower-toilets, faucets, and accessories as well as installation systems. Alongside its in-house design expertise, Duravit also works closely on product development with an international network of designers such as Cecilie Manz, Philippe Starck, Christian Werner, Sebastian Herkner, and Bertrand Lejoly as well as talented newcomers. Duravit’s ambition is to make its stakeholders’ lives a little better each day through a combination of forward-looking designs, uncompromising product excellence, a keen sense of human requirements, and responsible corporate management. A key measure in achieving these aims is the overriding mission to become a climate-neutral business by 2045 with no exceptions.

Philippe Starck

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.

Philippe Starck and his wife, Jasmine, spend most of their time on airplanes or in “middles of nowhere”. / Facebook @StarckOfficial / Instagram @Starck

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Karen Brooks Phone: +44 1428 788098


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