Tulum by Starck: New tap series by Philippe Starck

Posted in Products on 1 July, 2022

Philippe Starck unites iconic forms and patented innovation, to create an elegant and timeless design.

  • Designed by Philippe Starck
  • Long, elegantly shaped handle that is pleasant to the touch
  • Two colour options: Chrome and Black Matt
  • With matching Starck T accessories in Chrome and Black Matt
  • Three sizes for optimum comfort: S, M, XL
  • Water-saving washbasin mixers (5 l/min)
  • Energy-saving FreshStart washbasin mixers
  • Matches numerous Duravit ceramic ranges
  • Value for money in the mid-price segment
  • Five-year warranty

Following the successful introduction of “White Tulip”, Tulum represents Philippe Starck’s second tap series for Duravit. The harmonious combination of round and angular forms brings timeless elegance to the collection. The taps are extremely adaptable, and slot perfectly into a variety of bathroom interiors, harmonizing with numerous ceramic series.

Positioned in the mid-price range, the tap series is guaranteed by Duravit for five years.

Iconic and timeless design
For Philippe Starck, timelessness means longevity of objects, today this is one of the most important parameters when designing, not only on a material level but a cultural and emotional one to. He employs this concept within the design of Tulum via a successful symbiosis of minimalism and elegance. The slim, rectangular geometries of the spout and handle emerge from the conical body in an exact parallel. The combination of round and angular elements means that the taps can be matched with organically shaped or angular sanitary objects.

The flat, exquisitely worked spout is the same width as the long, elegant, lever-style handle. It guarantees that water volume and temperature can be set easily and precisely. Available in two finishes – Chrome and Matt Black – Tulum synchronises with the Starck T accessories series, itself designed by Philippe Starck.

Broad program for individual solutions
From the compact washbasin taps for the small guest bathroom through to the extra-high models that can be combined with wash bowls, Tulum by Starck offers the perfect solution. The washbasin mixers are available in a range of heights: S, M, and XL. The range can be installed in other areas of the bathroom – bidet, shower, and bathtub: from exposed to concealed installation through to the free-standing bathtub mixer. The showerhead portfolio includes matching hand showers and showerheads in a range of sizes and design variants, from round to rectangular or as a stick shower.

Impressive quality and functionality
Tulum makes a durable impression in both visual and tactile terms and holds its own in terms of quality with long-lasting ceramic cartridges and perfectly finished surfaces that are easy to clean. The harmoniously integrated aerator enriches the water jet with air and generates a gentle spray pattern. The flow rate is just 5 l/min.

The washbasin mixers with the energy-saving FreshStart function are available in sizes S and M. Initially, only cold-water flows in the central position. Hot water is only added when the user deliberately moves the handle to the left. The Duravit BlueBox®, a universal installation system for a range of tap designs (lever mixers or thermostats), is used for concealed installation.

This allows the design decision to be taken even after the basic set has been installed.

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”.

www.starck.com / Facebook @StarckOfficial / Instagram @Starck


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