Duravit USA names the winner and the distinguished runners-up of its 7th Annual Designer Dream Bath Competition and BDG was honored to play a part. Duravit USA teamed with sales partner Frank Webb Home to scout the hottest bathroom designs in the Northeast incorporating Duravit’s timeless yet cutting-edge products. Designers hailing from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont submitted “dream bath” projects completed between October 2014 and October 2019 for a chance to win $5,000 in Duravit product, as well as industry recognition.
I was thrilled to be in on the selection process, and joined Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder, and other members of the Duravit team, at Frank Webb Home’s South Boston location to participate on a juried panel comprised of leading designers, architects and media, including Eduardo Serrate of Hacin + Associates and Janice Costa, editor of Kitchen & Bath Design News, to review the design submissions and help name the winners.
Duravit Designer Dream Bath Competition Winner: Paris K Design
Paris Kostopoulos and Tina Psoinos of the New York based firm Paris K Design were awarded top honors for their elegant redesign of a New York City bathroom apartment. The duo gave a grand bearing to a small space, utilizing the Duravit Starck 3 toilet and Sensowash seat, Happy D.2 vanity and washbasin, and D-Code bathtub to forward its resplendent and functional design.
Duravit Designer Dream Bath Competition Honorable Mention: Richard Meier & Partners
Bori Kang from Richard Meier & Partners and Cornelia Kanakis-Wittenberg of Spaciality, Inc. received honorable mentions for their inspired bathroom designs. Kang’s sleek and minimalist bath for a NYC condominium building integrated the ME by Starck, Starck 3 and Vero collections into its aesthetic, while Cornelia Kanakis-Wittenberg of Spaciality, Inc. used a Vero washbasin and Darling new toilet to create an ultra cool and colorful kids’ bathroom for an 1800s town house renovation.
Duravit Designer Dream Bath Competition Honorable Mention: Spaciality, Inc.
It was clear that Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder was pleased with the talent of the applicants as well as the outcome. "Through our partnership with Frank Webb Home, this year's submissions tapped into the innovation present within the Northeast A+D community,” he states. “Each finalist presented a thoughtful use of Duravit product to tackle unique design challenges, and we laud their efforts and creativity."