- Philippe Starck about the new Starck 2 programme: "Lead from the intelligence of ergonomics."
Organic forms currently lead the way in interior design. With the series Starck 2 from Duravit, Philippe Starck presents flowing forms in a modern, timeless design. Three questions to the star designer show the idea and the special features of the series.
Mr. Starck, which new forms can we expect from you for the bathroom?
“A new form can be of interest for certain products, however, in the bathroom, new forms are irrelevant as the focus here is on truthfulness. Now that the throw-away society has had its day, there is only one modern parameter and that is the elegance of durability: every purchase must be made for life – and for the life of the next generation. Sanitary ceramic is an almost indestructible material and, when combined with timeless design, gives rise to Duravit bathroom ranges that really can be forever.”The new Starck 2 products are much more refined. What do you think is so special about the Starck 2 new series?
“20 years ago, we used strong symbols to create an iconic design, which was also very minimalist.
Over the years, we have further honed this design.
The technical specialists at Duravit have succeeded in translating these more refined forms into specific products. And it has been shown that less really can be more – however, only when the reductions are made in the right places."So is Starck 2 new a bathroom series that will last forever?
“The new Starck 2 programme takes its lead from the intelligence of ergonomics. This means that we can talk about a collection that is shaped by intelligence and elegance – the elegance of movement, the elegance of truth: parameters that also stand for timelessness and durability."