his year, Duravit celebrates 200 years of activity. Since 1817, this German manufacturer of bathroom fixtures and fittings has made a name for itself for its innovative design and refined aesthetics, becoming a key player on the international scene. Originally located in the town of Hornberg, at the heart of the Black Fotest in Germany, Duravit started out as a small ceramics workshop, and during the fifties it moved to the production of bathroom fixtures. Duravit owes its great success to a constant research into aesthetics and technological innovation aimed at creating superior quality products: from a careful choice of materials to digital control systems. Duravit is especially known for having revolutionized conventional bathroom interiors, turning them into real rooms, just like any other in the home. Nowadays, Duravit manufactures a comprehensive range of products that includes: WCs and bidets, bathroom storage, bathtubs and shower trays, taps, whirlpool bathtubs and saunas, electronic seats and accessories. Throughout the years, Duravit has built fruitful partnerships with top international designers like Philippe Starck, who designed the Duravit Design Center, the brand’s exhibition centre, a dramatic and at the same time ironic building.