4 February 2009

Starck kitchen sink from Duravit

It was, in the words of Apple's Steve Jobs, a 'one more thing' moment when bathroom ceramics specialists Duravit announced it was launching a range of kitchen sinks designed by Phillipe Starck.

Starck has an association with Duravit that goes back a number of years. He has designed four bathroom collections for the company. He even designed its head office, complete with a giant WC pan on an outside wall.

Starck K, the sink collection. Is a first for Starck and a first for Duravit too. Neither has been involved in the kitchen arena before.

Sink and draining board are presented as one unit manufactured from a new ceramic material that is strong enough to stand the rough and tumble of a domestic kitchen.

The sink bowl, which is large enough and deep enough to clean full-size baking trays, raises out of the ceramic sheet that form the draining surface.

A cut out on one of the sink's sides acts as an overflow, with excess water going into the draining board's outlet.

The unit is available in two sizes with a draining board: 1000 X 510mm and 900 X 510mm and a sink-only version: 775 X 310mm.

According to Duravit UK's Gary Dart, distribution for Britain is currently being finalised.

www.duravit.co.uk

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