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Oct 26, 2020

Duravit Debuts New SensoWash Shower Toilet by Designer Philippe Starck

Duravit SensoWash f Shower Toilet Philippe Starck smart phone

Bath brand Duravit USA has announced the launch of a new shower toilet, SensoWash Starck f by international design star Philippe Starck.

The striking minimalist design of this new shower-toilet, the company says, expands the company’s SensoWash offerings, allowing for greater design flexibility. The “f” within its name stands for “flat,” as the seat’s design forms a precise, harmonious unit when paired with matching ME by Starck ceramic elements, Duravit says.

Available in two versions, SensoWash Starck f Plus and SensoWash Starck f Lite for wall-hung or one-piece floor-mounted toilets, the unit's seat offers a minimal design and integrated technology for maximum comfort and ease of use, Duravit says.

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Duravit SensoWash f Shower Toilet Philippe Starck bathroom

“We believe that nothing is as thorough, as hygienic, as natural and as refreshing as cleansing with water,” says Tim Schroeder, president and CEO of the German brand’s North American division. “With the addition of SensoWash Starck f, our offering within the shower toilet category now reaches 45 different solutions. This means we can truly deliver the highest level of comfort and hygiene to everyone regardless of style, preference or budget.”

When Duravit and Philippe Starck first introduced Sensowash more than 10 years ago, it was revolutionary, the company says, because it unified high-quality design and shower-toilet technology for the first time. Today, the collection offers a wide variety of toilet models that combine innovative technology with comfort. The lineup includes Sensowash Starck, SensoWash Slim, Sensowash i, and now SensoWash Starck f.

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Duravit SensoWash f Shower Toilet Philippe Starck lid open

“The latest iteration, SensoWash Starck f, continues to set industry standards,” Duravit says in a release for the line. “While at first glance Sensowash Starck f looks like a really attractive, conventional toilet, it is in fact a highly evolved designer shower-toilet, housing all functions within the body of the ceramic. The shower-toilet technology is fully integrated to offer a minimal, clean design language.”

Starck f offers a flat seat and the white cover that form a flush-fitting unit with the ceramic. The unit uses Rimless flushing technology that results in improved water flow for perfect flushing results. Moreover, each unit featuresHygieneGlaze, which comes standard in both the plus and lite SensoWash Starck f models, affording germ fighting innovation. HygieneGlaze, a product that is baked into the ceramic during firing, is proven to kill 90% of bacteria after six hours and 99.999% after 24 hours, Duravit says. “The optimized formula of the HygieneGlaze arrests the growth of bacteria through ‘oligodynamic reaction’ - the effect of positively charged metal ions colliding with bacteria.”

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Duravit SensoWash f Shower Toilet Philippe Starck remote silo

Like many of the units in the SensoWash family, Starck f can be operated via a remote control or smartphone app. Users also may program profile settings for a custom experience. Other features include an automatic open and close lid, auto flushing, Comfort-, Lady- and Rear-wash shower-toilet functions, heated seat, water temperature, a controllable hot air dryer and more.

“SensoWash Starck f ushers in a new feel for hygiene and wellness in its debut,” Duravit declares. “Leading with minimal design and powerful technology, SensoWash Starck f adds luxury and maximum comfort to the bath in a wall hung or one-piece Lite or Plus model.”

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Nigel F. Maynard

Nigel F. Maynard is the Editor of PRODUCTS. 

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