Bath Designs Deliver Modern Touches

by Autumn McGarr

Duravit USA recently named the winners of its sixth annual Designer Dream Bath Competition, selecting one winner and two honorable mentions for both the Built and the Unbuilt categories. The 2018 contest encouraged designers and architects to creatively showcase a dream bathroom envisioned with Duravit products.

For the Unbuilt category, Duravit requested a sketch or rendering of the entrant’s own bathroom reimagined using the company’s latest furniture series – XSquare and Brioso – in the design. The winner of the Unbuilt Dream Bath Competition was Frevent Design, with honorable mentions given to OAD Interiors and AD-WO. The winner received $10,000 in Duravit product to make the dream bath a reality.

The Built category sought out projects completed within the last five years that feature Duravit fixtures. Top honors went to David Gonzalez-Blanco of Billy Blanco Designs, with honorable mentions given to firms White Arrow and Falken Reynolds. Gonzalez Blanco received $5,000 in Duravit credit for his design.

Built Winner

David Gonzalez Blanco

Billy Blanco Designs

The Duravit Cape Cod collection was used as inspiration for this home’s bayfront master suite, with picnic table-inspired vanities complemented by the soft curves of the freestanding bathtub and round washbasins playing off of the aqua tile. Painted shiplap on the walls and vaulted ceiling add to the artistic, casual flow of the space, which also includes a Starck 3 one-piece toilet.

Unbuilt Winner

Masoud Mahboobullah, Chris Bouzo

Frevent Design

Luxe simplicity best describes this master bath, with the organic shapes of Duravit ceramics juxtaposed against the crisp geometry and modern wood of the furnishings. Used in the design are the XSquare vanity and mirror-cabinet, the DuraSquare washbasin and the Happy D2 bathtub.

Built Honorable Mention

Keren and Thomas Richter

White Arrow

This small urban bath was transformed into a serene and spa-like retreat, with a layout and concealed cabinetry that maximizes storage while eliminating clutter. The Vero washbasin and Starck 3 toilet were chosen for this design for their clean lines and modern simplicity.


Built Honorable Mention

Chad Falkenberg

Falken Reynolds

Maximizing the use of corridors as functional rooms was the plan for this 16′-wide house. The DuraStyle floorstanding toilet was teamed with the Architec washbasin, which was chosen for its distinctive, diagonal shape and ability to create more space in this powder room.

Unbuilt Honorable Mention

Melissa Anderson

OAD Interiors

The transformation of a small bath into a larger master bath showcased a modern yet timeless aesthetic, with compact products delivering larger impact. The XSquare vanity and mirror-cabinet, Luv bathtub, Vero washbasin and SensoWash Slim toilet make a statement here.

Unbuilt Honorable Mention

Jen Wood, Emanuel Admassu


A 120-year-old New England home was the backdrop for this bath, which is very small, gets bright sunlight and has Jack-and-Jill doors on opposite walls. The Brioso mirror-cabinet, Vero washbasin, Durastyle bathtub and ME by Starck one-piece floor-mounted toilet provide a burst of white against the deep ocean blue tile of the historical New England palette.

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