Good Design Award for the Duravit Qatego range • Hotel Designs

The Chicago Athenaeum was so impressed with the outstanding design of the Qatego bathroom range that it bestowed the Good Design Award, one of the oldest and globally renowned awards, upon it in the category ‘Bathroom and Accessories’. The award is testament that the selected products meet the most exacting international standards in design excellence. The Duravit Qatego collection was published in the 2023-2024 Good Design Yearbook.

brown and cream bathroom with backlit shelving niches, bath and chair

Image credit: Duravit

Harmonious bathroom ranges including references to nature The minimalistic and enduring design language of Qatego is about slowing things down. The range favours natural materials with tactile surfaces: wood, ceramic, and natural stone come together creating a harmonious bathroom design with skillfully accentuated niches. The designers see the washbasins and furniture as a combination of design and functionality.

“With Qatego we took our lead from people’s needs in the familiar yet intimate surroundings of the bathroom. That’s why it was important for us to lend the objects a strong emotional quality that goes beyond mere functionality,” said Henning Rieseler, Design Director at Studio F. A. Porsche describing the creative process.

wall mounted bathroom vanity with square surface basin below rectangular mirror

Image credit: Duravit

The designers referenced archetypes in their creative process: “As a material, ceramic tends to have softer forms due to the working and the firing processes, while our perception of furniture is generally box-like,” continued the design studio.

Working closely with a international network of designers, Duravit continues to focus on its ambition to make its stakeholders’ lives a little better each day through a combination of forward-looking designs, uncompromising product excellence, a keen sense of human requirements, and responsible corporate management.

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