Bathroom Furniture: Cape Cod Collection
The French designer Philippe Starck is known for combining subtle wit with practicality in his creations, and his Cape Cod bath series for Duravit is no exception. Rather than resort to clichéd marine motifs or forms, he captures something essential about the breezy, beachy Cape Cod lifestyle by mixing earthy materials (wood, ceramic) with silhouettes that are quotidian (a sawhorse-like vanity) and organic (a tub like an abstract shell, with flanged edges). The material options and cleanness of design convey an unmistakable, unpretentious sophistication.
Cape Cod’s vanity rethinks the usual shapes—wall mounted, cabinet-style, and so forth—in favor of a new concept that, depending on the shelf type, can include hidden or open storage.
The collection’s three sink shapes are made with DuraCeram, a patented material that allows for ultrathin edges. Shelving options range from a driftwood-like oak to a more polished-looking American walnut and an eye-catchingly modern high-gloss white lacquer.
An integrated headrest makes reclining in the tub a no-brainer.
Duravit, duravit.us ($655–$5,000)