Starck designs his first kitchen sink
16 January 2011
Philippe Starck and Duravit have taken their successful and long lasting partnership from the bathroom into the kitchen with the Starck K ceramic kitchen sink. The new sink enhances the brilliance of the ceramic in different colours: white, pergamon, anthracite, chestnut brown and creates an attractive appearance that fuses a clean, modern aesthetic with top functionality and simplicity. The form of the sink focuses on the bare essentials: a series of right angles represent the primary design principle in Starck’s latest creation.
The draining surface – pure and without grooves – is countersunk while the side walls of the basin protrude eccentrically. The result is a clean rectangle that juts out of the basic form, creating a formally independent container, or basin, with narrow walls that further enhance its “outstanding” elegance and slightly rounded internal corners ensuring a perfectly easy post-food preparation cleaning.
Ceramic materials already demonstrate an impressive robustness in day-to-day use in the bathroom. In the kitchen, however, ceramic surfaces have to meet additional requirements to those in the bathroom. Duravit has developed an innovative procedure, a special material mass, which is characterized by a higher level of impact resistance. Robust qualities make this material predestined for use in the central hub of the kitchen.