Tulum by Starck—new faucet series by Philippe Starck unites iconic forms and patented innovation, for an elegant and timeless design
NOV 23, 2022 | By Team ELLE DECOR India
Following the successful introduction of White Tulip, Tulum represents Philippe Starck’s second faucet series for Duravit. The harmonious combination of round and angular forms brings timeless elegance to the collection.
The faucets are highly adaptable, and slot perfectly into a varied range of bathroom interiors and harmonise with many different ceramic series. Positioned in the mid-price range, the faucet series makes a strong design statement and is guaranteed by Duravit for five years.
Iconic and timeless design
For Philippe Starck, timelessness means the longevity of objects which is today one of the most important parameters—on a material, cultural and emotional level. He implements this idea in the design of Tulum through a successful symbiosis of minimalism and elegance.
The slim, rectangular geometries of the spout and handle emerge from the conical body in an exact parallel. The combination of round and angular elements means that the faucets can be matched with organically shaped or angular sanitary objects.
The flat, exquisitely worked spout is exactly the same width as the long, elegant, lever-style handle. It imbues the faucet with its elegant look and guarantees that water volume and temperature can be set easily and precisely.
Available in two finishes—Chrome and Matt Black—Tulum harmonises perfectly with the Starck T accessories series, itself designed by Philippe Starck.
Broad program for individual solutions
From the compact washbasin faucets for the small guest bathroom through to the extra-high models that can be combined with wash bowls, Tulum by Starck offers the perfect solution for every situation, with wash basin mixers available in a range of heights—S, M, and XL. The range also offers the optimum faucet solution for installation in all other areas of the bathroom—bidet, shower, and bathtub, from exposed to concealed installation through to the free-standing bathtub mixer.
The showerhead portfolio includes matching hand showers and showerheads in a range of sizes and design variants, from round to rectangular or also as a stick shower.
Impressive quality and functionality
Tulum makes a durable impression in both visual and tactile terms and also holds its own on quality with long-lasting ceramic cartridges and perfectly finished surfaces that are easy to clean.
The harmoniously integrated aerator enriches the water jet with air and generates a gentle spray pattern. The flow rate is just 5 l/min. Additionally, wash basin mixers with the energy-saving FreshStart function are available in sizes S and M. Initially, only cold water flows in the central position. Hot water is only added when the user deliberately moves the handle to the left. The Duravit BlueBox®, a universal installation system for a range of faucet designs (lever mixers or thermostats), is used for concealed installation. This allows the design decision to be taken even after the basic set has been installed.