With Zencha, Sebastian Herkner - inspired by traditional Japanese rituals and craftsmanship - has created a well-thought-out bathroom series that combines unusual above counter basins with purist furniture. The most striking design feature of the basin and bathtub is the rounded shape, which ends in a graceful, softly curved outward edge.
• High quality materials: Solid wood, textured glass, DuraCeram® and DuroCast
• Purist modular storage space
• Ceramics with lifetime warranty - proof of the highest quality
• Bathtub with pool feeling
Green highlight: PEFC (PEFC/04-31-2357) certified bathroom furniture
It’s not just its design that makes Duravit furniture unique. Made entirely in Germany, with PEFC (PEFC/04-31-2357) certified wood, Zencha bathroom furniture is sustainable and of excellent quality. But what makes the furniture so sustainably good?
1. Duravit uses duroplastic PUR adhesives, which result in an optimal bond between the furniture edge and the chipboard
2. No open edges, even those that are not visible, e.g. the siphon cut-out in the vanity unit is sealed by Duravit - perfect for damp rooms
3. The rear panel is glued with a groove, which is completely glued to the body. This creates a free space between the furniture and the wall, which allows some circulation. This means that hardly any moisture can accumulate behind the furniture.
4. In some series, Duravit uses a melamine resin overlay, a particularly hard and scratch-resistant synthetic resin. No scratches means no moisture or germs getting into the furniture.f
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Nowadays, the bathroom is considered a place of retreat and rituals. With balanced shapes and colors, Zencha appeals to the senses. Countertops, furniture and bathtubs of the Zencha series create a feel-good ambience in the bathroom.
The above counter basins, inspired by Japanese tea bowls, are slightly bulbous at the bottom and taper with a subtle curve to a slightly outward sloping rim. The wash bowls made of DuraCeram® with rounded corners are available in square or rectangular, and optionally with or without a tap hole platform. The drain cover in the ceramic color is perfectly integrated into the basin, and the rigid slotted waste protects against overflowing of the basin. A special expression of the outstanding quality is the lifetime warranty that is granted on Zencha ceramics.
32 White silk matt
67 Grey silk matt
13 Anthracite matt
Furniture and cabinets
Purist furniture with its straight lines and plenty of storage space creates a harmonious contrast to the organically curved sanitary products. A distinctive feature of the furniture is the delicate frame that is only 6 mm thick. The resulting shadow gap makes the furniture look elegant and light. Zencha furniture is modular and versatile - as open shelves or drawers with tip-on and self-closing technology. In combination with the above counter basin, they become a shapely eye-catcher in the bathroom.
As storage space for everyday things, the furniture and cupboards structure the room and create coziness across different style worlds. Thanks to Soft-Closure, the drawers close gently and silently.
The body and frame of the furniture are available with an easy-to-clean surface with anti-fingerprint effect in subtle colors. Cabinet fronts in natural oak and black oak look warm and tactile, white flat glass and black textured glass bring sensual elegance to the bathroom.
Black Oak (16)
Natural Oak (30)
Black Line Structure (63)
Graphite Super Matt (80)
Taupe Super Matt (83)
White Super Matt (84)
To complement this, Herkner has also designed a separate mirror that replicates the contour of the round basins. The organic shape is accentuated by an all-around LED strip, while the light can be controlled either with a sensor on the bottom of the mirror or by using the smart Casambi app. With more than 300 lux, the glare-free light source can also serve as the main lighting in the bathroom.
The rectangular version of the freestanding bathtub made of DuroCast Plus, measuring 1250 x 1250 mm, derives its shape from the square above counter basin. With the appropriate depth, it invites you to immerse yourself in the soothing water, reminiscent of a Japanese onsen bath. The tub is also available in two compact versions measuring 1600 x 850 mm and 1800 x 900 mm. The optional Whirl Air System with gentle massage function ensures relaxation.
Matching toilets and bidets
Wall-mounted Happy D.2 toilets in white or anthracite matt, as well as matching bidets, perfectly complement Zencha. The SensoWash® Starck f shower toilet also perfectly matches Zencha’s style, completing the bathroom retreat in an elegant and comfortable way.
With the high-quality C.1 faucets, optionally in chrome or black matt or the elegant White Tulip faucets by Philippe Starck, the Zencha washbasin creates a harmonious overall picture. The Starck T accessories for the washbasin and toilet area also match perfectly in black matt or chrome - whichever look you prefer.
In its development and production, Duravit attaches great importance to extreme precision and sustainability. We are so convinced of the quality of the products that we are offering a lifetime warranty on ceramics.
The WonderGliss coating that is baked into the ceramic doesn‘t give grime a chance: dirt and limescale cannot secure a hold on the smooth surface, so residue runs off more easily with the water. Sanitary ceramics featuring WonderGliss stay smooth and clean for longer and are thus extremely easy to clean. All it takes is a soft cloth and mild cleaning agent.
Duravit bathroom furniture is characterized not just by first-class design, but also by its high quality and durability. The furniture is manufactured entirely in Germany. Alongside a high-quality finishing of the products, quality is also a key factor for Duravit, from the moment the raw materials are selected. The Schenkenzell site, where Duravit’s bathroom furniture is manufactured, is PEFC (PEFC/04-31-2357) certified for this very reason.
Handle-free drawers and cabinet doors of bathroom furniture can be easily opened at the tap of a finger, and closed just as gently via self-closure by tapping again with the finger.
As the world becomes ever more digital, innovative products that enhance the user’s comfort are also finding their way into the bathroom. The light temperature with memory effect, mirror heating or dimming function can be easily operated via smartphone or tablet. The 'Casambi' app, which has established itself in smart home applications, is used for this application.