Duravit USA has revealed its 2019 Designer Dream Bath Competition, with presenting sponsor Frank Webb Home. A new development for the competition’s seventh year, longtime Duravit sales partner Frank Webb Home is collaborating on promotion and execution of all program elements, and in turn, the competition will focus on entries in their sales region, covering: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. This year, the competition will highlight Duravit’s 2019 launches, including a first look at the brand’s new integrated shower toilet, SensoWash i.
“As our Designer Dream Bath Competition has evolved over the years, we’ve been able to get to know different designers and see amazing projects from all over the country,” says Duravit USA President, Tim Schroeder. “This year, we’re thrilled to be focusing solely on the Northeast region with Frank Webb Home. Their knowledge of Duravit product, passion for great design, and deep understanding of the design community will make them a standout partner for the competition, finding best-in-class submissions and spreading the news of Duravit’s latest product lines.”
“We are excited to partner with Duravit USA on their Designer Dream Bath competition. They are a premiere brand in the industry, and we are proud to have their innovative and technology-forward products on display at our showrooms across the Northeast,” adds Alicia Criniti, VP of marketing, F.W. Webb Company. “This is a new and fun way for us to engage with the design community, and we look forward to seeing their creative ideas for reimagining this space.”
The Designer Dream Bath Competition features two categories: Unbuilt (designer’s own bath) and Built (completed project).
The Unbuilt category encourages designers to delve into Duravit’s rich product library. This year, participants are tasked with incorporating Duravit’s 2019 releases, which feature strong innovations on the technology and material fronts: Happy D.2 Plus and Viu/XViu, by sieger design, and Duravit’s first integrated shower toilet, SensoWash i. The winner in this category receives $10,000 in Duravit product to make their dream bath a reality.
Continues Schroeder, “Tech has changed the way we look at the bathroom. By challenging designers to incorporate Duravit’s most tech-savvy products, such as the exciting SensoWash i shower-toilet, we hope to get a glimpse into this modern approach and see how designers take advantage of these features.”
The Built category will look at projects completed in the last five years (October 2014-2019) featuring any Duravit product. These projects may come from any sector, including residential, commercial, and hospitality, among others. The Built winner receives $5,000 of Duravit product.
The competition is open for entries and closes Oct. 18. As part of the collaboration with Frank Webb Home, submissions in both categories will only be accepted from submitters in the following states/regions: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Winners will be chosen by an established panel of designers and media and will be announced in November.