Duravit Expands OpenSpace Range with OpenSpace B
First introduced in 2012, Duravit’s OpenSpace foldable shower showcased industry-changing innovation, offering a shower enclosure that was able to fold flush to the wall to create newly usable space. Duravit is now revisiting OpenSpace with the launch of OpenSpace B, a version expanded to include new sizes to encourage greater diversity in layout planning, along with an appropriate new price point.
Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder notes, “The original OpenSpace received a fantastic amount of positive feedback. We wanted to revisit the design to add more size options so that we could broaden our market reach and encourage even more designers and specifiers to use OpenSpace B as a design solution in their projects.”
With the new model, four different dimensions — 35” x 35”, 39” x 39”, 35” x 31”, and 39” x 35” — open up a wide range of possibilities in layout planning. OpenSpace B can be combined with any Duravit shower tray or placed directly on the tiled floor.
Boasting the same distinctive look as the original, the optional mirrored door conceals the tap fittings and shower attachments, establishing a clean look while making the room appear larger. The second shower door is made of clear glass. A lifting and lowering mechanism is incorporated into the door profile, ensuring that both doors stop automatically in the shower position and rest directly on the shower tray or floor.
OpenSpace B’s components are also pre-fabricated, allowing for considerably simpler installation, even for the uneven walls found in older buildings. Additionally, minor engineering modifications have allowed Duravit to lower the price of OpenSpace B, making it accessible for a wider variety of specifiers and markets.
Founded in 1817 in the heart of Germany’s Black Forest, Duravit is a leading supplier of sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture, whirlpool tubs, accessories, and wellness ideas. Duravit operates in 60 countries worldwide and has been honored with numerous national and international awards for its innovations in design and technology. The company’s collaborations with internationally renowned designers such as Philippe Starck, Phoenix Design, EOOS, Norman Foster and Sieger Design yield forward-thinking, environmentally conscious and award-winning products that bring the bathroom to life. Duravit USA, Inc. headquarters are based in Duluth, GA. Trade and interested consumers may visit Duravit NYC, the company’s state-of-the-art showroom at 105 Madison Avenue, in the heart of New York’s newest design district. For more information on Duravit or to find a local distributor, visitwww.duravit.us or call 888-DURAVIT.