October 22, 2012
Duravit Design Week with Metropolis
An overview of events involving Metropolis at Duravit Design Week.
Last Thursday evening marked the finale of Duravit’s Design Week in New York City, a three-day celebration with films, trivia, food, wine, cocktails, and design discourse. It fell to Metropolis to add content to the proceedings by engaging two leading architects, an interior designer, and an industrialist in a discussion about the cultural forces that shape healthcare design around the globe. The innovative bathroom products company, known for working with such designers as Norman Foster, partnered with Metropolis magazine for the evening’s discourse on “Global Wellness: A Discussion on Cultural Distinctions in Design," led by editor-in-chief Susan S. Szenasy. The topic was inspired by the article, “A Culture of Caring,” in the current issue of the magazine, in which architect Mohammed Ayoub gives a fascinating account of the differences between designing such things as bathrooms in the Middle East and India. Ayoub, design studio lead & associate vice president and Brooke Horan, senior interior designer, both from HDR Architecture, were joined on the panel by Henry Chao, principal and healthcare design director, HOK, and Duravit’s CEO Frank Richter who flew in from Germany for the occasion. Duravit was celebrating three exciting new launches from Philippe Starck, Frank Huster, and Sieger Design, and guests entered a raffle to win an Oasis Signature Package at Oasis Day Spa in NYC. Follow social media posts by searching the #DuravitDesignWeek hashtag, and enjoy the slideshow below:
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Kimberly Taylor is director of marketing at Metropolis magazine.