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18th September 2019
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Cape Cod brings a touch of nature into the bathroom
Cape Cod, located in New England on the east coast of the US, possesses a memorable flair. This region, famed for its long sandy beaches, crystal clear water and untamed nature was the inspiration for Philippe Starck.
With his new Cape Cod bathroom range, the French designer has reinvented the bathroom, removing the barriers between nature and the indoors. Nature becomes a permanent part of the bathroom, a place for rejuvenation and refreshment with aesthetically appealing materials and forms.
Ceramic wash bowls with distinctively thin edges and perfectly coordinated bathtubs and furniture can be combined or used individually within the room and positioned as desired.
Cape Cod is captivating not only because of its unique design, but first and foremost because of its authentic materials, solid real wood and an innovative ceramic formula that allows for especially thin and delicate wash bowls.
Gently curved shapes form the foundation of the Cape Cod range. The exclusive basins are produced from a specially developed high strength ceramic mass with an elegant finish (DuraCeram). This material makes it possible to create countertop basins with a rim thickness of only five millimetres; it is extremely easy to care for, amazingly robust and impact resistant.
In order to allow scope for individual bathroom design, the wash bowls are available in three different shapes: round, square and tri-oval.
The consoles with shelves boast a timelessly modern design and meet the very highest demands, making clever use of the contrast between the floor-standing frame in cool, smooth chrome and four exclusive wood finishes: Vintage Oak, American Walnut, European Oak and White Beech.
The Vintage Oak version appeals thanks to its solid quality and distinctive look, which features a visible irregular edge that makes each item of furniture unique. It is reminiscent of a ship's plank that has been weathered by storms and washed ashore on the beach.
An elegant alternative to the wood finishes is a High-gloss White version, which is also available with doors and open shelves at the sides.
The minimalist rectangular mirror (1106 x 766 mm) can be combined with LED illumination to create a harmoniously coordinated washing area.
Cape Cod also offers no-nonsense bathtubs that have been designed with relaxation in mind: a gently shaped headrest provides a bathing experience that is particularly serene and produces a feeling of lightness. The bathtub has a strong sculptural design and is produced from the new material DuraSolid A, which offers a pleasantly warm feel and high quality matt appearance.
The bathtub is available as a free-standing model and a back-to-wall and corner version for left or right. As an optional extra, the bathtub can be equipped with a discreetly integrated air whirl system and/or an integrated sound system which can be operated using any Bluetooth-compatible device.
To create a uniform and harmonious look, Cape Cod can be combined with selected toilets and bidets from the Starck 1, Starck 2 and ME by Starck ranges.
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