Elegant Pieces for the BathroomApril 16, 2012
For anyone who loves to take a soothing bath and forget the cares of the world, there is one word to remember: Esplanade! Esplanade is a collection of fine pieces of furniture and fixtures for the modern bathroom. Their new line almost seems to have a nautical theme. The major pieces, like the vanities, are paneled in a rich, dark oak. Only the finest porcelain is used, and to add a unique touch, leather is often used for the pulls! The finished pieces look more like furniture than ordinary bathroom fixtures. Each piece seems like a work of art. In fact, the line is reminiscent of art deco furniture.
Duravit, a German firm, makes these beautifully constructed bathroom fixtures. The business originated in Hornberg, Germany in 1817. That’s when George Friedrich Horn built an earthenware factory to manufacture crockery. The company didn’t begin to concentrate on porcelain fixtures until 1956. Since that time the company has extended its product line to include everything that is needed for the bathroom. Today, the company has ten production plants and a workforce of over 5,000 people worldwide. It also owns showrooms around the world.
It’s possible to obtain everything that is needed for a bathroom from Duravit. In fact, the company’s slogan is “the entire bathroom in a one-stop shop.” And they aren’t kidding! The company produces washbasins, toilets, bidets, washbowls, vanity basins, urinals, showers, and tubs – and that’s just a partial list! The bathroom fixtures and furniture are priced from $1,750.00 to $10,000.00 per piece. Those interested in purchasing pieces to make their bathrooms the “finest money can buy,” can go on the company’s Internet site or contact their showroom in New York City.