Friday, November 16, 2018
Duravit's Vero Washbasins Featured at the Victoria & Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland
The Victoria & Albert Museum has opened a branch in Dundee, Scotland in a spectacular new building on the banks of the Firth of Tay by 64-year-old Kengo Kuma, which appears to rise out of the water like the bow of a huge ship. Gray in gray, like the cliffs on the nearby North Sea coast, it is made from thousands of wave-like stone slabs. The two building sections in the form of inverted pyramids provide free access to the River Tay on the ground and are joined on the first floor. The light-flooded hall, says Kuma, is intended to make visitors feel as if they are entering a Japanese temple. The 1,100 square meter exhibition floor is reached via a wide staircase, glass elevator and dark limestone floor with fossil imprints. Everywhere, circular passages, seating areas and cafés provide unexpected views of the water, cranes and the Tay bridge. Duravit's classic rectangular Vero washbasins are featured in the washrooms, keeping with the museum's timelessly modern design. The Vero series is a modern design classic that has now been a Duravit bestseller for more than a decade - its consistent, rectangular design is equally elegant and timeless.