Torni Washbasin by DURAT®
design Mick Brundle, Arup Associates
Torni is a new washbasin pod made by DURAT® in cooperation with
Arup Associates. The cylindrical basin is a startling departure from
traditional commercial vanity basin design. The Torni basin is made
out of DURAT®, a solid polyester based material which contains recycled
plastics. DURAT® itself is 100% recyclable.
The product came about while Arup was refurbishing its headquarters
in London. Principal Architect Mick Brundle explains: Space restrictions
in the washrooms meant that conventional vanity units were not feasible,
so we redesigned the basin format. The cylindrical unit increases the
perception of space within the room and allows people to pass each other
within a confined space.
When the design had been completed, DURAT® started the production
of the first Torni units to be installed in Arup´s offices. The
model has also been added to DURAT´s collection of standard design
The DURAT® material is produced in sheets and can be moulded into
different shapes. DURAT® products are suitable for use in both private
and public spaces.
In addition to the exciting three-dimensional surface and interesting
range of colors, DURAT® has also received international recognition
for its bathroom range. The latest models are exhibited in London at
the 100% Design fair every year. In addition to bathroom fixtures, the
product range also includes benches and tables.