Meisterstücke from a master’s hand: Arik Levy designs for Kaldewei

Ahlen, March 2015. – Working with star designer Arik Levy, Kaldewei has extended its Meisterstücke premium collection and, at the same time, has added matching washstands. The ensemble of the Meisterstück Emerso bathtub and Meisterstück Emerso washstand feature captivating and extraordinary style elements: the free-standing, fully enamelled bathtub has a slightly rising edge so that, like looking at a silk ribbon rolled in on itself, the eye is seemingly allowed to roam infinitely. The coordinated washstand is the inverse counterpart whose edge swoops inwards into the body of the piece.

In designing the new Kaldewei Meisterstücke, the multi award-winning designer Arik Levy skilfully combines austere geometry with playful shapes. “The eye roams beyond the rim of the bathtub which seems to move fluidly from one shape into another,” Levy explains. “If one follows this shape with one’s hand or eyes, one has the feeling of immersion, as in a bathtub.” Levy is responsible not only for extraordinary product designs but also for impressive artistic installations all over the world. For him, this collaboration with Kaldewei is a milestone: “The Kaldewei Meisterstücke Emerso are an extraordinary project because both the artistic and technical sides were sustained by their pursuit of perfection.”

Kaldewei Meisterstück Emerso bathtub
Levy’s Meisterstück Emerso bathtub was designed for one person. With its high back rest and long base area, it is an ergonomic and modern interpretation of historical bathtub shapes. The edge of the tub, turning in on itself, makes this model into a flowing sculpture that appears to develop infinitely, sensually connecting diagonal and horizontal lines. The bathtub is entirely made of steel enamel with seamless, conical coating, flush-fitting waste cover and discreet overflow outlet. The exceptional design makes this model into a free-standing piece of perfection for the bathroom.

Kaldewei Meisterstück Emerso washstand
The Meisterstück Emerso washstand is the inversely designed counterpart of the bathtub. Its edge curves inward, visually swooping into the body of the washstand. In this way the ensemble of bathtub and washstand produce a harmonious, self-contained unit. Thanks to its fully enamelled shape, the Meisterstück Emerso washstand can be installed with the descending side either facing into or away from the room. It is available both as a free-standing or built-in model.

“We are exceptionally pleased that we have persuaded Arik Levy to create our new Kaldewei Meisterstücke”, says Franz Kaldewei, the company’s Managing Director. “Levy’s signature is style-defining yet timeless – which makes him the ideal design partner for Kaldewei.”

Source: Franz Kaldewei GmbH & Co. KG.

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Working with star designer Arik Levy, Kaldewei has extended its Meisterstücke premium collection and, at the same time, has added matching washstands. The ensemble of the Meisterstück Emerso bathtub and Meisterstück Emerso washstand feature captivating and extraordinary style elements: the free-standing, fully enamelled bathtub has a slightly rising edge so that, like looking at a silk ribbon rolled in on itself, the eye is seemingly allowed to roam infinitely. The coordinated washstand is the inverse counterpart whose edge swoops inwards into the body of the piece.

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