Duravit, 2011

Open Space stands for the transformation of a high-quality corner shower into a discreet wall covering that conceals tap fittings and showerheads to optimum effect. Two glass doors – either translucent or mirrored – are fitted into a brilliant chrome frame. After taking a shower, they can simply be folded against the wall to create additional space.

"Our design goal has been space easing in the bathroom. If you do not want to use the shower, it’s gone. If you want to use it, it’s there," says Martin. The everyday sight of an empty shower is washed away. In its closed state, Open Space is merely the projected shadow of the stall on the wall. This creates peace and smoothness in the bathroom.

Photo: Paul Prader, EOOS,