Step inside designer Robert McKinley's portfolio of Duravit projects

“Seaview” Bungalow ft: Duravit’s x bathtub and Starck sink| Photos by Nicole Franzen


Duravit partnership a long-standing partnership with the award-winning designer Robert McKinley and his firm, Studio Robert McKinley. Over the last eight years, Robert and his team have designed vacation homes on Long Island. Each property features bathrooms with fixtures and furnishings from the German bath manufacturer, creating a relaxing retreat for guests.

The latest home to debut reflects Studio Robert McKinley’s signature style: eclectic yet curated interiors grounded by the natural surroundings. “Each of our bungalows has its own spirit. Our latest one connects to the bay, the beach and the rugged coast it’s on,” shared McKinley. “As we were designing the house we tried to blur the lines between the traditional and the modern, mixing new and vintage, playing with texture and finishes that feel appropriate and connected to Montauk.”

Duravit recently talked with McKinley to look back on his long-standing relationship with the company and the latest collaboration:

When it comes to designing bathroom spaces, what is it that you look for in a brand in terms of style and product? And what type of environment are you typically trying to create?

"I always look for quality, clean lines, and elegant shapes. I feel that these qualities are paramount to create an environment that feels clean, fresh, and serene."

"Edison" bungalow ft. Duravit x bathtub

What originally drew you to Duravit products and made you want to use their products every day in your personal home? 

"Duravit’s timeless and high quality design first drew me to their products. As a whole, they understand the importance of achieving both form and functional design across their product ranges. These are qualities I don’t compromise on and neither does Duravit."

Do you have a favorite Duravit series or product that you’ve used?

"The Philippe Starck lines and Happy D collections are my favorites. I’ve used them in numerous homes."

What is your favorite McKinley Bungalow bathroom to date and why? 

"Our most recent primary bathroom at Captain Balfour. I love how the White Tulip Tub feels sculptural in the space making the overall experience feel grand and luxurious."

What are you most excited about in the newest McKinley Bungalow? 

"The scale, all of the small design details, and the level of quality throughout the house - from the plumbing fixtures to the building materials."

To view an extensive look at McKinley's portfolio, visit Residential | Interior Design


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