This Daryl shower enclosures called Torsion. Inspired by the way modern architecture flows through space, Torsion shower doors fuse functionality with structural integrity and flawless design.
The collection is a dramatic aluminum and glass construction of In-swing, Sliding and Hinged shower doors. Sophisticated door mechanisms are hidden within Torsion’s minimal framing, which gives a considered, uncluttered aesthetic and facilitates easy cleaning.
In-swing shower doors are perfect for bathrooms with tight spaces; the door swings neatly inwards along a concealed track for a clean, sleek look.
Sliding shower doors are made for large spaces and combine effortless movement with an ultra-quiet closing action.
Hinged shower doors open outwards pivoting at the corner. The hinges are bonded on with a unique process using specially cured adhesive making the surface completely flush without any screws or bolts.
Torsion doors and shower enclosures come with an optional seat and shelf that curves and twists to accommodate the door opening. The seat and shelf are made to resemble natural stone, while remaining smooth and warm to the touch.
Gary Kington, Daryl Senior Industrial Designer, found inspiration for the design from leading forms of architecture: “Thinking of how to introduce fluidity into a shower enclosure, we had to consider space and how we use it,” he said. “A key aspect of the design was to deliver the physical embodiment of the brand. It had to be robust enough for Daryl’s Lifetime Guarantee and have a best in class operation and feel.”
Precision product engineering was an integral part of the project, from the distinctive ‘‘Daryl clunk’’ when closing the door, like the unmistakable sound of a luxury car door, to the way the accessories fit carefully together. Kington says, “The team examined the accompanying features, adapting them to the design so that the seat twists to the side to allow the sliding door to glide past, and the door handle twists to accommodate the movement of the hand.”
Daryl Commercial Manager, Martin Mongan believes the Torsion launch will strengthen the company’s position as a leading luxury shower enclosure brand. He says, “Torsion is more than just a product; it is about highlighting Daryl’s brand values of design, innovation and quality. Historically, Daryl has been known for three things: its people and their commitment to the brand and service; great customer service through availability, delivery and support; and, finally, design and innovation. These areas are our main focus in securing Daryl’s position at the forefront of the shower enclosures market. The unique design features and innovative benefits of the Torsion range will be a strong platform for the whole brand.”
Daryl Showers, a Kohler UK company, designs and manufactures shower enclosures, shower doors, shower trays, bath screens and other showering products of exceptional quality and reliability. Daryl was established over forty-two years ago with the dedicated intent of providing the very best shower enclosures to the UK and beyond. Through a combination of hard work and a refusal to compromise, Daryl has built a reputation as solid as every component of every product they manufacture. Acquired in July 2005 by Kohler, Daryl continues to provide quality shower solutions to enhance any bathroom. www.daryl-showers.co.uk 0844 571 006
Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of exceptional bath and kitchen products. Founded in 1873, the company is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. A heritage of making finely crafted bathrooms and sinks is a core element in everything Kohler does. Kohler has long been a pioneer of new styles, innovative technologies and colours that stand the test of time. Traditional materials and contemporary techniques are honed with the skill of the craftsman and the vision of the artist to ensure enduring designs and exceptional performance. www.kohler.co.uk 0844 571 0048