Whether in the kitchen or the bath, a faucet is surely one of the most-used products. But its importance goes well past functionality—it’s also a prime spot to make a style statement and enhance the overall design.
Today’s plumbing fixture introductions display endless options past the traditional stainless steel faucet or showerhead. Manufacturers continue to push the boundaries of what a traditional faucet should look like through daring curves and finish combinations, and they’re reaching out to design firms to stretch even further.
In fact, the modern plumbing fixtures in this list come from style-focused brands or collaborations between well-known designers. The results are sleek, modern fixtures that demand attention and still get the job done.
Such collaborations also can be beneficial to client’s demanding modern, high-design pieces. More homeowners want spaces that show off their style, according to a recent report by luxury plumbing manufacturer House of Rohl. A majority of respondents (58%) said they want their kitchens and baths to reflect their personal style, and one in three respondents said they have upcoming plans to update their kitchens or baths.
These new releases will catch the eye of any guest and satisfy the needs of a design-forward client.
A newly introduced and trendy finish refreshes Franz Viegener's Lollipop bathroom faucet line. The company says the new PVD Satin Greystone finish is a "silky" charcoal and offers a tactical shine and deep tone. It is fingerprint-proof and 10 times more scratch-resistant than non-PVD finishes. The finish will be available across all of Franz Viegener’s faucet lines.
Milan-based Ronen Joseph Design Studio pushed the kitchen faucet into the future with its Kanta design. The studio says its work balances three themes: industrial design, interior design, and high tech. Kanta is no exception. The kitchen faucet features soft silicon juxtaposed by solid brass, and its dramatic curve directly opposes the base's angled features. HamatUSA also says the design is ergonomic, allowing the user to freely control the faucet once removed from the metal base. The knob that juts out the top of the faucet can be used to control the water flow settings and temperature, and a push-button turns the faucet on and off. Kanta comes in six different finish combinations.
Sailing - Fantini
As both an interior design and product design firm, Yabu Pushelberg understands the need for functional and beautiful products. Fantini’s latest collection—set to be released in the fourth quarter of 2021—designed by Yabu Pushelberg, seeks to channel calmness from nature, specifically Fantini’s home on Lake Orta in Northern Italy. The shower and bathroom faucet fixtures tie in nautical forms in a matte gunmetal PVD finish.
Gessi describes its new SpotWater shower system collection as bold yet defined, classic yet industrial. Design inspiration for the four swiveling, tubular-shaped showerheads comes from spotlights used in stage productions. Each showerhead offers users a different water flow and experience, such as rain, mist, waterfall, and multi-spray. The company says the showerheads work well in minimalist-inspired spaces but are versatile enough to fit in an array of bathroom styles. Finishes available are copper, aged bronze, polished nickel, antique brass, white, black, and gold.