Italian bath products manufacturer Antonio Lupi has introduced what the company is calling the world's first totally concealed showerhead.
Known for cutting–edge faucets, showerheads, and bath fixtures, Antonio Lupi says its latest product, the Ghost, is a completely concealed showerhed that, unlike traditional units, does not install on the bath wall. Instead, the ceiling-mounted unit installs in such a way that makes it seemingly disappear from sight, leaving only the shower nozzles visible.
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“Perfectly integrated into the ceiling, the Ghost retractable shower head is revealed only when it comes into operation,” the company says. “Once turned off, only the holes in which the small but performing nozzles reside reveal its presence, defining a regular point grid ready to transform into an area of relaxation and absolute well-being thanks to the perfect mixing of air and water.”
Ghost is made from a combination of Flumood composite material consisting of aluminum hydroxide and synthetic resins, stainless steel, and brass. Consisting of a continuous square or rectangular plate, the unit installs in the ceiling and then is taped and mudded with the surrounding ceiling board. After sanding, the unit can be painted the same color as the surface that houses it.
“An elegant, minimal and perfectly integrated solution, in which every detail has been studied both from an aesthetic and functional point of view,” the company says. “In fact, a special Tool allows once the shower head is installed to individually remove the nozzles and inspect them and then replace them in their housing. A device that allows for perfect maintenance without having to make any compromises with the perfect continuity of the surface.”