15 February 2010
Posted by Paul Anater at 6:50 AM
Last weekend, I sat with an esteemed group of designer/ bloggers in a faucet seminar hosted by the incredible design and marketing team from Brizo. Our seminar consisted of a review of their current offerings, a preview of what's coming in the next few model years and some really great discussions with Brizo's design team about what inspires them to do the work they do. It's no accident that Brizo's events coincide with Fashion Week, the runway shows in New York are events industrial designers attend anyway. What goes down those runways goes on to inspire the offerings and trends of every consumer product you can imagine, it's far more than just apparel.
This is the RSVP, it was inspired by an Erte illustration.
This is the Baliza, inspired by the lines and light beam of a lighthouse.
This is the Vesi Channel, inspired by water rushing down a mountain stream.
This is the Floriano, inspired by a wilting flower.
This is the Virage, a study of lines and shadows based on a wrought iron grille.
It's beautiful, intensely creative work and seeing what the designers at Brizo are working on now is a thrill and a privilege. So who knows what will inspire the next great faucet? Or the next great car, sofa, mobile phone, book cover, Kleenex box or soup can?
Can a faucet be born of this?
Stay tuned, there's some really thrilling things coming from the House of Brizo in the next few years.
So the other bloggers who were in New York with me last weekend were a pretty impressive group. Being in New York was an honor enough, being counted as a member of this esteemed group was something I never thought would ever come to be. Amazing.