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The innovative WaterCandy has been listed in the index that celebrates excellence in Italian design
The hand shower, designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, is now officially running for Compasso d’Oro Award 2020.
The Zucchetti. Kos Group is proud to announce that WaterCandy has been chosen by the Permanent Design Observatory of the Association for Industrial Design – ADI, for inclusion in the ADI Design Index 2018, the first volume in a biennial cycle that brings together the best of Italian product design, and which will compete for the prestigious Compasso d’Oro Award 2020.
The innovative hand shower, designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, is testament to the company's leading role in bathroom design. It aims to stimulate novel rituals that combine mind and body, and can be used for a hydrotherapy massage with variable intensity.
Much more than a traditional hand shower. WaterCandy, can also be used for massaging the body as well as its normal function. Thanks to the handy strap on the back you can easily hold the shower and enjoy the benefits of the massage. Like an ideal extension of your hand, the water is free to dance in space, to follow the body and choose its distance, or completely cancel it with nozzles directly on the skin.
Its small handy shape allows WaterCandy to exploit the hydrotherapeutic properties of water for anti-stress relaxation; at the same time it stimulates an awakening of vital energies, thanks to jets of different intensity and flow that can be adjusted according to your needs.
A unique product, with unexpected aesthetics. Ironic and minimalistic, WaterCandy is an appealing object that is amazingly easy to use and comfortable to hold. A highly innovative product, the result of the constant research carried out by Zucchetti, always an attentive interpreter of contemporary living and numerous variations in the wellness sector. The hand shower designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba is of an unprecedented type. The evolution of the project does not start with the conventional idea of a hand shower, but from a much wider vision of its use.
WaterCandy is extremely easy to install, as it can be added to any pre-existing system using its universal plug&play adaptor. Round, ergonomic and with a sensual feel, it has been designed by the same hand that holds it, becoming a natural continuation of the hand and fulfilling the user’s every desire.
“WaterCandy’s inclusion in the ADI Design Index 2018 is further recognition of this company's almost 90 years in business, and stems from its ongoing commitment to research and development and collaboration with the most famous contemporary designers”, said Elena Zucchetti, CEO. “This is a major achievement, which reaffirms the openness to innovation and exploration of new languages in the bathroom world that have always been among the Zucchetti. Kos brand’s strong points”.
The annual ADI Design Index lists the products that most stand out for their originality, innovation, materials used, environmental protection, usability and interactivity.
The 2018 objects, including WaterCandy, will be displayed in a touring exhibition, beginning in Milan on Monday 15 October in the Sala delle Colonne at the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology, before moving on to the Casa dell’Architettura in Rome, located in the Acquario Romano.
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