The hand shower, designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, is now officially running for Compasso d’Oro Award 2020.
Wellbeing and harmony for brand new bathroom solution
At the Salone del Bagno 2018, Zucchetti. Kos Group presented in worldwide premiere a series of brand new products and line extensions, resulting from a continual research into shape and technology on the themes of comfort and total wellness, both indoors and outdoors.
A complete, versatile, functional bathroom, where users become the main players of their personal wellness and exclusive sensorial experiences. This is the project that Zucchetti - leader in design-oriented taps and mixers - has shared for more than ten years with Kos, creating an ever-growing range of products that meets the needs of an evolving international market, both for home and contract segments.
Enhancing the beneficial sensations generated by water in perfect balance of design, functionality and innovation—this is the objective underlying ideas for bathroom in 2018.
Innovative high-performance creations - different in type, target and function - are ready to amaze and excite, stimulating unknown rituals that engage body and mind. It is the case of the revolutionary hand shower WaterCandy, or the new Brim mixers, both designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba.
Original, big-appeal articles, like the Closer collection of single-lever mixers designed by Diego Grandi, celebrating its latest international prize with the Red Dot Award 2018.
Special focus on outdoor spaces, which are receiving increasingly more attention in modern lifestyles, dedicated to ‘me-time’ and chilling in perfect harmony with nature. The feather in the cap of the collection is the new QUADRAT POOL RELAX designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba.
The Zucchetti.Kos stand at the Salone del Mobile is designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba. The large display area is open on three sides, inviting visitors to walk through it and check out all its details, on an experiential journey of wellbeing and harmony. It shifts from the traditional bathroom exhibition concept, preferring a layout that embraces minimalism and lightness, using natural shades and dimmed lighting to create an almost oriental mood, perfect for highlighting the characteristics, aesthetics and value of each article.
At the front of the stand, two large raised platforms host on one side the revitalising energy of the WaterCandy project, also illustrated in a video - a sort of virtual shower that describes all the potentials of this innovative hand shower. Whereas the other side is given over to ideas for outdoor: Quadrat Pool Relax, Minipool and Outdoor Shower recreate a dedicated wellness area, a haven for relieving everyday stress.
Inspired by the lightness of Fusuma, the traditional Japanese rice paper panels, the space between the two platforms is divided by sliding curtains behind which are the multi-award winning collections Closer and Nude and the brand new Brim line.
The second part of the stand is concealed by a backlit panel and features a winding, airy exhibition gallery, in which a sort of celebratory schedule of the historic Zucchetti company is set over a stage showcasing Kos basins and tubs. This raised area has been deliberately designed without any borders, limits or architectonic barriers to offer visitors full immersion in the Zucchetti.Kos universe of bathrooms.
QUADRAT POOL RELAX design by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba
Debut by the new mini pool by Studio Palomba. As well as offering a personalised spa experience, it also has an elegant solarium zone with padded sunbed—the perfect combination of the massaging properties of water and regeneration through peaceful relaxation, all in one object.
Designed to meet indoor and outdoor requirements, this free-standing tub preserves its sculpted geometry. One side of the fiberglass structure elongates to provide support for versatile water and sun resistant cushions, forming an external space that becomes a comfortable chaise longue, guaranteeing total wellness in and out of the water.
An adjustable hydromassage system allows various kinds of back or leg massage to be chosen, together with regulation of water jet direction. The nozzles can be adjusted separately to give diversified flows. It can also be fitted with the exclusive Milk System, which releases infinite tiny oxygen particles into the water, turning it from clear to milky-white, without the addition of any chemicals. Thanks to the bio-revitalising properties of the oxygen, the Milk System treatment helps to tone muscles and stimulate skin hydration. It also has a detox action to restore bodies tired by stress and time as oxygen in fact combats the free radicals that cause skin ageing. A relaxing, natural treatment, perfect for restoring and maintaining the wellbeing of mind and body at any age.
WATERCANDY Design Ludovica+Roberto Palomba
Functional design, ergonomics and practicality define WaterCandy, the revolutionary hand shower designed by Studio Palomba. Light and easy to handle, with unexpected, appealing aesthetics, it provides the experience of variable-intensity hydrotherapy massage.
The handy strap on the back makes it easy to hold. 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 the nozzles directly on the skin. A beautiful, functional object, its water jets offering adjustable intensity and flow. WaterCandy promotes anti-stress relaxation, stimulating an awakening of vital energies.
Extremely easy to install, this hand shower adapts to any existing system, thanks to its universal plug&play adapter. Soft silicone nozzles help to prevent the formation of limescale.
The unusual shape of WaterCandy does not start with the conventional idea of a hand shower, but from a much wider vision of its use. Round, and ergonomic, with a sensual feel, WaterCandy is designed by the hand that holds it, becoming its natural extension to fulfil the desires of the user.
BRIM design by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba
Reassuring and essential, described by the designers as "the result of research into shape that started a long time ago and of a follow-through that has teamed modernity and simplicity of geometrics," the brand new Brim collection stands out for its compact design that uses a single lexicon to elaborate two different shapes: the circle and the square. The outcome is a series of single-lever mixers with harmonious proportions and delicately rounded lines, designed to combine aesthetic requirements with large-scale production. Cross-cutting and accessible to the general public, Brim is a high quality product that summarises all the design and production capacity of the Zucchetti brand.
CLOSER Design by Diego Grandi
After winning the GOOD DESIGN™ Award 2017, the Closer collection of mixers has now won the Red Dot Award 2018. A triumph that once again proves Zucchetti’s excellence in bathroom design: constant research into technology and shape and high functional content, with the intent of creating beautiful, desirable articles. Harmonious shapes for global equilibrium, rounded corners for ergonomic, simple grip, joints studied to allow unexpected rotation in space; these are the project’s inherent characteristics. Dynamism, freedom and flexibility, already the style code of the Closer showerhead, are back in the concept of the mixer, in a game of joints and rotations that make it unmistakable. The concept matrix underlying it all aims to reinvent daily gestures linked to water, lending shape to user-friendly, personalised wellbeing.
Closer delivers levels of comfort, practicality and visual impact that are absolutely out of the ordinary, going beyond the limits of the classic mixer. More than matter, Closer designs water, taking it “wherever you want”.
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