Zucchetti. Kos wins 2017 GOOD DESIGN Award

Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018

01_Zucchetti_CLOSER by Diego GrandiThe Closer collection of single-lever mixers, designed by Diego Grandi, has won the prestigious 2017 GOOD DESIGN Award in the Bath/Accessories section.

Every year since 1950, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, in partnership with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, has assigned one of the world’s most prestigious design awards, the Good Design Award, to the year’s most innovative creations.

In this 67th edition, the innovative spirit of the Closer collection was selected over thousands of projects from 55 countries all over the world. This triumph once again demonstrates the excellence of the Zucchetti. Kos group’s bathroom design, thanks to on-going research in technology and form for the creation of beautiful, desirable objects: proposals for the complete bathroom, capable of interpreting the demands of contemporary living, increasingly oriented toward wellness.

Harmony of form on the basis of overall equilibrium, rounded corners for a simple, ergonomic hold, joints designed to permit unimagined possibilities for rotation in space: these are the intrinsic features of the Closer project.

Dynamism, freedom and flexibility continue to be the shower head’s strong points, also applied to the design of the single-lever mixer through an unmistakable combination of joints and rotations.

The underlying conceptual matrix is designed to reinvent everyday gestures linked with water, giving form to a customisable, practical form of well-being.

Closer presents a level of comfort, practicality and aesthetic impact that goes well beyond the norm, surpassing the limitations of the classic tap. Rather than designing material, it designs water, and takes it where you want it.

Closer taps will become a part of the Chicago Athenaeum Museum’s Permanent Collection and be published in the 2016-2017 Good Design Yearbook.


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