The term "designer" takes on many forms in today's world. From furniture to faucets, designers are bridging the gap between industries and working on a variety of projects.
In the kitchen and bath industry, we have the opportunity to specify unique designs born from partnerships with architects, interior designers and even top fashion designers. Take a look at some of our favorite collaborations:
Jason Wu – Brizo
You may know Jason Wu as the fashion designer behind Michelle Obama’s inauguration dresses, but you may be surprised to know he also designs faucets. Jason Wu’s first run-in with luxury plumbing was in 2006 when a collection of his dresses were photographed underwater for a Brizo faucet campaign. The New York-based fashion designer and Brizo share a similar vision for function and timeless style. Jason’s latest work with Brizo is the special edition Odin bath suite, a sleek collection of faucets and accessories available in matte finishes.
Jason Wu for Brizo[/caption]
Philippe Starck - Duravit
French designer Philippe Starck is known for his prolific variety of design work. Putting his own unique twist on everyday products, Starck’s concepts are found where you might least expect them including plumbing, clothing, furniture, lighting and even office equipment such as staplers. Starck has been partnering with German bathroom fittings manufacturer Duravit as well as Hansgrohe's Axor line, and his designs have been hugely successful around the world.
Starck Collection from Duravit[/caption]
Laura Kirar - Kallista
International designer Laura Kirar is best known for furniture and interior designs, often inspired by her world travels. The work she’s done with Kallista for the Vir Stil collection showcases beautiful detail in a modern format. Inspired by people who appreciate the act of discovery, the Vir Stil collection offers bathroom and kitchen faucets as well as accessories. You may recognize the pull-down kitchen faucet from our Staff Favorites.Vir Stil Collection by Laura Kirar for Kallista[/caption]
Antonio Citterio – Axor/Hansgrohe
Representing the best of Italian design, Antonio Citterio focuses his projects—whether it be furniture, a building, or even a faucet—around the end user’s requirements. Antonio is inspired by combining home décor and fixtures to create bathroom spaces that are a place for relaxation. He was the pioneer of the first square bathroom faucets and continues to design for Hansgrohe’s Axor division, creating urban chic collections with authentic style.
Citterio Collection from Axor by Antonio Citterio[/caption]