ICFF KITCHEN & BATH: Part 1

Here it is... I am finally catching up on the rest of my ICFF material! Although quite some time has passed since I first went to the show I feel it is still worth showing all these beautiful designs. Some of them might not be a good fit for your home per se, but I love to show what the design world has been up to - pushing boundaries and exploring options. It's almost like the fashion runway for product design, and it's at shows like these that new designs are introduced and some design elements will trickle down into every day designs. 

Hardware in general is like the jewelry of the room. Literally... they are shiny, mostly metal, and used as an accent and accessory. Such a small detail in the grand scheme of a room design but it's something you physically interact with everyday so it becomes a very personal product, especially in the kitchen and bathroom!

My hands-down favorite during the show was Italian design company Fantini. Their collections are very diverse and each one equally beautiful! Their "I Balocchi" line was really fun and colorful. I liked their chunky handles and could see this working well in a kids bathroom or just anywhere you want to add some fun color!

I Balocchi

With their logo on the handle and bright color it also has a "sportcar" aesthetic - what do you think?

They also had a beautifully elegant collection called Venezia with handles made from murano glass. It's such a beautiful material combination for a bathroom that really creates a boutique feel, like a decorative perfume bottle.Venezia

Venezia

Venezia

 

And how about this spa-like bathroom? I love their shower head options mounted in the ceiling.Acqua Zone

And it comes with "chromotherapy" options, which basically means providing an atmosphere of color to help improve mood and energy levels. I actually did my product design thesis on color therapy and had a similar idea, but didn't pursue water as my method of transmitting color, although I do love this!

Acqua Zone Chromotherapy

Here is another shower option they offer, this one with lots of jets along the fixture.  The context in some of these pictures is a bit open for a typical bathroom, but when you put it in the context of an outdoor shower by a pool... now we're talking!
AcquaPura


And here are a few more design favorites I'd like to share!
Belvedere shows more angular designs not typically seen in fixtures.

Cafe freestanding sink faucet!

Dolce, with just a touch of color, and I like this corner sink basin.

Lavante uses color to indicate hot and cold taps.

Nostromo, really simple form and geometry, nice in a smooth white finish.

Consolle, elegant wall mounted option with shelf above.

Milano - beautiful transition of the linear spout on the handle.

Riviera - not only are the fixtures beautiful but I love the teal shower itself!!


I hope you enjoyed seeing some new faucets and fixtures! These are just from one company too! There are a few more I will post next because they are too beautiful not to share!

Cheers!

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