Faraway Pool — Zucchetti Kos
Zucchetti. Water Values. Since its inception, Zucchetti has enhanced the value of water by designing its paths with care and mastery. Since its iconic first collaboration with Studio Nizzoli, Zucchetti has never stopped experimenting with the form and technology of the tap. 2020 marks the return to a polyphonic language, welcoming the gaze and touch of new designers. On one hand, architect David Lopez Quincoces uses a holistic approach to shape a line of taps designed to work in projects of many different typologies and natures: Helm, essential and iconic at once, reinterprets the cross handle tap through a fascinating decomposition and recomposition of cylindrical volumes, inaugurating Zucchetti’s first all-stainless-steel adventure. On the other hand, the courageous gesture of Alberto and Francesco Meda: in a world of aggressive signs, they chose to draw Medameda, a “reassuring", versatile object, whose strength is appreciated in the subtle, almost imperceptible evolution from one form to the other. This new tap, realised in single lever as well as in two-handle versions, results from a collaboration between father and son, and symbolically refers to the DNA of a company that has grown over the years and across generations. (Both projects will be presented during the next Salone del Mobile.)
Kos. Water Wonders. Since its beginnings in the 1990s, the Kos universe has taken form by nourishing the dimension of a dream, the poetry of wild abandon. Kos water is an element to get lost in, to find yourself again in physical and mental pleasure. Today, still cultivating this natural vocation, the Kos brand is broadening its design discourse, increasingly aware of and interested to foster contemporary revolutions in the themes of water and living. The worlds of the outdoors and wellness remain crucial fields where the brand made its name; at the same time, Kos is preparing to strategically enter today's homes and to meet their changing requirements for space and ritual. Alongside the iconic whirlpools and large acrylic and solid surface bathtubs, developed over many years with a single design studio, new Kos projects are for the first time being created with several young international designers. This new collaborative phase will be inaugurated with the Italian studio Zaven and the U.S.-based Visibility, with two projects that bring absolute novelty to the Kos catalog, revolutionizing dimensions and shapes through two proposals that update, without betraying, the language of the brand.