We are going to blink soon and we will be heading in to 2018. I always love doing a bit of research into what are going to be the trending elements in to the year ahead.
This is when I came across a brief that was set, inviting world-renowned design partners to present their visions for the meaning of “water within the living spaces of tomorrow”.
So here we go!
Ritual by David Adjaye
In British architect David Adjaye’s concept Ritual, water appears from under a granite inlay that is cradled by a wedge-shaped, precious metal (bronze) spout. The water, always in view, is ritualized: from source, to flow, and finally, to descent.
The Sea and the Shore by Werner Aisslinger
German designer Werner Aisslinger’s conceptual spout, The Sea and the Shore, is a hybrid consisting of a fountain and a shelf – a space for rituality and functionality. Crafted from the ancient and historical material clay, it emphasizes the longevity and the value of water and water-releasing objects in our societies.
Personally, we love the little inbuilt garden. Could this be incorporated into a kitchen as a herb garden?
Water Steps by FRONT
Water flows from platform to platform in Water Steps, a sculptural metal spout by the Swedish duo FRONT. Focusing on the playful exchange between form and water, it aesthetically and acoustically underlines the emotional potential of the natural element as it flows over PVD-finished, metallic surfaces.
Zen by GamFratesi
Zen, designed by the Danish-Italian duo GamFratesi, reinterprets the classic Japanese wood fountain. With its minimalistic form and water flow, it achieves a tranquil and meditative spirit, which depicts the honest connection between nature and water.
Mimicry by Jean-Marie Massaud
Jean-Marie Massaud’s Mimicry suggests a waterreleasing object in complete harmony with the architectural landscape. Material (marble) and form (simple, geometric shapes) suggest an inherent connection to water and achieve an emotional enhancement of both object and resource.
I am hoping these will set the benchmark for tapware spouts in 2018. They are totally awe inspiring!
We would love to hear what your thoughts are in the comments.
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