With a silhouette based on the form of a single extended droplet, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Gessi‘s Goccia line of faucets and fixtures was designed by an artist. But what’s more intriguing is that designer/sculptor Prospero Rasulo’s new line questions where a sink and faucet belong within a home. Rasulo, who has collaborated with Gessi on several other product lines, has conceived of new applications for his plumbing fixtures, including a sleek dining table with a sink and faucet at one end. In a living room setting, he envisions a freestanding pedestal sink and floor-mounted faucet that recalls Achille Castiglioni’s Arco lamp. In a way, it’s like a modern indoor fountain — half water source/half sculpture.
Besides wall-mount, deck-mount, and floor-mount faucet styles, Goccia offers a dramatic ceiling-mount style in a standard 65” length, as well as custom sizes. The collection also includes ceramic vessel, pedestal and drop-in lavs, showers, and a full line of accessories. According to the manufacturer, all Goccia faucets are equipped with a technology that allows for a 50% water savings.
While having a faucet next to your coffee table might be unrealistic, one benefit of making water more present is that folks might actually drink more of it. According to the Chicago Tribune, a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that nearly half of Americans are not drinking enough water. 7% actually drink no water at all — which I find more of a shock than the idea of installing part of my bathroom in my living room.
Disclaimer: Gessi was one of the sponsors of my trip to the London Design Festival as part of BlogTour London. The opinions in the post are entirely my own.