Born from internationally-acclaimed parent company, Jacquar, luxury bathroom brand Artize launched itself into the UK this week in a not-to-be-missed exclusive event, held at Covent Garden’s Icetank.
A full host of the brand’s latest luxurious products were on display, with designs from top names, including: Michael Foley, Danelon Meroni, Lisa Bosi and Parichay Mehra. Here are a few of our favourites…
Designed by Claudia Danelon of Danelon Meroni, the Tailwater tap is described as a ‘zoomorphic, abstract image of a bird, perched on the edge of a pool’. This delicate imagery sets a tranquil tone for the Tailwater tap, which is continued through its soft, aerated water flow. The single lever model is undeniably tactile, while its contemporary aesthetic can be easily visualised in a luxury residential or commercial setting.
This truly unique design calls for a basin that does justice to its iconic aesthetic, and, realising this, the Artize team crafted the partnering Tailwater basin. A simple, white ovular body is characterised by extremely thick edges, that allow its namesake tap to sit deck-mounted, in pride of place.
“Like jewellery for the bathroom,” as described by Director, Rajesh Mehra, the Tiarra tap combines powerful functionality with an aesthetic that is more of a structural centrepiece than an ‘average’ basin mixer tap.
Crafted from a duo of ovals, simply twisting the central shape away from the base will activate the water flow. While, cleverly, when the tap is not in use, in-built technology stops water from dripping on the lower oval shape, meaning the chrome finish will retain its beauty for years to come. This striking centrepiece will enliven any contemporary bathroom scheme, especially when used as the signature focal point.
The Tiarra collection also extends to wall-mounted thermostatic shower valves, bath spouts and a Tiaara Rainjoy shower head, with LED lighting and shapely parameters, similar to that of the iconic Tiaara tap. While, just as with the Tailwater range, the designers crafted a co-ordinated ceramic basin – a suitable throne for this decadent design.
A striking marriage of functionality and aesthetics, the Confluence basin mixer presents a “biomorphic design that delivers a Zen-like waterfall flow into your palms,” explained Designer, Parichay Mehre.
Inspired by traditional Asian tap designs, which are, quite simply, bamboo reeds sliced in half, to provide a waterfall flow, this impressive design combats the international trend for wellness-, Zen- and Asian-inspired bathroom designs, by adopting the tradition in a contemporary format.
Essentially a simple, single-lever mixer tap, the spout sits directly above a reed-like curved base, that channels the falling water into a soft waterfall. More dramatic than the previous, the ceramics in the Confluence collection are sleek, slim and powerful; inspired by the shape made by a water droplet rippling outward. This stylish aesthetic leaves plentiful space to mount the matching tap, while practically encouraging the water to run toward the right-hand outlet.Artize | artize.com