Here at Remodelista, we’re drawn to objects designed by architects. Whether it’s flatware, dinnerware, or large-scale sofas, bringing an exacting design to the things we interact with on a daily basis makes for a more pleasant experience. Proportions are perfected, ergonomics are considered, and materials are of the best quality. Here, we profile the best kitchen (and a few bath) faucets thoughtfully designed by architects.
Above: Designed by Italian architect Antonio Citterio for Hansgrohe, the Axor Citterio 2-Hole Kitchen Faucet has a pull-down spray; $560.16 at Quality Bath.
Above: A design classic, the Vola KV1 Mixer, made for the kitchen or the bath, was first designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen in the midcentury. The faucet is $1,567.50 at Quality Bath.
Above: Designed by architect Raul Barbieri for Zucchetti, the Spin Sink Mixer with High Arch Spout comes in chrome or satin with the option of custom finishes such as gold and rose gold. Available through Streamline Products.
Above: Another model from Arne Jacobsen, the Vola Bathroom Faucet HV1 comes in an array of colors; $1,087.50 at Quality Bath.
Above: The Hansgrohe Axor Citterio Pull-Out Spray Kitchen Faucet is a unique model from Antonio Citterio for $1,045.50 at Ferguson Showrooms.
Above: The Boffi Eclipse 1 Hole Washbasin Mixer is designed by firm StudioCharlie for use in bathrooms. Contact for price and ordering information.
Above: British architect John Pawson designed an incredibly streamlined and minimalist kitchen faucet for Obumex, a Belgian kitchen company, in 1995. Contact Obumex for more information.
Above: Also from Antonio Citterio, the Hansgrohe Axor Citterio Single Handle Kitchen Faucet has a propeller-shaped handle; $551.52 at Ferguson.
Above: The Kallista Vir Stil Faucet is designed by interior architect Laura Kirar and features tubular details. Contact Kallista for ordering information.
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