Reminiscent of an iconic lamp with a counterweight, Closer is certainly the most eclectic of Zucchetti’s recent creations, an iconic shower head that reinvents the movements associated with showering.
“Movement was an essential concept for me right from the start, to the extent that I always imagined this piece set in the centre of the room, so that the whole environment becomes ‘the water’s space’, not just a certain part of it” says designer Diego Grandi. “The concept is simple: the name comes both from your movement towards the water, and from the water that follows you”.
“It recalls the aesthetics of a lamp, and embraces all the poetics inherent to the idea of balance, capable of renewing itself and changing its appearance without warning.” says Zucchetti. A cylindrical counterweight ensures that the showerhead is stable in any position and at any height, and acts as a visual counterpoint within the overall composition.
“The whole structure has been designed to be adjusted and extended simply and intuitively. It has a total of three joints, each of which has wide scope for multi-directional movement. This allows many different spatial configurations to be created, which in turn translates into an equally wide range of methods for the user to control and direct the jet of water, for a personalised bathing experience free from all restrictions.”
Closer will be presented during Cersaie at Bologna Water Design 2014 at the former Bastardini Hospital from September 22nd to 27th, 2014.