"Fashion for the Home" ~The Brizo Experience
By Design Perspective on September 10, 2012
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Hey everyone, this is Christy, and I wanted to share with you my time at the Brizo Fashion Week Event. Before I get started checkout Donna's post on Brizo, here. On our first night, Brizo graciously hosted a fabulous kickoff party with delicious orderves and cocktails. It was great seeing familiar faces and new blogger friends and meeting the Brizo team.
Jai Massela, Trevor, Seth Fritz
Thursday was a Brizo kind of day: we started off the morning learning more about the company and their products. For those who don't know, the word Brizo came from the Greek Goddess Brizo, the goddess of interpreting dreams. Brizo, the company, is a way to bring your dreams to life by creating beautiful faucets for your home.
Brizo is "Fashion for the Home" & has a "Style for Every Style"; a faucet can be glamorous, elegant, organic, or minimalistic. Brizo personifies this by their distinctive design, inventive technology, and in their manufacturing. Also, Brizo takes their part in helping our environment. Creating sustainable luxury by using less water through their smart innovation, Brizo has partnered with WaterSense (many faucets are water saving faucets) uses innovative technology, and even their packing materials are made of recyclable materials. For more information on how Brizo is helping our environment, click Here.
Can't you just see this faucet in a modern/contemporary loft kitchen?
This faucet is the female form personified. The faucet spout is the woman's arm. Can't you see her? This faucet also has the option for a Swarovski crystal finial. My favorite faucet they have-so glam!
Tresa Faucet, 8-inch spread with bridge
Judd Lord, the Director of Industrial Design for Brizo, spoke about the behind the scenes of how a faucet design comes to fruition. Like most anyone in the design world, the designers for Brizo create inspiration boards and update them every 6 months. They look to fashion, architecture, travel, and one that interested me most, salvage yards for finish inspiration. It was so interesting to hear where the faucet inspiration came from and then see the final product.
Check out this video on the inspiration for the Virage faucet.
Below Judd is demonstrating how to use the SmartTouch Plus & TempIQ Temp Control technology. The TempIQ is easy to use; LED lights not only let you know the faucet is on/off, but also show the temperature of the water. The LED light changes color according to the temperature, blue for cold, red for hot.
Another great video demonstrating how the SmartTouch technology is used.
Below is an image of the motor for the SmartTouch technology. This is installed under the cabinet. This motor is like a small computer, and requires 6-C batteries. It's easy to install and easy to replace the batteries!
All of this fabulous information kicked off our day, and to finish the day off, all 19 bloggers got the privilege to see prototypes for new designs. Unfortunately we were not able to take any photos--these products won't be available until 2014 at the earliest....sigh! I know, I know, but it takes that long for great design to be completed. The panel discussion was one of my favorite parts of this trip, to be able to discuss our thoughts on each product, why we liked it or not. It is an honor that Brizo wants to hear what we think about their product and how to better to improve them. So thank you Brizo for every part of the Brizo Fashion Week Experience. It was an experience I'll never forget, once in a lifetime!
Tomorrow I look forward to showing you Jason Wu's collection!!
**Brizo Fashion Week Event was an all expenses paid event by Brizo**