Brizo & Jason Wu: "One Shared Aesthetic"
By Design Perspective on September 11, 2012
Today I wanted to focus on Brizo's collaboration with Jason Wu. Brizo, a fashion forward plumbing company, has partnered with Jason Wu from the beginning of his career in 2006 by sponsoring his fashion shows. In return, Jason has designed dresses for Brizo's print campaigns.
Checkout this video on the Brizo/Jason Wu collaboration.
And it only seemed natural that the next step for Jason Wu and Brizo was to collaborate by creating a new faucet and hardware line. The faucet in the Jason Wu collection was a love at first design--modern, sleek with no visible seams; his request, that it be available in a black matte finish.
Concept drawing for Jason Wu's faucet
Final product, photo via Brizo
Jason Wu is known for his modern, feminine designs, and the Brizo design team found it interesting that when working with him, much of his inspiration came from images of Versailles. His inspiration were specifically rooms with the black and white floors and the heavily ornate wall panels. In a way, it was an oxymoron of styles, and the question became how do we marry the two aesthetically. The result, the knobs & backplates on the hardware have a contemporary "flower" design that was inspired from one of the wall panels in Versailles. The juxtaposition of the modern clean/sleek lines against this traditional inspired pattern creates the new "transitional" in hardware design. What do you think? Are you a fan of this beautiful hardware?
image via Dec-a-Porter
Below is an image of Judd Lord, Director of Industrial Design at Brizo, demonstrating the SmartTouch Plus technology on the Jason Wu faucet (I spoke about it here). For more information on the SmartTouch Plus technology, click Here.
Before I leave you, I thought I'd share another amazing Jason Wu video for Brizo...the ad campaign video! It's absolutely stunning! Brizo and Jason Wu, separately are both equally fashion forward, but together they are a fashion force to be reckoned with.
Tomorrow I look forward to sharing with you the Jason Wu Runway experience & fire side chat!
**The Brizo Fashion Week Event is an all-expenses paid event provided by Brizo**
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