SO, the new FIMA Carlo Frattini tap, unites three innovations in one single product: the separation between the temperature and flow rate handles, an extremely thin spout combining aesthetics and water savings, and the ergonomics of the handles.
With SO, designer Davide Vercelli explores the gestures associated with using a tap, offering a product that goes beyond the limits of the classic mixer to instead allow one to choose more efficiently the quantity the desired temperature of the water. The two turning handles, differentiated in size and position, clearly identify their individual function: on the left you have the smaller and higher handles to adjust the temperature, and on the right, the larger and lower one to adjust the flow.
The ultra-thin spout of only 10mm combines elegance and green principles by limiting the flow of water while still fulfilling everyday requirements. The handles – a cylinder with a vertical cut section and a slightly more rotund end – provide a distinguishing visual feature for the series. Both provide a perfect balance between design and functionality.
Another feature of the SO series is the ability to play with colour and material combinations. The tap is available in six galvanic finishes – chrome, black chrome, brushed black chrome, brushed nickel, gold and brushed gold – and two colours – matt white and matt black – which can be chosen individually for a coordinated effect or combined with each other for a more unique style. Furthermore, it is possible to choose between three materials for the knobs: grey concrete and two wooden options. This results in a tap of great expressive strength, able to stimulate both touch and sight.
The collection is completed with several washbasin models (single-, double- or triple-hole and wall-mounted), as well as bidet, bathtub and shower.
For its marriage of technology and design, SO has won several international accolades: the prestigious Design Plus powered by ISH 2019, the German Design Award 2020, the IF Design Award 2020 and the Good Design Award.
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