Taps group and shower head
The project KALLISTO is the brainchild of combine several functions: faucet, hand shower and soap holder, in a single element, made from innovative materials such as solid surfaces.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
KALLISTO consists of two elements: the group taps and the shower head on the wall.
The faucet unit that, in a single formal element, encloses three different functions, has been designed to be able to adapt to any pre-existing flat surface.
Inside, there is a mixer taps and a switch, plus of course the attack for the hand shower and the soap holder outside.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The group wall encloses several functions in a single form. The hand shower is a single layer, as well as the shower head to the wall with silicone spout for easy cleaning of the limestone.
The undeniable advantage is the possibility to replace the existing group without having to break the walls and tiles.
The shower head on the wall was also made to adapt to the most common pre-existing installations, It is fixed with two simple wall plugs and has an attack by half inch for the disbursement of the jet.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project was developed in 2012/2013 and initially tested with various solid surfaces before choosing the CRISTAPLANT. Presented at the Salone del Mobile in MILAN and ISH in Frankfurt in 2013.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The material used is classified as "solid surfaces": the CRISTALPLANT.
A material that is 100% made in Italy.The processing technology is “cast moulding”, ie low compression moulding.
CRISTALPLANT is a technologically advanced and unique compound, made up of high percentage of mineral extenders from nature (ATH derived from bauxite) as well as a small one of high-pureness polyester and acrylic polymers; therefore, it is an inert, hypoallergenic and non-toxic material. CRISTALPLANT is 100% recyclable, practically fireproof (class 1), strongly UV-resistant, solid and non-porous, hygienic and healthy, resistant and agreeable to the touch for its velvety and natural stone-like finish. CRISTALPLANT is 100% restorable, ie it can bring back the original state and look by simply using an abrasive sponge and a detergent.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Taps group: 615mmx145mmx110mm
shower head: 500mmx145mmx40mm
Taps group, shower head, shower, bathroom, shower
We wanted to create a form easy to fit in any bathroom, current and abreast with the times, aesthetically simple and functional. Easy installation and maintenance with a focus on ease of use and recyclability of materials in an environmentally.
The biggest problem was a desire to incorporate in the thickness of all the components that were required. The mixer, and the switch has been completely designed to be adaptable to the overall dimensions.
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