LUIGI LEONETTI

COM­MER­CIAL DI­REC­TOR ( ASIA- PA­CIFIC) OF GESSI

Home & Decor (Malaysia) - - Now -

Lux­ury bath­ware brand Gessi’s lat­est Equilib­rio well­ness- and na­turein­spired tap can be seen as both art and a func­tional ob­ject.

Equilib­rio (Ital­ian for “equi­lib­rium”) was con­cep­tu­alised to em­body bal­ance, with its or­ganic curves and sculp­tural form re­sem­bling smooth stones. Only beau­ti­ful, pure ma­te­ri­als such as mar­ble, river stones, teak and gold are used in its de­sign – there are 16 han­dle and 10 base fin­ish­ings to mix and match from to cre­ate a unique state­ment piece for your bathroom.

Gessi’s com­mer­cial di­rec­tor (Asi­aPa­cific), Luigi Leonetti, tells us more about its de­sign con­cept, and how it sub­tly and el­e­gantly weaves na­ture into the most pri­vate room of the home.

What is a cur­rent key trend in bathroom and bath­ware de­sign?

More ef­fort is spent on de­sign­ing the bathroom – be­fore, it was just a place to visit very quickly but, now, there’s the idea of the bathroom ex­pe­ri­ence. This is prob­a­bly be­cause we now give more at­ten­tion to car­ing for our­selves, both on the in­side and out­side, and to well­ness. Home is where we can es­cape from stress and be at ease, and the bathroom is where we can be alone.

Tell us about the idea be­hind the Equilib­rio wa­ter faucet.

The Equilib­rio’s de­sign is very or­ganic and na­ture-in­spired. It is an ob­ject that re­minds you of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing en­ergy and hav­ing good well-be­ing – some­thing you feel when you are in bal­ance. There are par­tic­u­lar places and ob­jects that have this kind of power; for ex­am­ple, when we want a break, we may think of go­ing to the beach, to get as close as pos­si­ble to na­ture to find peace. We wanted to give con­sumers the pos­si­bil­ity to recre­ate this ex­pe­ri­ence at home as part of an ev­ery­day rit­ual, and for the bathroom to have a pri­vate well­ness el­e­ment.

What unique ma­te­ri­als are in­cor­po­rated in its de­sign?

In­stead of tra­di­tional fin­ish­ing, shapes and ma­te­ri­als for taps, we used nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als such as stone and oak. Han­dling and us­ing these ma­te­ri­als were com­pletely dif­fer­ent pro­cesses and not easy, but we wanted to de­fine a very unique prod­uct. The texture of stone re­minds you of na­ture, and no two are the same. We also use brass, and fin­ish it in many ways, in­clud­ing matte white and black.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE EQUILIB­RIO AT GESSI, 165 PE­NANG ROAD, TEL: 6733- 9542, WWW. GESSI. COM.

BE­LOW A mood set­ting in Gessi’s Mi­lan show­room em­pha­sises the Equilib­rio wa­ter faucet’s well­nes­sand na­ture-in­spired de­sign. It em­bod­ies bal­ance; with it, add a beau­ti­ful el­e­ment of na­ture to your space.

LEFT (COM­BINED) Of­fered are 16 han­dle and 10 base fin­ishes, in­clud­ing nat­u­ral wood and stone, that you can choose from to cre­ate a one-of-akind state­ment piece for your bathroom.

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