Gold 2017 / Home Interior Products / Kitchen Appliances / Professional


  • Company
    Co Studio
  • Director
    Christian Van Suetendael And Gert Van Den Steen
  • Design Team
    Alain Gillieaux, Louis-Philippe Gillieaux, Marc Dekegel

Andrew was born from the sense that something was lacking in our search for a contemporary line of taps full of character for our projects. As designers, we have a clear image of the lightness and purity we want. The existing possibilities did not respond to our needs. Working closely with rvb®, the manufacturer, we were able to make our wishes a reality. We were looking for a strong, minimalist form. Our design language translates into timeless pieces that are always stripped back to their essence, freed from all superfluous elements. For example, the handle is completely integrated into the shape of the tap, which is not just a functional feature but ultimately determines the purity of its form as well. Flow control is instinctive and ergonomic. With its understated allure, Andrew represents the experience of water in its very essence. As we presented the first sketches and models of the Andrew collection, rvb® was immediately seduced by the combination of originality and refinement in the style. Right from the start, the exacting requirements of the project designers inspired rvb®’s R&D team, who are well accustomed to technological challenges. The difficulty lay in integrating complex mechanisms into a product that was both sensitive and highly ergonomic, whilst respecting rvb®’s high reliability standards and ensuring easy installation for professionals. Andrew is a total collection of understated, integrated solutions adapted to various situations. The range consists of different models for both surface and wall mounting, available for both the bathroom and the kitchen. Finishes in chrome, matte black, matte nickel and colors on request such as matt blue and bronze. Always characterised by a purity of form and rvb®’s reliable quality standard.

Photo Credit: Co Studio
Credits: Co.Studio, founded in Antwerp in 1998, specialises in interior design and architecture with the associated product design. rvb®, Belgian tap manufacturer since 1935, rvb©’s innovations are based on a constant endeavour to develop original, high- end taps that combine a rigorous selection of refined material such as solid brass with impeccable quality finishes. This is the first collaboration between Co.Studio and rvb®