2017 / Home Interior Products / Kitchen Appliances / Professional

Andrew

  • Prizes
    Gold in Home Interior Products/Kitchen Appliances, Gold in Home Interior Products/Bathroom Fittings/Appliances
  • Company
    Co Studio, Belgium
  • Lead Designer
    Christian Van Suetendael And Gert Van Den Steen
  • Design Team
    Alain Gillieaux, Louis-Philippe Gillieaux, Marc Dekegel
  • Client
    Rvb
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  • Other credit
    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®

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®