2015 Product of the Year
By Diego Grandi for Zucchetti
Category sponsored by Universal Fibers
Closer is a simple shower concept that combines advanced technical innovation with unique aesthetics.
Taking the shape of a lamp as his inspiration, Diego Grandi has added a cylindrical counterweight for balance to ensure that the showerhead is stable in any position and at any height.
Closer's wall-mounted horizontal and vertical swivel system provides multidirectional movement, enabling the user to create their personal and very individual showering experience. Simple and intuitive to use, Closer will let the water flow freely all over the body, massaging gently or firmly to revitalise and refresh both body and mind.
Closer is designed to operate efficiently with water usage and is supplied with flow restrictors designed to maximise the water efficiency of the product, and to meet the relevant environmental standards.
The judges said:
'Closer brings a new aesthetic to showerheads, with a witty reference to a classic task lamp that could prompt a whole new approach to shower design.'
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