After receiving a Gold award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in the bath/accessories category in December 2017 and winning ‘Best in Class’ in the inaugural Architectural Digest’s ‘Great Design Awards’ last April 2017, KALLISTA Taper faucet now is a proud winner of a Gold Design Award in the category product design from iF Awards 2018.“The entire KALLISTA team is honored to receive the prestigious iF Design Award 2018 for product design of the Taper collection in the gunmetal finish,” said Jamie Evans, Director – Marketing Communications, KALLISTA.The Taper Collection in gunmetal finish, designed by Bjarke Ingels, is pairing his vision with the perfectionism and cutting-edge technology of the team.The mid-century Danish design of the Taper sink faucet with its minimal design complements combines engineering and aesthetics. The sleek cone that transforms into a cylinder is Bjarke’s interpretation of ‘turning the practical into something poetic’.
In the design process, he looked at the performance of the product and essentiality of what a faucet does. Then the flow of water from the pipe to the hands or the body are translated into a well-balanced design shape. The spout tip is flush with the faucet, the aerator is hidden in the base – the Taper faucet is a technological masterpiece that marries architectural lines and an urban vibe.In addition to the sink faucet, Bjarke also designed a multifunction showerhead with arm and a wall-mount arm for a rain dome. All products are solid brass to be durable, timeless, and smooth. Marrying form and function, they also qualify for WaterSense water saving.Bjarke is a Danish architect and the founder of the Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). He teaches at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Rice University and was awarded the Architectural Innovator of the Year Award by the Wall Street Journal in 2011.