Fashion Designer Jason Wu and Brizo Unveil Powder Room Collection
by Daniel Haim
Since Brizo established a relationship with fashion designer Jason Wu in 2006, architects and designers have anxiously anticipated a collaborative collection between the two luxury brands. After many years in the making, the two brands are delighted to introduce the Jason Wu for Brizo Collection, a stylish powder room suite that merges the signature styles of both brands in a line of products for the bathroom. The collection reinforces the position of the Brizo brand as fashion forward and innovative, and it marks the debut of Jason Wu into the world of interior design.
“When the Brizo brand was first partnered with Jason Wu, we set out to prove fashion can be expressed outside the runway, as it’s also a personal expression of oneself in the home,” said Brian Nobbe, director of the Brizo brand. “The Jason Wu for Brizo collection delivers a new level of luxury for the home bath and we are excited to see how consumers and design professionals react to the collection’s unique juxtaposition of ultra modern clean lines and ornamentation.”
As a designer, Jason Wu has always been driven by a curiosity to learn about construction, perfecting every detail and merging contrasting influences into his designs. The Jason Wu for Brizo collection combines sleek Scandinavian design and intricate Baroque detailing. A Matte Black finish brings a sense of elegance to the collection and is paired with cool Polished Chrome or soft Brushed Nickel on a number of accessory pieces to coordinate seamlessly into any space.
“As a designer I thoroughly enjoyed working alongside the Brizo product team to translate my designs into a collection of products for the home. It was an exciting challenge combining my design aesthetic with the innovative technology of Brizo products,” said Wu.
Jason wanted to create a complete powder room suite, a vision which led to the addition of several pieces not typically found in Brizo collections, including a wastebasket, free-standing soap pump, soap dish, and drawer knobs and pulls. The silhouette of a Baroque-inspired flower is subtly woven throughout, providing a sense of cohesive integrity.
“Much like fashion accessories help pull together an outfit, these added pieces complete the look of the home bathroom, allowing homeowners to infuse the collection’s style throughout the space to create one seamless, integrated design,” said Judd Lord, director of industrial design for Brizo products.
At the center of the collection is a faucet unlike any other. Named for mythology’s Norse god of wisdom and magic, the Jason Wu for Brizo Odin™ faucet features a unique and unexpected rotating handle motion to emphasize the collection’s modern and seamless design. Punctuated by Wu’s signature Miss Wu owl emblem on the tip of the handle, this faucet is truly the collection’s showpiece.
The Jason Wu for Brizo Odin faucet is equipped with SmartTouchPlus™ Technology, which allows users to start and stop the flow of water with a simple touch anywhere on the spout or handle of the faucet. For a more intuitive experience, its hands-free mode activates the flow of water when hands are anywhere within 4″ of the faucet.
Debuting on the Jason Wu for Brizo Odin faucet is an exclusive temperature control technology featuring a new temperature sensing indicator. A LED light display built into the base of the faucet uses shades of light, from blue to magenta to red, to indicate actual water temperature. The electronic valve built into the lavatory faucet also monitors the mixture of hot and cold water to help provide a consistent temperature for the user, while its high temperature limit stop offers an added degree of safety.
The complete collection will be available in showrooms in spring 2012, although pre-order reservations are available now through February 20, 2012 for a limited number of faucets and coordinating accessories. For additional information about the Jason Wu for Brizo collection, visit: www.brizo.com/jasonwu