Brizo / Jason Wu

I am in the midst of a long wordy tell you all about it post, but in the meantime I just wanted to share with you one of my favorite Jason Wu pieces from his Fall 2011 collection.  When this came down the runway and passed in front of me I truly did gasp.  So beautiful and understated simplicity and the bit of color peaking out along the bottom edge adds that bit of whimsical flaire that makes it a beautiful feminine part of the collection. 

































 photo credit Jayme Thornton


Much the same way with Brizo's Virage collection catches you off guard with the twist of metal. 

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At first glance you see the simplicity of a beautiful faucet with a beautiful line and then it grabs you when your eye shows you the twisted spout....a beautiful expression of the iconic Old World wroght iron style with the sophistication of the smooth Brizo Finish. 
























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The Virage™ Bath Collection Provides A Unique Twisting, Turning Action for A New Look in Plumbing Products


Reinvention is at the core of what it means to be fashionable. The Virage™ bath collection by Brizo®, the fashion faucet brand, beautifully embodies this spirit with its evolution of a classic faucet design. Virage refines the familiar, timeless geometry of a graceful arcing spout with an unexpected twisting, turning effect. The result is a hallmark Brizo design unlike anything else, one that further advances Brizo’s fashion-forward position.

Pictured here during our Thursday Introduction to Brizo - Judd Lord
photo credit carmen christensen

“Virage was inspired by the beautiful iron work we found throughout Europe. It was everywhere -- gates, balconies and door hardware – and it was stunning,” said Judd Lord, Brizo brand director of industrial design. “We used that inspiration to create a design that is outside the usual categories of traditional and modern. By offering a variety of finishes, Virage has the ability to appeal to a wide range of design sensibilities.”

The unique design of Virage has gained international recognition. The faucet received an honorable mention in the 2010 Red Dot product design competition, one of the largest design competitions worldwide.

Twisting, turning details are carried through every element of the collection, from the faucet handles to the showerheads. The Virage collection includes a full suite of fixtures that provide luxury and customization for the homeowner:

• Widespread Lavatory
• Vessel widespread lavatory
• Two handle wall mount lavatory
• Three and four hole roman tubs
• Wall and ceiling mount raincan showerheads
• Medium Flow TempAssure® shower trims
• Sensori™ High Flow Thermostatic shower trims

Rooted in inventive technology, the new raincan showerheads feature Brizo’s H20kinetic Technology®, providing a warmer, more luxurious spray that uses less water by controlling water’s shape, velocity and thermal dynamics – without sacrificing the user experience. There are two options: a water-efficient 6”
wall mount that flows at 2.0 gpm; and an 8-inch ceiling mount that flows at the standard 2.5 gpm. In addition, Virage lavatories are WaterSense labeled with a flow of 1.5 gpm and incorporate a laminar flow that gracefully delivers a clear, smooth, stream from the faucet spout.

The Virage bath collection is available in five finishes: Polished Chrome, Venetian Bronze®, Brilliance® Brushed Nickel, Brilliance® Polished Nickel, and Brilliance® Brushed Bronze, each available in a limited lifetime warranty. One of Brizo’s silver finishes gives the collection a clean, art deco sensibility. For a more traditional look, consider one of Brizo’s warmer bronze finishes. A complete line of accessories – including lighting and a mirror - is also available to carry the distinctive design throughout the entire bath. (Virage descriptive/press release provided by Brizo/Media Group during my all expense paid trip to New York City for this event.)

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