Brizo, the faucet brand for the fashion forward, invited me to New York to see its newest products and attend an exclusive expenses-paid, design-focussed event during Fashion Week. It was an inspiring week spent with the impressive Brizo team and 18 other bloggers. As you saw in my last post, Brizo graciously planned many events for us, including the Jason Wu Fashion Show. We also had the opportunity to learn about the Brizo product line and even got a sneak peek at prototypes of future offerings.
IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN FASHION AND HOME DECOR
As Mr. Big would say, “Absofrickinlutely!” For Brizo, fashion extends well beyond the closet; it is how you express yourself to the world. Brizo products transform spaces into statements, offering a style for every style… Brizo is to kitchens and baths what Apple was to computers.
THE BRAINS (and beauty) BEHIND THE BRIZO PRODUCTS
Brizo Marketing and Product Teams, Jason Wu. Photo Credit: Jayme Thornton
What an inspiring group, the Brizo team is engaging, smart and funny. They were so incredibly gracious and thoughtful to our group, making our stay nothing short of unbelievable. Many thanks, Brizo!
JASON WU/BRIZO COLLABORATION
Think of the Jason Wu line as “the little black dress” of the product lineup, modern and sleek, as shown in the ads above.
Jason Wu at the Fashion Show after party, just after seeing the playback of his Spring 2013 show for the first time.
A side note- Jason’s favorite quote: “Excuse my beauty-”
WHAT INSPIRES BRIZO
Lots of things inspire these hip, cool designers. They are not just engineers, they think way out of the box, planning the aesthetics and technologies years in advance. They draw inspiration from many sources and the story behind each concept is fascinating. They don’t follow the trends, they create them.
A SAMPLING OF THE TECHNOLOGY THEY PROVIDE:
The inventive technology behind the products is better than you would even dare to wish for- not just fashion forward and aesthetic, they are the S-Class of kitchen and bath ware, designed to improve the product’s performance and the homeowner’s experience. Here are just a few of the features they build into their products:
SmartTouch® Technology does nothing less than change the way you interact with water. Simply touch anywhere on the faucet body or handle to turn on or off the water. When you tap the faucet ON, the LED light indicates SmartTouch is active. When you tap the faucet OFF, the light goes off. SmartTouch also works to conserve water by activating flow only when needed, while its flexible operation promotes safe food handling.
The first technology of its kind available, MagneDock features a patented, state-of-the-art magnetic docking system. This system securely holds the spray wand in place when not in use. The durable magnets are made to last forever, while their polarity keeps the spray head perfectly aligned, for a clean, seamless look that maintains the faucet’s distinctive form.
H2Okinetic™ products produce larger droplets that retain their heat longer for a massaging effect and a denser spray pattern for a feeling of drenching coverage; together these effects help the user feel more enveloped in the warmth of the water. The all-around experience is achieved with up to six H2Okinetic™ body sprays in addition to an H2Okinetic™ showerhead.
For more on the technologies … see www.brizo.com
WHO ARE THE BLOGGER 19:
A delightful group of bloggers chosen by Brizo, who will never look at faucets in the same way ever again. See their blog links below and read their take on the Brizo experience.
photo credit: Jayme Thornton
Pamela Copeman of Pamela Copeman Design Group
Edyta Czajkowska of Edyta & Co Interior Design
Christy Davis of Vining Design Associates
Manvi Drona Hidalgo of Mochantini
Sandy Espinet of Sandy Espinet
Laurie Gorelick of Laurie Gorelick Interiors
Kelly Kole of Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs
Denise McGaha of Denise McGaha Interiors
Jennifer Mehditash of Mehditash Design
Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Designs
Stacy Naquin of Stacy Naquin Interiors
Whitney Porter of Ferguson
Courtney Price of Courtney Price Design
Jennifer Reynolds of Jennifer Reynolds Interiors
Rebecca Reynolds of New Canaan Kitchens
Lakesha Rose of L Design Group
Sarah Sarna of Sarah Sarna Interior Design
Traci Zeller of Traci Zeller Designs
Michele Alfano of Mod Design Guru