Bathroom fixtures get a starchitect makeover by Bjarke Ingels

The high-end fixtures are designed with Gesamtkunstwerk in mind, German for “total work of art.”

March 27, 2015 |
Bathroom fixtures get a starchitect makeover by Bjarke Ingels

A faucet from the Taper series, designed by BIG. Photo courtesy Kallista

Luxury kitchen and bath product company Kallista is releasing a new collection of fixtures designed by BIG, global firm of Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels, Fast Company reports.

Prices for pieces in the collection, called The Taper Collection, range from $1,095 for faucets to $350-$425 for towel bars.

These high-end fixtures are designed using the principles of Gesamtkunstwerk, a concept that merged with architecture and design during the early 20th-century Bauhaus movement in Germany, meaning “total work of art.”

"There’s often no relationship between the big idea of a building and the way things are inside, down to the little details," Ingels tells Fast Company. Hence, Ingels hopes the designs will “merge the practical and the sublime.”

Fast Company has the full story.

 

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