Closer by Zucchetti wins Good Design Award 2014

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies gave a 2014 Good DesignTM Award to the Closer shower head designed by Diego Grandi for Zucchetti.

Established in Chicago in 1950, the Good DesignTM Award is the most historic and internationally recognised award for design excellence.

Out of more than 700 projects and product images from over 36 countries, all selected for the design quality, the eclectic Closer won the award thanks to its innovative stylistic and functional features, thereby re-asserting Zucchetti's excellence in bathroom design.

Elena Zucchetti, an architect and CEO of Zucchetti and Kos, commented: "We are very proud to have received another Good DesignTM Award, this time for Closer. We had faith in this unusual, innovative product right from the start, and dedicated significant resources to its design, production and communication, in close partnership with Diego Grandi. I believe that the nature of industrial design is such that it cannot originate from the creativity of a single person, but has to be the result of understanding and cooperation between a team of people who contribute to formulating and producing the project. This important award will encourage us once again to maintain our commitment to researching new and original designs."

Dynamic, flexible and iconic, the Closer shower head reinvents the physical actions involved in showering: it reflects the styling of a lamp, while the cylindrical counterweight at one end of it keeps it stable whatever height or position it is set to. The entire structure is designed to be simply and intuitively adjustable and extendible.

Thanks to Closer, water can dance through the air, free itself from conventional constraints, and become a free expression of our needs.