Art and the Modern Kitchen Design – Stunning Faucets by ‘Hansgrohe’ Kitchen
In 1917 the modern artist Marcel Duchamp exhibited a ceramic sanitary item ( to be discreet) in a leading New York art gallery. He entitled this work ironically ‘Fountain’.
At the time his ‘creation’ was ridiculed by many who couldn’t see the subtler message behind the piece. However, the art historians and critics now view this work as ‘a major landmark in 20th century art’.
Ok so why the art history lesson in an article about modern kitchen design? Well the connection is simple. Nearly a century ago Duchamp was being laughed at for making a statement about the aesthetic qualities of common every day objects. Now we take it for granted that the boundaries between Fine Art and functional design is blurring. The focus of this article is kitchen taps in relation to modern kitchen design. These taps are not being viewed as purely functional items, as they have been designed to be appreciated on a number of different levels.
Stunning faucets by ‘Hansgrohe’ Kitchen
The ‘Mangrove’ kitchen faucet is the design of ‘Hansgrohe Technology and Quality’ who have developed their product to enhance a modern kitchen design. They describe their invention as being an “attractive and reliable tool” and are very proud of their 110 years of design experience. For an interesting comparison, Marcel Duchamp would have been 15 when this company started out.
As this long established firm describe, the distinctive features of their faucet range are:
. “….Solid workmanship, high-quality materials and sophisticated technology….” But they are also something more to be said about the taps. They are fabulously stylish, sculptural and sleek, these basic modern kitchen design items maybe taken for granted but you have to be drawn to their distinctive and elegant aesthetic appeal.
So perhaps we have come full circle since Duchamp’s time, also the era that ‘Hansgrohe’ were first established, by bringing art into the modern kitchen design and recognizing that beauty and function are often one and the same thing.
Kitchen faucets for modern kitchen design