The tap named Jacqueline is informed by the attention to detail present in the manufacturing of high-end fashion accessories, which Gessi aimed to encapsulate in the form of a faucet.
To make the tap, bamboo roots were hand-selected and curved into shape using hot bending techniques, before being treated to become waterproof. The functional plumbing elements are then inserted into the hollow bamboo tube.
"[Jacqueline] allows a natural material to be brought to a functional use and not just an aesthetic one," said Gessi.
The spout is available in ten metallic and coloured finishes including nickel, brass, bronze, copper and black and comes in a range of mounting formats.
The accompanying taps take cues from the shapes of handbag fastenings and are available in metal with leather-effect or imitation horn details.
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