The East Side dual-lever mixer tap for 3-hole basins is defined by its use of materials and knurling. This process is not only a functional choice but a deliberate expression of a tactile even more than a visual contrast, giving the hand a physical, direct experience, almost raw in its essence. “Knurling,” say the designers Silvana Angeletti and Daniele Ruzza, “was chosen not only to improve the grip and the experience of touch but also to create a contrast in the perception of the object.” Made entirely in Italy in eight color variants, including the new Gold Brass finish, the East Side series is notable for the use of brass, the only material that comes into direct contact with the water. The name recalls the industrial atmospheres and mix of culture and lifestyles in the 70s New York lofts, which then spread worldwide through the influence of multidisciplinary artists and creatives.
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