Well-designed tapware is an art form. A timeless design combined with the highest quality materials and componentry creates a product that won’t date and will last for decades. Beautiful tapware is a central design feature of any kitchen or bathroom; an object of both beauty and function.
It’s not easy to achieve this subtle balance and to produce the perfect tapware but with the right combination of design, quality, craftsmanship and finish, it is possible to create that perfect addition to your kitchen or bathroom.
“Getting balance into the design of a tap is crucial. When it is right, it looks perfect. When it’s not, it is offensive to the eye,” high-end tapware distributor In Residence’s Stephan Marshall says. He believes the design of a tap needs firstly to clarify its particular style, whether it is classic, traditional, contemporary or country. “The design then moves into the finer details. We often see taps that just don’t have any finesse in the way they are designed and made. The handle may be too large or long for the overall design, or a component’s details don’t fit with the whole product.