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Testing the waters

It’s interesting to see how design can sometimes fetishise the old industrial aesthetic and re-package it. PIP can’t help but be taken, for instance, with Marcel Wanders’ Pipe shower for Gobi, a reductively simple – if eye wateringly pricey – douche which, with its single stopcock, leaves me still unable to work out how you control the temperature. Now niche brand Watermark has come up with its Elan Vital Collection of kitchen faucets; with all its elbows, it still has me asking ‘where’s the hot tap’?


 

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