sculptor christopher shannon has reinterpreted brizo’s vettis faucet, originally created by industrial designer TJ eads, using concrete and pure charcoal. limited to a single release of 500, each piece of the new version is handcrafted in shannon’s studio in victoria, british columbia, combining a solid, geometric form with the raw material.

sculptor christopher shannon creates limited edition concrete version of brizo's vettis faucetall images courtesy of brizo and christopher shannon

 

 

brizo‘s single-handle lavatory faucet was born ‘from a deep respect for nature and its strength,’ notes TJ eads, ‘now cast in concrete, the natural elements of water, stone and charcoal combine to fully realize this vision.’ priced at $2,500 USD, the new version of vettis employs a sophisticated methodology, developed and tested over four years. shannon has tinted the faucet’s raw concrete surface with carefully infused pure charcoal, resulting in handcrafted pieces, each with a unique color and texture.

sculptor christopher shannon creates limited edition concrete version of brizo's vettis faucet

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news