Hansgrohe Revives Art Deco Design With the Locarno Collection

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02.18.21 | By
Hansgrohe Revives Art Deco Design With the Locarno Collection

At the peak of its popularity in the 1920s, the Art Deco era equaled luxury and glamour to consumers. Hansgrohe, leading manufacturer of bathroom and kitchen fixtures, is giving the nostalgic geometric style fresh life with their Locarno collection. Hexagonal designs and bold finishes bring century old Art Deco elements into today’s kitchens and bathrooms through elegance and sophistication that will transform an entire room.

woman in shower

Hansgrohe collaborated with leading design firm Phoenix Design to bring their vision to life. “People of this period undoubtedly felt more materially secure than before and were optimistic about political, technological and cultural prospects,” says Andreas Diefenbach, Managing Partner of Phoenix Design. “During the whole project, we were consistently focused on indulgence, intimacy, humanity and everyday utility whilst recalling the poetry and romance of bygone times, pleasure and the luxury of ease of being.”

woman in bathroom

Locarno features an entire bathroom collection of faucets, shower components and accessories, each with an Art Deco-inspired hexagonal detail that brings the series to life. Choose from a single-hole or widespread sink faucet. For the shower you’ll find thermostatic and pressure balance trims, wall bars and shower arms. The collection also includes roman tub sets, a freestanding tub filler with hand shower and multiple accessories for an all-encompassing bathroom design.

tiled shower with black fixtures

Moving to the kitchen, Locarno continues to meld together classic design notes and modern technology. Opt for the Semi-Pro Kitchen Faucet or the convenient Select HighArc Kitchen Faucet. Hansgrohe’s Select technology enables the user to start and stop water with the push of a button, saving both water and time. A prep faucet, bar faucet and soap dispenser complete the Locarno kitchen assortment.

woman standing at kitchen sink

The Locarno collection is available now at in six beautiful finishes: Matte Black, Brushed Gold, Polished Chrome, Brushed Nickel (bathroom only), Polished Nickel and Steel Optic (kitchen only).

art deco graphic

If Locarno has caught your eye, Hansgrohe will be live-streaming their newest products during a special Product Showcase February 24 and 25. You’ll have the opportunity to take live 30 minute tours of Hansgrohe’s Aquademie and ShowerWorld, where you can see working products and the newest finishes up close. Tours begin every 30 minutes from 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm both days. Register here.

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Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.