From the flutter of butterfly wings to the flourishes on an iron gate, industrial designers find inspiration in unexpected places. Attractive designs in architecture, art and everyday life can be translated into tasteful style for home décor, especially in fixtures for the kitchen. Delta Faucet industrial designer Celine Garland found her inspiration for the new Esque kitchen collection from the flowing movements and poses of a ballerina.
"With its curves and contours, Esque offers a fresh take on a classic style,” Garland says. “We wanted to add a faucet collection that would add a feeling of tranquility and grace, and ballet is the embodiment of both.”
Mimicking the soft lines and arcs often replicated on cosmetic and styling product packaging, the Esque Collection embodies strength and sophistication. The name “Esque” comes from the suffix meaning “in the style of” and a clipped ballet pose that speaks to refinement, elegance and movement.
A subtle wrap at the base of the faucet creates an asymmetrical swoop that is echoed in the handle, which resembles the pronounced arm of an elite ballet dancer. These understated details guide the eye along the elongated spout. The sleek pull-down design is coupled with innovations like MagnaTite Docking to hold the spray head firmly in place by means of a powerful magnet and DIAMOND Seal Technology to ensure like-new operation for the life of the faucet. Optional Touch2O Technology with TempSense LED Light allows the faucet to be turned on and off with just a touch, simplifying kitchen tasks during food prep and cleanup, and the light at the base of the faucet lets users know when the water has reached the desired temperature.
In addition to smart technology that makes Esque a savvy addition to any kitchen, the ballet-inspired design compliments a variety of spaces. "We incorporated minimal detailing and sleek lines that make this a gorgeous addition to both contemporary and transitional spaces,” Garland says. “It’s a style that will enhance your kitchen for years to come.”
The collection is available in Chrome, Arctic Stainless, Venetian Bronze and Matte Black finishes. Esque is available in both kitchen faucets and bar/prep faucets, with or without Touch2O Technology.