INDIANAPOLIS - Making a bold statement in faucet fashion, Brizo® introduced Loki® (pronounced Low-kee) which features exclusive sliding handles that control water temperature and flow similar to how volume is controlled on a stereo. Loki has two distinct spout heights to work in either a powder room or a bar/prep entertainment area in the home.
"Loki is perfect for areas of the home where guests gather and interact such as entertainment and media areas because of its unique look and functionality. In addition, the distinct style fits well in wine cellars and prep rooms," said Laura Brooks, senior brand manager, Brizo. "Alternatively, since many high-end homeowners use their powder room as a way to show off their design prowess, Loki fits perfectly in this room as well."
Named after the Norse god of mischief, Loki is a high-arc, two-handle faucet available in either a bar/prep or powder room version. The high-arc spout swivels for added functionality and convenience, while the sliding handle features create a new experience when turning on the faucet.
The spout of the bar/prep faucet has a higher arc than on the powder room version, which adds to the functionality needed in areas of the home such as butler pantries or island workspaces. The powder room faucet also maintains a high-arc style, however, the reach is more appropriate for use on a vessel bowl sink.
The sliding handle feature makes Loki unlike any other faucet on the market. The rectangular-shaped handles slide back and forth to activate and deactivate water flow. In addition, the unique handle design lets the user control temperature and volume by sliding each handle into various positions. Similar volume controls can be seen on stereo and entertainment systems and are an example of how the "art and tech" movement - where art, media, technology and humanities create a relationship unknown to any other generation - inspired the faucet's design.
"From flat screen TVs to cell phones, we are seeing more and more products influenced by the "art and tech" movement," said Brooks. "The design of Loki captures this trend, allowing the design conscious consumer to play up their powder room or bar/prep area with a faucet that will ‘wow' their guests."
Loki's design, which won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award, sparks amusement and intrigue creating a fashion statement in the home. It allows high-end homeowners to express themselves and show off their flair for design. Both the bar/prep and powder room versions of Loki are available in Polished Chrome and Brilliance® Brushed Nickel finish options.