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In 2006, Jason Wu partnered with home furnishings company Brizo to make designer faucets. Now, the collaboration is going one step further, with Wu designing a "stylish powder room suite." The suite is comprised of a soap dish, a soap pump, a trash can, and drawer knobs and pulls. And, of course, the centerpiece is a faucet, designed by Wu and the Brizo engineering team, whose name is Odin. Because when we think "bathroom faucet" we always think "Norse god." The press release about the faucet is so perfect we're just going to have to quote it verbatim:
The Jason Wu for Brizo Odin faucet is equipped with SmartTouchPlus™ Technology, which allows users to start and stop the flow of water with a simple touch anywhere on the spout or handle of the faucet. For a more intuitive experience, its hands-free mode activates the flow of water when hands are anywhere within 4” of the faucet.
Debuting on the Jason Wu for Brizo Odin faucet is an exclusive temperature control technology featuring a new temperature sensing indicator. A LED light display built into the base of the faucet uses shades of light, from blue to magenta to red, to indicate actual water temperature. The electronic valve built into the lavatory faucet also monitors the mixture of hot and cold water to help provide a consistent temperature for the user, while its high temperature limit stop offers an added degree of safety.
Although the Jason Wu Brizo collection doesn't launch until spring 2012, Brizo is already promoting the collab on their website. The Odin faucet is available for preorder, and the first 1,000 lucky preorderers will also get a "signed and hand-numbered Jason Wu illustration" (see picture) and a keychain also created by the designer. As for the Jason Wu-branded showerhead, though - you'll just have to wait and hope.
· Brizo [Official Site]
· Bergdorf Keeps Having to Restock Jason Wu's New Space [Racked NY]