Move over, sharp angles: Thin natural curves emerge as new tapware style favourite

Smooth geometrics and playful proportions are at the forefront of kitchen tapware style, with the industry shifting towards a new take on the modern traditional kitchen with warm, neutral aesthetics.

As both the focal point in the hub of the house and the easiest quick-fix to revamp a kitchen space, tapware with thin, natural and organic shapes have taken over as the leading design trend for stylish remodels.

David Giorgio, Design Team Manager at GWA Bathrooms and Kitchens, explains “People are foregoing the stark minimalism in favour of natural shapes and materials in order to create a warmer and more inviting space. Dorf’s new sink mixers, for example, are designed to be less heavy and hard-edged, keeping in mind the latest European trends.”

The most recent European exhibition, EuroCucina, the world’s leading international kitchen fair in Milan, Italy, saw a focus on space and calm, delivering subtle design messages by focusing on finer detail.

“Dorf’s Madi and Caren are delicate yet robust, echoing this design trend with their thinner edges and attention to detail. Madi’s twin lever handle is an increasingly popular style, because it allows for optimum control and functionality. Similarly, Caren’s design is both deceptively simple and effortlessly intuitive” said David.

With a mix of natural materials including timber, marble and stainless steel dominating the kitchen design field for 2015, Australian homeowners will find thoughtful design inspirations in Dorf’s new sink mixers.

“Willow completes this collection, with an elegantly tall, thin style that we’ve seen a lot of across sanitaryware and bathware designs as well. This tapware is a play with proportions; a focus on thinner lines to exaggerate and refine other dimensions” said David.

Dorf’s Madi, Caren and Willow feature a 360° swivel gooseneck outlet and achieve a 4 WELS star rating. Combined with European Ultraflex PEX hoses for superior durability and flexibility, the mixers are a perfectly balanced team of thin lines and delicate, thoughtful design. 

To demonstrate the confidence we have in the quality craftsmanship of all Dorf tapware, our residential warranty has been increased to an industry leading 20 years. Full warranty terms can be viewed on our website.

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