Design / Awards
GRAFF’s Sospiro Collection Wins DPHA Plumbing Product of the Year 2017
The latest innovation from GRAFF®’s internal G+ Design Studio, the Sospiro Collection, has won the Plumbing Product of the Year at the 2017 Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association’s (DPHA) Annual Conference and Product Showcase. A contemporary twist on a traditional style, the faucet was celebrated by the conferences’ esteemed panel of judges for its thoughtful silhouette. A bridge style paired with sleek, curvilinear lines, the innovative design eliminates the traditional third post often associated with bridge faucets. In turn, the faucet enhances the spaces it occupies not only with a sophisticated profile, but also with elevated sanitation capabilities, separating the distribution point of hot and cold water.
GRAFF Director of Business Strategy and Development, Chris Kulig, comments, “This accolade is particularly meaningful for the brand, as it underscores GRAFF’s eye for innovation and high-design in the kitchen space. We look forward to sharing this achievement with our customers.”
The striking faucet is outfitted with two sleek and substantial cylindrical levers for both the single-hole and bridge models. The single-hole offering is equipped with a pull-down spray head that includes dual-function spray and stream water flow controls for a minimalistic style that satisfies the needs of modern kitchen and bar environments. Minimalistic in theory, from the clean, continuous spout to the singular, slender, circular base ring, the faucet also qualifies as maximalist with several luxurious finish options available, including, Polished Chrome, Brushed Nickel, Polished Nickel and Olive Bronze™.
Sospiro is available with a matching independent side spray offering added convenience for the bar/prep faucets and the bridge kitchen faucet. As with the single-hole kitchen spray head, the side spray is equipped with a dual-function control allowing the user to easily change between spray and stream operations. A progressive valve within the side spray provides added value, allowing control of both the hot and cold and on and off systems without requiring interaction with the central sink faucet.
From concept through installation, Sospiro is emblematic of its inspiration point, the famous bridges of Venice. Emulating the elegant arches that connect the classic canals of the historic Italian city, Sospiro is graceful and strong in aesthetic.
This year’s DPHA Product of the Year Awards honored outstanding innovations, design and technological advancements of decorative plumbing and hardware products. DPHA is the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of the decorative plumbing and hardware industry. The awards program allows DPHA members the opportunity to have their products evaluated, analyzed and critiqued by the leading names in the decorative plumbing field.