NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Cooper Hewitt's National Design Week, Delta Faucet has partnered with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and interior designer Nate Berkus to showcase the evolution of home design and reveal a transformative, conceptual faucet that embraces how we experience wellness with water.
During a design-elite evening aptly titled 'Design Forward,' in the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden at Cooper Hewitt, the Delta brand team and designer Nate Berkus will share a fresh perspective on past, present and future interior design styles, visually punctuated with items from Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection, available for viewing online at collection.cooperhewitt.org. From 1970s wicker and shag to the modern maker culture, and more, the discourse highlights how Americans live with designs they love. The evening culminates with the reveal of the Delta Sphere™ faucet, a conceptual design that anticipates interior design styles of the future.
"As we look forward, it will be interesting to watch how design leans into key cultural moments around technology and wellness, to offer solutions without compromising style," said interior designer Nate Berkus. "Pioneering brands such as Delta continue to push design innovation to enhance the way we live in our homes, especially when it comes to the kitchen and bath."
Inspired by a return to the elements, the Delta Sphere faucet was designed to embrace nature and wellness as the world continues to lean into technology and connectivity. The conceptual faucet evokes spa-like serenity with its thin, 3D-printed band that wraps around a floating globe of water. The simple, geometric shape represents purity of form and purposefully conceals its innovative technology. This faucet is as visually stunning as it is engaging with its almost magical water experience. The eye-catching globe of water leverages technology to create water that is soft to the touch and emits a delicate waterfall-like sound to create a transformative experience of relaxation and rejuvenation in the bath.
In addition to the innovative faucet reveal, the Delta brand team and Nate Berkus will share home design perspectives and the importance of living with what you love in the presence of impactful Cooper Hewitt exhibitions on view, including "Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age" and "Making | Breaking: New Arrivals."
"We are pleased to welcome Delta as a design-forward partner given our shared appreciation for design excellence and innovation," said Caroline Baumann, director, Cooper Hewitt. "Through their major support of the National Design Awards, our most prominent education initiative, Delta is helping Cooper Hewitt to connect more audiences with design's life-changing impact as we celebrate the Awards and share our winners with the public during National Design Week, expand our Awards-related programming to major cities throughout the United States, and reach millions more online."
Delta Faucet serves as lead sponsor of the 2017 National Design Awards, established in 2000 as a project of the White House Millennium Council to honor lasting achievement in American design. The National Design Awards are accompanied each year by National Design Week, which takes place Oct. 14–22. A variety of public education programs are offered at the museum as well as across the country, including special events, panel discussions and workshops for students, teachers, corporate professionals and designers.
About Delta® Products There is transformative power at the heart of every Delta® product. From Touch2O® Technology that turns faucets on and off with just a touch to H2Okinetic® shower technology that provides the feeling of more water without using more water, Delta® products incorporate smart thinking that anticipates people's needs. Paired with beautiful and inspirational design, the Delta® brand is more than just a faucet. A WaterSense® partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delta Faucet Company is a global organization offering kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, tub and shower systems, toilets and related accessories, selling products in more than 53 countries. For more information, visit www.deltafaucet.com.
ABOUT COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM Founded in 1897, Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Housed in the renovated and restored Carnegie Mansion, Cooper Hewitt showcases one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works in existence. The museum's restoration, modernization and expansion has won numerous awards and honors, including a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy, a Gold Pencil Award for Best in Responsive Environments and LEED Silver certification. Cooper Hewitt offers a full range of interactive capabilities and immersive creative experiences, including the Cooper Hewitt Pen that allows visitors to "collect" and "save" objects from around the galleries, the opportunity to explore the collection digitally on ultra-high-definition touch-screen tables, and draw and project their own wallpaper designs in the Immersion Room.
Cooper Hewitt is located at 2 East 91st Street at Fifth Avenue in New York City. Hours are Sunday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden and Tarallucci e Vino cafe open at 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, and are accessible without an admissions ticket through the East 90th Street entrance. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Public transit routes include the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 and 6 subways (86th or 96th Street stations), the Second Avenue Q subway (96th Street station), and the Fifth and Madison Avenue buses. Adult admission, $16 in advance via tickets.cooperhewitt.org, $18 at door; seniors, $10 in advance via tickets.cooperhewitt.org, $12 at door; students, $7 in advance via tickets.cooperhewitt.org, $9 at door. Cooper Hewitt members and children younger than age 18 are admitted free. Pay What You Wish every Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. The museum is fully accessible.