In this year’s Best of the Best, we continue to honour the brands and people who have continued to create covetable products, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Here we have Cyo by Dornbracht win ‘best bathroom faucet’ in the design category
The bathroom often gets overlooked – that is, until you see a really gorgeous one, and the coveting begins. Perhaps the most glaringly functional space in a home, it can also be a logistical nightmare to renovate. Hardware like the Cyo tap aims to inspire change, adding a gently arching curve to a room that’s so often made of squares and right angles. The design comes from Dornbracht’s archive – more specifically, from the Series 2000, originally manufactured in 1969. The brand reimagined those sketches to create Cyo’s utterly modern signature swoop.
Dornbracht made the tap with Sieger Design, a long-time kitchen and bath collaborator. Together, the pair also created a set of unique circular knobs to go along with the spout, all available in brass, chrome and platinum. The accompanying handles are equally customisable, with inset options running from glossy metal to cool stone. It’s this malleability that makes the hardware stand out, as it encourages individuality in bathroom design (of all places). And, obviously, it doesn’t come at the cost of performance. Water will come out of Cyo’s nozzle just like any other (perhaps even a tad more smoothly), except this one will look much better while doing it.