Closer range has been enriched by diversifying its most important characteristics to create a complete collection of single-lever mixers. Dynamism, freedom and flexibility are still the strong points of this project. The interplay of junctions and rotations that make its design unmistakable and its functionality unique have also been applied to the design of the tap.



Diego Grandi is renewing the conceptual matrix of his design approach, which aims to create products that reinvent the everyday gestures associated with water, and give shape to a wellness that is easy to use and personalise. Thanks to this development of its design, Closer now attains a level of comfort, practicality and aesthetic impact that is really extraordinary.



Harmonised shapes work together to achieve overall balance; corners are rounded off to give a simple, ergonomic grip; and the design of the connections makes it possible to turn round in the space in unexpected ways. Closer is going beyond the limits of the classic water tap: more than applying design to the physical material, it designs the water itself and delivers it to “wherever you want it.”



About the producer:


Zucchetti, nearly 90 years of history and undisputed leadership in the production of design-oriented taps and mixers. Kos, a brand associated with the best production of high-level bathtubs and shower enclosures. Two exceptional pedigrees. Two giants who joined forces in 2007 under the brand name of Zucchetti. Kos and created one of the most interesting, eclectic design realities linked to the bathroom sector.

Backed by a history of relentless formal and technological research and a vision of a worldwide future focused on experimentation and study, Zucchetti. Kos have met the demands of a public looking for desirable experiences rather than necessary objects.

The Zucchetti. Kos project in fact fits into the sphere of desirability, a bathroom-world that shifts from a merely functionality level to the one of sensation and physical seduction.


Zucchetti. Kos CEO Elena Zucchetti


About the design studio:


Diego Grandi lives and works in Milan, where in 2002 establishes the DGO_Diego Grandi Office, a planning firm dealing with product, interior and design consultancy.  Besides his regular practice, he is a teacher and lecturer in many universities and design schools.

His projects have been selected for events, awards and international exhibitions, such as the third Design Museum exposition at La Triennale in Milan, the Good Design Award of the Chicago Athenaeum and the ADI Design Index.

Among the firms for which he has designed, we have Abet Laminati, Casamania, Ferrino, Fritz Hansen, Lea Ceramiche, Mogg and Skitsch.


Diego Grandi designer


Design: Diego Grandi 
Producer: Zucchetti. Kos
Photo: Diego Grandi (c)
Year of production: 2017


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