In the spirit of innovation, and to challenge the conventions Gessi began with a revolutionary idea: to transform a traditional product such as the common faucet into a designer object with sophisticated functions and forms.
Its 1996 "Diverso" (Different) faucet was emblematic of this break with tradition.
The Gessi designer faucets are décor objects with a personality all of their own. Objects that make a significant contribution to any environment, in terms of image and style.
"Sometimes small ideas lead to great changes.
Can a faucet become a furnishing element?
If it is made differently"
(Launch slogan for the "Diverso" faucet line)
Instead of thinking of a faucet as the final functional element in a purely utilitarian environment, Gessi took a new approach. Now the environment itself is designed around the faucet. "Where do I want the water to come from?" That is the question that the Company asks. The results are complete freedom in the design of decorative bathroom and kitchen plumbing, with unique floor-mounted, wall-mounted and ceiling-mounted faucets.
From the outset, Gessi has been committed to providing an harmonic coordination of style within the bathroom and the kitchen environments.
Whether the shapes of the objects and accessories that adorn these environments are square, oval or round, they harmonize in order to give character and personality to the kitchen and bathroom.
For this reason, the bathroom faucets are offered in structured collections whose designs extend to the sink and other fittings, thus creating wholesome bathroom environments with the same style, shapes, contours and lines.
Gessi's kitchen faucets followed a similar evolution, borrowing refined design and creative installation solutions, such as the floor and wall-mounted configurations, from their bathroom counterparts. For the kitchen, Gessi has developed a range of mixer handles with exclusive in-house designs, elegantly coordinated with the profiles of the faucets, dispensers and accessories, as well as other handles in the kitchen, such as those on the cabinets or the range.
With these innovations, Gessi has creatively revolutionized the traditional view of purely utilitarian environments, transforming them into a spaces to be reinvented and customized.
The Company's commitment to creativity has manifested itself in designs that transcend time and fashions. The Quadro, Rettangolo, XL, Mimì, Just and Goccia models are just some of the milestones on its pathway of research and innovation: models that have become design icons and are famous throughout the world. They have defined the brand's unique identity and have become design icons, famous throughout the world.
With the launch of the Quadro and Rettangolo product lines in respectively 1999 and 2002, the Company opened the way to the development of faucets of simple elegance and minimalist forms, sparking a small revolution still in the works to this day.
Every Gessi Collection transmits a message of timeless elegance and simplicity, combined with a typically minimalist style and maximum attention to detail.
The inspiring principle behind the Gessi Collections is the power of forms that, in an original and ironic fashion, convey essential and evocative graphic symbols. The square, the oval and the rectangle are the Gessi "Segni" (Signs). Immediately recognizable, these shapes have exceptional communicative power, and are the basis of the names of the Gessi collections. Shapes that transform everyday objects into small household sculptures.
Despite being the Company's most typical stylistic signature, Gessi's minimalist concept has evolved over time, mixing with other shapes and adding new contours to the Company's wide range of unique products. The 2010 "Goccia", inspired by the shape of water itself, constitutes the first successful experiment in organic design and went on to win several international awards.
Like Goccia, many other Gessi creations have also won awards for design and innovation.