Another modern design is Ectos, which has a more whimsical look. The designers say this architecturally styled faucet can be defined by its profile, which is highlighted by a wing-like lever handle. The soft look of the faucet is accentuated by the physical texture of its handle as much as by its shape. Available with Grohe's new daVinci White Satin or Blue Satin tempered glass handle, Ectos also features textured matte chrome. As with all the Articulation designs, the Ectos line includes a tub spout and bath accessories.
The Tenso series, which Grohe designers describe as "unconventionally hip", offers a streamlined, modern look. The designers say the Tenso faucet reinterprets the cylinder as a basic form and integrates the spout and handle as parallel cylindrical curves. Tenso is the first Grohe line to include a tall deck-mounted vessel faucet in addition to the standard centerset lavatory style.
A touch of nostalgia is introduced with the Seabury line, which places an emphasis on traditional detailing. The cross and lever handles echo Victorian design motifs, but the faucets are complemented by 21st century technology.
"Grohe's designers have eliminated unsightly screw connections by engineering the Seabury handles to attach seamlessly to decorative flanges and ceramic cartridges," says Carney.
Simplicity is also a feature of the Taron faucet, which has a bold contemporary styling.
"With its sleek, uninterrupted lines, Taron also reflects an architectural approach to faucet design," says Carney. "However, to ease the coolness often associated with modernism, the designers have integrated a softly curving, medallion-style handle in matte color finishes, which contrasts the polished chrome body."
Carney says the solid cast brass construction of the Taron line ensures long-lasting performance.