Wallpaper resurfaces in home decor
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How aviation is inspiring home decor
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Inspiration is the basis for all things creative. But where do designers find their inspiration? The answers might surprise you. Delta Faucet’s Industrial designer, Celine Garland, was born and raised in Singapore. She spent her childhood flying around the country with her parents. She was always fascinated by aircraft, especially the Spitfire short-range, high-performance aircraft designed by R.J. Mitchell. Mitchell designed the Spitfire’s distinctive elliptical wing to have the thinnest possible cross-section; this thin wing enabled the Spitfire to have a higher top speed than several contemporary fighters.

Garland used that inspiration to design the new Brizo Sotria Bath Collection. This jet-set line of faucets, showers and tub fillers mimics the shape of a 1950s airliner. The faucets’ unique triangular spout and angular footprint comes in a variety of finishes, including graphic matte black or the new Brilliance Luxe Nickel.

“It’s obvious the inspiration for the Sotria collection stems from the sleek, streamlined aesthetic of an airplane, but it’s about something bigger than that, too,” Garland says. “Sotria was inspired by the optimism of midcentury America. We took the spirit of the 1950s and reimagined it in a way that’s both a nod to the past and a celebration of the present.”

Other designers are also putting high-flying inspiration into pr…………… continues on Charlotte Observer

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