The Unlikely Pair Bringing Style To The Kitchen

When Jason Wu partnered with Brizo in 2007, enlisting the luxury faucet brand to sponsor his first fashion show, many didn’t understand the chemistry. “A lot of people gave me the side eye,” he recalls. Such a partnership “was highly unheard of back then.” But over the past 13 years, the marriage has proved a winning match. Since the 2011 debut of the Jason Wu for Brizo Bath Collection, its matte black finish has performed so well that the same treatment has been applied throughout the Brizo library. Now he is adding to the company’s offerings, unveiling his first designs for the kitchen.

“I’ve never thought about the Jason Wu woman in a white box,” he says. “I think about her in an environment. How does she live? Where does she travel?” (Beyond Brizo, Wu has a furniture collection for Interior Define and recently became the new brand ambassador for, with whom he had collaborated on two fashion shows, introducing wilder, more modern bouquets into its repertoire.) The white-powder-coated finish of his latest faucets is the yang to the yin of his originals, though he approached both with the same eye toward timelessness. The new pieces also come with customizable levers in brushed nickel, teak, or matching white, offering optimum versatility.

Wu, an avid chef who documents his culinary creations via the Instagram account @mrwueats, is particularly excited about living with this latest collection himself. “I am the first one in the world to have it,” he says. “As someone who cooks and entertains a lot, I feel like the kitchen is where it all lies. It’s where everyone gathers.” Luckily for Wu, “it’s always been important to me that everything has beauty, form, and function.” 

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