The design of the Latrava ignores the circular motifs and motions typical to faucets. Water gently sheets, instead of streams, from the edge of the blade-like fitting. Even the operation is planar: Rather than twisting a knob or handle,water flow and temperature are regulated with a sliding touch control. hansa.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.