Dutch designer Piet Boon continues to collaborate with COCOON to produce award-winning styles of shower sets, faucets, bathtubs and basins that embrace his signature aesthetic of beauty meets function. The craftmanship of his products embody a refined look, with a commitment to using the finest and eco-friendly materials.
For a closer look into his background, the Amsterdam-based designer began his career as a “frustrated” contractor. With his experience in the field of construction, Piet Boon took a new approach to architectural design with concepts that were livable, durable, “timeless” and beautiful.
In 1982, he established his design firm, Studio Piet Boon and took on a variety of clients from corporations, restaurants, private companies, hotels and individual homeowners. Some of his most famous projects include: The Jane Antwerp Restaurant; Rosewood hotels in Half Moon Bay Antigua and Amsterdam; luxury apartments in New York City, Miami, Spain, and Paris.
What is Piet Boon’s Design Philosophy?
The word ‘timeless’ is key term when describing Piet Boon’s work, especially with his bath ware collection by COCOON.
According to Piet Boon, in an interview with Interior Design magazine, he believes that there is great beauty in simplistic design.
“Bearing use, context, and function, our unique designs are built to stand the test of time. When designing, we look at location, how spaces are used, by whom these are used, and what materials are the most suitable to fit a certain purpose. Our roots in carpentry and construction have given us the advantage of having extensive knowledge in materials and building techniques. We know what works. We also embrace the imperfections and transience of natural materials. The passing of time leaves beautiful traces and these are anticipated in our designs. Last but not least, when it comes to designing for longevity, it is important to create a quiet basis. We keep our color palettes neutral. By doing so, we create a timeless backdrop, accommodating changing colors from personal belongings, furniture items, and works of art.”
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The Piet Boon Collection by COCOON:
COCOON expands their offerings of the Piet Boon Collection with taps, basins, cabinets, bathtubs and shower sets. According to Studio Piet Boon, from their design point of view, the bathroom must be in perfect balance of function and beauty. With that in mind, the PB Bath – the newest Piet Boon free-standing bathtub from the COCOON collection was developed. The choice of material was a focal point in this design, from a comfort-level to durability of the natural stone.
“The various Piet Boon COCOON bathroom products are designed to enhance each other and any environment, and together form a harmonious whole; a place to unwind”. – Studio Piet Boon
Introduced in late 2020, the PB Bath has already become a signature piece for COCOON. It has a rounded rectangle shape, which reinforces the ergonomics for comfortable support while taking a bath. The double edge was created to hold a solid wood bridge that easily rests from both rims.
Winner of the Red Dot Design Award, these COCOON faucets are considered timeless pieces of art with their distinctive Piet Boon “KEKKE” shape. This unique shape is a reflection of other Piet Boon products, recognized by the rounded corners. The design is inspired by a simple symmetry of shape, combined with elegant lines and functionality.
Statement by the Red Dot Design Jury:
COCOON PBSET11 Features a minimalist design reduced to the essential. The combination convinces with its high-quality implementation and ease of use.
The taps are made with a base of highly durable 100% marine grade stainless steel and have a PVD coating (lifetime finish) in colors brushed inox (stainless steel), gunmetal black and raw copper.
Piet Boon Basins + Cabinets
The PB Basin was introduced by COCOON a few years ago and continues to gain popularity for it’s custom options and beautiful, durable design. The single or double-wash basins are available in different lengths and heights. You can pair them with a cabinet underneath, or keep the floating look for a more minimalist design. Click here to view all the options.
Popular for it’s horizontal layout, the thermostatic shower and bath fixtures of the Piet Boon collection come in three different finishes: brushed inox, gunmetal black and raw copper. The lever mixers are intuitive to use, with state-of-the-art technology to operate over two axes. For more information and U.S. plumbing standards, click here.
Tying into the unique shape of the faucets, the Piet Boon rain showers are also one-of-a-kind.
An announcement was made from Studio Piet Boon that founder, Piet Boon will join the International Interior Design Jury and will be a judge for the highly anticipated Dezeen Awards. The winners are recognized as the benchmark for international design excellence for architects and designers worldwide.
Are you designing a bathroom with Piet Boon by COCOON?
Specialty Hardware + Plumbing has decades of experience and can assist with pricing, options and recommendations for how to design a bathroom with Piet Boon by COCOON to meet U.S. plumbing standards and codes. Stop by our showroom located in Southern California or send us an email for more information.