Sussex releases collection with fine jeweller
In a unique collaboration, bespoke Australian tapware manufacturer Sussex has teamed up with celebrated Adelaide jeweller Cassandra Mamone to create a highly exclusive range of diamond-set tapware.
The partnership – which came about through Sussex director Vanessa Katsanevakis’ search for the perfect engagement ring – is incredibly apt, as Sussex was founded by Katsanevakis’ father, a jeweller and watchmaker himself.
“Hand-crafted quality is a matter of honour for us so any venture we undertake must align with those principles,” says Katsanevakis. “In working with Cassandra we discovered a kindred spirit, and the results we achieved are not only beautiful, but a source of pride for both our companies.”
Utilising Sussex’s architectural Calibre collection, and inspired by the natural glamour of evening twilight, diamonds have been arranged into a star constellation atop each tap.
The result is an elegant and on-trend conversation piece for any interior setting that will retain its allure for decades to come.
The collaboration came about after a serendipitous discovery by Katsanevakis.
“I found Cassandra on Instagram and was instantly drawn to her dedication to craftsmanship and beauty. Her uncompromising quality is exactly what we do here at Sussex,” says Katsanevakis.
“I thought Vanessa’s proposal was exciting and original,” Mamone adds. “The creative challenge of setting diamonds in taps was so compelling.”
The challenge was to make it work on both an aesthetic and technical level. The pair embarked on a trial period to find ways to best arrange and set diamonds in raw brass and have them finished perfectly at the other end of the plating and polishing process.
Katsanevakis sees the taps as the ultimate in luxury fittings and believes interior decorators, designers, architects and their clients will embrace their potential.
Sussex Taps is an Australian manufacturer with a passion and dedication to the process of creating beautiful tapware. Through the continued practice of original crafting traditions, every tap created is made with an absolute commitment to quality.Learn more