Amityville, NY, February 2024 – Introducing Adhesion ― a collaboration between Infinity Drain, the manufacturer at the forefront of architectural and decorative drains, and Gensler, the global architecture, design and planning firm, which served as product design consultant.
The Adhesion linear drain is inspired by the science of adhesion, where water droplets stick to a variety of surfaces to form unique patterns. To develop this abstract aquatic visual, the Gensler design team started by pouring water on a selection of luxurious surfaces to observe how the droplets moved and gathered. The modern pattern that evolved from this exploration has an even distribution of irregularity to create a look that’s at once random and precise. While the connected dots are present throughout the pattern, the repeat is masked to prevent a tiling effect.
“The pattern leverages the science of adhesion to redefine the way we think about architectural drainage,” according to EJ Chung, Design Director at Gensler. “The pattern’s circular water droplet concept is somewhat familiar and comfortable, but the progressive twist on the round shape adds flair and an upscale energy. And the edges of the curved cutouts in the steel reflect light to mimic the glistening quality of water droplets.”
“While we work with Gensler regularly on the architectural project side, we were thrilled to collaborate with them to create a groundbreaking linear drain design that is completely new and original for the industry and that meets our high-performance standards,” states Jonathan Brill, CEO and founder of Infinity Drain. “The unique spacing of the Adhesion pattern allows water to flow effortlessly and delivers a sleek, unobtrusive yet captivating aesthetic. What makes Adhesion so special is the depth and sophistication of the concept itself — characteristics that allows it to blend seamlessly while adding a note of visual interest to the shower environment.”
“We are delighted to partner with Infinity Drain on this new product, which will be useful on so many hospitality and residential interiors projects,” said Scott Star, Director of Product Development at Gensler. “Infinity’s manufacturing capabilities and can-do spirit were well-aligned with our design aspirations, and this made for a rewarding engagement and outstanding result.”
The Adhesion linear drain will begin shipping on February 5, 2024. It is offered as part of Infinity Drain’s patented Site Sizable® and fixed length linear drain series in a variety of lengths and ten finishes. And for those following the trend of modern fabric waterproofing, it also comes with optional factory-applied Schluter®-KERDI.
|About Infinity Drain
|Infinity Drain is a pioneer in architectural and decorative drain solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. Known for its innovative designs and superior craftsmanship, Infinity Drain offers the broadest selection of decorative choices and installation options that combine form and function. From linear drains to center drains, Infinity Drain has set the standard for elegance and performance in the plumbing industry. Its award-winning designs and innovations, including the Site Sizable® linear drain, continue to shape barrier-free bathroom design. Infinity Drain products are proudly fabricated in Long Island, NY. For more information about Infinity Drain and its products, please visit infinitydrain.com.
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 53 locations and 6,000+ professionals networked across the Americas, Europe, Greater China, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. Founded in 1965, the firm works globally with more than 3,500 clients across 33 practice areas spanning the work, lifestyle, cities, and health sectors. We are guided by our mission to create a better world through the power of design and believe the source of our strength is our people. By leveraging our diversity of ideas, our research and innovation, our shared values, and our One-Firm Firm culture, we are moving forward together into a new era defined by design. By empowering our people and working seamlessly as an interconnected firm, we’re able to make the greatest impact for our communities as we continue to tackle the world’s challenges.