Kroin Sanitary Fittings Bath Faucets [front view, folded]

Massimo Vignelli

Vignelli Center for Design Studies

Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Rochester, New York, United States

Brochure about bath faucets for Kroin Architectural Complements, manufacturer and distributer of park and garden furniture, sanitary fittings and washbasins. Faucet design by Arne Jacobsen, 1968. Photo on brochure also features a rubber duckie.

Text from design: Vignelli exhibition label:
Graphic Identity Program, 1981-1985
Previously called “Architectural Implements,” the first thing we did was to rename the firm after its owner’s great-sounding name: Kroin. The second thing was to dip the company in a string chromotype—yellow—which helped identify it. Thirdly, we articulate the new name, the new color, and their needs. We designed product sheets that could be folded as mailers, depliants (brochures), or catalogue sheets. The photographs were styled to give life to faucets, sinks, and chairs. The yellowness of Kroin quickly became a strong identifier for the company and their lines of products, It had been applied everywhere from literature to advertising, and from office interiors to showrooms.


  • Title: Kroin Sanitary Fittings Bath Faucets [front view, folded]
  • Creator: Vignelli, Massimo, Vignelli Associates
  • Date Created: 1981/1985
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
  • Original Language: English
  • Medium: lithograph on paper
  • Industry: Furnishings
  • Function: brochures
  • Form: leaflets
  • Collection: Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers
  • Client Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Client: Kroin, Inc.
  • Category: graphic design

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