Thursday, January 9, 2020

Barclay Introduces Ceres Bath

Barclay’s new Ceres is a charming scooped 59” acrylic freestanding tub set on an unassuming base.

The 59” bathtub has acrylic interior and exterior walls. The option to add foam insulation between the tub walls for a longer lasting warm soak is available. An overflow slot with an integrated drain is one of Barclay's new exciting features for many of their acrylic tubs. White drain and overflow covers are included. A stunning selection of custom colors is available from Sherwin-Williams.

Stone Forest Awarded Interior Design's 2019 Best of Year Honoree

Stone Forest's latest addition to the Elemental Collection, the Ventus Wall Mount Sink, was awarded Interior Design's 2019 Best of Year Honoree in the Bath Fittings Category.

This is the seventh design award for the Elemental Collection.

Congratulations to the DPHA 2019 Q4 Recognition Program Graduates!


Congratulations to the 2019 Q4 Recognition Program Graduates! The following associates completed all three Recognition Program Categories, and will be receiving desk plaques to show off their accomplishments!

Megan Finn, Astro Design Centre
Caitlin Poirier, Astro Design Centre
Matt Frank, Astro Design Centre

If you are interested in utilizing the DPHA Recognition Program for training, please email kymberly@dpha.net

Top Knobs Announces Winner of Design Board Contest

Top Knobs has announced the five winners of its inaugural Design Board Contest. Entrants, including interior designers, architects and trade professionals, were invited to submit their Top Knobs projects for a chance to win up to $5,000.

Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner - Dave McFadden of PB Kitchen Design in Geneva, IL. McFadden used the Flat Sided pulls from Top Knobs Aspen II Collection in Brushed Satin Nickel in his kitchen design. He focused on creating a kitchen fit for entertaining while maintaining the industrial aesthetic of the rest of the house.

Click here to see the rest of the winners.

California Faucets Makes Statement with Large Format Showerheads

California Faucets makes a stylized statement in the shower with a new lineup of large format showerheads. Created from solid brass, the four new series have an overall sleek and streamlined design but offer a more sumptuous and wider spray experience. Besides enhancing one’s sense of indulgence and relaxation while in the shower, each style makes a bold design statement that resonates throughout the entire bathroom. The collection includes the Arched Rain Showerhead (15” x 9” and 22” x 16”), Convex Rain Showerhead (19”), Ultra-Thin Rectangular Rain Showerhead (13” x 20”) and the Ultra-Thin Rectangular Rain and Waterfall Showerhead (13” x 20”).

Friday, January 3, 2020

Buster + Punch Launches new DOOR Collection

Buster + Punch’s new DOOR collection offers style and personality for important everyday products that have been forgotten or not considered relevant in interior spaces with the introduction of its DOOR Hardware. DOOR has two series in the offering: Architectural and Pre-Drilled (standard bore-size). Each are made from solid metal with Buster + Punch’s signature diamond-cut knurled detailing visible in each lever handle and thumb turn. Available in steel, brass, smoked bronze and black, each piece within the DOOR series is refined by hand and transforms a mundane door fitting into an extraordinary home detail.

Hastings Introduces New Customizable Vanity: Underground

Hastings Tile & Bath introduces their new customizable vanity: Underground. Each design is available in three sizes and five styles in a dozen wood finishes, one cement-look finish and 36 matte lacquered finishes. Wall hung units come with a framed two-drawer option, while the framed single-drawer wall hung units are available with smoked plexiglass shelf. A framed floor mounted leg stand is available with two drawers, while the single drawer option features the smoked plexiglass shelf. All models have matte white solid surface countertops with optional towel bars and optional coordinating side cabinets and mirrors.

Franz Viegener Launches new Classic Faucet

The new Classic Faucet by Franz Viegener features a stately, high-profile design with a gently squared gooseneck spout and coordinating lever handles. Reverse beveled accents evoke a sense of both opulence and elegant simplicity, striking just the right balance between crisp, clean features and intricate trimmings for a contemporary interpretation of a classic design. Available in the current range of finishes.

Top Knobs Introduces Amwell Series

In line with Top Knobs' commitment to tradition, The Amwell Series revisits one of Top Knobs' classic bar pulls with a modern twist. Comprised of 56 pieces, Amwell features a unique knurled design and is available in Top Knobs' four most sought after finishes: ash gray, honey bronze, flat black, and brushed satin nickel.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Atlas Homewares Introduces the Victoria Collection

Atlas Homewares introduces the Victoria Collection as part of their 2020 new product rollout. The new collection will be unveiled at KBIS next month. The line boasts a transitional style in modern finishes, and includes knobs, pulls and appliance pulls and is available in a range of sizes and finishes.

Nostalgic Warehouse, Grandeur Hardware and Ageless Iron are now Regal Brands

The newly minted Regal Brands is the parent of Nostalgic Warehouse, Grandeur Hardware and Ageless Iron. Regal Brands will make an official debut in January at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas. The new logo, featuring a majestic elk and distant mountains, is representative of their Colorado headquarters and the traditions of excellence and workmanship in their product lines. A fourth company is expected to be added to Regal Brands in 2020.

Belwith Introduces Sandrine

Inspired by archival furniture hardware design, this modern interpretation on rustic hardware by Belwith is raw, bold, and glamorous with reflective finishes for a naturally dimensional accent. Sandrine is organic in nature, molded from a chiseled concrete cinder block, creating texture from the depth, character and natural asymmetry of its surfaces. The scale of the collection makes a bold statement and will transform interiors based on finish – ranging from urban to rustic in matte black mist and vintage bronze, and also amplifying glam with satin nickel and polished brass.

Hamat's Kanta Faucet Wins Best of Year by Interior Design Magazine

HamatUSA's new Kanta faucet has won for Best of Year by Interior Design magazine! Kanta is a hand-held faucet with magnetic dock and above-counter supply hoses wrapped in an insulated and decorative sleeve. The faucet has push button activation, integral rotating dial for temperature control and a built-in stream/spray diverter.

Kanta is available in brushed brass, brushed nickel, polished brass and polished chrome (with black sleeve) and brushed nickel and polished chrome (with silver sleeve).

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Buster + Punch Releases ELECTRICITY Collection

Buster + Punch’s industrial yet refined ELECTRICITY collection offers an innovative, stylish upgrade to traditional electrical switches and outlets. The toggles and dimmer knobs in the ELECTRICITY collection are finished with Buster + Punch’s signature knurling, effectively eliminating mundane, plastic home fittings and replacing them with matching or contrasting solid-metal wall plates finished with specially designed penny button screws as an essential accent.

Franz Viegener Introduces New Kitchen Faucet

The brand’s entrĂ©e into the kitchen category, the new Franz Viegener kitchen faucet is the home chef’s trusted second-in-command: a precision-engineered kitchen essential designed to meet the needs of everyone from an amateur baker to a seasoned chef de cuisine. The Franz Viegener Kitchen Collection is available in the standard-sized faucet and in the larger pro-style faucet. The faucet’s powerful performance is bolstered by elegantly curved modern lines, while its inherently utilitarian nature is elegantly integrated into a contemporary design that recalls the professional-grade kitchen in the home.

Lenova Launches New Thermostatic Shower System

Lenova’s new Thermostatic Shower System's innovative design delivers a precisely controlled shower environment, even when using the showerhead and body sprayers simultaneously. In fact, the Lenova system is able to keep all water outlets within a 1° F temperature difference, even when all showers are operating. One of the most popular features of the Thermostatic Shower Systems are its host of interchangeable options. Choose preset systems or build your dream shower with our DIY option which allow users to mix and match components. Choose shower heads, body jets, shower panels, hand-held showers and tub spouts to develop a truly custom design.

Hastings Offers US Market VOLA Matt White

Hastings Tile & Bath is excited to offer to the U.S. market a fresh new color option for VOLA: matte white. With its singular silky texture, the flat, smooth finish invites touch and increases design versatility by enabling applications in different environments with a variety of creative themes and materials. After thoughtful consideration, VOLA decided on this textural white finish for its extraordinary design versatility and its ability to be at once serene and commanding.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Omnia Introduces Elite Line

The solid brass cabinet and appliance/door pulls in OMNIA‘s new Elite line are designed, forged and precision-machined in Italy. A superior manufacturing process as compared to die-casting, forging results in cleaner, crisper details and lasting durability. Not lacking in substance, these striking Elite designs are as impactful to the eye as the hefty pulls are to the hand. This latest collection from OMNIA is offered in a wide assortment of lengths and popular finishes.

QM Drain Launches Ria Line

QM Drain has launched its new Ria line. A unique combination of functionality, materials and design, the stainless steel drain comes in four finishes: satin, polished, satin gold and black. It's also available in two lengths, 24" and 36".

Icera Expands Water Saving Options

Icera has expanded its dual-flush options. Two of its most popular models, the Cadence 1P and Malibu II 2P, are now available as dual-flush models for increased water savings.

Icera is getting praise for their water saving efforts. The Palermo II 1.0GPF Ultra High-Efficiency Two Piece Toilet ranked in the ProRemodeler's Top 100 Bath Products for 2019.

Mountain adds Re-Vive Shower Collection

The Rain Rail Plus is the newest addition to the Mountain Re-Vive™ Shower Collection and has been designed to make a bathroom remodel simple and effortless by avoiding unnecessary alterations to the tile, the plumbing behind the wall, or changing out the valve. Simply mount the Rain Rail Plus to the existing single shower head outlet, and transform the shower into a customized dual outlet showering experience equipped with rain head and hand shower.

Victoria + Albert is Calling All Architects, Designers and Design Students!

House of Rohl is calling on architects, designers and students for the Victoria + Albert International Design Awards! The brief: create a bathroom space around this year's theme of serenity, featuring at least one Victoria + Albert product.
So, think calming colors, tranquil textures and natural light. A panel of expert architects and designers will select a winner and regional runners-up. The winner will gain international publicity and an all-expenses-paid trip to see their spa-inspired bathroom design at Salone del Mobile, Milan. Visit here for more details!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Americh Launches Orleans Bath

The Orleans, Americh's newest release, combines the classic French curve and the bold American presence. The Orlean’s smaller size makes it the perfect freestanding option for designs within challenging spaces or for bathers with a comfortable, more intimate space in mind. Its 16” interior depth makes it easy to step in and out of the bath while the integral linear drain still allows a good depth of water for soaking.

Barclay Introduces New Alma Kitchen Sink

Barclay’s new cast iron kitchen sink, the Alma, adds some nostalgia to any kitchen. The rugged 42” cast iron wall-hung kitchen sink is finished with an enamel coating. It is integrated with a spacious built-in drain board, and the backsplash is pre-drilled for an 8” widespread. The Alma is also available in 60” which is flanked by built-in drain boards on each side. This larger size may also be used with cast iron legs that are sold separately.

Furniture Guild Unveils Campaign Hardware and New Inlay


The Furniture Guild unveiled their new Campaign Hardware and Inlay Collection this week. Campaign is available for order in all 8 of their metal finishes and can be applied to any of their designs. Add the knurled detail to a wall mounted contemporary design to create a modern industrial look or use the slotted crew detail for a completely new take using a traditional freestanding design. Included in the offering is a new Campaign Bar pull which can be integrated into the inlay or mix and match with other hardware for a custom one off piece. The choice is yours!

Turnstyle Designs Partners with Winch Design for Labyrinth

For the first time in their 27-year history, Turnstyle Designs has collaborated with another designer. Winch Design takes endless inspiration from the natural world, the spirit of which is embodied in Labyrinth. The design is inspired by a mix of complex geometric and organic tones, mimicking the intricate patterns of brain coral, yet the final effect is reminiscent of a maze. The collection consists of large door pulls, cabinet D handles, furniture knobs, mortise T-bar handles and window handles, enabling the client to utilize and coordinate the design throughout any project.

Friday, November 22, 2019

KEUCO Introduces New Matte Black Furniture Finish

On trend, KEUCO’s new fingerprint resistant and easy to clean velvety matte black finish with a touch of metallic sheen is now available exclusively for the sleek and handle free Edition 11 furniture program – vanity units, side units and tall units in various sizes. Complimenting the look are the Edition 11 and Edition 400 faucets and accessories in brushed back chrome, as well as the all new Royal Lumos LED light mirror in a black anodized finish with adjustable light color, dimming function and optional defogger.

Amba Launches Compact Towel Warmer

As smaller living spaces becomes more common, Amba, has launched the Radiant Small — its newest model designed for comfort in compact spaces. The new design is less than two square feet in size and is available in polished, brushed and matte-black finishes. The Radiant Small works with optional plug-in or hardwired controls and uses only 60 watts of power — the same as a standard lightbulb.

Hydro Systems Launches Citrine Bath

Inspired by the light-giving optimism of the gemstone, Hydro Systems' Citrine is a solid surface alcove tub associated with warmth and comfort. Natural citrine channels self-healing at its most elemental level, repelling any negative energy and transforming these problematic thoughts and feelings into positive ones. Complete with the integral seamless skirt and three-sided tile flange for easy install, the namesake benefits of this tub shine through in all it offers to the bather with its grounding presence, promoting self-healing on both a physical and spiritual level.

Hansgrohe Introduces Joleena Faucet Collection

Designed for the moments when you work on the finishing touches, from brushing your teeth to washing your hands, the Joleena faucet collection from hansgrohe offers a range of products, including single-hole and widespread options. This collection is available in four distinct finishes: chrome, matt black, brushed nickel, and polished nickel. From single-hole faucets and towel hooks to 4-hole Roman tub sets and QuickClean rain showerheads, Joleena brings beauty to the bathroom.

Friday, November 15, 2019

MrSteam Releases AutoSteam Video

AutoSteam from MrSteam maintains a precise, even flow of steam. This proprietary system maintains a precise and even flow of steam during a steaming session by introducing just the right amount of water through a dispersal chamber. All MrSteam residential steam shower generators feature AutoSteam and a newly released video helps you explain it to your customers.

Furniture Guild Expands Metal Inlay Options

Dress up a wall-mounted contemporary or free standing transitional design with metal inlays from The Furniture Guild. The Furniture Guild is offering several new options for inlay on any of their 50+ designs. All inlay variations are available in 8 metal finishes. Shown here: 72" Avalon in Painted White with Standard Inlay in Polished Nickel and Guildstone Countersink.

Turnstyle Launches Stacked Door Knob

Turnstyle's stacked door knob was designed by Christina Roberts and comes in four of Tunstyles bestselling Amalfine designs. The creation consists of bold designs, stacked between two slim layers of brass and set on a contemporary rose. Cabinet handles, in the same finishes, are also available to coordinate with the door knobs. Each of the designs are available in more than 54 combinations of materials and finishes, allowing for the perfect fit within an interior design. 

Infinity Drain Introduces New Custom Shower Base


Infinity Drain introduces its new Custom Stainless Steel Shower Base. The new shower base also dramatically reduces the amount of time required to install a new bathroom shower and decreases the need for trade coordination. Because it is ready to tile, pre-sloped and does not require additional waterproofing on the walls, it eliminates many time consuming steps that traditional methods require. In addition to being customizable, additional features of the Shower Base include a curb or curbless option and the ability to use any grate style or tile insert. 

Friday, November 1, 2019

Hydro Systems Expands Alamo Bath Line

Hydro Systems' Alamo bathtub will soon be available in 66" and 72" lengths! The Alamo’s elegant curves give it a classic styling with a modern ergonomic sensibility. Free of any hard edges, the contoured body mimics the fluid curves at the top of the sculpture. The 66" will be available to order in mid-November, followed quickly by the 72" in January.

Furniture Guild Recovers Lead Times

The Furniture Guild is proud to announce their lead times are back to 4-6 weeks on standard products and 6-8 weeks on all metal products. This month marks one year since they began their factory transition from 2 locations into 1 factory for all of their production. They will be releasing the new 2020 pricelist this month, which includes several new designs, new finishes and new hardware collections.

HamatUSA Launches Chelsea Workstation

HamatUSA launches their new Chelsea Workstation, which has a dual level ledge on the front and back of the bowl – the first of its kind. This unique design allows the homeowner the functionality of both a high and low feature popular in stainless workstation sinks today. Accessories included with the sink are the cutting board, colander, roller matt, bottom grid and strainer basket. The sink is fully reversible with a matching apron on both sides – so that one model works for both left and right-handed applications. The sink comes in two sizes: 33” x 20” x 10” and 30” x 20” x 10.” The workstation will be in stock by January 2020.

Turnstyle Designs Introduces Norton and Bonneville

Designed by Christina Roberts, these oversized, bold door levers from Turnstyle Designs were inspired by the classic Great British Motorbikes of the 1950s. The Norton design has a heavily grooved grip, creating a tacktile feel, much like grabing the handle of a motor mike. The design is set on Turnstyle’s new Pipe door lever shaft and comes in four different Amalfine™ finishes, as well as Solid Brass. The Bonneville design is derived from the Norton design, using the same Pipe shaft and caps, but with a smooth barrel grip, available in all of the Leather finishes, Solid Brass or Hammered brass. 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Keuco Introduces New Hires

Keuco announces two new members of their US team. Adriana Umana, who is originally from Costa Rica, joined the KEUCO team in August as their new Customer Service Representative. Her responsibilities include regular customer service supporting partner showrooms, specifiers, and the sales team, CRM related tasks, and marketing assistance. Based in New York City, Architect & Design Sales Manager Bryan Bussan’s primary responsibility is to drive growth of KEUCO’s project sales business targeting the New York metro area and select other major project markets – San Francisco, L.A., Miami, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver – in North America. He will focus on deepening the brand’s relationships within the A&D community and work with the existing dealer network to close residential, multi-family, healthcare, senior/assisted living and hospitality projects for KEUCO.

ThermaSol's Smart Showering System - now with Alexa Connectivity!

ThermaSol's Smart Showering System, which brings the multi-sensory powers of water, steam and light under your complete control, is now offering enhanced voice assistant integration with Amazon Alexa. In addition to commanding every element of the shower — from the preferred water outlet (classic shower head, rain head or hand-shower), to lights and temperature — users can now activate these features simply by summoning Alexa. Whether it’s setting water at a certain temperature, turning on the shower remotely or activating steam therapy, creating a personalized daily wellness routine in the home is now as easy as saying “Alexa.”

AD Waters Launches new Treemme Inox Collection

AD Waters will be launching the Treemme Inox Collection at Conference in just two weeks! The 5mm collection is not only the thinnest faucet in the world, but also the only one to have received the prestigious GOLDEN COMPASS International Award. The collections are named after the thickness of their bodies/spouts and handles. Notice the 5MM and the 22MM are that exact thickness from top to bottom.

Franz Viegener Expands Nerea and Lillipop Collections


Franz Viegener's Nerea and Lillipop Collections welcome a new series of eye-catching handles. Tactile, multi-faceted, scintillating and gem-like, these unique machine-patterned handles are like the fine jewelry of bath couture. Available in multiple finishes, they are easily transformed and adapted to myriad styles, making them an ideal addition to any new or existing bath suite design palette. The new Lollipop widespread will be offered with tall, cylindrical handles while the Nerea will feature a low, disc-like style. Each handle features one of four decorative designs — vertical lines, horizontal rings, subtle knurled detailing or a more prominent diamond pattern.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Turnstyle Introduces The Banded Egg

Turnstyle's new The Banded Egg collection is inspired by a classical, oval shape which can be found throughout history, from Greek and Roman architecture, through to 18th century Neoclassicism. Turnstyle wanted to produce a range with a nod to the past, whilst retaining a simplicity that would fit with current 
interior.

Sterlingham goes Live with New Website

Sterlingham has gone live with their new web site! The site features images of the beautiful new product that is being launched in the US at the DPHA conference in Seattle next month. New products include heated sink stands, mirrors, marble towel warmers and heated robe holders.
Jaclo has reimagined the Rain Machine.
Xtra Velocity™ Rain Machine® XV™ (S408XV) has a true 8 inches of coverage, and is great for low water pressure. It is CEC & Watersense approved.

Congratulations to the Q3 2019 Recognition Program Graduates!

Congratulations to the Q3 2019 Recognition Program Graduates!

Bath & Kitchen Category
Jenny Jiang - Best Plumbing Tile & Stone
Donna Lindstrom - Best Plumbing Tile & Stone
Paul Martin - Simon’s Supply

Hardware Category
Megan Finn - Astro Design Centre
Paul Martin - Simon’s Supply

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Laufen has its New Classic line featured in Azure Magazine. The New Classic is a new bathroom collection by Laufen designed under the creative leadership of superstar designer Marcel Wanders. Engaged to re-interpret classical styles using the material SaphirKeramik, every item included in the ensemble brings together the designer’s flair and creativity with Laufen’s mastery of raw materials. The New Classic range encompasses washstands, washbasin bowls, toilets, a bidet and bathtub, faucets, mirrors and accessories, as well as furniture.
OMNIA Industries is proud to announce that Jaime Fogarasi has joined the company as their
Project Representative. Jaime will cover New York City calling on architects, designers, builders and
developers to familiarize them with the OMNIA brand and provide assistance with specifying the
company’s products for their projects.