Friday, December 30, 2016

MTI Baths Launches a Newly Redesigned Website

MTI Baths launched a newly designed state-of-the-art website. Incorporating the latest RWD (Responsive Website Design) technology, all content and features of are now available on handheld devices, just as on your laptop or desktop. The genius of this new RWD technology is that the appearance and navigation of the site automatically adjust to the size of the screen of the device, optimizing both graphics and functionality. Complete and easy access to all website content and features has become more important as an increasing number of designers and showroom consultants are using mobile devices as they interact with their customers.

HANSGROHE'S Design Prize 2017 by iF

Design students and young graduates from all fields of design are invited to submit future-oriented solutions that redefine the use of water in the kitchen to win the HANSGROHE DESIGN PRIZE 2017 by iF. The renowned competition for young designers initiated by Hansgrohe SE and organized by iF is being held for the seventh time this year. Design students and young graduates from all fields of design are invited to submit future-oriented ideas and solutions that redefine the use of water in the kitchen. The most innovative concepts will be rewarded with prize money totaling EUR 5,000. Entries will be accepted up until January 13, 2017. Participation is free of charge and entries can be submitted to

Hardware Resources's New No-Wiggle Pull-out Cabinet Organizer

Hardware Resources expanded their cabinet organizer collection with the new base cabinet "No Wiggle" Pullout Cabinet Organizer.  The patent-pending top-mounting bracket of the organizer eliminates side-to-side movement and sag, yet is hidden under the first shelf for a clean look that is easily integrated into kitchen designs. The "No Wiggle" Pullout is available in four widths and one standard height, plus it is equipped with four shelves for easy and extensive storage capabilities. Product details for the "No Wiggle" Pullout Base Cabinet Organizers (Item #BPO2) are:
  • Constructed with UV coated white birch wood includes two adjustable and two fixed shelves
  • Patent-pending integrated 6-way adjustable door-mounting brackets allow for easy mounting
  • Utilizes Hardware Resources USE58-100 series concealed undermount slides and 225lb ball bearing top slides for added support and weight bearing loads
  • Self-indexing rear bracket
  • Concealed soft-close slides
  • Available in 5", 8", 11" and 14" widths for face frame or frameless cabinet applications
  • Ships fully assembled and ready to install

Franke's Chef Center Honored with Interior Design Best of Year Award

This year, Interior Design's Best of Year Awards celebrated its 11th Anniversary and had 2,016 entries, from 38 different countries, in 130 product and project categories and Franke's™ Chef Center was one of just three brands honored in the kitchen fixtures category. The Chef Center system features two versatile, antimicrobial compartments that can serve as a composter, wine bucket, storage bin, or any other purpose imaginable. Adding to its all-in-one appeal, the Chef Center also comes with an array of 82 custom accessories, including a cutting board, colander, grid, mobile drainer board, push button remote-operated strainer basket and Franke's exclusive Roller Mat. The Chef Center's wide basin accommodates large pots and pans easily, and the sink allows the custom accessories to lay flat on the sink ledge and slide easily from side to side. Handcrafted from premium-quality 18-gauge stainless steel, the Chef Center also features superior sound absorption to significantly reduce disposal and dishwashing noise.

Ronbow's Signature Series Wins Two Awards

Ronbow® announced that two of the collections from their highly-acclaimed Signature Series have won prestigious design awards. The UNITY Collection has received an Iconic Award for Interior Innovation and the WIDE Collection has won an Architectural Record Products Award in the Kitchen and Bath category.

  • The UNITY collection (pictured) by Kurz Kurz Design features a harmonious blend of simple shape and color. UNITY expresses this through a soft, glossy white palette, natural plywood edges, and a symmetrical, U-shaped, curved design theme carried throughout the wood open shelving, stainless steel legs and ceramic sinktop. The UNITY collection includes vanities, LED mirror cabinets, wall cabinets and seating that embody pure beauty for the bath. The UNITY vanity includes a unique sinktop design that cascades into an elegant ceramic countertop with optional brushed nickel stainless steel legs for floor standing or wall hung style as well as an LED mirror cabinet. 

  • The WIDE collection by Phoenix Design celebrates the elegance of pure, clean design and harmonious color combinations. A symmetrical line design theme is integrated throughout the collection, making a modern, minimalist statement. Each vanity features wide cabinets punctuated by a beautiful linear design and a uniquely elegant white ceramic sinktop with a flared edge. The WIDE vanity cabinet with elegant, flared edge sinktop with LED mirror above and paired with matching side cabinet.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Victoria + Albert Unveils Their Kit 40 IntelliWaste System

Victoria + Albert unveiled its Kit 40 Intelli Waste system that uses advanced magnetic technology to provide reliable flood protection for both home and hospitality settings. With its sleek and unobtrusive design, the Kit 40 is perfect for freestanding tubs. It works just like a standard "click clack" drain, but the ingenious concealed system uses water pressure to sense rising water levels. When the depth reaches 15", the patented technology triggers the plug to open, allowing water to escape and avoiding a flood. Once the faucet has been safely turned off, the water depth continues to drain to 11" and then automatically reseals, allowing the bather to enjoy a deep and luxurious soak. The Kit 40 is an available option on all Victoria + Albert freestanding tubs without a predrilled overflow. The Intelli Waste system's revolutionary emptying performance removes water at up to 9-1/2 US gallons per minute, has a quick, hassle-free installation and requires no unsightly overflow pipes.

Aquabrass Launches Their Redesigned Website

On December 2nd, Aquabrass launched its redesigned website. Fully responsive and mobile-friendly, the fresh new design offers extensive imagery and brand storytelling. Amongst the new features are an Inspiration photo gallery presenting bathrooms and kitchens of various styles showcasing Aquabrass products that were designed by top architects and designers from throughout North America, and a portfolio section boasting some of Aquabrass' most recent  hotel and condominium project work.

Thermasol Announces Two Organization Position Shifts

ThermaSol® announced two major position shifts in its organization. Martin Siwy (pictured on left), current Vice President of Sales and Marketing will now take on the role of Vice President of Marketing, freeing him up from sales to focus more intently on longer range marketing initiatives. Martin will utilize his wide-ranging experience and creative perspective to identify and develop new business opportunities and explore unconventional marketing projects and programs as well as playing an important role in the development and introduction of new products.

Ryan Paul (pictured on right) was promoted to Vice President of Sales. In this position, Paul will establish and execute annual sales strategy for ThermaSol's U.S. residential market, manage the sales team's shared goals and maintain a line of communication with sales agencies and showroom professionals. Ryan Paul joined the ThermaSol sales team three years ago, and will incorporate his more than 20 years of sales and management experience in the kitchen and bath industry into his new role. He will work with the sales team to create effective presentations, programs and promotions as well as offering engaging brand and product trainings that support ThermaSol's showroom partners.

Watermark Designs Wins Interior Designs 2016 Best of Year Award

Watermark Designs won Interior Design magazine's 2016 "Best of Year" Award. This year, the Best of Year Awards celebrated its 11th Anniversary and had 2,016 entries, from 38 different countries, in 130 product and project categories, and Watermark Designs' Elan Vital Kitchen Faucet with telescopic spout was named the winner in the Kitchen Fittings category. Watermark's Elan Vital Kitchen Faucet is so innovative it in fact received a patent for the telescopic spout. The entire Elan Vital collection combines the utilitarian aesthetic of industrial design with the ability to completely customize faucets. Reminiscent of industrial steam pipes, the Elan Vital Telescopic Kitchen Faucet's spout extends or retracts as needed. The deck mounted lever controls volume and temperature using a hydro-progressive valve. The brass wire basket is optional, as is an independent side spray.