Friday, March 31, 2017

Elkay Unveils Their New Premium Water Dispensers

Elkay's™ new premium water dispensers offer ambient, cold, hot or sparkling water. These directly plumbed, filtered water dispensers feature attractive and sleek stainless steel designs that are perfect for offices, homes or spas. These units are good for the environment, dispensing water directly into glasses or pitchers, and reducing dependency on plastic water bottles. Available in the second quarter of 2017, these dispensers' key features are:
  • Environmentally Friendly: Reduces dependency on, and use of, plastic water bottles.
  • Superior Structure: Crafted of anodized aluminum and stainless steel.
  • Convenient: Ease-of-use makes getting clean filtered water on demand an enjoyable experience every time. 
  • Fast fill rate up to 1.1 GPM. 
  • Drinkability: A variety of water offerings including, ambient, cold, hot and sparkling available. 
  • UV Purification Light: Strong sterilization prevents bacterial growth.

Hastings Tile & Bath Introduces Their Artisan Glass Collection

Hastings Tile & Bath introduced the Artisan Glass Collection. Crafted entirely of glass, the collection comprises countertops, framed mirrors, towel warmers, wall and shower panels, basins, floor tile and mosaics. The collection is as varied as it is stunning. The products are available in more than 90 colors and styles, providing the most diverse and visually arresting possibilities. Details include:
  • For use on walls and floors (light-duty), the tiles are designed to look like wood and parquet and are available as 4" x 4", 8" x 8", 12" x 12", 12" x 24", 24" x 24" and 6" x 39" sizes
  • The Mirrors are available as round, square or rectangular and the finishes are transparent or brilliant
  • The thickness of the pieces ranges from 8mm to 19mm
  • Countertops will support semi-recessed vessels or they are designed with an integrated basin
  • The Vessel sinks are available in glossy or frosted finishes
  • The Shower/Wall panels are 39 3/8" x 90.5" (custom sizes are available)
  • The Towel Warmer is a large glass panel with towel bars attached to a frame. These are available in 23.5" x 63" and 23.5" x 32" sizes

The New Americh Beverly 4242 Tub

The new Beverly 4242 from Americh is a charming, circular and contemporary design. It's spacious interior and integral seat offers a cozy bathing experience, creating an immaculate center piece for any bathroom setting. The Beverly Round 4242 is a part of the Americh drop-in collection and is also available with any system and in all Americh standard colors. Compliant with both UL and cUL standards, other features include:
  • Acrylic material.Textured tub floor.
  • Self-leveled bathtub.
  • Pre-mounted controls.
  • Adjustable jet direction for whirlpool systems and adjustable jet flow for Airbath systems.
  • Can be drop-in or undermount installation.

Newport Brass' New Kirsi and Pavani Bath Collections

Newport Brass®  introduced the new Pavani and Kirsi bath collections. Both series deliver leading edge designs that are ideal for the modern bathroom. Kirsi (pictured) features prominent mitered edge handles that perfectly complement the matching spout. Pavani adds variety by pairing sleek handles with a curved spout, features that are contrasting yet complementary. Some highlights of both collections include:

  • Manufactured in California and constructed of solid brass for maximum durability
  • The collections Include lavatory faucets, tub and shower sets, Roman tub fillers, and matching bath accessories
  • 28 beautiful finishes to choose from including PVD options
  • Meets WaterSense® and CALGreen standards
  • ADA compliant handles

The New Triple Basalt Pedestal from Stone Forest

The new Triple Basalt Pedestal from Stone Forest is a dramatic addition to the "organic contemporary" category.  Each set of three plinths is cut from a single column of basalt and features a combination of natural and polished facets.  Brass fittings connect the plinths and are available in either brushed brass or satin nickel.
  • Each pedestal set is one-of-a-kind, including variations in color and shape, and the distance between the individual pieces can be adjusted from 3" to 8".
  • Size: 26" to 36"W (depending on the adjusted length of brass fitting) x 10.5"D x 30" H.
  • Top it off with Stone Forest CP-20 Bronze Ore Vessel (shown above), CP-02 C/S Copper/Stainless Vessel, or the C25 HB Round Vessel.

Friday, March 24, 2017

MTI Baths Launches Their Rebranding Campaign

MTI Baths announced a rebranding effort that reflects the company's position in the luxury market. The new brand progression appeals to customers who appreciate high design, as well as showcasing the company's continuing commitment to quality, service and customization. Key components of the rebranding include an updated logo that reflects an art-infused sensibility, new brochure designs beginning with the Boutique Collection and a completely redesigned website that celebrates MTI's affinity for sensuous beauty and personal wellness. As MTI unveils the rebranding to define their future, it also pays homage to the past, including their visionary leaders, founder J.C. Henry and their present CEO Kathy Adams, and an extraordinary array of more than 100 awards for design excellence and product innovation. The new branding will strengthen this heritage and support a mission to continue creating exceptional products in years to come, all designed for the purpose of satisfying the needs of discerning clients and enriching their lives.

Sterlingham Company's New Three Tier Corner Basket

The new Three Tier Corner Basket from Sterlingham Company Ltd. offers easy access to your bath essentials. The Three Tier Corner Basket is elegant and functional and is becoming one of the most popular bathroom accessories that the company distributes worldwide. Each individual basket wire is meticulously hand bent, polished and soldered to the frame, leaving an astonishing finish in quality that is befitting the elegance in design. Ideal for residential and hospitality bathrooms alike, the Corner Basket features individual hand-formed basket tray wires and lathe formed ball and bracket details. The baskets are assembled with traditional hand soldering techniques and all components are hand-polished before assembly. Available in finishes of polished brass, chrome, nickel, satin nickel, and bronze and gold shades, the brand can customize the basket to any height and also offers extra baskets.

Metal Style Bouvet is Distributing Bouvet and LaForge in North America

In November 2014, Metal Style Bouvet took over the distribution for Bouvet and LaForge products for the USA territory. Symbols of fine craftsmanship, both Bouvet and LaForge product lines offer a vast array of styles which reflect the simple elegance sought by today's clientele. Hand-forged by ironsmiths working within the centurys-old Bouvet France tradition of experience and expertise, their collections combine traditional forging methods with state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. Metal Style Bouvet, or MSB for short, has been distributing fine decorative hardware for doors and cabinets throughout Canada for over 40 years and two years ago expanded its territory to encompass all North America. The offices can be reached by visiting their website at or via phone at 800-282-6883.

BLANCO Expands Their IKON Apron Front Single Bowl Offering

BLANCO expanded the design of their ground-breaking IKON Apron Front Single Bowl with the addition of a larger 33" bowl. The success of the BLANCO IKON, the first ever apron front SILGRANIT® sink, led BLANCO to create a 33" bowl for even more convenience and versatility. The BLANCO IKON 33" Bowl will launch in four on-trend colors including Anthracite, café brown, white and metallic gray, with more color offerings to follow throughout the year. Accessories sold separately include a bottom grid, floating grid and cutting board.

WETSTYLE's New Tulip Tub Collection

Spring has sprung, which means it's time to refresh your interior. Think outside-of-the-box and opt for a luxurious new soaking tub from WETSTYLE. The Tulip Collection, designed by Canadian furniture designer Joël Dupras and the WETSTYLE Design Lab, celebrates the sensuality of spring as the first blooms burst forth from the ground, their silky petals unfurling into delicately curved tips. Organic in inspiration, the flawlessly smooth volume shoots up into two distinct angles at each end, one rising slightly above. Opening like a tulip, a sleek curve crowns the tub, inviting the body to become one with the form. Offered in True High Gloss,™ matte, and WETSTYLE's new dual finish (True High Gloss™ interior and rim and matte exterior), the Tulip bathtub can complement any space or style.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

KEUCO's Edition 11 Now Approved for North American Market

KEUCO commissioned the renowned design agency Tesseraux+Partner to design EDITION 11, a holistic design concept for the bathroom - including faucets, accessories, furniture, sinks, mirrors, and mirror cabinets. Now IAPMO approved and available for sale in North America, these faucets convey a feeling of premium quality and design.  Each product boasts immaculate, hand-polished surfaces, careful of workmanship, the most modern of technology, corrosion-free fasteners, and meticulous checks for leak-proof results on each individual fitting.

Nest Studio Launches Their New Step Series

Nest Studio announced the launch of its Step Series. The Step Series is inspired by Art Deco architecture and the geometry of pre-Columbian pyramids. Like the rest of the Nest Studio line, the Step Series is hand finished and made of solid brass.  This new series includes a handle, small knob, large knob and ball pull and is a great statement piece in modern interiors. Step comes standard in satin brass, polished nickel and antique brass and includes a unique juxtaposition of sand blasted and polished finishes.

Hardware Resources Introduces 3 New Ergonomic Products

Hardware Resources offers three ergonomic alternatives to bending, twisting, and turning to reach the back of a cabinet or closet: the Easy 360 Susan (the convenience of a drawer combined with the benefits of a lazy Susan); a "No Wiggle" Pullout for base cabinets (designed to be the sturdiest pullout in the market); and a Revolving Boot and Shoe Rack (pictured) that offers full access to that all-important shoe collection. 
  • The Easy 360 Susan will clear up that messy and disorganized kitchen cabinet corner. This functional storage device, combining the ease of a drawer with the benefits of a lazy Susan, rotates 360 degrees to the right or left making it easy to reach and access all of your kitchen necessities.  
  • The No-Wiggle Base Cabinet Pullout features a patent-pending top-mounting bracket with a heavy-duty slide, which eliminates sagging and excessive wiggle. The "no-wiggle" feature stands out even among the best base cabinet pullouts on the market, which typically have significant side-to-side movement. And with six-way adjustable door-mounting brackets it's easy to mount doors that match the rest of the cabinetry.
  • Revolving Boot and Shoe Rack (pictured) allows you to keep footwear in plain sight and off the floor. The wide pullout rack smoothly pivots 180 degrees to allow easy access and twice the storage for every pair of shoes in your collection, while still maintaining the same amount of closet space.

Stone Forest's New Cerne Lav Sink

Classic and versatile, Stone Forest's™ new Cerne Lav Sink is equally at home as an above counter or semi-recessed sink. The Cerne Lav sink is sculpted from blocks of Luna Bianca Oro marble, a white marble with traces of gray and gold/brown veining. The thick brim of the sink creates additional design interest and makes the Cerne perfect for contemporary, rustic or transitional designs. 

Americh's New Wright Tub

The new Wright tub from Americh is a sharp, crisp, clean, modern design and with its spacious interior and sloped lumbar support it is the definition of elegance and grace.  The Wright tub is a part of the Americh drop-in collection, is available in all Americh standard colors and is compliant with both UL and cUL standards.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The New Lily Tub from MTI Baths

The new award-winning Lily from MTI Baths brings a modern touch to the traditional slipper tub. Its gently sloping sides and curved rim resemble beautiful petals but also provide extraordinary comfort and strategic positioning to support a bather's head and neck. The overall look is airy and ethereal with a contemporary vibe that makes this freestanding tub a true stand-out in any bathroom décor. Lily was also a stand-out at the 2017 Iconic Awards, where it was named a product winner in Cologne, Germany. As part of MTI's popular Boutique Collection, Lily is available as a soaker or air bath in white or biscuit with a matte or high-gloss finish. Measuring a generous 60-1/4" x 32" x 20-3/4", the tub comes with an integrated slotted overflow which requires only drain installation. Lily is manufactured of MTI's proprietary Engineered Solid Stone®, and options include a floor-mounted high-flow tub filler, faucet stands, bathroom table or tub tray.

Americh's 2-Piece Free-Standing Jacob 4242 Bathtub

The 2-piece freestanding Jacob 4242 bathtub is a part of the Americh Collection. This curvaceous, cutting edge, alluring design with it's spacious interior and integral seat offers a pleasurable bathing experience. The Jacob can be purchased as tub only/airbath system II and includes an integral waste and overflow in polished chrome. The Jacob is available in all Americh standard colors, with dual color option available. Compliant with UL and cUL standards. 
  • Acrylic material
  • Textured tub floor
  • Self-leveled bathtub
  • Pre-mounted controls
  • Adjustable jet direction for whirlpool systems and adjustable jet flow for Airbath systems


BLANCO announced both the BLANCO IKON® Apron Front Single Bowl Sink and the BLANCO ARTONA® (pictured) faucet are 2016 GOOD DESIGN® Award winners. The revolutionary BLANCO IKON® is the first Apron Front sink of its kind. Made of BLANCO's patented SILGRANIT® material. The IKON is the perfect combination of design, function and durability. The BLANCO ARTONA® faucet with pull-down spray is offered in a variety of dual finishes to coordinate with BLANCO's SILGRANIT® colors as well as full chrome and stainless models. The ARTONA collection offers kitchen and bar models and also includes different water conservation options. 

Duravit Expands Their BIM Data Portfolio

Digital construction - using computerized tools to build virtual environments - is one of the fastest growing areas in the architecture and design industry, and Duravit is expanding its Building Information Modeling (BIM) data portfolio (so-called Revit files) and has joined the BIMobject® global network. On the BIMobject® website and on its own professional portal, Duravit offers downloadable BIM files for architects, planners and sanitary, heating and air-conditioning professionals. BIM is a type of digital construction with tremendous potential. BIM provides comprehensive databases of information about the planning, construction and operation of buildings, both in the digital and the real world.

The New Maurice Bathtub from Barclay Products

A luxurious bath is perfect for a relaxing escape of dreams and quite time. Not only will the sumptuous new Maurice, a Double Slipper Cast Iron Bathtub from Barclay Products, provide that comfortable respite, it will be a striking asset to your bathroom. A roomy 71" in length, the Maurice has a subtle lift at each end producing a slipper effect.  Maurice features Jewel feet, claw feet crafted with a minimal touch of modernity. For a finishing touch, add one of Barclay's stylish tub fillers with hand shower enhance the newly designed bathroom.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hansgrohe Adds Select Technology to Talis E and S Series

Hansgrohe is bringing a suite of stylish and eco-conscious lavatory solutions to the market. The Talis E (pictured) and Talis S lines mark the first time Select technology is available in Hansgrohe's bathroom faucets. Characterized by clean lines and a seamless transition of spout to faucet body, the Talis E line features a flat silhouette, while the Talis S line has a round, conical shape. Faucet operation is seamless and convenient with the Select feature. In the Talis Select S and E faucets, the flow of water is turned on and off with a touch of the Select button, which can be engaged with the forearm, elbow, etc. Purely mechanical, this functionality does not require electricity or other devices in the base cabinet, making it easy to install and maintain. What's more, its push button operation encourages users to turn the water off during tasks like brushing teeth, thereby helping to save water.

California Faucets' New Morro Bay Widepsread Faucet

California Faucets'™ new Morro Bay widespread faucet makes a bold visual statement that's as at home in a Zen retreat as it is in an urban loft or mid-century-modern bath. That's because this faucet boasts clean geometric lines and a distinctive spout built from two intersecting bars of solid brass. Like the widespread model, every faucet in the Morro Bay series, which includes a single-hole version, vessel sink faucet, and Roman tub set, is distinguished by strong lines and minimal ornamentation. The solid-brass Morro Bay widespread faucet comes in more than 31 artisan finishes, including 14 PVD finishes, an array that invites customization. Each hand-finished, individually assembled faucet includes state-of-the-art quarter-turn ceramic disc valves that promise long-lasting maintenance-free use. Plus, a water-saving 1.2 gpm aerator makes this ADA-compliant faucet efficient and environmentally friendly, as well as elegant.

DXV Adds Wood Consoles with Leather Accents to Their Lowell Collection

DXV, a division of LIXIL Americas, augments its modern design-inspired Lowell bath fixture collection with a unique offering of wood consoles with chic leather accents. Juxtaposing artful lines and flowing forms against geometric shapes, these sleek consoles offer a tasteful alternative to traditional pedestal sinks in master baths and powder rooms. The natural materials of the solid wood Lowell console legs provide an elegant contrast to the cool, clean lines of the Lowell sink and its conveniently-located front towel bar in polished chrome. Designed to complement the existing Lowell bathroom collection, these solid wood consoles are available in a choice of natural oak with cognac leather accents or graphite with black leather accents on the console spokes and are protected by a two-year warranty.

The Verticali Bath Collection from Sagehill Designs

The Verticali Bath Collection from Sagehill Designs features clean lines and a casual attitude that complements today's relaxed bath interiors. The cabinet doors have multi-colored vertical panels that make a unique design statement. The interior of the cabinet is large and features ample storage space.  The doors also feature soft-close hinges.  The included triangular metal legs can be removed and allows the vanity to be wall mounted for added flexibility.  The collection features a 36 inch wide cabinet base, a 48 inch base, and a matching portrait mirror. See for more information.

Stone Forest Introduces Their Marquina Taupe Marble Tops

Gray is the new black, so Stone Forest has just introduced their widely acclaimed Renaissance (pictured) and Vintage Console tops in Marquina Taupe Marble. The uniquely shaped washbasin features a dark gray marble with hints of brown and tinges of purple, bisected by bold white veins. The vintage style console is shown with a two-legged stand in a polished nickel finish.