Sunday, November 19, 2017

Victoria + Albert's New Trivento Free-Standing Bathtub

Known as a bateau bath or "boat bath" these timeless beauties have not lost their popularity or appeal. Recently, Victoria + Albert unveiled a modern reinvention of this classic bateau bathtub, named Trivento. Featuring a fine rim and a deep, double-ended bathing well, Trivento is equally at home in city apartments or suburban bathrooms. Combining the clean lines of a modern aesthetic with the graceful curves of a classic silhouette, the Trivento provides support for a luxurious bathing experience. Measuring a comfortable 22-7/8" high by 27-7/8" wide and 65" long, the Trivento works with Victoria + Albert's Kit 40 Intelli-waste bath drain. It is crafted from the brand's signature ENGLISHCAST® composition - a naturally white material rich in Volcanic Limestone™ that is beautifully warm to the touch and hand finished by craftsmen to create a glossy finish that is highly durable and easy to clean.

California Faucets Introduces Their New StyleTherm TH52D2 Valve

California Faucets introduces the StyleTherm® TH52D2, a two-outlet valve for installing multiple shower devices while still meeting stringent conservation requirements. With the new valve, homeowners can create a myriad of shower configurations, such as a showerhead, handshower, and tub spout or two showerheads combined with a handshower. The innovative new valve enables users to create a custom spa-like experience and save water. Because StyleTherm comes in a wide range of faceplates, from modern to traditional, users have the flexibility to create a look that speaks to their style along with their own personal showering preferences. This is because the faceplates are available in traditional round, contemporary round, and transitional square designs. With no visible screws, they also ensure a clean, elegant look. The ½-inch thermostatic rough valve is made with forged brass and includes integral stops and check valves. Its quarter-turn ceramic disc volume-control cartridge is made with a thermoplastic polymer to prevent lime-scale buildup. Each non-shared outlet delivers 7.2 gpm at 60 psi. The single-volume control offers 10.5 gpm at 60 psi.  

Hardware Resources Recognized by This Old House Magazine

This Old House magazine selected the No Wiggle Base Cabinet Pullout from Hardware Resources as one of the Top 100 Best New Home Products in the kitchen category on the home industry's most comprehensive new products list. The list identified the most innovative and forward-thinking products launched in 2017 in six categories: Kitchen, Bath, Tools, Home Tech, Outdoor, and Building Products. The No Wiggle Base Cabinet Pullout was honored after extensive research and independent testing. The premium cabinet organizer keeps heavy loads of canned goods, jarred food, and other staples organized, visible, and readily accessible to homeowners on the go. Heavy-duty top-mounting bracket and slide eliminates side-to-side movement and sag, helping extend cabinet life and making it far sturdier than other pullouts in the market. No Wiggle organizer innovations also include soft-close, concealed undermount slides for silent, smooth operation, while keeping shelf contents safely in place and preventing pinched fingers since the pullout cannot be slammed shut.

Michele Cocco Named Gessi N.A.'s Vice President of Sales

Gessi North America named Michele Cocco as Vice President of Sales, after a successful track record with luxury eyewear company Luxottica. Michele, a native of Italy, brings 10 years of dynamic quality experience in sales, operations and marketing to Gessi's team. Michele is motivated by the shared passion of his fellow team members, and is fascinated with the style of Gessi's products and expansive growth opportunities. He will be based in New York City, and is scheduled to lead Gessi's North American sales team traveling extensively, as he assumes the responsibility for securing and promoting new business opportunities for the company.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Hydro Systems Introduces the Anaha Freestanding Bathtub

In partnership with the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles (FIDM), Hydro Systems introduced the Anaha freestanding bathtub. Designed by FIDM student Aja Randle, the Anaha was selected as the winning design of Hydro Systems' Bathtub Design Contest. It will now join Hydro Systems Metro Collection as a product that provides homeowners with a sanctuary in their own bathroom. Inspired by the Anaha Ward Village located in O'ahu, Hawaii, the architecture of the Anaha is mesmerizing. Both sleekly delicate and artfully imposing, it's an unforgettable marriage of forward-thinking design and imaginative conception. The Anaha's unique keyhole-like shape provides ample soaking space while making a serious style statement.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Alno Inc. Introduces Their Convertibles Ring Pull Series

Alno, Inc. introduces Convertibles, their new ring pull series that you can mix and match with near limitless combinations! First, you choose a round or square ring sized from 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches.  Choose the shape and size of your ring and then choose the ring mount. Showrooms can choose square or round, with or without crystal and any combination of the 7 available stocked finishes, to create a unique pull. When ordering from their ring pull series, please note that the ring pull and ring mount are seperate SKU's and must be ordered separately. If you have any questions, please call your local sales representative or Alno customer service at (818) 882-6028. 

ROHL Honored with Three AD Great Design Awards

ROHL was recently honored with three AD Great Design Awards by Architectural Digest magazine. The ROHL Modern Architectural Pro-Pull Down Kitchen Faucet (LS64L) and the Perrin & Rowe Wall Mount Swing Arm Pot Filler (U.4798) were honored in the category - "Standout Sinks and Faucets" for the kitchen. Also honored was the Perrin & Rowe Deco Exposed Floor Mounted Tub Filler with Hand Shower (U.3120LS/1) for the bath category. AD celebrates the very best in design in its magazine each month. To further elevate distinctive products, the magazine created the AD Great Design Award to highlight the best of the best.
  • The ROHL Modern Architectural Pro-Pull Down Kitchen Faucet is crafted in Italy. Its modern design is inspired by the Pirelli building in Milan. It celebrates pure lines, simplified forms and precision engineering. At more than 21" tall, the metal hose and pull-down spray are ready to help prep or clean for any culinary occasion.
  • The classic design of the Perrin & Rowe Wall Mount Swing Arm Pot Filler from ROHL adds a touch of elegance and sophistication. 
  • Also from Perrin & Rowe, the Deco Exposed Floor Mounted Tub Filler brings that same touch of sophistication to the bathroom. During the early 20th century, the Art Deco movement flourished in London. Luxury hotel properties like Claridge's and the London Savoy today still sport the motifs of the period. Inspired by these luxurious spaces, the Deco Tub Filler was created. It is designed and crafted in Great Britain. It features a geometric design that requires a hand-polished finish using a special jeweler's technique.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Barclay Adds the Dixville and McWay Free-Standing Tub Fillers

Barclay Products added the new Dixville and McWay to their array of freestanding tub fillers.  Dixville (pictured) features dual handle temperature control with your choice of lever or cross handles.  McWay provides the safety of thermostatic control with single handle operation.  Solid brass construction and modern styling with a luxurious wand hand shower make either a smart choice for your customer's bath decor.  The Dixville comes available in polished chrome, brushed nickel, polished nickel and oil rubbed bronze - the McWay is available in polished stainless or brushed stainless - and all are in stock now.

SIDLER International Introduces Their New Modello Collection

SIDLER International introduces their
new Modello Collection, which includes these many options:   

  • Width: 15', 19" or 23"
  • Height: 30" or 40"
  • Depth: 4" or 6"
  • Every Modello cabinet's foundational elements contain the following:
    • Anodized aluminum body
    • Silverlasting™ double-sided mirror door
    • Concealed BLUM® soft-close hinges
    • Shelf Adjustment System
    • Mirrored Cabinet Back
    • Functional Storage Solution
  • Add-on Options
    • Side mirror kit for surface mounting/semi-recessing
    • Cosmetic box
    • Understated aluminum handles
    • Built-in outlets
    • Ganging kit (for multiple cabinet configurations)

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Hydro Systems Introduces Their New Chateau Free-Standing Tub

Hydro Systems released its new Metro Collection Freestanding Tub, the Château. Inspired by the design of the Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon, the Château is manufactured with the highest quality Hydro-Luxe solid surface material. From the country to the city, the Château will imbue a sense of old-world sophistication into any bathroom setting. Every element of this tub was carefully considered, from the prominent pedestal and ledge to its elegant bateau shape. The Château proves that classic design and quality construction. The tub includes an integral linear overflow drain, along with built in lumbar support on both ends of the bathtub to offer the bather additional lower back support while soaking. Equipped with a built-in faucet deck, the Château is designed to offer easier plumbing installation and placement to the buyer. The Château is available as both a soaking or thermal air tub.

Diane Hutter Joins KEUCO as Midwest Manager

Based in Chicago, Diane Hutter recently joined KEUCO to manage the Midwest territory.  She comes to KEUCO after spending the past five years working as a sales advisor in one of Chicago's premier showrooms. After spending her first year learning the market, she rose to be lead sales advisor, collaborating with some of the city's most prestigious designers, architects, and contractors on some of the most illustrious properties Chicago boasts. Diane offers a unique perspective on the market, and together with her US and Germany based team members, aims to promote the KEUCO brand and grow sales in this important key market.  Her main responsibilities will include supporting existing showroom partners, developing select new partnerships and creating a solid network of specifiers to collaborate with on residential and commercial projects. Diane holds a BA in Media Arts & Design and a BBA in Business Marketing from James Madison University.  She may be reached at or via phone at 470-236-5513.

Duravit Adds John Umbach to Their USA Team

Duravit USA has expanded its sales team with the addition of John Umbach (pictured second from the right) as Sales Associate Business Development. In his role, Umbach will apply his previous experience in project development, sales, and architectural specifications to promote growth and bolster sales for Duravit USA. Umbach has more than 20 years of experience as a sales representative. Prior to Duravit, John was a project development manager at Grohe where he was responsible for driving specifications and sales within key commercial, residential, and hospitality markets. He has familiarity with Duravit product, having previously worked for Matrix Marketing in NYC.  Umbach will be based out of Duravit USA's New York office, where he will work closely with both the Duravit NYC and Atlanta teams to maintain and develop sales relationships for contract projects.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Franke Adds a New Line of State-of-the-Art Waste Disposers

Franke has added a new line of luxury, state-of-the-art waste disposers to its innovative collection of sinks, faucets and kitchen solutions. The collection comprises seven meticulously-designed products (ranging from 1/3 horsepower to 1 1/4 horsepower) that grind to septic-system compatible levels of fineness using less energy in the fastest possible time. In addition to quietly ridding kitchens of unsightly and unhygienic household waste, Franke waste disposers are odor-reducing, jam-resistant, and constructed from the finest stainless steel. Franke's line of waste disposers includes the following features:
  • Bio Shield® inhibits the growth of bacteria and reduces odors by embedding antimicrobial additives into the internal components of Franke disposers (typical germs that Bio Shield® guards against include escherichia coli and salmonella).
  • Silver Guard® is a magnetic rim that prevents metal objects from falling into the disposer (available on select models).
  • Sound Insulated Shell minimizes sounds produced by the disposer's powerful motor (available on select models).
  • Permanent Magnet DC Motor is jam-resistant so it grinds faster and limits vibrations, producing more torque per pound than any other disposer of its type.
  • Stainless Steel Grinding Chamber is fashioned of stainless steel to ensure superior grind quality.
  • Removable Baffle is a splash guard that makes cleanup easy.