Saturday, February 10, 2018
Watermark Designs Brooklyn Faucet Collection Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary
Watermark Designs is kicking off a year-long celebration honoring one of its most popular products: the Brooklyn faucet collection. When Avi Abel met with Drew Stuart and Adam Rolston of Incorporated Architecture & Design (Inc.) about a project in New York, they weren't fully aware of the significance that their collaborative design and resulting collection would ultimately have. As the faucet celebrates its 10th year, it symbolizes everything that Watermark Designs represents. Designed and manufactured entirely in Brooklyn, there was never a doubt as to what the collection would be named: Brooklyn. The original design was inspired by mid-century gate valves and garden hoses used throughout New York City. The Brooklyn collection remains the finest example of Watermark Designs' ability to manufacture industrial artifacts that emulate the artisanal borough from which they hail. Emblematic of its namesake city, the faucet was part of a display in the "Made in New York" installation at the Museum of the City of New York's South Street Seaport Museum. As Brooklyn turns 10, Avi Abel decided to honor to the faucet by teaming up with Watering Minds, an organization whose sole mission is to provide clean drinking water to children in Haiti. Throughout 2018, Watermark Designs will be donating a portion of Brooklyn collection proceeds to this charity.