Friday, June 1, 2018

Watermark Designs' New Elements Collection

Watermark's™ new Elements collection is ratcheting up how faucet choices are determined. With innumerable combinations and a website/configurator designed to help visualize multiple combinations, Elements can be custom-designed into more than 380,000 variations. The collection offers architects and bath designers the ability to play with color, form and texture to create a unique design statement. Elements is comprised of 14 handle styles, called Covers which are grouped into four material categories: Raw, Rock, Lumber and Forged. Every Cover has a Base with 24 finish options and two options for Inserts. The decorative Inserts are offered in Bridge and Scallop styles. Both the Insert and Base are available in Watermark Designs' 24 finishes. The Inserts are snapped and held into place using Watermark's patent pending rare earth magnets. The Elements collection also includes a new handle style called Guilloche. Guilloche is a decorative technique in which a very precise, intricate and repetitive pattern is mechanically engraved into an underlying material via engine turning, which uses a machine of the same name, also called a rose engine lathe. Examples of Guilloche are seen on fine timepieces and, most famously, the Faberge eggs designed in the 1880s for Russian royalty.

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