Created from an innovative, high-density composite material that evokes the appearance of natural stone, the new Feel Collection from Wetstyle emphasizes tactile pleasures underfoot. The uniquely pleasing texture of this line of showers comes from a manufacturing process that creates the appearance of slate and concrete in high definition. These streamlined bases are suitable for all bathroom types as they can be cut at the factory or even by the installer directly on site; a major asset when adapting to non-standard dimensions and specific configurations, such as bypassing a column. The matte finish paired with Feel’s clean, sleek look awakens the senses and heightens the experience of relaxation and rejuvenation in the shower.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Sustainable, stain resistant concrete vanity tops crafted for standard size vanities and sinks, the new NativeStone Vanity Tops from Native Trails are the first of their kind, and are in stock and available in all four NativeStone finishes, three sizes, and four cutout options. Durable and versatile, these tops feature natural materials and timeless design that coordinates beautifully with their full line of vanities – or any standard vanity. The exclusive nano-sealing process creates an incredibly stain resistant surface that is refreshingly easy to maintain.
Barclay Products continues to make more of their best selling acrylic tubs available with their innovative new integral drain/overflow option. These tubs - Morgan, Nyx, Radcliff and Tara/Taylor - now have discreet overflow slots connected to a drain tube running between the tub walls, eliminating the need for a waste/overflow outside the tub. Installation is much easier, the overall cost is reduced and less space is required. Tubs include drain and overflow covers in your choice of seven different finishes - brushed nickel, polished chrome, matte black, oil rubbed bronze, polished brass, polished nickel and white.
From the manufacturer of Nostalgic Warehouse comes a new brand of door hardware... Ageless Iron. Drawing on the tradition of iron hardware, Nostalgic Warehouse developed a line that includes levers, knobs, rosettes, deadbolts, and a one-piece handle set. Every piece is made from solid, cast iron and then zinc plated and powder coated for corrosion resistance. The robust workmanship evident in this new hardware will provide thousands of worry-free cycles of usage. From the modern farmhouse to the urban loft, black hardware is one of the top choices for updating a space. The versatility and sophistication of black, whether used as an accent or for overall contrast, will remain timeless season after season.
Friday, September 13, 2019
The new Keenan Collection from Sagehill Designs was inspired by classic parquetry patterns and has its origins in French interiors. The herringbone pattern combined with a casual Keenan finish treatment allows this vanity collection to complement many current casual interior styles. The Keenan Vanity Collection's dramatic combination of geometric patterns adds excitement to any casual contemporary bath interior. Features include decorative metal bases and herringbone patterned door panels. The cabinets also feature ample storage, soft-close mechanisms, and interior drawers. A variety of cabinet widths are offered. All the items in the collection feature Sagehill Design's commitment to quality materials and construction - the same as any piece of fine home furnishings. Special features include:
- Classic Herringbone pattern doors
- Hand-detailed textured premium finish
- Dovetail drawer construction
- Matching portrait mirrors
- Ample interior storage with drawer
- Raised on a geometric metal base
- Soft close door mechanisms
- Casual style with contemporary lines
- Vanity Models:
- KN3621D - 36” W x 21” D x 34” H
- KN4821 - 48” W x 21” D x 34” H
- Matching Mirrors: KN3438MR - 34” W x 2” D x 38” H
- Wood: Select hardwood solids and veneers
- Finish: Vintage Amber
Danze® by Gerber introduces three new pull-down prep faucets, beautifully designed to create a comprehensive kitchen solution that increases both functionality and efficiency. Built to marry style with the highest standards of performance and technology, the new prep faucets are the perfect complement to their standard sized counterparts, just in a smaller footprint. Offering added functionality at a smaller scale, the faucets provide coordinated solutions for open-concept kitchens with multiple sinks, or as a stand-alone faucet for small scale kitchens, bar areas, extended-stay hospitality applications, and the like. Available in the Draper®, Selene®, and Vaughn® (pictured) collections, there are seven SKUs in total. All are available in chrome and stainless steel finishes, with Vaughn also available in satin black. Features include Danze's proprietary SnapBack® Retraction System, easily adjustable GripLock® retraction weight, and a dual function sprayhead that offers the choice of a single, steady flow and a powerful spray. The spout swivel radius is 360° for Draper and Vaughn and 270° for Selene, and they have a maximum flow rate of 1.75 gpm at 60 psi.
For the seventh consecutive year, BLANCO has earned a Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) Readers’ Choice Award. This year, a record breaking 31,000 K&BB readers voted and BLANCO was selected as a winner in the kitchen sink category based on criteria ranging from style and aesthetics to stain resistance, durability and configuration. This year, Blanco introduced several new additions to its extensive sink offerings including:
- A new color, Concrete Gray, joined BLANCO’s award-winning SILGRANIT® collection.
- BLANCO QUATRUS® R15 ERGON Apron Super Single stainless steel sink featuring a transitional, geometric design that refreshes the classic farm sink.
- BLANCO QUATRUS® Apron 1-3/4 Bowl with Low Divide sink featuring the popular farmhouse style and a convenient low divide, making it easier to handle large pots and baking sheets while still dividing the sink into cleaning and prepping bowls.
- The new FORMERA Collection, BLANCO’s most versatile undermount series featuring stainless finish options available in a wide range of sizes and styles.
- BLANCO IKON® 27” Apron Single Bowl joined the IKON collection of farmhouse SILGRANIT® sinks to accommodate smaller homes and kitchens.
Alno Inc.’s Z1710 Zander is one of the newest additions to the Bates & Bates family of sinks. This smooth rectangular Z Series bar/prep sink is available in matte black, has inner dimensions of 16 3/4" X 10 3/8" and is 7 1/2 inches deep. The Zander not only has a sleek contemporary look, but is extremely durable as well. Click here to download a digital copy of the most current Bates & Bates catalog or call (818) 882-6028 if you would like a hard copy or have any questions.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Freshness and purity epitomize the new Lab collection from Wetstyle. Lab bathtubs feature finely beveled details and subtle curves. They are also intentionally inclined for the comfort of those who enjoy reading and relaxing in the bath. Designed to meet various space requirements, the bathtubs come in freestanding or wall-adjacent versions. With the freestanding option, the bath becomes a focal point in the room, and with the wall-adjacent version, a reduced footprint saves space for maximum freedom. Its wide deck is convenient for storing personal care products without clutter. The Lab collection has several washbasins to match a variety of layouts and tastes. Models include Lab Round sinks whose curves match the collection’s bathtubs and Lab Square sinks that integrate seamlessly with Stelle pedestals to form a minimalist and space-saving set. Lab is handcrafted from WETMAR BiO™, a robust, non-slip, heat-insulating eco-material. It is available in True High Gloss™ or Matte finish.
Barclay Products continues to make more of their best selling acrylic tubs available with the innovative integral drain/overflow option. These tubs - the Ogden, Ollie, Paige, Lydia and Mallory - now have discreet overflow slots connected to a drain tube running between the tub walls, eliminating the need for a waste/overflow outside the tub. Installation is much easier, the overall cost is reduced and less space is required. Tubs include drain and overflow covers in your choice of six different finishes - brushed nickel, polished chrome, oil rubbed bronze, polished brass, polished nickel and white.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Condo bathrooms, second bathrooms and kids bathrooms often have a limited space to work with. Homeowners are therefore left with a choice - bathtub or shower? What if it could be both without any wasted space? This is what the new Optimale Series from Oceania Baths offers: a unique juxtaposed bathtub and shower space concept designed to meet diverse needs. This innovative and original concept creates a feeling of roominess in the smallest spaces. Features include:
- Shower and bath are nested one besides the other
- Modular system has over 3000 possible configurations
- Highest quality and most modern materials available: Lucite® acrylic shower base and bathtub
- Pre-cut doors and panels are 3/8” tempered glass treated with Oceania’s exclusive Clear ViewTM water-repellent technology
- Suitable for both renovation projects as well as new buildings
Mountain Products' new Duet Finish Collection highlights elements of your kitchen and bath design to give a truly balanced and unique look. All Duet products come with matte black as the base finish, and then allow your customer to pick one of the four following finishes to accent the piece - brushed nickel, polished chrome, polished nickel and champagne bronze. Additionally, new knurled accents are available - the intricate diamond knurling adds richness and depth to the design of your faucet. Duet finishes are available on the following items:
- MT1830 and MT1840 Series - Accessory faucets
- MT957R - Air switch
- MT300, MT200EV and MT202 - Sink Strainers
- MT5003L-NL - Lever Angle Valve
- MT2000-2 - Bottle Trap
Looking to incorporate a heated towel rack into your bathroom, but just don't have the space? The new Radiant Small heated towel rack from AMBA Products is the perfect solution for those tight areas where wall space is at a premium. Available to the marketplace this winter, the Radiant Small will be available in polished stainless, brushed stainless and matte black finishes, and includes a plug-in with hardware conversion kit. Available sizes will be:
- 20 1/8”H by 19 5/8”W
- 31 7/8”H by 23 5/8”W
- 41 3/8”H by 23 5/8”W
Inspired by monoliths, the new Stellé pedestal from Wetstyle creates a statement while still remaining compact. It fits easily into a small powder room or bathroom, due to its compact dimensions. Stellé sets itself apart with a high-quality, impeccable finish, inside and out. These pieces are offered in a wide range of colors and wood finishes, including walnut, oak, torrified eucalyptus and lacquer. Stellé makes the perfect companion to the washbasins in the Lab collection, creating a timeless and urban look. WETSTYLE furniture is made from responsibly-sourced hardwoods. The wood is sealed with a varnish that is rated level 5 by the AWI, the industry's highest standard, for resistance to moisture and damage. Premium door hinges by Blum, the industry's leading manufacturer, are also used in all WETSTYLE furniture.
Friday, August 23, 2019
ICERA recently expanded its award-winning product line that combines cleanliness, comfort and cutting-edge engineering. The new Muse iWash Integrated Bidet Toilet, pairs practicality and pampering in one sleek package. The Muse iWash system offers exceptional cleaning power while conserving floor space with its smart two-in-one design. A minimalist silhouette and skirted trapway conceal extraordinary technology. A bowl-cleansing pre-mist is activated whenever the seat is occupied, and an automated flush allows a sanitary touch-free experience. A deodorizer and in-bowl LED nightlight are thoughtful extra touches. What’s truly amazing about the Muse iWash is its level of customization. From a heated seat and warm air dryer with adjustable temperature settings to the rear, front and oscillating sprayers with variable positioning, the iWash system can be configured to suit individual preferences. It has two user presets to save preferred settings to ensure a repeat experience every time. A convenient backlit remote is included and comes with a magnetic wall mount for easy use.
As with all ICERA toilets, the Muse iWash is eco-friendly with a high-efficiency flush that requires just 1.28 gallon per flush. Crafted of vitreous china, the design includes an open rim flush for maximum performance. It’s simple to install and comes with a self-cleaning stainless steel nozzle. Its glossy white porcelain bowl is enhanced with MicroGlaze™, an antimicrobial porcelain finish for easy cleaning and long-lasting good looks.
The new Mood bathtub from Wetstyle is based on a pair of offset ellipses resulting in a design that says fluidity and comfort. Its silhouette creates an air of relaxation in the bathroom. In addition to its aesthetic qualities, Mood provides maximum comfort thanks to its reclining dual backs: a sitting position that is particularly conducive to reading, and a reclined option for pure relaxation. The elegant simplicity of the Mood blends seamlessly with both contemporary and traditional interiors, with its play of shapes creating a perfect balance between a well-anchored base and more refined curves. A thicker rim on one side acts as a storage shelf for body care products. Mood is handcrafted in WETMAR BiO™, a robust, non-slip, thermo-insulating eco-material, and is available in True High Gloss™ or matte finish.
California Faucets won four Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) Magazine 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards. This year marks the second consecutive year California Faucets was honored in the Kitchen Faucets as well as the Bath Accessories categories. California Faucets was also honored this year in the Bath Faucets and Shower Systems categories. In the Kitchen Faucets as well as the Bath Faucets categories, winners were recognized for water efficiency and style/aesthetics/finish. The criteria in the bath accessories category included style and aesthetics, as well as the ability to coordinate with fixtures, while in the Shower Systems category, readers selected based on style and water efficiency. Winners in the seventh-annual contest were selected by designers, remodelers and other readers of the magazine, who placed a record 31,000 votes.
Friday, August 16, 2019
Steamist has introduced a new matte black designer finish, which is now available as an option within its line of advanced steam and digital shower products. The luxe, low-gloss finish delivers a contemporary look and understated elegance that complements a wide range of shower designs. The introduction of the sophisticated new matte black finish reflects Steamist’s ongoing commitment to helping homeowners design the ideal shower for their unique preferences and styles. The matte black finish is available on Steamist’s advanced digital steam and shower controls, steamheads and in-shower chromatherapy light fixtures. In addition to the new matte black, Steamist’s extensive finish options include brushed nickel, brushed bronze, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass, polished chrome, polished gold and polished nickel.
Danze® by Gerber’s new Pull-Down Prep Faucets share the same design as the standard kitchen pull-down in their collection, but are smaller. Available in their Draper®, Selene®, and Vaughn™ collections, the prep faucets have a max flow rate of 1.75 gpm at 60 psi. Features include Danze by Gerber's proprietary SnapBack® Retraction System, easily adjustable GripLock® retraction weight and dual function sprayhead. All are available in chrome and stainless steel finishes - satin black is also available for Vaughn.
Top Knobs has been announced as a winner of two Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) Magazine 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Top Knobs was honored in the Bath Accessories category for the seventh consecutive consecutive year and in the Decorative Hardware category for the third consecutive year, amongst 31,000 votes. In the seventh annual edition of the awards, kitchen and bath professionals were asked to select their choice of winners from 25 distinct categories. In the Bath Accessories category voters assessed overall design and style. In the Decorative Hardware category, voters focused on design aesthetics. Both categories put emphasis on the ability for products to coordinate with kitchen and bath fixtures. Top Knobs has been selected as a winner every year since the awards inception in 2013.
Dimora Brands, the parent company of luxury brands that include Top Knobs, Water Street Brass and Hardware Resources, recently announced the acquisition of Watermark Designs. "We are proud to be adding Avi Abel and the team at Watermark Designs to ours," notes Warren Ramsland, President of Top Knobs. "They are innovators that will continue to push the boundaries of design to provide beautiful plumbing made in Brooklyn, NY.” The addition of Watermark Designs to the Dimora Brands portfolio combined with its recent acquisition of Water Street Brass, and its Vesta Fine Hardware product line offer a trifecta of luxury offerings that include cabinet hardware, door hardware and plumbing fixtures. "We are delighted to join forces with Dimora Brands," said Avi Abel, President of Watermark Designs. "We look forward to growing with this successful group of luxury kitchen and bath brands that enables us to expand our resources to meet the needs of the Architecture & Design community.”
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Named for the Piazza del Campo in Sienna, Italy, the new ROHL Italian Kitchen Campo Side Lever Pull-Down Faucet celebrates the famous systems of conduits that brings water to the area. In the 14th century, miles of tunnels and aqueducts were built, delivering water to the famous Font Gaia - or Fountain of the World. The Campo design emulates the valve/stem combination used in the building of industrial conduit systems. This industrial style is epitomized in the knurling on the outside of the “waterworks” handles and the wheel-like “spokes” of the handle interiors. Features include:
- Brass construction
- Metal lever
- CNC machined
- Dual spray with lock in modes
- 1 31/32” maximum installation depth on deck
- 1/4-turn ceramic disc control cartridge
- 9 1/4” reach swivel U-spout
- Retractable pull-down metal hand spray with secure docking system
- Nylon hose
- 1.8 gpm
- Requires 2 1/2” clearance from backsplash to center of faucet of hole
Did you know that all metal consoles from LACAVA now have the option of adding a solid surface shelf on the bottom? Seen here is the Aquagrande 40” metal console (AQG-BX-40) in polished stainless steel that includes the solid surface shelf placed within the stainless steel frame. Also available in brushed stainless steel, brushed brass, and matte black. The shelf makes for added storage and functionality without taking away from the luxury of the piece! Visit LACAVA.com to find out more!
DDI Systems will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 20th at 1 p.m. EDT, entitled How to Prepare Your Business for Digital Commerce. As eCommerce continues to disrupt wholesale distribution and capture customer attention, distributors are looking for a clear path to deploy a top-quality solution. Inform eCommerce Pro brings technologies together in a seamless platform that connects eCommerce, your product catalog, and the market-leading Inform ERP. See why Inform eCommerce Pro is the ideal choice for wholesale distributors during DDI Systems' live upcoming event Tuesday, August 20th at 1 pm EDT (10 am PT). To register, go to ddisystem.com/webinar or call 877-599-4334. Learn how to:
- Support both B2B and B2C shoppers with customer-specific pricing, branch inventory, sales tax automation and convenient shipping & delivery options
- Leverage ERP-driven data optimizes the customer experience with accurate, up-to-the-minute order and account status insight
- Incorporate a best-in-class product catalog, both for digital eCommerce and brick and mortar quoting and sales
- Harness the power of layered navigation, multiple product categories, filtering attributes, business intelligence analytics and customer communication tools
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a museum of experiences rather than objects. The exterior comprises two curved walls, which resemble interlocking arms, cradling the building’s glass-paneled central core and conveying the ideals of unity and equality for all. Incorporating the graceful form of the architecture that inspired it, the new Marquis bathtub from Hydro Systems mirrors the artful curves of the building in the refined simplicity of its sloped shape. The Marquis balances exquisite symmetry with the unexpected, as the ever-so-slight tilt to its rim adds interest and draws the eye. Shaped to resemble cupped hands that cradle you as you relax and reflect, the Marquis defines design excellence. Features include:
- Made of Hydroluxe SS - a high-performance blend of ground natural minerals and man-made composites, that provides added durability, insulation, and protection against scratches, stains, bacteria,mold and mildew.
- Linear Integral Drain - standard inclusion, comes color matched to the tub unless specified otherwise. Available in a wide array of color/finish choices.
- Lumbar support on backrests at both ends of tub.
- Ability to add thermal air system, which includes HydrOzone, at no additional charge.
The new, contemporary Wavecrest Vanity from Hardware Resources features inset drawer fronts and an open bottom shelf. The grey finish is complemented by the Carrara-look engineered marble top, while the white finish coordinates with the white-and-black engineered marble top. Maximized storage features fully functional lower drawers, large open bottom shelf, tip-out storage space with stainless steel tray below the sink, and additional fully functional drawers on 60” units. Other features include:
- Sizes: 24", 30", 36”, 48” and 60” double
- Satin nickel or matte black bar pulls
- Large open bottom shelf
- Tip-out storage with removable stainless steel tray under sink
- Fully functional lower drawers with full extension soft-close slides
- Available with or without top preinstalled, 4” tall backsplash included with tops
- Faucet holes cut for 8” spread, faucet not included
Friday, August 2, 2019
New to their NativeStone® Collection, Native Trails’ new Earth finish brings as much warmth to a room as it does texture. Inspired by nature, this organic new finish lies somewhere between brown and gray, pairing exceptionally well with many color palettes. Whether you are designing a cozy, rustic retreat or a sleek, contemporary residence, NativeStone in Earth can be that perfect aahhh-inspiring piece your customer is looking for. All NativeStone products are available now in this new finish.
MTI Baths introduces a stylish new wall sink designed for compact bathrooms, as well as for accessibility installations. The Metropolis can be installed at ADA compliant heights, and the open space around it makes navigation with a walker or wheelchair much easier. Featuring a streamlined design that delivers a strong architectural presence, the Metropolis measures 51.75” long x 20” deep x 4.5” high, providing plenty of space for toiletries and a deck mount faucet. Universal Design is no longer a trend, but a real and growing movement that seeks to maximize the usability of a space for people regardless of their age, size or ability. MTI Baths sees the movement as an opportunity for designers, architects and builders to be of even greater value to their clients as they work with them in designing living spaces and selecting products that will promote wellness in their daily lives. As part of MTI’s renowned Boutique Collection, the new wall-mount sink is constructed using MTI’s proprietary SculptureStone® material that is approximately 75% organic materials and 100% solid throughout. The non-porous surface is extremely durable, resistant to stains and scratches, and is easy to clean and maintain. Metropolis is available in white or biscuit in both matte and a hand-polished deep gloss finish. The exterior height of the sink is fixed to conceal the bottom of the bowl and overflow plumbing. An integrated overflow and 1” carrier arms are included.
Now in their seventh consecutive year, Kitchen and Bath Business magazine recently announced their Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 recipients. Each year, K&BB reaches out to their readers to voice their opinions on the best of the best in kitchen and bath brands and manufacturers. This year, they received a record-breaking 31,000 votes, and for the sixth time in seven years, recognized Fairmont Designs as a winner in the Bath Cabinets/Vanities category. Fairmont Designs is once again humbled and honored, and they promise not to take this honor for granted. Readers made their choices based on criteria, including – but not limited to:
- Local availability
- Support they receive from the supplier/ manufacturer
- Price point for their typical client budget
- Other specific criteria noted below each category
Danze® by Gerber’s new Avian™ Bath Collection features clean lines with linear handles. The collection’s 36 SKUs include single- and two-handle lavatory faucets, Roman tub, and tub and shower configurations and are available in three finishes: chrome, brushed nickel and satin black. Trim kits are powered by the Gerber® Treysta™ valve. Faucets feature ceramic disc valves that create a tight seal to prevent drips and allow the handle to easily turn. Lavatory faucets feature a laminar water stream for a low-splash water stream.
LAUFEN is proud of their involvement in P-BANK, an interactive platform that raises awareness of the misdirection of valuable nutrients - one of them being phosphorus (P) - to wastewater, causing great harm to coastal waters. Spearheaded by the Urban Water Management and Sanitation department of the Bauhaus Universitat Weimar and featuring Laufen's urine diversion toilet save, P-BANK demonstrates an effective closed-loop recycling of the wastewater that recovers the valuable nutrients and re-introduces them into nature in the form of fertilizer. The P-BANK is installed on the premises of the Bauhaus-University Weimar until 16th August, 2019.
Friday, July 26, 2019
Just as author Jules Verne created avant-garde sci-fi stories that bred a new genre of fiction, the Steampunk Bay® Series (view video here) from California Faucets tells an inventive new story in the bath. Inspired by the science-fiction steam-powered, gear-driven time machines and spring-mechanized robots that define the steampunk genre, Steampunk Bay is refreshingly devoid of today’s immersive digital technology. Its utilitarian shapes and slightly distressed finishes capture the zeitgeist of today’s industrial design ethos, while an array of customization options allow designers and homeowners alike to create a personalized expression of industrial style in the bath. The sturdy yet elegant series offers a choice between single hole or widespread faucet, wall- or deck-mounting and curved high arc spout or slightly square low spout design. Three handle options including a wheel handle design reminiscent of antique gears, a trapezoidal lever handle, and triangular blade handle, inspire further customization. To accentuate the industrial look throughout the bath, the series includes Roman Tub sets, bidet sets, towel bars in three sizes (9”, 18”, and 24”), robe hooks, and toilet paper holder. Plus, the series’ shower trim is based on an actual 1920s-era steam valve gauge with steel dial and vintage markings and typeface. Like all of California Faucets quality fittings, the Steampunk Bay Series products are made of solid brass and available in more than 30 artisan finishes including 15 PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finishes, which are guaranteed not to tarnish for the life of the faucet.
New to Hardware Resources' lineup of Jeffrey Alexander vanities is the Savino family. They have rejuvenated one of their most popular styles with upgrades that are now the standard. Savino is adorned with Hardware Resources’ Annadale family of knobs, and is outfitted with innovative features to enhance the freshness of this Shaker style vanity. Rollout drawers are now integrated into the cabinet area to make storage easier and more convenient. Each vanity is fitted with contemporary undermount rectangle bowls and Hardware Resources has transformed the false front drawers into hidden tip-out storage space with stainless steel trays. All drawers also feature Hardware Resources' undermount smooth soft-close slides. They are also introducing their engineered marble tops, which are manufactured the same way as quartz. Using this technology, Hardware Resources is able to control the coloring of the tops in a way that gives the BEST accompaniment to the vanity's color, which creates a fully composed style. Engineered marble is amazingly strong and less prone to cracking and breakage. Savino vanities are available in tranquil cool grey and crisp white in their standard sizes of 24", 30", 36", 48", and 60” double bowl. The perfect mirror pairing for Savino vanities are MIR102 (grey) and MIR105 (white) in the appropriate sizes.
Nostalgic Warehouse and Grandeur Hardware recently introduced Catherine Charon (pronounced like "chair on" the deck) as their new Business Development Account Manager. Catherine received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Communication, with a minor in English, from Radford University in Virginia, her home state, but quickly discovered a passion for sales. Her 12 years of professional background encompasses account management, advertising sales, interior design sales and project management, and trade show/event planning. She has been the project manager for many design projects in the Virginia area, most notably working with the Governor’s staff to update a portion of the Executive Mansion. On a personal note, Catherine has lived in Colorado for the past 2 years, and in her free time enjoys running, hiking and French cooking.
Native Trails loves collaborating with superstars Drew and Jonathan Scott to produce awe-inspiring designs. Many of Native Trails' products, from kitchen sinks to freestanding bathtubs, have been featured on their show, Property Brothers. Recently, Native Trails sat down with the brothers to discuss design tips, and how they use Native Trails in the kitchen and bath. To read the interview, click here.
Barclay Products now has a new family of acrylic tubs - all four designs are accented by a riveted base and riveted bands vertically running down the side of the tub. They also feature integral drains that include drain and overflow covers in your choice of 6 different finishes. There are two double ended tubs, Corrigan (with a rolled rim) and Coventry (with a flat rim), and the grouping is completed with the Millicent slipper and the Milan double slipper tubs. All tubs come in a length of 66 inches.
Friday, July 19, 2019
in2aqua's new EDGE Single-Hole Side-Lever Basin Mixer combines puristic, straight, and architectural design with today’s cutting-edge technology. The EDGE single-hole side-lever basin mixer is constructed of solid brass and includes a metal handle and escutcheon and M-Lock™ ceramic disc technology. The single-handle operation with 150-degree swivel spout is ADA compliant. It is available with a tarnish free extra hard chrome coating or a PVD brushed nickel finish that will last a lifetime. Engineered with ASME A112.18.1, CSA B125.1, and NSF/ANSI 61 in mind, this basin mixer meets or exceeds North American standards. It is also CALGreen compliant with a 1.2 GPM flow rate. Installation is easy and secure with the extra-long Neoperl braided stainless steel supply lines and 9/16"-24 UNEF connections. Backed by in2aqua's Go Pro Limited Lifetime Warranty, it is warrantied for as long as the homeowner owns the faucet.
Hydro Systems recently announced that they have hired Rene’ DeRose to be their new Territory Manager responsible for the Northeast and Upper Mid-West United States. Rene’ brings a wealth of experience and leadership value to the Hydro Systems family, having worked in the designer plumbing and hardware industry for over 23 years. Rene’ began her career in 1996 by joining her family business, Curvet USA, a distributor of European bath products. From there Rene’ switched to be the Regional Manager for Ronbow and within a few short months, found herself promoted to the position of VP of Sales. Most recently, Rene’ was with Linkasink, a distributor of luxury sinks and vanities, as their National Sales Manager. Rene’ is driven and hard-working, and will certainly help Hydro Systems grow its brand and sales, not only within her territory but the entire country.
MrSteam announced that Janelle Grim will serve as their Northwest Regional Manager to support dealers in 12 states with steam shower sales to meet increasing market demand for home wellness products. Grim most recently served as Director of Sales for the Forte Group. Before that, she held sales positions and earned increasing responsibility with Fluidmaster and InSinkErator. Grim holds an undergraduate degree in business and a Master of Business Administration from Washington State University.“ We are delighted that Janelle will be supporting our dealers as we introduce new products and technologies that help homeowners create spa-inspired wellness retreats in their bathrooms,” said Dan Reinert, Vice President of Sales for MrSteam.
GRAFF® has named Stephanie Muraro Gust as Marketing Manager for the brand’s North American operations. Muraro Gust is tasked with leading the company’s strategic brand initiatives across market sectors. She will actively work to strengthen relationships with the architecture and design community and enhance brand awareness nationwide. Serving as a member of the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) and as former chairperson of the KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) Advisory Council, Muraro Gust will tap her industry experience to identify and target growth opportunities. Prior to joining the GRAFF® team, Muraro Gust spent nearly a decade with Perlick Corporation, most recently as Product Marketing Manager for the company’s premium residential refrigeration appliance line. Throughout her tenure, Muraro Gust designed and operated brand strategy across a multitude of communications platforms yielding an 88% increase in year-over-year revenue in just five years.
Bates & Bates by Alno Inc. now has a new deeper rectangular brass bar sink. The B1210 is the newest addition to their Sculptured Metals collection. This beautiful 16-gauge handmade brass sink, pictured both in nickel silver and hammered satin brass, will be available in both plain and hammered versions, as well as eleven of their beautiful finishes including polished unlacquered brass, satin brass, nickel silver, and satin nickel. It comes in the following dimensions:
- OD - 13 3/8” x 11 5/8” x 6 1/4"
- ID - 11 5/8” x 9 5/8” x 5 3/4”
Friday, July 12, 2019
The internationally acclaimed and eclectic designer, Patricia Urquiola, revealed the third generation of Laufen’s Saphirkeramik Project. The SONAR Saphirkeramik Collection, characterized by a ceramic surface with a ribbed texture and a slimline profile, now includes a Wave Double Bowl Basin Sink. Saphirkeramik properties allow for the creation of a wafer-thin washbasin, that remains exceptionally sturdy while at the same time lending an attractive lightness, no matter the sink’s dimensions. Sinks come with a ceramic waster cover.
The winter blues are finally over, but their NEW Hale Blue vanities are here for a while longer! (see this week's blog). Hardware Resources’ limited edition Hale Blue vanities are available in select sizes of Cade Contempo and Chatham Shaker collections by Jeffrey Alexander. Along with this stunning finish are distinct features, which include expansive cabinets with an adjustable shelf, fully functional drawers with full extension soft-close undermount slides, and integrated soft-close concealed hinges. An alluring complement to the Hale Blue finish are the newly released satin bronze pulls and knobs. White Carrara marble tops round out the entire look for a complete masterpiece. Features include:
- Solid wood furniture-style construction
- Large open cabinet with adjustable shelf
- Top drawer fitted around plumbing (Chatham Shaker vanity only)
- Fully functional drawers
- Hardwood dovetail drawer boxes
- Full-extension soft-close under-mount drawer slides
- Soft-close hinges on cabinet doors
- Solid Carrara marble top and 4" backsplash included
- Rectangular white porcelain bowl preinstalled (Cade Contempo vanity only)
- Oval white porcelain bowl preinstalled (Chatham Shaker vanity only)
- Designed for 8" widespread faucet (not included)
- Ships fully assembled