California Faucets has seen an increase in contemporary and minimalist design over the last couple of years, but also a resurgence in traditional in the past six months. "We're seeing the blending of traditional and contemporary design, including unexpected combinations such as a rustic finish on a contemporary faucet," says Noah Taft, California Faucets' senior v.p. of marketing and sales, in Huntington Beach, CA. "Our interpretation is that consumers want a modern look, but don't...
Product Trend Report 2 | The Fina bath collection from Showhouse by Moen features soft, modern styling and is the ﬁrst WaterSense-labeled lav faucet from the Showhouse brand. The faucet sports a marquise-shaped, high-arc spout, lever handles and contemporary- shaped base. Circle No. 156 on Product Card 1 | New to the lavatory basin collection from Native Trails is the Eclipse, which features a textured hand-hammered surface and deep curves. The sink’s arched lip reaches 2" in height at its center and gradually slopes downward until ﬂush with the countertop. Handcrafted of recycled copper, it is available in Antique and Brushed Nickel ﬁnishes. Circle No. 155 on Product Card 3 | The Tresa Bath Collection from Brizo features Old World design paired with the EPA’s WaterSense designation. The collection encompasses a suite of products, including a single-handle vessel deck, two- handle lav, a widespread lav, a wall-mount lav and a widespread bridge lav. Circle No. 157 on Product Card CALMING WATERS More challenging economic times have led to a warming trend in bathroom sinks and faucets, with softer styles and 4 | Inﬂuenced by Far East design, the clean-lined Palos Verdes faucet by California Faucets features widespread lever handles for visual balance as the silhouetted water stream ﬂows from the angled, tubular spout. Decorative round bases give geometric symmetry to the spout and handles. The faucet is available in 30 decorative ﬁnishes, and the spout can be mixed and matched with other handles for a custom look. Circle No. 158 on Product Card more muted finishes gaining in popularity. in the cosmopolitan areas. Add to this mix a very tough By Steven Shaw economy, which has led to more people renovating older homes rather than building new, and you have an eclectic W hat’s new in bath sinks and faucets? There’s mix of styles turning up in bathroom sinks and faucets. no one, simple answer to that question. Today, “From the global economic downturn and the collapse 5 | The Riverdale Collection of low-ﬂow, design trends in bathroom sinks and faucets of
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