Recent product releases for the kitchen and bath, including sinks, toilets, tubs, and audio.
Online exclusive: Additional products are featured in this online version of an article that appeared in the May/June 2021 issue.
Duravit Design Aims for Broad Appeal
D-Neo (shown, above), designed by Belgian designer Bertrand Lejoly, revolutionizes Duravit’s entry-level bath designs, the company says, bringing the brand’s quality and sophisticated design to a wider audience. The collection includes a freestanding tub, wall-mounted toilet, and a range of washbasins. Click for more info
Steamy Scents From Mr. Steam
Getting steamed can be a good thing. Mr. Steam’s signature Linear Steamhead, available in 16-inch or 27 1/2-inch sizes, is now offered with a variety of faceplate finishes, including Matte Black. Discrete installation allows for the unit to be flush to the wall, with just a small opening visible. An aroma oil reservoir allows for the addition of essential oils to enhance the experience. Click for more info
Hardworking Galley Sink From Ruvati
Ruvati’s expanded Workstation Ledge Sink is a new take on the galley concept, with a range of functions that address almost every facet of meal prep except cooking. A two-tier track system with sliding accessories includes a versatile mix-prep station, colanders, a hardwood cutting board that doubles as a tray, and a flexible rack. Constructed from 16-gauge stainless steel, the undermount design comes in three sizes. Click for more info
California Faucet's Stay-Put Handshower Bracket
No more jiggling to get a handshower in just the right position. California Faucets’ Adjustable Wall Bracket securely positions handshowers at a precise angle, the company says, thanks to an innovative built-in spring. Compatible with the brand’s All-Brass Handshowers, or any other handshower on the market, brackets are available in seven styles with details ranging from traditional to transitional (Quad base, shown). Click for more info
Blanco's New Matte Black Sink
Coal Black is Blanco’s new addition to the Silgranit sink color palette for 2021. Silgranit—Blanco’s durable, patented material—is nonporous and reduces bacterial growth by up to 98%, the company says. Unlike Blanco’s legacy shade Anthracite, which is a dark, sparkly black, Coal Black is a rich, pure black with a smooth, silk-matte feel equally suitable for farmhouse, industrial, and transitional styles. Click for more info
Sonoma Forge Expands to Outdoor Bathing
Adding to its selection of rustic-style, handcrafted fittings, Sonoma Forge has expanded its WaterBridge Exposed Shower System for outdoor use with a Hand Shower, improved Swiveling Rainhead, and Footwash—in either Waterfall or Spray styles—plus a range of accessories. Euro-Connect Handles eliminate the screws that previously held the handle onto the cartridge, creating a more streamlined, secure design that doesn’t require tightening. A new Matte Black finish is also available. Click for more info
Kohler's Portable Shower Tunes
Skip to the next song or add to your grocery list, all while taking a shower. Kohler’s latest Moxie showerhead integrates sound by Harman Kardon in a wireless Bluetooth speaker that easily pairs with a phone or mobile device; Alexa connectivity also is an option. Magnetic docking means easy removal, so the speaker can go almost anywhere, indoors or out. Available in three colors (Vibrant Brushed Nickel, shown). Click for more info
Wall-Hung WC From Icera
Wall-hung toilets rank among this year’s most in-demand bathroom options. Icera offers a sleek, new collection of toilets that share this coveted space-saving feature. Each of the four new models is characterized by clean lines with organic or geometric influences, and all utilize Icera’s high-performance technology and antimicrobial MicroGlaze finish. Click for more info
Bocchi's Farmhouse Elegance for Sinks
Alchemy of fireclay and aluminum enabled Bocchi to create Forte, a sink line that features ultra-thin walls, providing more room—20% more volume, the company says—for scrubbing, washing, and stacking dishes without taking up extra counter space. The Forte sink debuted at the 2020 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and was a finalist for Best of Show. Now Bocchi has added an apron-front-style sink to the Forte line. Sleek, durable, and contemporary, Forte sinks are heat, stain, and impact-resistant with a glaze that is 19 times smoother than ordinary fireclay, the company says. Colors include White (shown) and Black, in both matte and glossy finishes, in addition to other colors.
Small Wonder Tubs From MTI Baths
Does a freestanding tub with all of the bells and whistles that fits into a 60-inch alcove seem too good to be true? Not with the Adel 2 from MTI Baths. Part of MTI’s Designer Collection, the Adel 2 is available as a soaker tub or air bath and is designed to fit small spaces. Handcrafted in the U.S., the tub is thermoformed in high-gloss cross-linked cast acrylic, making it extremely scratch- and stain-resistant, the company says. It features a thin lip and integrated faucet deck, has a maximum fill of 68 gallons, and weighs 123 pounds. Indulgent options include chromatherapy and thermal therapy. A choice of glossy white (shown) or off-white biscuit finish is available.
Strasser Dispenses Some Modern Medicine
Medicine cabinets may seem old-school, but Strasser’s spin on the classic bath appointment integrates electrical and USB outlets, and features LED lighting and mirrors on both sides of the cabinet door. Another plus is a mirror inside the back of the cabinet unit. The aluminum cabinet series is available in 24-inch and 36-inch models and is made in the U.S.
No-Pain Drain by Easy Drain
Easy Drain’s Modulo Stone Flex aims to make linear drain installation easier. Developed for natural stone and marble floors and wall-to-wall installation scenarios, the drain allows for on-site adjustments to ensure a precise fit. Nearly invisible, Modulo Stone Flex blends effortlessly, the company says, and expert engineering ensures efficient water management. Offered for a range of lengths from 19 3/4 inches to 82 3/4 inches.
American Standard Provides Fresh, Filtered Water in the Shower
Since bathing in bottled water isn’t exactly practical, American Standard’s shower filtration system may provide a more realistic alternative. With an integrated filter built into the rail, the 4-Way Hand Shower Rail System reduces chlorine levels by 50%, according to the company. An AquaToggle feature makes it easy to switch between four spray functions.
Hastings Tile & Bath's Floor-Mounted Basin
Produced in Italy, just north of Venice, this addition to Hastings Tile & Bath’s lineup will turn heads with its textured, bush-hammered solid-surface exterior and smooth inner basin and countertop edge. The Allegro is a compact, floor-mount basin console available in nine colors including Anthracite, Bianco (shown), Cappuccino, and Cemento. The console also features a lower shelf with matching cover tray. An optional black and brass towel knob, mounted on either the left or right or both sides, is also available and complements the console’s black metal frame and brass feet.
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