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MAY 2019

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Brizo's Invari Bath Collection bor- rows decorative influences from the Edwardian era, but offers a modern edge. Hand-assembled linchpin joints, finely ridged coining and a faceted base offer a distinctive touch. The widespread bath faucet includes three spout shapes as well as three handle options. A sin- gle-handle option is also available. Circle No. 168 on Product Card For laminate countertops, Karran offers seamlessly undermount- ed vanity sinks. The vanity sinks are made from both acrylic solid surface and stainless steel and can be seamlessly undermounted into any laminate bathroom countertop, according to the company. Circle No. 167 on Product Card Expanding on its Artist Edition line, the Kohler Kensho sink offers mod- ern forms inspired by nature and minimalist designs influenced by Eastern motifs and textile patterns. The sink features an etched pattern taken from Japanese Sashiko kimonos, created through a form of decorative reinforcement stitching. Circle No. 170 on Product Card From Newport Brass comes the Malvina faucet, which features a strong geometric profile inspired by the iconic smooth stucco and concrete pillars that are used in contemporary architecture. With rectangular lever or cross handles made of solid brass, the widespread faucet surpasses WaterSense requirements at 1.2 gpm. Circle No. 169 on Product Card Danze by Gerber has introduced the Vaughn Collection, a transition- al bath collection. The collection includes single-handle, widespread and centerset faucets, Roman tub faucet and tub/shower combina- tions, in Chrome, Brushed Nickel and Satin Black. Danze's Laminar Water Stream provides a low splash, the firm adds. Circle No. 172 on Product Card The spacious rectangular forms of the Verge sink from Stone Forest feature a thin-walled profile and subtle patterns of honed Antique Gray Limestone and Italian Carrara marble. The Verge sink can be used in a console or utilized as a wall- mount or stand-alone vessel sink. Circle No. 171 on Product Card Agile is a collection of 11 linear, modern rectangular washbasins available from Simas that range from counter hand basins to single- or double-bowl washba- sins. The fireclay sinks, available in wall-mounted and cabinet- or ped- estal-mounted versions, are offered in a wide range of colors. Circle No. 174 on Product Card Pfister captures the organic move- ment of fabric with its Rhen Bath Collection. The collection boasts all-metal construction, while its petite peek-a-boo trough delivers water in a refined ribbon stream. The collection features 14 platforms – including faucets, shower and bath products, and accessories – in four finishes. Circle No. 173 on Product Card choices, she believes they could find a place in contemporary "trend forward" powder rooms. Rohl says mixing and matching faucet and sink finishes is a trend for all bathrooms. "There are eye-popping faucet colors – including black, rose gold and gold finishes mixed with chrome, brass or other colored sinks to create the perfect look for any style," he says. "The Pewter/Gunmetal/Black Chrome palette is also becoming more preva- lent," he adds. UNIQUE PLACEMENT Placement of sinks and faucets is far more innovative and interesting than it used to be. Gone are the days when a sink was simply dropped into one hole in the vanity, and faucets into another. "Lavatory faucets do not need to be anchored at the top of the sink. Wall-mount lavatories and off-angle, single-handle lavatory placement can create visual appeal, while still remaining highly func- tional," says Wilson. "Unconventional lavatory configurations allow for a simplified, yet streamlined look, and provide more functional space on the counter." Gallagher believes that both trough-style and wall-mounted sinks are increasing in popularity, which has also spurred demand for more wall-mounted bathroom faucets to coordinate with those styles. aesthetic and gold owns traditional, look for softer, mid-range finish tones to begin to assert themselves," Wilson states. "With a wide range of warm and cool tones available, [designers can] explore options beyond the expected chrome finish, such as nickels, which are up-and-coming finish options. All work exceptionally well with the ever-popular neutral décor focus, which lends itself to natural materials. Pairing concrete with wood or soft golds in the lavatory or tub space makes for a calm, sophisticated spa-like environment." "On the heels of the 'matte black craze' we are seeing a lot of 'matte white' metals being used in the bathroom space," adds Ryan Ramaker, senior director, product and marketing at Hansgrohe North America in Alpharetta, GA. "In fact, in addition to having an ultra-clean look, white provides a striking contrast against the other colors and definitely catches the eye. This effect tends to make the overall spaces in which the products are installed look larger." Mendoza foresees matte black and champagne gold hitting their peak this year, then starting to trend out in favor of something new. "There's a new finish that is starting to trend and different brands are calling it by different names: pewter, gunmetal, titanium…but essential- ly, it's a black nickel finish, both shiny and matte. It could potentially become the new Matte Black," she maintains. Mixed metal finishes are also emerging, she adds, and though they may not become mainstream 56 Kitchen & Bath Design News • May 2019 PRODUCT TREND REPORT

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