Category Archives: Kitchen & Bath

Franke Steel Kitchen Faucet Series Offers All-Stainless Steel Construction, Contemporary Styling, Price Points under $600

Franke, the world’s largest manufacturer of stainless steel products for home kitchens, commercial washrooms and food-service applications, is introducing a complete suite of kitchen faucets made of solid-stainless steel at price points significantly below the industry norm for this product category. Making its American debut at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas on January 20 – 22, the new Steel Series from Franke Kitchen Systems encompasses a wide range of kitchen faucets and complementary components, with an elegant, contemporary design and water-saving flow rates.

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Franke Unveils Ambient Series of Kitchen Faucets, Offering Contemporary Styling, Water Savings at a Mid-Range Price Point

Franke-Ambient-FF3100-smThe new Ambient Series from Franke Kitchen Systems encompasses a full range of kitchen faucets and complementary components, featuring a sleek, contemporary design and water-saving flow rates, all at mid-range price points. Designed expressly for the U.S. market under the direction of product manager Lars Christensen, the complete suite is making its American debut at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas on January 20 – 22.

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“Make It Wonderful” : Franke’s Fresh and Inspiring Brand Campaign

Franke-Make It WonderfulFranke Kitchen Systems is creating a new world: a fresh, exciting, unique and humorous world to be reflected in every aspect of the company’s new brand appearance. This is all happening under the new claim, “Make It Wonderful.”

What stands out most alongside this three-word claim are the new Franke advertisements and catalog covers that feature hand-drawn illustrations (see right). The new brand campaign is being launched worldwide in January 2015, including at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas.

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Franke Returns to KBIS with Two New Kitchen Faucet Suites and a Renewed Commitment to Complete Kitchen Systems

franke-logo_c_290pxWhatever the wisdom of that famous Woody Allen saying, “80 percent of success is showing up,” Franke Kitchen Systems intends to do far more than merely cruise the aisles at this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. Returning to KBIS as an exhibitor for the first time since 2008, the company is staging a coming-out party of sorts, with a whimsical, new marketing campaign (“Make It Wonderful”), a wide assortment of debut products, and renewed commitment to capitalizing on its core strength as a provider of complete kitchen systems.

Emphasis on faucets: The big news centers around the two new suites of kitchen faucets that will premier in Las Vegas under the direction of Luxury Segment Product Manager Lars Christensen, as Franke strives to raise its profile as a maker of kitchen faucets as well as sinks. A 30-year kitchen and bath industry veteran, Christensen spent 17 years in product development with Hansgrohe USA before joining Franke in early 2014.

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Noritz NRCP Condensing Tankless Water Heaters Couple High Efficiency with Programmable Hot-Water Recirculation

Noritz NRCP Condensing Tankless Water HeaterFOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF. (AUGUST 7, 2014) — The new NRCP line of residential tankless water heaters from Noritz America combines the high efficiency of condensing technology with the comfort and savings of hot-water recirculation. A circulating pump inside the water heater keeps hot water close to the outlet, minimizing the wait and, therefore, the waste of unused potable water down the drain. Saving water, in this case, is doubly beneficial, because recirculation also avoids wasting the energy used to heat that water.

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Franke Unveils Planar 8 Series of Kitchen Sinks with Complementary Kitchen Faucet

The new Planar 8 Series of handcrafted, Italian-made, stainless steel kitchen sinks from Franke Kitchen Systems is making its debut at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City on May 17-20.

In conjunction with this introduction, Franke is also unveiling the Planar 8 Flex Semi-Professional Kitchen Faucet as a complement to the new sink series. On display in ICFF Booth #1153, both products feature sleek, contemporary designs that are right at home in any modern kitchen décor.   Continue →

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KWC ONO and KWC AVA Wall-Mounted Bath Faucets – The perfect complement to vessel and recessed sinks

KWC Wall-Mounted Bath Faucet Responding to the increasing popularity of vessel, recessed and semi-recessed bathroom sinks, KWC America will preview two new wall-mounted faucets at the 2014 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City, May 17-20. Both the KWC AVA and KWC ONO Wall-Mounted Bath Faucets will be on display in ICFF Booth No. 1153 and available exclusively at KWC Destination Showrooms nationwide this fall for the balance of 2014.

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KWC ONO Tub Filler – Now available in stainless steel finish

KWC ONO Tub Filler Incorporating a graceful but robust operating lever made of surgical stainless steel, the KWC ONO freestanding tub filler is now available in KWC’s proprietary splendure™ stainless steel finish. This new version of the tub filler is also equipped with an integral, wand-style hand shower (photo).

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KWC ZOE – New style icon in the world of kitchen faucets

KWC ZOE Kitchen FaucetStrikingly innovative in both its design and its technology, the new KWC ZOE combines an elegantly curved shape with exceptional functionality in ways that are unmatched by any other premium kitchen faucet. While its sculptural, timeless beauty will complement a wide range of décors, from traditional to contemporary — its dynamic, user-friendly features will help meet the day-to-day demands of an active, modern kitchen.

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Home Steam Showers Evolve with iSteam Home Wellness Solution

iSteam from Mr. SteamLONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK (MARCH 12, 2013)  — Wouldn’t you feel good with a steam shower right in your own home?

Mr. Steam, the Feel Good company, introduces iSteam, a new home steam shower experience that marks a new era in bathroom remodeling options.

As easy to use as a smart phone, the beautiful graphics of the iSteam touch panel are unprecedented in steam controls. “We set out to create the best possible user experience, integrating all the benefits of steam bathing and accessories into one highly intuitive control,” says Mike Pinkus, Mr. Steam president and the lead industrial designer behind iSteam. “With swipe-touch simplicity, iSteam creates a near-magical transformation of your shower.” Continue reading →

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