Retail Observer

December 2021

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DECEMBER 2021 RETAILOBSERVER.COM 35 PLUMBING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR - FIXTURE MTI BATHS: BOWIE Featuring a striking new exterior detailing never seen before, the freestanding Bowie tub adds unexpected texture to the bathroom. Immediately eye-catching for its intricate pleating detail, this tub was developed in collaboration with Source, a prestigious design firm. The Bowie measures 70" x 35 x 22", providing comfortable space for two bathers. The Bowie is handcrafted from MTI's SculptureStone material that is primarily an organic mixture of ground natural minerals and high-performance resins that gives the look and feel of molded stone. HONORABLE MENTION - NATIVE TRAILS: AMARA Handcrafted by Italian artisans, Native Trails' Amara fireclay sinks feature a stunning rectangular profile and are glazed in 24k gold, platinum and silver in honor of the company's silver anniversary. The sinks champion age-old artisan traditions to create products for the modern world. Amara offers unique style and craftsmanship, built to endure the test of time as an heirloom for generations. Its versatile design allows it to be installed as a drop-in or an undermount to accommodate a range of color schemes and design aesthetics PLUMBING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR - WATER DELIVERY BRIZO: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT SINGLE-FUNCTION RAINCAN SHOWERHEAD The Single-Function Raincan Showerhead with Integrated Lighting draws on Wright's philosophy of organic architecture, showcasing distinct design and unparalleled craftsmanship while daring to break with tradition. While seeking to challenge convention, the Raincan Showerhead with Integrated Lighting features the distinctive rush of the Canopy Spray, which activates a built-in light powered by a hydrogenator for a dramatic effect and showcases the true nature of water when elements come together. The delicate yet refreshing flow of the Canopy Spray releases thousands of fine droplets, creating a luxurious downpour that leaves a light tingling sensation. The showerhead can also be surface mounted to the ceiling or pendant mounted on a shower arm – further challenging convention and echoing the aesthetic of Frank Lloyd Wright. Additionally, the showerhead's metal finish options bring an elemental tone, and when paired with the natural beauty of wood, make for a very warm, welcoming, intuitive palette. HONORABLE MENTION - CALIFORNIA FAUCETS: CORSANO CULINARY Designed to give cooking enthusiasts that professional style look, the Corsano Culinary is available with an innovative new proprietary squeeze handle. Both ergonomic and visually captivating, the easy-to-use lever activates a powerful spray to tackle dirty dishes in no time. Simply squeeze the lever to unleash the vigorous spray and release it to return to an aerated stream. Available in 25+ artisan finishes, plus the industry-first ability to finish the coiled spring to match the rest of the faucet, the Corsano Culinary with Squeeze Handle gives maximum style and design flexibility to anyone seeking the professional styled kitchen faucet.

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