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4/27/2001

Looking for Faucet Inspiration?

New faucet designs by Porcher add jewelry to the bath

KITCHEN/BATH INDUSTRY SHOW, Orlando (April 27, 2001) — Porcher®, known for bringing fine European fashions into the bath, this year introduces nine new luxurious faucets that add dazzling opportunities to bathroom design.

Inspired by European artisans, the new line of Porcher faucets echo the strong architectural statements of the fixtures they are intended to adorn. The line includes traditional, contemporary and retro faucet styles that bring out the lasting beauty of Porcher’s deluxe sinks, basins, lavatories, tubs and whirlpools.

“While concepting for these new faucets, we knew that we wanted to offer homeowners a variety of designs that could suit the depth of products Porcher has to offer,” says Tim Maicher, product manager, Porcher. “So we’ve created fixtures that range from graceful and elegant designs to modern and distinct pieces.”

Traditional and Classic
Under the traditional heading, Porcher introduces five faucets that blend old-world charm with modern convenience. The following models offer homeowners a variety of choices for the lavatory and bath.

Reprise Spread Faucet – Modeled after turn-of-the-century styles, the Reprise Spread Faucet features a classic, decorative spout paired with two porcelain topped cross handles labeled hot and cold.

Reprise Monoblock Faucet – A classic faucet that resembles the Reprise Spread Faucet but in a single-post design. The Monoblock Faucet is a perfect match for smaller lavatories or those that only accommodate single-hole faucets.

Reprise Bridge Faucet – With looks that would be at home in an Italian villa, the Bridge Faucet resembles its name. With two faucet legs that stand high and meet in the middle to form the faucet’s spout the Bridge Faucet makes a desirable match for an above-counter lavatory.

Reprise Pillar Tap Faucets – A stately faucet that offers homeowners a truly old-fashioned style. The Pillar Tap Faucets feature a separate spout for hot and cold water. Each spout is then finished with a porcelain topped cross handle labeled hot and cold. While traditional in nature, this faucet remains easy to install. It comes supplied with a pop-up assembly that allows it to be installed as a customary 3-hole faucet.

Reprise Bath Filler – This unique piece recalls a more elegant era. A perfect addition to a claw foot tub, the Reprise Bath Filler features a classically designed bath spout, metal cross handles and a personal hand-held shower spray.

Reprise Bath Accessories – In addition to the Reprise Faucet line, this year Porcher also introduces a complementary accessories line. The Reprise Accessories line features an 18-inch and 24-inch towel bar, towel ring, tissue holder, bath hook, soap dish, tumbler, toothbrush holder and tumbler, 24-inch shelf with towel bar and a 24-inch glass shelf.

All Reprise faucets and accessories are available in Chrome, Satin, Brass and Blacksmith finishes.

Sleek and Modern
Smooth and sleek lines were used to create Porcher’s more contemporary and retro faucet designs. The models listed below would make beautiful additions to bathrooms displaying modern charm.

Stemma Wall-mount Faucet – A minimalist faucet that can’t help but draw attention to itself. With a long graceful spout and simplistic three pronged handles this wall-mounted faucet makes a perfect match for above-counter or undermount lavatories. The Stemma Faucet is available in Chrome, Satin and Brass finishes.

Domaine Spread Faucet – Where contemporary and a touch of traditional design meet. The Domaine Spread Faucet features a gracefully arched spout that is complemented with two sleek lever handles. Metal cross handles are also available. The Domaine is available exclusively in Chrome.

Plaza Spread Faucet – Playing off of classic design, the Plaza offers a stylish faucet that pairs well with traditional fixtures. Designed with strong, sleek lines the Plaza Spread Faucet features a stately spout and metal cross handles. The Plaza is available in Chrome and Satin finishes.

Iperbole Vessel Faucet – An unexpected and distinctive faucet, the Iperbole makes a lasting impression. A single-post faucet that pairs well with above-counter lavatories, the Iperbole Vessel Faucet features a graceful gooseneck spout and a modern single handle. The Iperbole is available exclusively in Chrome.

Porcher’s uncompromising quality and style create faucets that are as durable as they are beautiful. With Porcher’s proven technology, the performance, durability and finish of every faucet is guaranteed for a lifetime.

Consumer Media Contact:
Lindsey Rose
Carmichael Lynch Spong
(612) 375-8516

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