Use bathroom fixtures with Euro styling
by Sybil Henderson
Photo caption: American Standard Moments basin faucet puts a beautiful face on European minimalism.
(NC) The bathroom is not the smallest room anymore, not in any sense of the word. In new homes, condos and renovations, space is lavished on this once-neglected area, creating a uniquely extravagant place dedicated to both physical and sensual well-being.
What's the most popular style for such a bathroom? My guess would be spa, incorporating the palest colours, the softest fabrics, the smoothest materials, the most versatile fixtures and two of everything: two vanities, two mirrors, two storage areas – because everybody has a personal definition for the perfect spa-like experience.
I mentioned fixtures. Somehow the style of a faucet can speak volumes about the person who chose it and uses it. To create a faucet capable of anchoring the look of character in a bathroom, American Standard commissioned Artefakt, an award-winning German design studio, to develop theMoments Collection, which soon after its unveiling won an award at the prestigious International Design Forum in Hanover.
Basin faucets and tub fillers in the line have a minimalist style, with the edge taken off, in harmony with current and near-future architectural trends.
“We used simple shapes,” says Achim Pohl of the Artefakt design team. “The surfaces are soft, flowing forms, giving Moments its own personalized spirit, able to reach across cultural boundaries and be always recognized as a modern image.”
On the practical side, the basin faucet is available in widespread and monoblock configurations. Drip-Free technology and the patented Speed Connectdrain system (the simplest of installation procedures) ensure trouble-free performance. In common with all other American Standard bathroom faucets, it has an aerator that restricts maximum flow to 1.84 gallons(8.3 litres) per minute , an important water conservation feature.
Sybil Henderson is a blogger, writing extensively on the topic of kitchens and baths.
More information is available at www.americanstandard.ca.
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