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Oct 04 2012

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Waterworks’ new collection is classic

Waterworks’ latest is R.W. Atlas Fittings and District Tile, a collection designed in collaboration with New York City-based interior design firm Roman and Williams.

If the name isn’t familiar to you (and I admit, it wasn’t to me), then maybe the work is: The Ace Hotel, including its coffee shop, Stumptown Coffee, and restaurants, The Breslin and John Dory; The Standard, High Line Hotel and its restaurants The Standard Grill and The 18th Floor Club; The Royalton; numerous residential and commercial projects, as well as the much praised 211 Elizabeth Street, a luxury condo I remember visiting not only because of its exalted price tag, but also for its dramatic black kitchen and classically inspired, neighborhood-appropriate aesthetic. (The project also made an impression because of the word “bespoke,” which was used on its brochure and still appears on its website. The term seemed ubiquitous at the time, being tossed around in press releases from various kitchen- and bath-related companies. Remember that?)

Anyway, that same aesthetic mix of period and industrial is also present in the new Waterworks collection, which represents the firm’s first product launch and comprises more than 30 styles of faucets, fixtures and accessories. Robin Standefer, principal of Roman and Williams, said of the collection, which is available in several finishes, including new options burnished nickel and carbon: “R.W. Atlas is part of our ongoing interest in embracing the idea of American utility, but imbuing that with a sense of glamor and sophistication.”

Interested in surfacing? The District Tile line comes in 20 colors and offers a wide range of field tile sizes and trim pieces in handmade and dust-pressed body types. All are hand-glazed to produce a natural pooling effect.

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