Italy has long been a source for unique and beautiful design. While many people are aware of the Italian influence on fashion or automobiles there is perhaps less awareness of how much Italian design is present in many brands of plumbing fixtures and faucets. For example Rohl shows its Italian connection in their Cisal and Country Kitchen Collections, both of which are produced in Italy.
Recently we have introduced two new Italian collections to our showroom. The latest additions are furniture and sinks from Lacava and faucets from Webert .
Lacava, a company of Italian origin located in Chicago, is dedicated to continuing a legacy of unique Italian design here in the USA. Lacava collaborates with designers from around the world to create and define styles for the bathrooms of today. Their collections include faucets and sinks from Italy and bathroom furniture pieces that are produced in the USA.
Webert Italian Design is a family-owned and -operated manufacturer of premium, European-inspired bath faucets and fixtures located in Maggiora, Italy. Starting in January 2010, Elkay will be the exclusive distributor for Webert branded bath products in North and South America, combining the expertise of Webert craftsmen and Elkay sales and distribution to offer American consumers Italian luxury within reach. You can currently view the full line of Webert faucets in our showroom.
In addition a new brand from Italy called Fortis is set to launch it new line of decorative faucets later this year. We’ll let you know when they arrive.